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Scholars and Communities Coordinator

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
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Colorado School of Mines

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job no: 494445
Work type Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid, Program Management

Position Title: Scholars and Communities Coordinator
The Opportunity:
Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Students, the Scholars and Communities Coordinator will support the strategic development and operational execution of identified scholarship communities at Colorado School of Mines via progressive, thoughtful, and developmental programming and management. The future of Mines, as captured via the President's [email protected] plan, emphasizes structured communities as a vehicle to support learning and connection at Mines. In an effort to distinguish Mines, we have scholarship communities that make Mines more accessible from a financial perspective and embed a learning, development, and community experience. As existing and forthcoming scholarship community efforts develop, this position will ideally evolve to serve as Director of an office with FTE support (dependent on growth, finances, and performance).

The Coordinator will operationally lead the community efforts including selection, onboarding, ongoing support and retention, programming, alumni-engagement, etc. Additionally, the Coordinator will work with Associate Dean to strategically develop new and advance exiting communities in partnership with the Mines Foundation and Mines President's Office, as well as collaborative functional offices such as Enrollment Management and Financial Aid. This is a full time, 12-month, administrative faculty professional exempt position.
Operational Execution and Support

  • Enrollment and onboarding coordinator:
    • Coordinator will work in conjunction with Admissions and colleagues in Enrollment Management to recruit competitive finalists for scholar communities.
    • Coordinator will structure selection process to reflect scholarship directives and/or identified need(s) for communities. Recruitment, identification, and selection should reflect scholarship directives as well as best-in-class experiences for prospective students.
    • Collaborate and work closely with Admissions, which will allow consistent and timely communication to prospective students and provide the opportunity for admissions counselors to know who is applying to individual scholarships and who the finalists are so that admissions counselors can continue to work with and recruit these students. Additionally, work with Admissions so that tools, like Slate, can be used to track and recruit students effectively.
    • Coordinator will work with Associate Dean of Students and existing scholars to thoughtfully onboard and orient scholars to Mines and their scholarship community. This will include thoughtful communication with families and students as well as engaging programming.
  • Programming and advancement of communities:
    • Coordinator will handle logistic details related to ongoing programming for communities. Logistic details include, but is not limited to, catering, event planning, contracts, guests, and coordination of details.
    • Programming efforts will reflect scholarship directives/foci as well as meaningful opportunities and/or identified priorities for communities. Programming and immersive experiences will reflect Mines Student Signature Experience tenets.
    • In conjunction with Associate Dean of Students, Coordinator will define a programming curriculum and intentionality each academic year.
    • Programming and immersive experience should advance scholar community connectedness. Coordinator will thoughtfully position upper-class scholars in leadership roles with goal of creating a self-directed scholarship longevity.
    • Coordinator will leverage Mines' programming and immersive learning efforts existing and curated to benefit of a single or multiple scholar communities.
    • Collaboration with Mines support offices including CASA, Writing Center, Career Center, study abroad, etc. to support and advance programming and immersive learning opportunities.
  • Student support and advancement:
    • The Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting scholars. As part of this support, the Coordinator will work to identify, define, and continually monitor/advance individual developmental scholar outcomes/goals.
    • Provide personalized, high-touch assistance and development based in student interpersonal and professional development theory and support with any student need, exploration, or situation. This includes collaboration and outreach to support offices.
    • The Coordinator will be responsible for ongoing tracking and reporting of student persistence, matriculation, and post-graduate outcomes.
    • Student support and advancement includes routine communication & outreach (individual and group) with scholars.
    • When necessary, assistance and support with scholar families.
    • Collaboration with Mines support offices including CASA, Writing Center, Career Center, etc. to support and advance student support needs.
  • Additional execution efforts:
    • Management and budget stewardship of programming and scholar budgets, as relevant and/or appropriate.
    • By way of regular communication and presence at events and opportunities, the Coordinator will have a constant and reliable presence with the communities.
    • FERPA compliance when working with parents and families of students.
    • Represent Mines to various institutional divisions by serving on various university ad hoc committees as well as externally to students and/or the general public/local community.
    • Assist as needed with all Student Life and CLASS programs, events, and specialty weekends.

Community Strategic Development
  • The Coordinator will work hand-in-glove with Associate Dean of Students to strategically advance scholarship communities at Mines. Whereas the Associate Dean of Students will directly drive the advancement and growth of scholarship efforts, the Coordinator will meaningfully engage so as to prepare for future potential director-type leadership.
  • Coordinator and Associate Dean will work with Foundation/donor for matters related to scholars and communities.
  • Coordinator and Associate Dean will identify, evaluate, and pursue new distinct and promising communities and/or scholarships with Foundation and Mines colleagues.
  • Coordinator will help Associate Dean with curation of reports, materials, and/or efforts that advance the Mines Signature Student Experience with the Foundation and President's Office.
  • Coordinator will produce annual scholarship reports as appropriate. Reports should capture efficacy and value of effort, as well as future directives for improvement or advancement.
  • Coordinator and Associate Dean will seek and operationalize (where appropriate) innovative and truly distinct experiences and/or opportunities that align with scholarship communities and/or Mines Student Signature Experience.

Other duties as assigned
  • On occasion, this position may be assigned other duties needed to help drive to the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold Mines' and the Department's organizational values.

Of Note: The Coordinator is expected to abide by FERPA and privacy regulations with all confidential student material. From time to time, the Coordinator will be expected to work a reasonable number of hours during non-traditional times. Alternative work schedule accommodations may be arranged as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors' degree and masters' degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Three or more years of professional experience with college students in an advising, mentoring, or leadership role.
  • Professional oral and writing communication skills, strong organizational and project management skills, strong public speaking skills and proficiency with computer software.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A masters' degree in a relevant field such as higher education administration, educational leadership, educational psychology, curriculum and development, etc.
  • Experience with an engineering/applied science setting.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity of perspective.
  • Prior supervisory, professional experience.

About Mines & Golden, CO:

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

Advertised: June 15, 2020 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: June 23, 2020 5:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time


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