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Assistant Director of Transfer Transition and Engagement

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Admissions and Enrollment
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Position Number: 087861

Department: Transfer Admissions & Engagement - 240400

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
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 1-3 years of experience in higher education in a leadership capacity working with student programming and student leadership development.
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration with other departments and groups, organizational skills, team building, and program development.
License/Certification Required

Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Student Development, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • Prefer experience working with transfer or non-traditional populations and/or community college students.
  • Prefer experience supervising and motivating graduate and undergraduate work-study staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Transfer Transition and Engagement will provide transitional and engagement support to new and current transfer students to help them successfully integrate into the campus community, thus increasing the sense of belonging. This will be met through planned and organized transfer engagement events and programming, co-advisement of the Transfer Student Mentor program, and collaboration with other units across campus to develop the programming that will address needs that are unique to transfer students. This position will supervise a Graduate Assistant and work-study students.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate programming out of Transfer Admissions & Engagement relevant to main campus transfer students' needs to be engaged and develop a sense of belonging.
  • Oversee the operations of TAE in Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH), including:
    • Liaison with University Housing staff to ensure TAE is meeting the responsibilities of the Memorandum of Understanding.
    • Create a supportive and engaging environment through the Transfer Student Center in Mountain Laurel Hall. Ensure that the space meets the needs of all transfer students.
    • Chair the MLH Leadership Committee that plans programming and support for the residents of MLH.
  • In collaboration with the Transition & Engagement Specialist:
    • Recruit, select, train and supervise Transfer Student Mentors (TSM's).
    • Coordinate a training program to equip TSM's to perform the functions of their jobs.
    • Assign responsibilities to TSM's such as transitional programming (Orientation, T-POP, Welcome to App), event engagement, call campaigns, student outreach, etc.
    • Maintain a schedule of events in which TSM's will be utilized to support transfer initiatives on campus.
  • Assist the Director of Transfer Recruitment and Retention in retention efforts by:
    • Continue to grow the Faculty Transfer Mentor program across campus. Train and maintain contact with Mentors to ensure they support, outreach, and help retain students.
    • Work with Academic Department to host socials to connect faculty with new transfer students.
    • Follow-up with students identified through the New Mountaineer Form as needing additional support or resources.
  • Communicate with new and current transfer students through a weekly email newsletter (Transfer Scoop), social media, Engage, and other mediums to ensure students are fully aware of the universities resources and events, TAE, and student success strategies.
  • Collaborate with Orientation and Advising as well as the Director of Transfer Recruitment and Retention to ensure that the transfer student experience meets the unique needs of transfer students, ie. Transfer Pre-Orientation Program (T-POP) and Transfer Orientation.
  • Collaborate with Orientation to create transfer programming for Welcome Weekend activities at the beginning of each semester that is relevant and appropriate for main campus transfer students.
  • Promote campus events and activities relevant to transfer student needs, e.g., Career Development, Trailhead Academy, First Ascent, Welcome Weekend.
  • Liaise with the transfer representatives from the Student Government Association.
  • Work closely with Student Affairs units to establish programs addressing the needs of transfer students.
  • Serve as a liaison to other departments within Enrollment Management to secure support and resources needed to successfully transition students to campus.
  • Serve on office and campus-wide committees as deemed appropriate for this position.
  • Support Enrollment Management by working events like Open House, Commencement, etc.
  • Would be expected to drive a van during events.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Normal operating hours of the University are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position requires a variable schedule, including evening and weekend work during the fall and spring semesters.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Normal operating hours of the University are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position requires a variable schedule, including evening and weekend work during the fall and spring semesters.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $46,000 - $48,000

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university.

Posting Date: 10/10/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References with Contact Information (please provide a minimum of 3) or include references in the application form.
Search Chair Name
Kim Morton

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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