Hawk Link Coordinators at the University of Kansas assist the coordination of Hawk Link initiatives for all students while centering first-generation college students, Pell-eligible college students, and students of color, through intentional educational opportunities designed to foster academic success and belonging. Through holistic engagement and culturally relevant support, the Hawk Link Coordinator will provide academic and personal success guidance and connections to students that align with institutional/unit/division retention initiatives.
The Hawk Link Coordinator will cultivate opportunities designed to facilitate a successful transition into the academic and social community at KU, from pre-enrollment to graduation and beyond. Reporting to the Director of Equity and Success Initiatives, this position assists students with navigating campus, identifying campus resources, and linking students to educational opportunities in conjunction with the Hawk Link Success Team and other professional staff within Equity and Success Initiatives.
Equity and Success Initiatives include Hawk Link, Hawk Link Peer Mentoring, Jayhawk JumpStart, MSP Scholars Program, Native American Initiatives (NAI), Haskell/KU Exchange Program, and the KC Scholars, Hispanic Development Fund Scholars, and Larsen Scholars.
Equity and Success Initiatives is part of the Student Success Initiatives department within Academic Success at KU along with Student Success Technology, the Military-Affiliated Student Center, and Academic Success Navigators.
Academic Success Overview:
Academic Success advocates for and strategically advances education at the University of Kansas. We walk with students from orientation to graduation, providing them with high-quality, data-driven academic and career advising, targeted academic support systems and networks, and empowering and engaging experiential learning. We serve the university, coordinating with faculty, staff, and students throughout KU to further educational initiatives and strategic goals. Our units include University Academic Support Centers, Centers for Orientation and Academic Advising Programs, Career and Experiential Learning and Student Success Initiatives.
In a continuing effort to enrich the university and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The University of Kansas offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. The University of Kansas also offers employees educational opportunities and is a great place to work!
About Lawrence, KS
The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants.
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka.. Lawrence has a thriving community with a wide range of activities/events