Salary commensurate with experience and education, including benefits.
The Department of Construction Management (CM) seeks a Student Recruitment Coordinator and Academic Advisor to promote student recruitment and success through a variety of advising and program activities including outreach and education about the CM major and careers within the industry. The Student Recruitment Coordinator and Academic Advisor works to increase student recruitment and retention, is a professional, positive representative providing information and assistance to potential students, their families, counselors, and other groups interested in our programs.
In addition, this person will assist students in making critical transitions, develop academic plans, connect with campus resources, and engage in service learning. In all its activities, the Student Recruitment Coordinator and Academic Advisor will emphasize and enhance students’ abilities and assets, and will support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. Our department is focused on recruiting well-qualified students who will be successful pursuing careers in construction management.
Successful applicant will have a strong work ethic, a willingness to serve in a broad variety of roles as needed, and be dedicated to the mission of the Department. The department engages in teaching, scholarly, and outreach activities to promote the development of knowledge and skills related to construction management.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree • Experience working with students in a higher education setting to provide academic advising, or conducting student development activities such as orientation, multicultural affairs, residence life, or career services
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Outreach or recruiting experience with high school or college students • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues facing students from underrepresented groups • Commitment to diversity evidenced by delivering successful programming to diverse student audiences which may include first generation students, racial or ethnic minorities, or students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds • Construction Management experience demonstrated by a) completion of Construction Management or closely related degree or b) work experience in the construction industry • Strong computer skills including familiarity with student advising systems • Innovative, leadership, and ability to work with a variety of offices across campus
START DATE: July 2013
RESPONSIBILITIES Outreach • Represent department at undergraduate recruitment events/opportunities and perform duties as assigned. This will involve working occasional nights and weekends. • Travel within Colorado and nationally to current strategic areas of interest to the department for recruitment of undergraduate students and marketing of the CM program. • Increase enrollment and retention of students from underrepresented groups in the CM major. • Develop strategies to strengthen partnerships with high schools that serve diverse populations. • Marketing and coordinating college-wide events (such as Ram Welcome, CM Open House) and external events (such as Colorado Construction Career Days) with prospective students and their families in order for them to make an informed decision regarding a major in construction management. • Work with department’s recruitment and retention committee to plan and execute outreach events; develop and oversee recruitment budget. Compile data and feedback to assess effectiveness and make recommendations to the committee for future event and visit initiatives. • Liaise with various offices across the college and university to successfully coordinate activities. • Design and manage print, web-based and social media components and materials related to recruitment events. This may include such things as: web pages, online registration forms, surveys, event videos, event photography, presentations, etc. • Lead program tours and advise potential Construction Management students for admission to the major and university. • Develop and present workshops to CM students, faculty, staff, and industry, as well as prospective student visit days. • Support the department with the development and maintenance of relationships with partner academic institutions.
Advising • Advise current and prospective students on academic requirements, scheduling classes, and administrative procedures related to academics. • Advise, prepare and process forms including graduation contracts, CM applications, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, and military, athletic and other advising related issues. • Provide guidance for students with disabilities as well as students with academic issues. • Act as an advocate for students with extenuating circumstances. • Collaborate with Internship Coordinator to help students make academic and career plans.
For full consideration send cover letter including how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications, resume, and contact information for three references by May 20, 2013 to: Kristin.Haller@colostate.edu. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Submit materials as a single Adobe Acrobat (PDF) or Word file. Incomplete applications will not be considered. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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