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Public Information Officer

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 a Public Information Officer to manage several essential programs.

Under the general guidance of the Senior Associate Director, the incumbent’s responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and leading distribution of association informational communications including promotion of NACADA conferences, institutes, events, publications and other resources through social media, a monthly electronic newsletter, weekly/as-needed all-member emails and updates, targeted marketing emails, media releases and advertisements, and other media.

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

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 Salary Range: $43,870 - $67,990

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 one to three years of relevant experience
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a closely related communications field
  • Three to five years’ experience effectively planning, managing and providing comprehensive communications in a higher education setting
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Successful experience  creating and carrying out informational and promotional campaigns through social media and other electronic and written channels
  • Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Master’s degree in journalism, adult education, or a public relations field
  • Five to seven years’ experience working effectively in a journalism or communications field
  • Broad social media experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing video communications
  • Successful experience in brand management and publications concepts and processes