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Coordinator of Transfer Pathway Programs

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Position Title Coordinator of Transfer Pathway Programs Position Number 088991 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
  • Master's degree in Student Development, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • Significant experience in higher education in a leadership capacity working with student advising/programming.
  • Superior organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to operate in a dynamic environment that evolves as it grows.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordinator of Transfer Pathway Programs will coordinate pathway programs and resources to assist community college transfer students and dual enrolled/Early & Middle College high school students, community college advisors, and counselors, and provide pre-enrollment advising and admissions counseling and guidance to prospective and admitted students.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Aspire Appalachian: Liaise with community college leadership and Aspire liaisons at partner community colleges; train new community college liaisons to use the Aspire portal; outreach to liaisons and respective App State Transfer Admission Counselor on timely review of Aspire applicants, ensuring graduates of community colleges are moved out of the system/apply to Appalachian, enlarge Aspire programming, and updates/review of MOU's; and oversee the development/update of Aspire marketing including rack cards, website, videos, posters, and social media. Assess program and update as needed.
  • Bridge to Appalachian: Collaborate with First-Year Admissions to identify eligible students; Market and communicate to eligible Bridge students and their parents on program benefits; advise (group and individual) participants on community college classes, provide success support, and admission counseling; chair a campus committee that plans and implements a summer bridge program; provide transitional support and programming to students both at the community college and once they arrive at App State; assess program and update as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to create, update, and market articulation agreements. Liaise with community college and App State academic departments to connect parties and develop new agreements.
  • Work closely with CAA initiatives and articulation agreements in collaboration with the Senior Director of Transfer Admissions & Engagement.
  • Work closely with departmental Chairs and advisors to ensure Transfer Guides, particularly the Baccalaureate Degree Plans, are accurate for all majors, with community college CAA -approved courses. Ensure these are updated yearly and posted on the TAE website.
  • Advise prospective and admitted high school students that walk in or contact TAE for pre-transfer college course advising (Early/Middle college or dual enrollment). Host virtual 1-on-1 advising sessions.
  • Establish a communication plan (advising manual, webinars, newsletters) for community college transfer advising centers that provides pertinent and timely information for prospective and admitted students.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of a yearly Community College Advising Symposium to update community college advisors/counselors on academic program updates and highlights.
  • Present recruitment and transitional information at admission presentations/tours, ACA classes, Open House, and other venues.
  • Provide early college students with transitional information through early college-specific break-out sessions at Transfer Orientation.
  • Maintain up-to-date advising information, instructional videos, social media links, etc. for TAE and Transfer Guide websites.
  • Provide backup support to Transfer Admission Counselors as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $50,000-$53,000 Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. 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.
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.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 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. Quick Link Posting Number 201500988P
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