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Academic Advisor (multiple vacancies)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Academic Advisor (multiple vacancies)

Department: College of Health Sciences - 273000

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • At least one year of professional experience working as an academic advisor in higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience cultivating and supporting a welcoming community and a workplace culture of collaboration and respect through education and inclusive practices
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success taking initiative and working independently
  • Strong organizational ability with attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of proficiency using Google G-Suite and ability to quickly learn technical advising tools

License/Certification Required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree earned in student development, counseling, higher education, or a related field
  • Experience advising online students
  • Experience advising transfer students
  • Experience advising adult learners

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Academic Advisors in the Office of Advising and Academic Support in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University provide a variety of services to undergraduate Health Sciences majors and serve students in one or more of the following programs: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Exercise Science; Health Care Management; Health, Physical Education & Coaching; Health Sciences; Nursing; Nutrition & Foods; Public Health; Recreation Management; and Social Work.

Advisors collaborate with BCHS records staff, department chairs, program directors, faculty mentors, and others to ensure student success. In addition, advisors are familiar with and work closely with colleagues in other units on campus, including Financial Aid, Student Success, Transfer Admissions and Engagement, Registrar, etc.

The primary reporting location for this position will be at the Boone, NC campus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting undergraduate students in developing appropriate and realistic academic plans via individualized graduation plans, as well as proactively monitoring academic progress.
  • Assisting students with course selection and obtaining or granting special permissions for course enrollment when needed.
  • Assisting students who are having academic difficulty by providing resources and strategies for achieving academic success.
  • Disseminating information about academic programs and policies to new and continuing students.
  • Serving as a liaison with the assigned academic program(s).
  • Providing guidance to faculty and staff on student issues and academic policies.
  • Attending special events and meetings as needed.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned

Work Schedule/Hours:Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, some weekend and evening work as needed; after initial training is complete, this position may be eligible for up to 2 remote work days per week
Suggested Salary Range: $48,000 - $55,000
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 07/01/2024
Proposed Date of Hire: 08/05/2024

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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.


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