Academic Advisor

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Academic Advisor Position Number 094911 Department College of Business - 255000 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
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • High level of computer proficiency, including Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, online conferencing.
  • Ability to quickly learn technical advising tools including, but not limited to, Banner, DegreeWorks, DocuWare, Self-Service, Dashboard, and E-Print.
  • Evidence of excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational ability and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and works well in a team environment requiring both ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Strong desire to work with a college-age student population and commitment to student success.
  • Exhibits commitment to execute all responsibilities with quality and excellence.
  • Exhibits high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism in all dealings.
  • Exhibits strong work ethic and willingness and flexibility to assist with any task, as needed.
  • Exhibits commitment to sustainable work practices.
  • Respects the confidentiality of all information accessible through the position.
License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Walker College of Business Advising Center encourages and supports students as they develop the skills necessary to explore, create and pursue purposeful, realistic educational plans consistent with their academic, professional, and personal goals. The Academic Advisor is part of a team dedicated to this mission and responsible for providing a variety of services to business students to assist them with their academic plans and to support and encourage them as they work to achieve their academic goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting business students with developing appropriate and realistic academic plans, course selection, and monitoring academic progress.
  • Assisting students in academic trouble with strategies for achieving academic success.
  • Assisting with planning for semester or year-long study abroad programs, developing and executing programs for new and continuing students to disseminate information about academic programs and policies.
  • Auditing the records of seniors to assure all degree requirements will be met as they prepare to graduate.
  • Providing guidance to faculty and staff on student issues and academic policies.
Suggested Salary Range $45,000-$47,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university, including close computer work and sitting for long periods of time.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information
  • Unofficial Transcripts-Undergraduate
  • Unofficial Transcripts-Graduate
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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