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Academic Advisor

Apply now Department: 3670015010 Arch Planning & Design Dean of
Job no: 513348
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Architecture / Construction
Pay Grade: 08A


About This Role:

The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University is seeking a full-time academic advisor. The college has a centralized advising model with 4 advisors who serve approximately 800 students. The advising team’s overarching mission is to enhance student success by providing individualized and comprehensive advising services that meet the needs of a diverse student population. The academic advisors work very closely with the other Student and Administrative Services staff and academic departments.


Student Services

• Serves as the primary guide for students from recruitment to graduation: providing academic advising to both prospective and enrolled students; assists students in developing an academic plan, understanding and completing degree requirements and completion of appropriate coursework; and, advising students on college and university policies and procedures.

• Assists students who are having academic or personal difficulties, including connecting them with appropriate community and campus resources.



• Maintains student advising records and provides data to liaison department for accrediting reports, public information requests and other reports.

• Creates online and print information and materials for prospective and current students and revises materials and resources as needed.


Team Member

• Serves as an advocate for students.

• Serves as a resource for faculty and works closely with them.

• Serves as a liaison to a college department and communicates any changes or issues affecting students, faculty and staff

• Serves on college and university committees; leads, as appropriate.

• Develops and implements activities and programs to support and enhance student success and retention as needed and appropriate.

• Participates in professional development and lifelong learning activities that contribute to the overall advising program and the college mission.



• Works closely with the Graduate School to ensure compliance with expectations of both the undergraduate and graduate component of our degree programs. Does the following process related duties: Graduate School Applications, Grad Checks, Program of Study management, Graduation Clearance, Grade Entry Management, Curriculum Guide Updates, DARS updates, and International Study DARs exceptions.


Why Join Us:

The College consists of six academic disciplines: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Regional and Community Planning, and Community Development. APDesign upholds the mission of a model land grant institution. APDesign is known for its nationally recognized and affordable education, enthusiastic and talented student body and faculty, and staff who are supportive of student needs. We are located within the newly renovated Seaton-Regnier Complex. Our goal is to provide excellent degree programs that will prepare students to become successful professionals in an increasingly diverse and interconnected workplace.


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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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated advising or teaching experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for constantly evolving work environment and aptitude for learning new skills.
  • Ability to develop and sustain collegial and professional working relationships and demonstrate strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and capacity to with institutional systems.
  • Excitement for and commitment to student development in rigorous and creative academic programs.

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.   Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 18, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$40,576 - $48,000  

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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