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K-State First

A great college experience starts with a great first year

K-State FirstK-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career.

We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only. We are the home for the University's common reading program (KSBN) and a one-on-one mentoring program (GPS) that connects new students with other members of the K-State family. In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, diversity, and the empowerment of students. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

We're also here to help. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We'd love to hear from you.

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We're Hiring! Join our team!

Learning Assistant Coordinator, K-State First, Kansas State University
Kansas State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Learning Assistant Coordinator (Learning Specialist) with K-State First.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teaching and leading the undergraduate peer mentors or Learning Assistants that support our learning communities and first-year seminars
  • Leading faculty development activities and/or teaching a learning community or first-year seminar within our program
  • Assisting with recruitment, advising, and enrollment
  • Student programming and event planning
  • Office administration, university committee work, and other duties as assigned

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, at least one year of experience supervising undergraduate students, excellent written and spoken communication skills and fundamental computer skills.


Preferred qualifications and skills include a Master’s degree, experience in public speaking, training undergraduates and peers, and communication with diverse audiences; experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs, and applicable experience with student data systems. Teaching experience and collaborative leadership skills also preferred. Salary is $34,000.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume or vita, and contact information for three work-related references. Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through PageUp (click HERE for more info). Review of applications will start November 7, 2016. For more information, please call 785-532-1097.


Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.