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Academic Advisor

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 3, 2019

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Academic Advisor 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 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.
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. 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
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.

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