Job Listings

Academic Advisor

Company:
Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Category:
Academic Advising
Location
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: N/A

Position Number: 091801

Department: College of Education - 260000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Two years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in an academic setting with college students of diverse ages and cultures in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to understand the components and sequence of courses for academic degree programs.
  • Ability to keep current on relevant academic programs and related institutional information.
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in the exchange of information with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office programs and G-Suite Google Tools.
License/Certification Required

N/A

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred in higher education, student development, student affairs, or a related field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to support the mission of the RCOE through systematically staying abreast of necessary university, college, program and departmental needs and requirements related to educator preparation curriculum and areas of student development and success.

The James Center for Student Success and Advising is the administrative unit in the RCOE where students are introduced to academic and co-curricular opportunities. The advising team, located within the center, advises and collaborates with students as they navigate their academic programs, curriculum, and the ongoing development of their educational plans. The James Center for Student Success and Advising is committed to inclusive excellence and recognizes that inclusion and excellence are one and the same in the service of students. The James Center for Student Success and Advising positions diversity as a strength to be actively and consistently engaged with the objective of achieving successful personal and academic student learning outcomes for every student we serve.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Conduct scheduled and walk-in advising meetings for assigned caseload with main campus and Distance Ed. College of Education undergraduate declared and admitted RCOE students enrolled in elementary education, special education, and child development academic programs.
  • Create a welcoming, sensitive, purposeful, and professional environment that is inclusive of students from a range of diverse backgrounds.
  • Provide students with information and preparation regarding teacher licensure testing requirements, admission to teacher education, academic program requirements, degree audits, and policies and procedures relevant to success in the college of education classroom and fieldwork experiences.
  • Assess student academic needs, career interests, and personal needs and develop academic/degree program completion plans that support student understanding of the structure and requirements of their academic programs.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of student contact in accordance with FERPA and institutional guidelines and regulations.
  • Facilitate annual main campus and Appstate online student orientation presentations for new first-year, transfer, and early college prospective education students; participation in other orientation programming as appropriate for communicating academic program expectations.
  • Collaborate with the college of education staff and faculty across departments and academic programs on the main and Appstate online campuses.
  • Maintain proficiency in BANNER, DegreeWorks, ASULearn, and other university data management systems.
  • Provide students with timely referrals to faculty, department chairs, and university services as appropriate.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of undergraduate programs, university requirements, student development theory, advising best practices, and social justice principles.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., some weekend and evening work as needed

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $42,000 - $48,000

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within an office environment at a university, including sitting at a computer for prolonged periods of time; occasional light lifting may be required (with or without reasonable accommodation); walking/visiting other offices and departments across campus; occasional assistance in setting up table/chairs for activities and work sessions.

Posting Date: 07/15/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins
07/29/2021

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/31/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Misc Document: Upload your one page philosophy of advising with your application.
  • List of Three References with Contact Information
Search Chair Name
Dr. Alicia Muhammad

Search Chair Email
muhammada@appstate.edu

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Quick Link
https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/29240
This website is part of the HigherEdJobs network.