Academic Advisor

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Academic Advisor Position Number 090941 Department College of Health Sciences - 273000 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

Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution by September 1, 2021; prior experience working with students in a higher education setting related to advising, student support, or student development; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational ability with attention to detail and accuracy; proficiency using Google G-Suite; and demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Academic Advisor is part of a team responsible for providing a variety of services to undergraduate Health Sciences students, assisting them with their academic plans, and supporting and encouraging them as they work to achieve their academic goals.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting undergraduate Health Sciences students to develop appropriate and realistic academic plans.
  • Assisting students with course selection and obtaining or granting special permissions for course enrollment when needed.
  • Monitoring academic progress.
  • Assisting students having academic difficulty with strategies for achieving academic success.
  • Developing and executing strategies that disseminate information about academic programs and policies to new and continuing students.
  • Serving as a liaison with assigned academic department(s).
  • Facilitating new student and transfer orientation sessions as needed.
  • Participating in Open House and Commencement as needed.
  • Making appropriate referrals.
  • Providing guidance to faculty and staff on student issues and academic policies.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $45,000 - $50,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of a minimum of 3 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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