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Academic Advisor

Overview of Position:
This is a full time professional, unclassified position which reports to the Dean’s Office.   Screening of applications begins March 5, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance and counseling services to students enrolled in major options for all nine K-State colleges as well as students planning to transfer to other institutions
  • Developing and implementing intrusive academic advising programs and an early warning system along with organizing placement testing, including CLEP and COMPASS tests, and tracking at-risk students on learning contracts
  • Providing support services for disabled students
  • Assisting students in exploring careers and/or guiding students in the selection of graduate school opportunities
  • Coordinating tutoring services, helping students develop study skills and supporting the first-year experience initiatives
  • Seeking and supervising external funding for the Academic and Career Advising Center
  • Developing an advising handbook to assist faculty advisors and students and assisting in the design, development, and delivery of effective advisor training, including technical, career, and social aspects
  • Coordinating the assignment of academic advisors to all students enrolled at K-State Salina
  • Enhancing recruitment, advising, and retention of international students

Candidates are required to have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  2. Distinguished record of professional experience in areas related to student services programs, such as academic or career advising, retention programs, or student counseling
  3. Experience working with multicultural and diverse faculty and student groups
  4. Excellent written and communication skills. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Familiar with best practices in student advising at collegiate level,
  • Experience designing and implementing workshops
  • Experience teaching college freshmen transition courses

SALARY:  $35,000 TO $40,000  - Depending on Qualifications

With K-State Salina only being one hour away from Manhattan, the Salina campus strongly supports K-State pride in a small campus atmosphere.  K-State Salina’s small classes provide personalized learning experiences and opportunities for undergraduate research.  Over 90% of our graduates are placed in jobs or internships before or at the time of graduation.  K-State Salina was named a Top Military Friendly School by the annual G.I. Jobs publication and is Post 9/11 Benefits approved and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

The city of Salina, Kansas is a rapidly growing city with a population of nearly 50,000 that provides a blend of ‘big city’ amenities and relaxed ‘small city’ charm located in America’s heartland at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135.  Salina’s impressive economic profile boasts of an 87.7 composite cost of living index, a strong work force with low employment, a vibrant arts community, and abundant dining, entertainment, and shopping possibilities.  Educational opportunities include excellent public and private school systems, as well as two universities.  In short, it’s a great place to live and work!

Application Process:
Send a letter of application, resume or vita, and three current professional references with phone numbers and email addresses to:

Levi Esses
Academic Advisor Search Committee Chair
K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67456

Alternatively, e-mail the aforementioned documents to the attention of Levi Esses, Academic Advisor Search Committee Chair at  kstatesalina02@ksu.edu

Screening of applications will begin March 5th, 2012 and continue until position is filled.  Background check is required. 

Kansas State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity among its employees

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