Academic Advisor (Department of Kinesiology)

May 24, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Kinesiology seeks to fill a position as a full time Academic Advisor for students within the department.  This is a full-time faculty position that will provide service to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Kinesiology and Nutrition/Kinesiology. The individual is expected to: help students with setting academic and career goals; advise students to efficiently achieve academic requirements for post-graduation programs. 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  Job Description:
  • Provide office hours to meet with students to regularly advise enrolled students regarding career objectives, and their professional school preparation

  • Meet with students to create an academic plan; engage students in continuing self-assessment and communicate witJ1 them as needed by phone, email, etc.

  • Assist students in transitioning to the academic environment and advocate for their success.

  • Collaborate with other advisors and faculty/staff to help provide a supportive academic environment for all students.

  • Write reference letters; assist students in developing and reviewing resumes, cover letters, statements of purpose, and other professional correspondence

  • Stays current in professional development activities as appropriate to professional role

  • Track student success in entering professional schools and post-graduation programs using appropriate technology

  • Perform other duties as needed to help with the academic success of students

  • Participate in recruitment events for the Department of Kinesiology

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Must have one year of relevant experience
Additional Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent organization skills, to manage student information efficiently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in multiple roles and to interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty, community members and employers

  • Demonstrated ability in using current technologies such as computer programs (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Kinesiology related field
  • Experience assisting students in searching for job and/or graduate/professional school opportunities

  • Experience in a higher education setting

  • Experience in academic advising and counseling

  • Experience in student services or related education/experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit cover letter of interest, resume and names and contact information for three professional references.  

For additional information call 785-532-6765 for questions.

Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 36,674 - $ 56,845 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.