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Business Student Advisor

Emporia State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Emporia State University’s School of Business is seeking applications for an academic advisor in Emporia, KS. The position is full-time (year-round) and is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including insurance, retirement with employer match, tuition assistance for employee and family, generous paid time off, and much more.

Job Summary:

The Business Student Advisor in the School of Business promotes student success and advises students as they explore and identify business programs appropriate for their ability and educational and career goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference in business (from an AACSB-accredited university) or a closely related field with a preferred minimum of two years’ documented work experience with college-aged students
  • Excellent written grammar skills
  • Excellent electronic and face-to-face communication
  • Proficiency with the use of technology such as databases, MS Office (especially excel), and Outlook e-mail/calendar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business (preferably from an AACSB-accredited university), higher education, counseling, or student personnel
  • Experience in higher education, advising, or counseling, and an understanding of higher education academic and administrative policies and procedures
  • Experience in advising distance students
  • Knowledge of OnBase, Banner, Degree Works, and Cognos or other University-supported enrollment and advising computer systems

Job Duties:

  • Advise students about degree requirements, course selection, and academic policies.
  • Maintain student records and monitor academic progress and performance of advisees.
  • Help with outreach and retention initiatives. Participate in Black and Gold and other recruiting events.
  • Work with School of Business Department Chairs to assist with program or curriculum changes.
  • Assist with and participate in all orientation, advising, and enrollment periods.
  • Serve as resource to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Prepare reports, including statistical summaries of student data, etc.
  • Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, including listening
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to work collaboratively with a variety of diverse constituents including students, parents, faculty, and administrators

To Apply:

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information (including name, email, and phone number) of three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.  A pre-employment background check is required.

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.

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