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Assistant Director

Categories: NACADA Executive Office, South Central Region 7



NACADA:  The Global Community for Academic Advising


Kansas State University

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Position Description
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising based at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS is seeking an Assistant Director to direct several essential and strategic programs.

Under the general guidance of the Senior Associate Director, the incumbent’s responsibilities include but are not limited to planning, administering, directing and managing  all essential functions in order to produce successful international conferences; working collaboratively and collegially with other NACADA leaders, international members and institutions of higher education worldwide to support NACADA’s mission and strengthen the practice of academic advising globally;  identifying, researching, pursuing and securing grants and other sources of financial support for NACADA strategic initiatives; administering and implementing grant and other funds to achieve NACADA objectives and develop international programs in support of academic advising and student success globally; and serving as the administrator, convener and liaison between international contacts and the NACADA advisory boards, committees and university groups vital to achieving global objectives.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application stating how the applicant’s qualifications match the expectations of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references, including email and telephone number

Screening of applications begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 15.

Institution Information

NACADA is a growing, global association of more than 12,000 professional advisors, counselors, administrators, faculty, and graduate students working to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA promotes, supports, and advocates for quality academic advising in institutions of higher education and provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas related to academic advising.

“Recognizing that effective academic advising is at the core of student success, NACADA aspires to be the premier association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education” (NACADA Vision). NACADA provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for its diverse membership and fosters involvement and engagement across identity groups, geographic regions, and professional levels. NACADA promotes the principle of equity and respects the diversity of advising professionals across the vast array of intersections of identity.

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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
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Anticipated Hiring Ssalary Range:  $49,500 – $79,160

Equal Employment Opportunity:  Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Contact Information
Maxine Coffey,



Required Qualifications
Requires a bachelor's degree and five or more years of relevant experience. Previous supervisory experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated successful experience in planning, implementing and evaluating large-scale educational conferences and events
  • Highly successful experience writing and creating proposals that result in the securing of funds as well as administration and implementation of such funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with creating and administering large budgets using accounting software
  • Doctorate in a higher education-related field
  • Successful experience in administration at the university-wide level
  • Experience in state- and national-level leadership in higher education institutions
  • Familiarity with academic advising and higher education-related technology and its successful applications in a university setting
  • Experience with long-term grant implementation and practice
  • Effective public speaking skills