Academic Advising Position Available at Kansas State University

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor.  The successful applicant will advise students, meet with prospective students and parents, lead orientation sessions, supervisor student ambassadors and coordinate outreach activities for undergraduate students.  The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, leadership, and management skills, and the ability to meet the academic and career needs of a diverse student population.

The position is a 12-month, full time appointment.  Screening of application will begin on April 23 and continue until position is filled. A bachelor’s degree in communications,  journalism, counseling, education or closely related field is required.  A Masters degree is highly desirable.

The Miller School offers instruction in journalism, advertising and digital media.  Undergraduates who have successfully completed first-year courses generally receive advising in the major curriculum from faculty members.  The individual in this position works primarily with incoming students (freshman and transfer students).

Primary responsibilities:

1)  Academic Advising of Current and New Pre-majors.  Assist about 250 freshman and transfer students with scheduling courses, assessing career objectives, and matching academic plans with scholastic abilities.

2) Advise Prospective Students:  Meet with high school students and their parents, visit with potential transfer students, explain entrance requirements to internal transfer students and maintain records on transferable courses.

3) Select and Supervise Student Ambassadors:  Identify and supervise top journalism students in assisting with recruitment and outreach activities, such as the Advisory Council meeting and on campus lectures and events.

4)  Recruitment:  Responsible for recruiting students to the undergraduate program.  Attending recruiting events on and off campus with the Admissions Office.

5)  Coordinate Outreach Activities for Undergraduate: Responsible for planning graduation reception, welcome meetings, Telefund, Open House and public relations.

The position requires a person with enthusiasm, knowledge of the discipline, excellent interpersonal and group communication skills, and superior writing ability. The successful applicant will share our commitment to providing a top quality undergraduate education that meets the individual needs of talented students of all backgrounds. For more information about the Miller School, visit our web site at  To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest along with a resume and the names and phone numbers of three references to:

Cassie Hall
Academic Advisor Search
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communications
105 Kedzie Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Review of applications will begin April 23, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for all new employees.  Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its applicant pool.

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