Professional Mentoring Coordinator (College of Human Ecology)

Location
Kansas
Posted
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Professional Mentoring Coordinator position will lead the College Professional Mentoring Program including working with an advisory board; creating promotional materials; working directly with professionals in the field and administration; and developing a pool of mentors representing multiple professional areas. They will interact directly with undergraduate and graduate students, individually and in groups, online and across campus(es) to promote active engagement and support student-mentor relationships with respect to student’s work aspirations. This position will develop relationships with friends and alumni of the college to engage them as mentors, which will involve some travel; and will work directly with faculty and staff including student and mentor recruitment, database management, technology, marketing and communications including social media, and student services providing transformational experiences for majors. Information about the College: The College of Human Ecology enrolls over 2,600 undergraduate students, 395 graduate students and employs 114 FTE in teaching, research, and extension positions. Our programs are offered on three campuses and online. Academic departments include Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design; Hospitality Management; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health; Kinesiology; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; the School of Family Studies and Human Services, and the Center on Aging. For more information about the College, its people and programs, visit our website at http://www.he.k-state.edu/. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html  Job Description:
  • Interact directly with undergraduate and graduate students, individually and in groups, online and across campus(es) to promote active engagement and support student-mentor relationships with respect to student’s work aspirations.
  • Develop relationships with friends and alumni of the College to engage them as mentors (will include some travel).
  • Direct the College of Human Ecology Professional Mentoring Program including working with an advisory board; creating promotional materials; working directly with professionals in the field and administration; and developing a pool of mentors representing multiple professional areas.
  • Working directly with faculty and staff within the College and across the University to support the program including student and mentor recruitment; database management, technology, marketing and communications including social media, and student services.
  • Coordinate informative and recognition events for students and their mentors.
  • Engage prospective students and families, and support College-wide events as needed.
  • Participate in related professional development on mentoring as well as represent the program at professional events.
  • Track the effects of mentoring relationship post-graduation.
  • Function as a contributing member of the Dean’s Office and College of Human Ecology.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a content area represented within the College or extensive work history in a content area represented within the College.
  • Excellent organization and management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a discipline or field within the College of Human Ecology.
  • Prior experience as a mentor working with diverse student and professional populations.
  • Professional post-baccalaureate work experience in a human ecology related discipline or field.
  • Previous successful work in an academic/university community
  • Demonstrated skill and capacity in teleconferencing and database software
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team as well as work effectively independently.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references. Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins June 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 46,534 - $ 74,455 Annual Salary 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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.