Job Opportunities

Student Academic Advisor

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Kansas State University

Kansas State University invites applicants for the position of Advisor, Sociology Program. Position is part-time, hourly with university benefits. Successful candidate will work approximately 20 hours a week though some flexibility will be required to meet the demands of peak advising periods. Position reports to the Head of the Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work Department.

Duties include

80% Advising. Advise students on issues such as course selection and progress toward graduation. Provide the first point of contact with students requesting advising assistance (e.g. telephone calls, e-mail, drop-ins, and scheduled appointments). Provide summer advising for freshmen and transfer students. Make referrals to other faculty and staff as necessary. Keep informed of curriculum changes and university guidelines.

10% Program Coordination. Maintain accurate and complete advisor and student records, database, and listserv as required by program, including K-State Online resources and department website. Use iSIS and KSOL on a regular basis. Coordinate scholarship application process and award ceremony.

10% Student Recruitment Representative. Coordinate and provide leadership for campus visits for prospective students. Plan, organize, and represent the program at recruitment events, such as career fairs, Open House, etc. Send updates and position announcements to students. Prepare written information disseminated through handouts/flyers, listserv, and bulletin board. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Computer competency as demonstrated in resume
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse individuals in a variety of settings Demonstrated ability to work as a team member 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications

One or two years experience advising students and/or working with university student populations. Bachelor's degree in Sociology or related field.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Karen Rundquist at socansw@ksu.edu. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

To apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three professional references, one of which must have been a direct supervisor. Transcripts may be required for finalists.

Review of applications will begin July 23 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tentative start date is August 11, 2014.