College of Agriculture

117 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

785-532-6151
kstateag@k-state.edu

Faculty & Staff Programs

The Diversity Programs Office builds partnerships throughout the College of Agriculture to promote diversity awareness. It is our responsibility to lead our faculty and expand opportunities for minority students. We provide access to pertinent resources to assist departments in the development of diversity solutions. We work diligently to establish realistic diversity goals each department can successfully meet.

The Diversity Programs Office promises to create a solid foundation of diversity upon which each member of the College of Agriculture community can build.

Undergraduate Student Assistant application Please return application to Waters 139. 

Graduate Assistant Position Job Description and Requirments

The Diversity Programs Office focuses on promoting, educating and preparing its students for competition in a multi-culturally diverse workforce.

The GA position is heavily focused on academic advising for multicultural College of Ag undergraduates. 

  • Assisting students to identify their academic values and goals, consistent with their capabilities, interests, and educational backgrounds.  -- Being accessible and available to students to respond to their questions and concerns. 
  •  Maintaining professional integrity, confidentiality, respect, and sensitivity in advising (FERPA).
  •  Helping students define and develop educational plans; assisting in the selection of appropriate course work and opportunities to achieve students’ goals. 
  •  Respecting students’ individual needs and diversity 
  •  Assisting students to independently monitor their progress toward achieving their educational and career goals 
  • Being knowledgeable about, promoting and referring students to appropriate campus and community resources and services 

    Other tasks at the Diversity Programs Office include the following but are not limited to: 
  • Teaching assistant for GENAG 200/210 course 
  • Assist K-State MANRRS Chapter with local, regional and national activities 
  •  Work with Diversity Coordinator 
  • Write, design, and edit diversity publications and marketing materials 
  • Develop exit interviews, program surveys, etc 
  • Maintain correspondence with diverse communities 
  • Conduct research to generate information on issues concerning undergraduate and graduate minority recruitment and retention 
  • Maintain a database on matriculating minority students, contacts with prospective students (in conjunction with Academic Programs prospect database) and directories 
  • Maintain Diversity Programs Office Calendar 
  • Update Diversity Programs Office website 
  • Coordinate and assist with special minority recruitment and retention events on and off campus and other recruitment activities 
  • Consult with students and represent the Diversity Programs Office in the absence of the Assistant Dean 

Qualifications:*Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint

*Must be enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program

Graduate Assistant application Please return application to Waters 139.