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Kansas State University
Posted: 01/10/2022
Academic Advisor

Academic Advisor


Department: 3670055080 Personal Financial Planning

Job no: 512062

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Academic Advising / Support

Pay Grade: 08A


About This Role:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning (PFP), within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking an Academic Advisor to join their team. This position is responsible for advising all students, on-campus and distance, pursuing grad certificates, master and doctoral degrees. The Academic Advisor is also expected to develop recruitment plans, communicate with prospective students, and travel to industry events. This position reports to the Department Head.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


• Oversee graduate student applications in CollegeNet

• Develop and implement student retention and support strategies

• Create a successful onboarding program to support all new students in PFP graduate programs

• Support graduate program directors in monitoring and following graduate school policies

• Support students and faculty in completing required paperwork for the Graduate School

• Assist in course scheduling review and initiation with Global Campus

• Develop annual marketing and recruitment plan for graduate programs in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Sciences and Global Campus

• Coordinate PhD summer intensive session

• Support and communicate with current and prospective students in a timely manner

• Help manage department's central email account and phone inquiries


Why Join Us:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning is a top program nationally. We offer the following degree programs and certificates:


• Three degree programs (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) in Personal Financial Planning

• All programs are registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards, Inc.

• The B.S. is offered on-campus and online

• The M.S. is offered online

• The Ph.D. program is a hybrid program; students take courses online during the fall and spring semesters and participate in 10-day intensive courses on campus in August and an international experience in their final summer


• Graduate certificate programs in:

• Personal Financial Planning

• Financial Therapy


Our undergraduate program is growing, and our student teams consistently place in the top 3 programs at national competitions. Our doctoral students are excelling in the field and take a variety of academic and industry positions, including placements at peer-institution programs and business schools.


The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology) and the Center on Aging. In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program and to serve as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:


• Bachelor's degree

• One year of relevant experience


Preferred Qualifications:


• Familiarity with K-States Personal Financial Planning program

• Experience in advising online students

• Experience in advising graduate students

• Master's degree in advising or counseling


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:


• Cover letter

• Resume

• Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.


Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$42,000 - $50,000


For information regarding how benefits may apply to this position, please visit:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

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


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.


Advertised: Jan 07, 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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