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Academic Adviser (Kansas State College Advising Corps - Kansas City area)

Apply now Department: 3670003810 Vice Provost Student Success
Job no: 509272
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Other
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The Academic Adviser plays a critical role in delivering college advising in the partnership between college Advising Corps (CAC) and the Kansas City Scholars Program to increase the number of high-achieving, low-moderate-income students who apply to, matriculate and graduate from college. This unique partnership connects a newly developed large-scale scholarship and college support program with existing CAC programs. The individual will provide goal-oriented advising with consideration of the CAC Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and KC scholars Benchmarks using GRACE (Getting Results and Creating Equity), the online student tracker tool.  The Hybrid Adviser provides on-site support to students at their schools, but because students might not be available during the school day hours, advisors may be asked to interact with the students on a flexible schedule. Virtual advising through the effective usage of multiple technology platforms will be offered. Advisers will also be expected to in-person office hours on a weekly basis for training, team meetings, and committee projects to be determined.

Why Join :

College Advising Corps (CAC) is an independent non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students. CAC Supports students nationwide through two innovative program models. The in-school model places well-trained, recent graduates from our 25 partner universities as full-time college advisers in high school across the nation. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to enter and complete high education and are committed to supporting students as they navigate the complex processes of college admissions, financial aid, and enrollment.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans tuition assistance program, paid time-office vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

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 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills. To include: scheduling meetings, planning and developing workshops, planning & facilitating campus tours, etc.
  • Excellent computer and writing skills. To include: writing emails, developing and disseminating correspondence, materials, & publications; developing and utilizing a college advising website and/or social mediate site; etc.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Kansas State University (Manhattan, Olathe, and Saline) and their respective programs and initiatives, especially in regard to admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, college programs, transfer options, and career opportunities.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, highly collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated customer service background.
  • Exceptional listening and communication skills. Be able to listen and respond to needs and concerns. Be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.
  • Have an exceptional, demonstrated record of outreach programming and leadership skills.
  • Be able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
  • Be able to work in a diverse and changing environment.
  • Have initiative and strong interpersonal skills for meeting the needs of a diverse student population and for relating effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and parents.
  • Be highly self-motivated, with demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Be able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with administration, officials, students, prospective students, churches, schools, universities, school districts, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Experience working with low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Required to use a personal vehicle to travel to designated High Schools

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references that include complete contact information (name, title, phone number and email address)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by June 5, 2020.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$18.35 - $18.51 per hour

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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