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Educational Advisor (AA25142)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

Educational Advisor (AA25142)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Library & Learning
Unit: Educational Talent Search211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Externally Funded
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2024, and continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION:Probationary; Range B*

Salary Minimum: $37,943
Salary Maximum: $76,732
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
Ten (10) month federally funded grant position providing outreach to middle/high school students. This is an outreach position that works out of Minnesota State University, Mankato which is dedicated to preparing middle and high school students from grant specified target schools in southern Minnesota to pursue post-secondary education. This is a grant position and position contingent upon funding.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in related field (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).

  • Experience working with junior and/or senior high school students (Grades 6 - 12),or first year college students in education, advising, event coordination, public relations and/or teaching.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s license and ability to meet approval rating for fleet vehicles upon hire.

  • Criminal background clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with creating and conducting advising sessions, workshops/presentations or other group activities for junior and/or senior high school students.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain paperwork/people work balance (multi-tasking).

  • Experience or strong knowledge of barriers faced by low income/first generation students and experience with target populations.

  • Familiarity with current trends in education/labor force.

  • Knowledge of post-secondary college & university services, i.e. admissions, career development, financial aid.

  • Experience with target populations.

  • Ability to problem solve/critically think.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to students, secondary and postsecondary staff.

  • Demonstration of positive communication, organizational and leadership skills.

  • Strong written skills, as evidenced by the application materials.

  • Strong personal computer skills and experience with a variety of software programs (i.e. Word, Excel).

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

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.

Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
  • Mobile Work: Up to 80% of the time. A position where the employee travels continuously for work, or who performs work at multiple locations outside of an agency office, such as a field location or other site.

Travel to and from various target schools daily with use of state vehicle.

May occasionally work irregular hours during events.

Background check required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: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.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: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
  • Non-Photo 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

Margaret Hesser
Search Chair
TRIO Student Support Services
Phone: 507-389-5599
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: M428M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/19/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 04/25/2024
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. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. 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. jeid-3872625fd82afc4d95eae3d370a31357

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