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Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

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

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Academic Advisor for Student Athletes Position Number 080311 Department Student Learning Center - 202120 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 from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working with students in a college setting and a demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students.
  • Work experience: 1 year student athlete academic support experience.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Academic Services for Athletes connects to the University's mission and that of University College, by providing holistic advising from orientation to graduation for Appalachian State University's Division I student-athletes. The services provided allow and encourage students to develop necessary academic/life skills in areas such as time management, personal accountability, collaboration, and goal setting. The program assists students in balancing the demands of academics and athletics in a college environment. Academic Services for Athletes is committed to assisting students to develop as leaders in the classroom, in their sport, on campus, and in the community. Academic Services for Student Athletes is committed to providing accuracy in the information regarding curricula and degree requirements, university policies, and compliance to NCAA required eligibility standards and by-laws.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide academic and career advising to student-athletes for specific teams on a full-time 12-month contract.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource to student-athletes, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
  • Assist with orientation for all new student-athletes in their caseload.
  • Demonstrates commitment to and compliance with the University's and Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation, and regulations.
  • Assist assigned sports coaches in providing academic information to prospective students and their parents and with on-campus recruiting efforts.
  • Establishes and maintains collegial, respectful relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and families and appreciates and encourages diversity.
  • Keep current on NCAA eligibility standards, monitor student-athlete eligibility, and communicate eligibility requirements with students and coaches.
  • Keeps accurate records of student contacts, documents student visits for accountability purposes, and maintains confidentiality.
  • Keep current on curricular and policy changes that affect advising services to student-athletes.
  • Assist with data collection for reports, including Academic Progress rate, Graduation Success Rate, and Annual Report.
  • Attend monthly compliance meetings with team Administrators, Compliance, and coaching staff.
  • Serve as the Assistant to Orientation for Student-Athletes.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with faculty, coaches, and administrators, and serve as an advocate for student-athletes and serve as a liaison between the Student Learning Center and Athletics.
  • Work closely with other staff members of the S.L.C. to meet the academic needs of students in caseload, including tutoring, learning skills, and other academic support.
  • Monitors all students in the caseload who are on academic probation.
  • All advisors are expected to stay abreast of university academic policies and procedures and the Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well.
  • Represents Academic Services for Student-Athletes ( ASA ) on various committees and University-related functions.
  • Assists with special projects as deemed appropriate by the Director.
Evaluation Competencies:
  • Student-Centered Advising Skills: Advisor demonstrates skills that create a positive advising session: listening, flexibility, patience, receptivity, and responsiveness. Advisor is consistently available to meet with students via appointments and walk-ins, including students whose advisor is unavailable.
  • Adherence to work schedule: Advisor works 40 hours each week, except on holidays, vacations, and sick days. Advisor maintains a reasonably detailed calendar indicating appointments and clearly communicates with supervisor about scheduling, requesting days off, etc.
  • Professional Contributions and Development: Advisor seeks to improve skills and effectiveness as a professional. Advisor presents and participates in meetings and conferences beyond the office and attends appropriate and relevant workshops and professional development opportunities.
  • Continuing advisors: attend training and professional development sessions scheduled for all academic advisors during the summer and academic year as well as the monthly sessions on advising updates and issues.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Advisor demonstrates ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues, supervisors, students, and parents.
  • Technological skills appropriate for performance of job duties: Uses technology in an appropriate and professional manner and stays current with advising and orientation technology (Banner: Internet Native and Faculty Self Services Portal, DegreeWorks, JumpForward, Early Registration Advising, MapWorks, Slate, etc.).
Suggested Salary Range $47,000 to $52,000 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 https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/34915 Posting Number 201500989P
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