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Academic Operations Coordinator Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75015
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Provide leadership and support for all aspects of writing placement for incoming Boise State students. Generate data-driven reports on student success rates, placement rates, and the overall student experience in first-year writing courses to enhance ongoing professional development and curricular change.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Academic background and experience in composition and rhetoric, writing pedagogy, and writing assessment.
  • Ability to work well with students, parents, advisors, unit leaders from across campus, and instructors.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in writing assessment and programmatic research.
  • Experience establishing a research question, gathering data in light of the question, and interpreting the data.
  • Working knowledge of report writing.
  • Ability to adapt to changing program needs and to learn to write in new genres.
  • Ability to adapt and implement new evidence-based pedagogies.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Academic Operations Coordinator must:

  • Coordinate outreach to on-campus partners for writing course placement for incoming students each semester
  • Maintain the placement database and ensure that student records are up-to-date
  • Provide as-needed advising for students with questions about placement throughout the year.
  • Coordinate presentations and advising on writing placement at all Bronco orientation sessions, as well as at other formal and informal student advising sessions throughout the year.
  • Gather and analyze data on placement, student success, and student experience in first-year writing in systematic and ongoing ways.
  • Showcase data-driven best practices through teaching 1 course per semester.
  • Provide leadership for and support of evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Coordinate with directors on new initiatives and implementation of evidence-based practices across the program.

35% of Time the Academic Operations Coordinator

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Academic Operations Coordinator

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.