Student Faculty Support Specialist

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Position Title Student Faculty Support Specialist Department College of Business FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Job Type Full-Time Job EEO Category Professional Non-faculty UNC Background The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.

One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students - this is how we define a Students First university.

Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next ten years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.

  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.
  • *Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Physical Demands The position requires computer work, which requires sitting for extended periods. The amount of computer work varies from day to day with the longest period typically being seven hours per day and the shortest period being four hours per day. Physical demands typically would be categorized as sedentary to light work. Job Summary The introduction of the Administrative Service Center (ASC) model allows us the opportunity to provide professionally trained, staff members, who have a visible and accessible presence to welcome students, parents, support people, and others to assist them with accurate and timely responses to their questions and concerns. The reallocation of administrative assistant positions from the departments to the ASC requires that we have a student/faculty support specialist to assist faculty and the dean's office with operational activities and external events.

This position works 60% of the time in the Monfort College of Business and 40% of the time for the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the Monfort College of Business.

Monfort College of Business Job Summary (50%)
The Student/Faculty Support Specialist's key function is to support faculty with basic admin/clerical support who contact the office with questions or concerns. These positions work collaboratively with their college-based professional advisors/coaches, faculty, SOAR advisors, learning assistance programs (e.g. Writing Center, Tutoring Center, Math Lab), Career Services, Bear Central, and other campus partners to promote improved undergraduate student outcomes.

The Student/Faculty Support Specialist (SFSS) will also answer inquiries received by phone and/or electronically, including checking various email accounts as needed. The SFSS is also expected to provide administrative support to MCB Dean and faculty.

Daniels Fund Job Summary (50%):
The individual in this position works with the Director, Ethics Fellows, Students Ambassadors, and colleagues from MCB and UNC to help accomplish the ethics initiative goals using the funding. Duties vary from routine to advanced responsibilities.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program was first established in 2009, now funding the program that consists of twelve partners. It drives the strengthening of principle based ethics education throughout each participating school.

Minimum Qualifications Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience. Ideally, this position will have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; attention to detail; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications; strong work ethic; high degree of energy; experience working with populations of students from various backgrounds, historically underprivileged identities, and a demonstrated ability to work well with students, parents, faculty and staff. Is comfortable providing executive level support. Preferred Qualifications 2 to 5 years of front-facing experience working in higher education.
Master's Degree welcome.
Experience working with payment systems in higher education (or similar software). Organizational Location University of Northern Colorado Posting Details Posting Detail Information

Posting Number E01470 Position Number E99060/E99096 Desired Start Date 06/01/2022 Open Date 04/20/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Attach resume, cover letter, a list of references, and transcripts (if applicable). Salary and Benefits Salary range is $45,384-$46,884. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Additional Requirements and Information Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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$33,000.00 - $51,000.00
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