Academic Advisor for Student Athletes
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.
- Master's degree from an accredited institution.
- Experience working with students in a college setting and a
demonstrated commitment to the educational development of
- Work experience: 1 year student athlete academic support
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
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
- 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,
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
Suggested Salary Range
$47,000 to $52,000
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a
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
- List of References with Contact Information (please provide a
minimum of 3) or include references in the application form.
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.
Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
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