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Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes

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

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: EHRA Non Faculty

Position Number: 070761

Department: Athletics Office - 120000

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 more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working with students in a college setting and a demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students.
  • Advanced technology skills and experience with the ability to quickly learn technical advising tools including Banner, DegreeWorks, JumpForward, Fortis.
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Exhibits energy, enthusiasm, a positive approach to work, attention to detail and accuracy, and a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to establish excellent rapport with students, parents and families, colleagues and the campus community.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population.
  • Exhibits a high level of ethics, integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Academic Services for Athletes connects to the University's mission and that of the Learning Assistance Program, by providing holistic advising from orientation to graduation for Appalachian State University's Division I student-athlete. The services provided allow and encourage students to develop necessary academic/life skills in areas such as time management, personal accountability, collaboration and goal setting. The program assists students in balancing demands of academics and athletics in a college environment. Academic Services for Athletes is committed to assisting students develop as leaders in the classroom, in their sport, on campus, and in the community. Academic Services for Athletes is committed to providing accuracy in the information regarding curricula and degree requirements, university policies, and compliance to NCAA required eligibility standards and by-laws.

Duties typical of this appointment include:
  • Participate as an integral part of the Learning Assistance Program (L.A.P.) in providing support services to student athletes.
  • Provide academic and career advising to student athletes for specific teams on a full-time 12 month contract.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource to student athletes, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
  • Assist with orientation for all new student athletes in their case load.
  • Demonstrates commitment to and compliance with the University's and Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the Sun Belt conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations.
  • Assist assigned sport coaches in providing academic information to prospective students and their parents and with on campus recruiting efforts.
  • Establishes and maintains collegial, respectful relationships with colleagues, students, parents and families and appreciates and encourages diversity.
  • Keep current on NCAA eligibility standards, monitor student athlete eligibility, and communicate eligibility requirements with students and coaches.
  • Keeps accurate records of student contacts, documents student visits for accountability purposes, and maintains confidentiality.
  • Keep current on curricular and policy changes that affect advising services to student athletes.
  • Assist with data collection for reports, including Academic Progress rate, Graduation Success rate and Annual Report.
  • Attend monthly compliance meetings with team Administrators, Compliance and coaching staff.
  • Serve as the Assistant to Orientation for Student Athletes.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with faculty, coaches and administrators, and serve as an advocate for student athletes and serve as a liaison between the Learning Assistance Program and Athletics.
  • Work closely with other staff members of the L.A.P. to meet the academic needs of students in caseload, including tutoring, learning skills and other academic support.
  • Position requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Monitors all students in the caseload who are on academic probation.
  • All advisors are expected to stay abreast of university academic policies and procedures and the Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well.
  • Represents the LAP on various committees and University-related functions.
  • Assists with special projects as deemed appropriate by the Director.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon-Fri, 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $47,000 - $52,000

Posting Date: 08/03/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 09/06/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Search Chair Name
Jonathan Reeder

Search Chair Email

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

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. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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