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Academic Program Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) at University of Colorado boulder serves low-income, first generation students and other underserved students, including students with disabilities and former foster-care youth. TRIO SSS is welcoming applications for an Academic Program Coordinator who will be responsible for the academic and non-cognitive skill development of program participants! The Coordinator facilitates a first-year seminar and plans services, workshops, career development and financial literacy for program participants. This position also provides individual mentorship and support to a caseload of students.

This role is a 12-month, full-time grant funded position reporting to TRIO SSS Director. The position is 100% grant funded, ending August 31, 2025 and is renewable based upon continued funding. This project has a long history on the Boulder campus and has been successfully funded since 1989.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CU’s (TRiO SSS) is a comprehensive and holistic academic excellence program. We cultivate each student’s sense of community, achievement, and leadership while valuing their individuality and unique needs! TRiO SSS strives to maximize student involvement and success in CU’s academic community through mentorship, academic programs, and one-on-one counseling.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Coordination

  • Plan, develop and implement student-centered events that increase academic skills, in-demand career skills, financial literacy and graduate/professional school preparation.
  • Assist with program evaluation and assessment.
  • Maintain professional excellence in student support services through ongoing professional development activities.

Caseload Management

  • Use various advising models to provide pro-active, consistent, individualized academic, career and personal coaching to a caseload of students over the course of their undergraduate experience.
  • Use a strength-based approach to recommend and implement interventions to address student needs and advocacy. Provide individualized and holistic support services. Develop academic success plans. Evaluate progress. Make appropriate resource referrals.
  • Record keeping in accordance to federal guidelines. Prepare reports on student progress and success.

Academic and Non-Cognitive Skill Development

  • Develop and facilitate curriculum for program’s first year seminar. Evaluate and assess student progress and development of non-cognitive factors to college success, such as self-management, self-motivation, personal responsibility, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, academic approaches and college learning strategies.
  • Prepare reports illustrating impacts of academic and non-cognitive skill development activities.
  • Develop services, activities, workshops to increase non-cognitive skill development.

Recruitment and Outreach

  • Assist Program Director in recruitment and selection of eligible participants. Review applications and conduct intake interviews and make selection recommendations to Program Director.
  • Represent program at campus meetings, information fairs and events. Deliver program presentations to campus partners and to incoming first-year and transfer students.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $48,500.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 2+ years of experience directly related to the work assignment. TRIO SSS program or another similar program in higher education.

What You Will Need

  • Strong interpersonal skills and multicultural proficiencies.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven ability working independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently while maintaining compliance to federal regulations.
  • Proven knowledge (theoretical and practical) in academic, personal, and professional development of first- generation, low-income students, students with disabilities.
  • Culturally proficient approaches to influence academic behaviors that support academic success.
  • Experience overcoming barriers similar to the target population to be served.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • MA in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Student Development or related field.
  • Experience in developing services that improve academic and non-cognitive development.
  • Event planning experience, crafting events tailored towards program student population, low-income and first generation. Includes adhering to timelines that allow for sufficient planning, securing the venue, working with caterers, ensuring outreach and event program development.

Special Instructions

To Apply, Please Submit the Following Materials: 

1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 26, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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