Kansas State University, Office of International Programs, invites applicants for the position of Student Services Coordinator. This position reports to the Assistant Director in the English Language Program.


Job Responsibilities:

Student Services Coordination (80%)

  • Assist in pre-placement and placement meetings; assist with academic advising of students; and assist with the teacher and student appeals of placement (internal to the ELP).
  • Help with advising probation/dismissed/reinstated students (internal to the ELP). 
  • Assist students in academic life situations such as traffic tickets, housing problems, roommate problems.
  •  Help students with issues that affect their academic success such as study habits, absences and cultural adaptation. 
  • Help identify learning opportunity activities outside the ESL classroom, such as conversation partners, volunteer activities and auditing classes.
  • Coordinate the ELP evening social hour/event activities.

Program Support (20%)

  • Communicate with International Student and Scholar Services and International Admissions
  • Assist with student problems involving other offices on campus
  • Track attendance two times every semester for students in the ELP
  • Track students missing more than a week of classes  


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Student Services, Education, ESL, Academic Advising and related fields
  • Experience in working with international students studying in the U.S.
  • Proficient in English (speaking , writing and reading)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Student Services, Education, ESL, Academic Advising and related fields
  • Experience in advising, higher education, student services, student retention
  • Experience in on-line course development (K-State On-line desirable)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic or Portuguese


Salary Range: $33,000-$35,000 based on experience.

Conditions of Appointment:  A background check is required prior to finalizing an offer of employment.

Candidates must have approved authorization to work in the United States at the time of hire.

To Apply:  Submit letter of interest, current résumé, transcripts, and three references with contact information (including phone number).  Applications must be submitted electronically to Barbara Lippman at oip@ksu.edu.

Application Deadline:  March 24TH , 2014.

Tentative Start Date:  April 28TH , 2014


Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

and actively seeks diversity among its employees.