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Director of Academic Advising

Apply now Department: 3670085525 Salina Undergraduate Svcs
Job no: 516079
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Salina, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

Kansas State University Salina is seeking a dedicated Director of Academic Advising to provide leadership for academic advising and tutoring services, supporting student services, programs, events, and intervention. The Director is responsible for developing, facilitating, and assessing a proactive and holistic academic advising model to guide students from orientation through graduation for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. The incumbent in this position works collaboratively with Salina academic department heads, admissions, career and academic engagement, and student life to support the Salina campus in realizing advising-related goals and strategies associated with K-State’s National Institute of Student Success playbook, the Next Generation K-State strategic plan, and strategic enrollment management plans.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, 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.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location. Employee must have availability to be on campus frequently during the work week.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five to ten years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in academic advising or student academic support highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing a team highly preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Academic Advising, Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field.
  • Familiarity with advising-related technologies (e.g., EAB Navigate) and their effective integration into advising services.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in academic advising, student development, and retention strategies.
  • Proven ability to innovate and adapt to changing student and institutional needs.
  • Success as a collaborator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience integrating advising-related technologies into advising services.
  • Experience managing a budget.

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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$60,500 - $70,000

Salary offers are commensurate with experience and education.

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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