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Student Engagement and Advising Center Advisor (SEAC Advisor)
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Fort Hays State University is seeking an Advisor for our Student Engagement and Advising Center to serve online students in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Full-time, 12 month position located in Hays, KS. Application review will begin June 20, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Basic Duties:
This 12 month, full-time, non-teaching, non-tenure track on-campus position proactively enhances the Virtual College student experience by providing focused commitment to student success in the following majors:
Interviews and advises undergraduate online students enrolled through the Virtual College regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. Assists students in exploring career options possible with a specific degree, evaluates students specific academic situations, and works with students to set reasonable academic goals aimed at timely completion of their chosen degree programs. Prepares advising materials such as information for students, advising guides and degree audits each semester. Interacts with students through the use of various technologies including telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, texting, Skype, Blackboard Collaborate, IPTV, social media, etc. This position works with the Department Chair of Informatics, the Business Education program director, and the program director for International Business in regard to day-to-day operations and academic issues, and the Director of the Student Engagement and Advising Center for non-academic issues.
Persons in this position must possess advising, communication, and situation management skills, as they are required to interact continually with students in a professional manner. They must be able to influence students to move successfully and efficiently through their academic requirements and to anticipate and meet deadlines for application, enrollment, financial aid, etc. They will display a strong work ethic and will not hesitate to take ownership of a problem or a situation in which reasonable assistance to a student may be rendered. To be successful in this position requires a strong internal sense of urgency and the ability to be a self-starter. A well-developed ability to organize and prioritize work effectively is essential.
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Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree strongly preferred. Successful candidates holding a bachelor’s degree will be given contracts on an annual renewable basis and will be expected to complete a Master’s degree within five (5) years of date of employment. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management skills and strong commitment to student success.Other Requirements:Regular on-campus (Hays, KS) office hours (typically 8:00 – 4:30 CST, Monday through Friday) are required. Base Salary Information:Bachelor’s degree - $30,000 per year (12 month contract).Master’s degree or higher - $33,000 per year (12 month contract).Benefits:This position has a substantial and comprehensive benefit package, including vacation, sick leave (22 days per year, earned incrementally from first day of employment), holidays (9-10 per year), retirement (after 1st year, employee contributes 5.5% of salary matched by 8.5% from the University for mandatory plan), tuition assistance, medical, dental and vision insurance etc. Opportunities for personal and professional development are also available. More information will be given to those who are given interviews.For additional questions regarding the position, please contact Brad Goebel, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com or 785-628-4291. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: FHSU Virtual College, Attn: Holly Rebel, 600 Park St, Hays KS 67601.
Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.