Academic Advisor (SS21026, SS21027, SS21028, SS21030, SS21031, SS21034)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor (SS21026, SS21027, SS21028, SS21030, SS21031, SS21034)

Division: Student Success, Analytics & Integ Plann
Department: Student Success
Unit: University Advising211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range B* - 6 Positions

Salary Minimum: $36,632
Salary Maximum: $63,747
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
Academic advisors provide holistic advising services for students at Minnesota State Mankato. This includes: communicating information regarding academic programs, policies and procedures; assisting students in developing educational goals; identifying/addressing academic barriers to success; helping students utilize tools and resources to understand their interests, abilities, strengths and limitations; using that understanding to develop plans of study that support their academic/career goals; and helping students monitor academic progression and provides proactive outreach, developmental guidance, and referrals as needed to overcome obstacles and support student success.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree (conferred on an official transcript by the time position begins) and one (1) year of academic and/or student support experience in higher education,


    Bachelor’s degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application) and three (3) years of experience in higher education in academic and/or student support areas.

  • Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students, students with disabilities, and/or international students.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Master’s degree in counseling, student development, educational leadership or education administration preferred.
  • Professional academic advising experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students and their success.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary for advising and coaching students through use of technology, and in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.
  • Evidence of successful experience working with a wide variety of student support services.
  • Demonstrated success providing developmental and proactive advising services to students in transition.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new information and interpret it with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated flexible, professional, student-friendly demeanor needed to build positive relationships with students and campus partners.
  • Evidence of successful experience working both collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Experience with various computer applications, web technology, student records, basic software, and other technologies used in the provision of effective academic advising services.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website:

    A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Mike Altomari
Director of Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
Phone: 507-389-5119
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M098M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 6
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/04/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.