Academic Advising Position at Kansas State University – Immediate Attention

Academic Advisor
Review of applications begins 2 September 2014
Position to begin immediately upon availability

The nationally recognized Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Department (LARCP) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University seeks a passionate and pragmatic individual to lead departmental student services. The Academic Advisor supports the mission of each academic program through advising student recruitment and development for three academic programs. The Academic Advisor reports to the Department Head, works closely with the APDesign Director of Academic Services and coordinates with the academic advisors in two other departments.

The Department
The faculty and students of the LARCP Department value rigorous scholarship, creative inquiry, environmental stewardship and community engagement in the planning, design and management of human settlement. The Department’s Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Regional & Community Planning programs are recognized for their strong preparation of students for professional practice. The Master of Science in Community Development is an innovative online program with worldwide enrollment.
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  • Duties and Responsibilities
    Student Services
    Serves as the initial point of contact for all potential students.
    Serves as the primary guide for students from recruitment to graduation: providing academic advising to both prospective
    and enrolled students; assisting students in understanding and completing degree requirements and completion of appropriate coursework; and, advising students on institutional policies and procedures.
    Assists students who are having academic or personal difficulties, including connecting them with appropriate community and campus resources.
  • Communications and Administration
    Meets individually with and conducts information sessions or workshops for groups of potential and current students and makes presentations.
    Maintains student records and prepares reports for accrediting agencies and institutional units.
    Creates online and print information and materials for potential and current students with the department Project Coordinator.
  • Team Member
    Serves as an advocate for LARCP students.
    Serves as a resource for faculty and works closely with them.
    Serves as a liaison to college and university advising and instructional divisions including the APDesign Dean’s office student academic services, Graduate School, Global Campus and Great Plains IDEA, and communicates any changes or issues affecting students, faculty and staff and incorporates them into department procedures.
    Serves on department, college and university committees; leads, as appropriate.
    Assists in other areas when needed and is an engaged member of the department support staff team.
    Participates in professional development and lifelong learning activities contributing to the advising profession and the
  • Qualifications
    Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree.
    A master’s degree or certificate in a field related to advising, student affairs, planning or design.
    Demonstrated teaching and/or advising experience.
    Demonstrated proactive engagement in student affairs.
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated and demonstrate:
    Excellent organizational skills and the ability to make independent decisions, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines and
    work with attention to detail and minimal supervision.
    Enthusiasm for a constantly evolving work environment and aptitude for learning new skills.
    Ability to develop and sustain collegial and professional working relationships with diverse groups of individuals and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and capacity to work with institutional systems.
    Ability to use sound judgment under pressure.
    Enthusiasm for and commitment to student development in rigorous and creative academic programs.
  • Application
    Applicants should submit the following materials – in a single PDF file – via email to
    Letter of interest addressing your personal advising philosophy and the information in this position description
    Names of three references (including title, address, telephone number, and e-mail address).
    Your letter of interest should be addressed to:

Stephanie Rolley, FASLA, AICP
Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Kansas State University
PH: 785.532.5961 |

Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees

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