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Academic Services Coordinator (Interior Design & Fashion Studies)

Categories: North Central Region 6


Interior Design & Fashion Studies


Kansas State University

Date Posted:

Dec 17 2021 3:11PM

Close Date:

Mar 1 2022

Position Description

This position is responsible for the undergraduate academic advising of approximately 250-300 students, concerning their academic plans, progress, and academic and career goals in order to assist the students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements. This position is also responsible for communication and public relations for the department, especially as it pertains to students and prospective students. This position also provides administrative support for the Department Head and faculty in regards to assessment, accreditations, and strategic planning.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Advise approximately 250-300 undergraduate students (new, returning, external and internal transfer students) for two academic programs: Interior Design and Fashion Studies
Manage departmental communications and public relations through digital and print publications, IDFS website, social media, press releases, student events, new student recruiting, and alumni, employer, and partner relations
Provide administrative support for assessment, accreditation, strategic planning, and department initiatives Engage with Department Head and IDFS faculty to plan, develop and continually improve academic student services, recruit new students, and promote student success in attaining credentials
Schedule and participate in prospective student visits to advise on academic requirements, transfer credits, etc.
Lead efforts for IDFS course scheduling/line schedule, coordinating with Department Head and faculty Participate with faculty in selection, training, and supervision of Student Ambassadors

Application Process

Please submit the following documents:
1. Cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications
2. Resume
3. Contact information for three professional references

Institution Information

The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies is an inviting and supportive unit that serves 275 undergraduate students on the beautiful Kansas State University Campus in Manhattan KS. The department offers two B.S. degrees: one in Interior Design and another in Fashion Studies (with specializations in Fashion Design and Fashion Business). The graduate program offers resident Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Fashion Studies with a distance M.S. degree specialization in Merchandising through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). The department has well-equipped design and research laboratories and is home to the KSU Historic Costume & Textile Museum. Department programs are accredited through the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC), and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information, visit our website at: The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology) and the Center on Aging. In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program and to serve as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior. Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Additional Information

Inquiries about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Michael Dudek, at with the subject line: IDFS Academic Services Coordinator Search.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree
Three years of relevant experience
Other Requirements: K-State new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university). To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s Human Capital Services website. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Development, or related field
Five years of relevant experience in higher education
Knowledgeable of department’s Fashion and/or Interior Design disciplines
Experience in public speaking, writing for publication, employee supervision, teamwork, and team leadership Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA, Clery Act, and DEIB Expertise in the use of Peoplesoft, EAB Navigate, PowerBI, and other digital programs and systems for managing information
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to assess risk and apply appropriate mitigations and adaptations to minimize risk
Graphic design skills for creating professional and compelling digital and print marketing publications