Academic and Life Skills Counselor Position at Kansas State University

Academic and Life Skills Counselor position available at  Kansas State University. See position description below.

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.

Provides academic and life skills advice and counseling to Exceptional Admits (students not meeting Qualified Admission Standards) and other students considered to be at risk. Meets with Exceptional Admits by-weekly throughout their first year and on an as-needed basis thereafter. Meets as needed with other students considered at-risk. Monitors the students’ academic performance, diagnose any academic or other concerns and their causes, works with student to address the causes or refer the student to the appropriate office for assistance.  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: $34,000 – $36,000

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 August 6, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Starting date is as soon as possible thereafter.

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