Academic Counselor Position Opening at Kansas State University

Kansas State University has an opening for an Academic Counselor at the Manhattan, Kansas campus.

Assists at-risk freshman students first enrolling in Kansas State University to develop a plan for academic success, monitors the student’s academic performance and provides academic counseling/advice as appropriate.

Contacts each at-risk student by phone to answer any questions about admission and their Learning Contract. Once contract is signed, academic counselor calls the student and either by phone or in person works with the student to select their fall classes and enrolls the student. Meets with the student during orientation program. Once classes begin, monitor the student’s academic performance, diagnose any academic concerns and potential causes and work with student to address the causes or refer the student to the appropriate office for assistance. Meets with each assigned student bi-weekly throughout his/her freshman year. Prepares reports at the end of fall and spring semesters regarding number of contacts with student, grade point averages, student retention, etc.

Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Counseling, Learning Psychology, Student Development, Academic Advising or related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Teaching experience and experience in higher education. Understanding and appreciation of ethnic, economic and generational diversity as they relate to higher education.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working with college students in counseling or advising role to include assisting with the development of academic skills. Experience working with minority, low-income and first generation college students. Basic computer skills and working with Kansas State’s iSIS system of student records.

Term appointment.

Salary:  $32,000 – $35,000

Kansas State University (KSU) is a land grant institution of 24,000 students located in Manhattan, KS.  Manhattan is a city of 50,000+ in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills. There are abundant recreational, cultural and educational activities throughout the year.

Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.

To apply, send letter of application; resume; and the names, addresses and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to:

Michael L. Lynch
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Holton Hall 103
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS  66506

Screening of applications begins February 8, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Starting date is as soon as possible thereafter.

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