Program Advisor

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Program Advisor & Summer Operations Coordinator (SA22002)

Division: Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Department: Residential Life
Unit: Residential Life211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range B*

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

Job Description:
The Residence Hall Program Advisor and Summer Operations Coordinator (Program Advisor) provides leadership in the advising of all aspects of the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary and providing on-going training to Residential Life staff in their work with community councils. The Program Advisor is responsible for creating and supporting intentionally structured residence hall leadership development activities including leadership workshops/experiences and a student leadership conference; serving as a connection to Minnesota State's Student Government and Student Activities, and coordinating RHA representation at department and university functions. Additionally, the Program Advisor manages all aspects of the Residential Life summer conference, guest housing, and preseason housing program in collaboration with other departments within the Division of Student Affairs and the University and serves as liaison with all conference groups. (LIVE-ON: Negotiable)

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Experience in training and empowering individual students and groups.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in applying student leadership theory/practices.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in student leadership program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and implementing summer conference programs.

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.

Program Advisor work involves performing certain tasks on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Therefore, evening meetings and participation and attendance at programs/activities/events during evening and weekend hours is expected. The Program Advisor is considered a “weather essential employee.”

The Program Advisor will participate in a 24/7 “on-duty” rotation during the summer conference season. Being “on duty” may require quick on-site response throughout the residence hall system. The Program Advisor receives $50 for each 24-hour duty shift.

Sight, speaking, an ability to write/type, and mobility to visit residence halls are required for conference operations. A valid driver’s license is required for travel to student leadership conferences.

As a Non-Exempt employee, you are paid for all the hours you work and when you are expected or needed to work more than 40 hours in a week, you receive overtime compensation.

Additional information about the Minnesota State Mankato campus, Residential Life, and this position can be found at:

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

Matt Burns, Assistant Director for Safety and Services
Residential Life
Phone: 507-389-1090
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: M105M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 07/07/2021
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/09/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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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.