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Student Success Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
Job no: 513315
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Center on Aging (COA), within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is seeking a Student Success Coordinator to join their team. This position is responsible for advising undergraduate and graduate students; administering student recruitment, retention, and engagement activities; and supporting COA’s marketing and communications. This position reports to the COA Interim Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise Gerontology undergraduate and graduate students, including new, returning, transfer, online, and non-traditional students
  • Plan, develop, and grow academic services and promote student success
  • Assist with curriculum changes, course scheduling, academic program assessment, and student statistics and trends
  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective student recruitment campaigns; a comprehensive student experience; and outstanding engagement with the community, alumni, and donors
  • Serve as the first point of contact for prospective and current students, student ambassadors, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts and develop data-informed improvements
  • Coordinate and execute external communication efforts with prospective and current students and their families, alumni, donors, and the community through utilizing department websites, social media, and other online or printed materials
  • Create and maintain an effective social media and web presence
  • Assist with the development of digital and print advertising materials to aid recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts

Why Join Us:

The Center on Aging (COA) coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, stimulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities, and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas. Our mission is to provide a focus on aging issues through teaching, research, outreach, and service that orients the talents of the faculty and the resources of the university toward identifying and addressing the challenges and opportunities of an aging society. We implement and evaluate a statewide program, known as PEAK 2.0, to improve person-centered care in nursing homes for the state of Kansas. The COA’s academic programs encompass an undergraduate minor, two secondary majors, a master’s certificate, and a master’s degree.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, and the Physician Assistant program. In addition, the College received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to serve as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively one-on-one and in groups
  • Master’s degree or certificate in academic advising, counseling, student development, or related field
  • Familiarity with gerontology and/or human sciences
  • Three years or more of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated success working alongside faculty, staff, and students to create an outstanding university experience
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize electronic communication, digital media, and computer applications necessary for advising (e.g., KSIS, Navigate, Canvas), recruitment, retention, and engagement (e.g., varied infographic and video software)

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for special events

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 5th.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Jessie Piper, Ph.D. (, with the subject line: COA Student Success Coordinator Search.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$40,576 - $51,729

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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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