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TrACE (Transfer, Accelerate, Complete, and Engage) Academic Advisor (Time-Limited)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
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Posted Date
Mar 10, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Position Title TrACE (Transfer, Accelerate, Complete, and Engage) Academic Advisor (Time-Limited) Position Number 095801 Department Office of Online & Transfer Services - 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 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 in an appropriate discipline.
  • Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing transfer or non-traditional students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within the department, with faculty, staff, and other administrators.
  • Strong organization, project management, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities.
  • Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office(Access and Excel) and Google Suites; and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.
  • Willingness to work select evenings and weekends, as necessary.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Appalachian State was awarded a grant from the Student Success Innovation Lab ( SSIL ) at the UNC System Office to fund the implementation and evaluation of the CUNY ACE (Accelerate Complete Engage) program at App State. This program will target entering students who transfer from a NC community college having completed an associate's degree covered by the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and will provide support and initiatives geared toward student success.

The TrACE Academic Advisor will be responsible for assisting students in the program with academic advising and personal support to ensure student success.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students;
  • Collaborates with other units on campus to ensure students are receiving services, as needed;
  • Conducts or supports delivery of weekly student seminars on issues of importance to students;
  • Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services;
  • Conducts regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success;
  • Maintains accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs;
  • Supports recruitment of new students into the program;
  • Organizes periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff;
  • Makes recommendations to improve program offerings;
  • Participate in the TrACE committee to share information and assist in monitoring progress across participating units;
  • Follow specifications of research grant;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $45,000-$48,000 Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is time-limited according to the funding provided by the Student Success Innovation Lab ( SSIL ) at the UNC System Office.

Please attach required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information. 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 201500884P
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