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Assistant Director, Graduate Student Life

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Director, Graduate Student Life Position Number 091741 Department Cratis D. Williams Sch of Grad Stds - 280000 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
  • Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Proficiency working with MS Office platforms and Google Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive and collaborative work relationships within a professional setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs to meet organizational needs and objectives.
License/Certification Required
N/A Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Graduate Student Life unit within the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies provides professional, wellness, and career development events and resources for graduate students enrolled in both main campus and distance/online programs. The Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life reports directly to the Director of Graduate Student Life as well as to the Dean of the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • With the Director of Graduate Student Life, assume primary responsibility for planning and implementing professional development, academic support, social, and wellness workshops, and events to support enrolled graduate students in both main campus and distance/online graduate programs.
  • Collaborate with graduate program directors and other campus partners to identify and address graduate student support needs.
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance at all Graduate Student Life events and collect feedback from participants to evaluate the effectiveness of these events.
  • Provide oversight of the weekly email newsletter that is sent to all enrolled graduate students.
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of events for graduate students on the Students page of the Graduate School website.
  • Serve as a point of contact for all enrolled graduate students, directing them to appropriate resources within the Graduate School, on campus, or in the community.
  • Prepare annual reports for the Dean of Graduate Studies that detail Graduate Student Life activities, including the number of students served.
  • Provide logistical support for Graduate School awards events, competitions such as the annual Three-Minute Thesis event, and new student orientations, as well as for University commencement ceremonies.
  • Coordinate review of theses and dissertations each semester, and work with members of the Records and Registration team of the Graduate School to ensure accurate updates to the records of students completing theses or dissertations.
  • Serve as a member of the Graduate Student Life advisory board, and provide support for planning and holding meetings of the board as needed.
  • Update and maintain procedural guides (manuals) and program archives (Google Drive) for Graduate Student Life team operations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the University's diversity, equity, and inclusion principles by creating opportunities that support the success of all graduate students.
  • Contribute positively to the work of the Graduate School by being consistently productive, taking initiative in the ongoing development of support programs, and being self-directed and detail-oriented.
Suggested Salary Range $46,000 - $47,000 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
  • Diversity Statement: A statement (up to 500 words) articulating your commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
Additionally, list three references in the application or attach a List of References with their 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 201500951P
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