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.
- 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
- 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
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
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
- Create a welcoming, sensitive, purposeful, and professional
environment that is inclusive of students from a range of diverse
- 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
- 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
- Collaborate with the college of education staff and faculty
across departments and academic programs on the main and Appstate
- 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
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
- Cover Letter
- Misc Document: Upload your one page philosophy of advising with
- List of Three References with Contact Information
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