Position title
Academic and Career Expert (ACE)



**Please Note: Pueblo Community College is not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who do not currently have the legal right to work in the United States or require transfer of a Visa.**

NOTE: **Must be a resident of the State of Colorado or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.**

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):

 The Pueblo Community College STEM program is committed to promoting awareness and student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. To prepare students for U.S. Competitiveness, and develop lifelong learning skills, a strong work ethic, and critical thinking skills that will make them be productive and successful. We continue to develop STEM curriculum to correlate with industry standards and develop hands-on learning opportunities. 

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description. In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pueblo Community College (PCC) believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. PCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. We are seeking a leader committed to these same ideals.

This position specifically exist to provide intensive support to all STEM Students at PCC. Support will include tutoring, referrals, mentoring, career exploration, and transfer activities. Coaches will use a case management approach by contacting students for intake and then providing a variety of services, including one-on-one appointments, financial aid advising, and workshops on test taking, study skills, etc. This position will work with faculty to receive progress reports on students so that intervention can be done if needed. The Academic and Career Expert will create educational action plans (EAPs), provide transfer and workforce coaching. They will work closely with four-year institutions, assist students with developing a transfer pathways, and applying to the institution. This position will ensure that articulation agreements are kept current. This position will also develop and implement a STEM specific orientation, both on-line and in person, that will occur twice a year prior to the start of the fall and spring semester. ACE’s will supervise student mentors and train them to work with cohorts of new incoming STEM students, that will help them navigate PCC by introducing them to resources that PCC has to offer, such as the STEM Center, library, and other student services.


Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Initiates and coordinates a comprehensive student advising process for all STEM students. Provides thorough academic advising services to maximize the persistence of students in their chosen program of study by helping students to prepare an Educational Pathway and assist them to become engaged in the educational environment. Academic and Career Experts will assist students with goal clarification, developing a personal development plan, to include an Educational Action Plan for each semester until graduation. Extensive knowledge of the STEM degree requirements for all STEM majors and pathways offered at the college is essential. The Academic and Career Expert assists students with identifying their strengths, interests, and abilities, and explains how these areas relate to STEM majors and STEM careers in order to move forward in the major selection and degree/certificate selection process. Assists in financial aid, career, and transfer services, and leads retention programs and activities. Reviews and interprets academic skills and assessments to determine appropriate course placement. The Academic and Career Experts utilizes and leverages all technological tools available, including Banner Student Information System, Degree Check, EAB Navigate, and Student database. Maintains student files, records, and data in accordance with federal, state, system, and college operating procedures and protocols, stays current on applicable laws, policies, and procedures (e.g. FERPA, Title III Department of Education grant rules and regulations, and the Code of Federal Regulations).
  • Develops activities that provide the necessary resources to foster student ability to achieve academic persistence and success. Uses various new student assessments to navigate individual needs in regards to academics, study skills, and personal motivation, in order to guide more individualized and need-focused retention activities and resources. Responsible for retention data reports, disseminating information, and researching and providing best-practice retention intervention strategy recommendations to the STEM EDGE team.
  • Directly responsible for initiating and processing EAB Navigate progress report campaigns twice during the fall and spring semesters and once during the summer semester for STEM participants.   The Academic and Career Experts will interpret, analyze, report, and makes recommendations regarding advising and retention interventions, and collaborate with classroom instructors to connect students to support resources that address issues that impact progress and attainment of academic and career objectives. Uses the electronic academic Early Alert in a timely fashion to stay aware of students’ class status and any issues/concerns reported by their instructors.
  • Directly supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of hourly student employees, including Peer Mentors, and tutors in the execution of program services.
  • Responsible for the collection of data. Prepares and maintains the STEM EDGE Student database, records, and reports related to students’, enrollment status, academic achievement and probation, financial aid, required advising contacts, transfer and graduation status, major, educational goals, ethnicity, and other data. Coordinates the submission of required information and reports according to the Department of Education Annual Performance Report timeline.
  • Develops and leads workshops that include, twice-yearly orientations (online and in-person), programs to enhance soft skills, study skills, mental health, career opportunities, advising, and retention initiatives for the STEM EDGE program. Assists with programming in financial literacy, transfer assistance, career exploration and preparation, student success workshops, and academic, cultural, and career enrichment activities.
  • Coordinates an ongoing positive relationship with faculty, Department Chairs, Division Deans, and staff on related advising activities, policies, procedures, and updates within their respective department/divisions.
  • Provides students with career and educational pathway information. Assists students with exploring career options and preparing for the workforce.
  • Documents all services provided in the STEM Student database system. Completes requested reports that include statistics on services provided and maintains printed advising materials.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned

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Job Location
900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004
Job Type
Employment Type
$47,457.00 Per year
Date posted
August 4, 2023
Valid through
October 4, 2023
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