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Academic Advisor

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Academic Advisor

Department: 3670020010 Arts & Sciences Dean Office

Job no: 514275

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical, Customer Service

Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Center for Student Success and Engagement of the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University has an opening for an academic advisor. We seek dedicated student-centered individuals to help prepare students for success by connecting them with educational experiences tailored to their specific goals and needs. The Center's advising team supports both the interdisciplinary programs housed in the College (humanities, life science, social science, physical science, medical lab science) as well as the University's open option (undeclared) program and general support for advising of academic programs across the College. The successful candidate will demonstrate patience, enthusiasm, and a sincere desire to assist students with appropriate course selection and development of academic and career goals while supporting student development in self-understanding and agency. It is expected that advisors will not only be committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to build inclusive relationships with students and colleagues but that they will possess extensive knowledge about the university academic programs, policies, procedures and student support services. Organizational and communication skills, timeliness, cooperation, and collaboration in a team environment are essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

  • Minimum 1-2 years of advising related experience

  • Strong commitment to student success

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organization skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in relevant field

    • 3-6 years' advising related experience

    • Knowledge of NACADA Core Competencies and best practices in academic advising

    • Understanding and knowledge of the mission of the College of Arts & Sciences, its programs and the programs offered at Kansas State University

    • Familiarity or experience with first-year students

    • Experience with student success tools such as SSC Navigate, familiarity with Microsoft Office 365.

      Other Requirements:

      • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

        How to Apply:

        Please submit the following documents:

      • Cover Letter detailing experience, qualifications, advising philosophy, and interest in position

      • CV or Resume

      • Names and contact info of three professional references

        Screening of Applications Begins:

        For best consideration, apply by 23 Dec.

        Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

        $40,576 - $62,882

        Equal Employment Opportunity:

        Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

        Background Screening Statement:

        In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

        Advertised: Dec 07, 2022 Central Standard Time

        Applications close: Open until filled

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