Assistant Director, Graduate Student Life
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.
- 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
- Proficiency working with MS Office platforms and Google
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive and
collaborative work relationships within a professional
- Demonstrated ability to develop programs to meet organizational
needs and objectives.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Update and maintain procedural guides (manuals) and program
archives (Google Drive) for Graduate Student Life team
- 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
Suggested Salary Range
$46,000 - $47,000
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
- 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.
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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Office of Human Resources
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Boone, NC 28608
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Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
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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