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Academic Advisor

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Aug 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Emporia State University is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Academic Advisor with the Advising Center. The Academic Advisor reports to the Senior Director of Academic Advising. They work intensively one-on-one with students to promote academic success through a caseload model. This person will also provide programming and initiatives to support student success. Individually and as part of a team, this position will promote academic success to further student development and improve retention at ESU.


Academic Advising

  • Use a proactive, developmental philosophy and holistic approach to build relationships, advise and enroll advisees.
  • Guide and advise students towards graduation, teaching students about degree requirements, course selection, and academic policies.
  • Maintain student records and monitor student progress.
  • Participate in planning, preparation, and execution of retention initiatives.
  • Attend and engage with students and families at multiple recruiting events.
  • Actively use advising technology and resources, such as Banner, DegreeWorks, Student Success CRM, Signalvine.
  • Proactively reach out and work with students who are at risk of not being successful (ex. Identified Criteria, Early Alert, Care Team, Red Flag Alerts, etc.)


Student Programming

  • Collaborate with the Academic Advising team to create student programming with the goal of retaining students. This may include continuing to grow current programming, creating new initiatives, and assisting with the First- Year Seminar courses.


Campus Involvement and Community Engagement

  • Assist with and participate in all orientation, advising, and registration periods including Black & Gold Days and Hornet Connections.
  • Work to build relationships with faculty and professional advisors across campus to ensure an easy transition for our advisees.
  • Assist Schools with recruiting initiatives, including daily 2:00 PM Admissions Prospective Student appointments, and outreach to students in the recruitment funnel.
  • Participate in events such as Welcome Week, E-Experience, Mini Majors Camp, etc.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in advising or student services or a related function at an academic institution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Attention to detail, task orientation and the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals and objectives is expected.



  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Emporia State University offers a generous benefit package. Find out more about our health benefits, retirement options, paid time off, dependent and spouse tuition waiver program, and many other benefits at this link.


To apply, upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references here.

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Review of Application Materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



For more information

Jose Pavon

HR Professional


Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.


Emporia State University.

Founded in 1861, Emporia State University began as Kansas State Normal School, as teacher’s college. Today, ESU’s Teachers College is one of only four post-secondary institutions in the United States to be identified as an Exemplary Model Teacher Education program in a national study of teacher education programs.

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