Academic Advisor Position in Family Studies & Human Service, K-State

Academic Advisor

Job no: 507562
Position type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Division/Equivalent: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
School/Unit: 3670055050 Family Studies & Human Service
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional

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About This Role: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing individual advising to approximately 350 undergraduate students studying Human Development and Family Science. This position advises students concerning their academic plans, progress, and academic and career goals in order to assist the students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements. The advisor will be expected to interpret student needs and provides individualized service and assistance while maintaining confidentiality. The Academic Advisor will be expected to engage in professional development trainings, coordinate and oversee recruitment plans, and meet with prospective students.

The Academic Advisor should be familiar with other majors (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education, and Personal Financial Planning), minors (Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies, Financial Counseling, and Financial Planning), certificates (Conflict Resolution, Kansas Insurance), and graduate programs (Applied Family Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Couple and Family Therapy, Family and Community Services, Lifespan Human Development, Personal Financial Planning and Youth Development) within the School of Family Studies and Human Services. The Academic Advisor will be expected to provide advising support to students interested in the minor and certificate programs within the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide academic advising to all undergraduate students (on-campus and distance) pursuing the Human Development and Family Science major
  • Provide academic advising support to students pursuing a minor or certificate within the School of Family Studies and Human Services
  • Provide career counseling and relevant professional exam information to students
  • Provide Early Alert support for students struggling in classes
  • Prepare letters of reference for graduate and/or professional school applications.
  • Explore and market options for create Study Abroad/Shadow Abroad/ and US Educational Tour opportunities
  • Be an active member of the recruitment plan for Human Development and Family Science in collaboration with the School of Family Studies and Human Services and the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Be engaged in prospective student visits
  • Be available for advising during orientation and enrollment sessions
  • Participate in HDFS Undergraduate Committee meetings and select initiatives.
  • Track recruitment of prospective students and major-changers, as well as retention of current students to determine best methods of recruiting and retaining students
  • Assist with strategic development initiatives within the School of Family Studies and Human Development and Family Science Unit.
Why Join Us: The School of Family Studies and Human Services is focused on improving family well-being. We have consistently produced innovative programming and are looking to grow enrollment. The academic advisor will be critical in the strategic development plan for the School.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies and Human Services or closely related field
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in academic advising or closely related field
  • Familiarity with Kansas State University
  • Possess extensive knowledge about university academic programs, policies, procedures and student support services
  • Demonstrated competence in online advising and enrollment systems
  • Knowledge of Extension
  • English and Spanish-speaking
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse people in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be detail-oriented and prioritize tasks
  • Adherence to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
  • Strong computer skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications and skills related to the position
  2. Resume listing education and employment history
  3. Three professional reference letters

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Note: Only complete application packets will be accepted.

Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. A start date of August 1st, 2019 is preferred.
Salary Range/ Pay Rate: $40,000 – $50,000
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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