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.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Bachelor's degree required.
Two years of relevant work experience.
Demonstrated effectiveness working in an academic setting with college students of diverse ages and cultures in a variety of settings.
Ability to understand the components and sequence of courses for academic degree programs.
Ability to keep current on relevant academic programs and related institutional information.
Strong analytic and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in the exchange of information with students, faculty, and staff.
Proficient using Microsoft Office programs and G-Suite Google Tools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to support the mission of the Reich College of Education (RCOE) through systematically staying abreast of necessary University, College, program and departmental needs and requirements related to educator preparation curriculum and areas of student development and success.
Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct scheduled and walk-in advising meetings for assigned caseload with main campus and Distance Ed. College of Education undergraduate declared and admitted RCOE students enrolled in elementary education, special education, and child development academic programs.
Create a welcoming, sensitive, purposeful, and professional environment that is inclusive of students from a range of diverse backgrounds.
Provide students with information and preparation regarding teacher licensure testing requirements, admission to teacher education, academic program requirements, degree audits, and policies and procedures relevant to success in the college of education classroom and fieldwork experiences.
Assess student academic need, career interests, and personal needs and develop academic/degree program completion plans that support student understanding of the structure and requirements of their academic programs.
Maintain detailed and accurate records of student contact in accordance with FERPA and institutional guidelines and regulations.
Facilitate annual main campus and Appstate online student orientation presentations for new first-year, transfer, and early college prospective education students; participation in other orientation programming as appropriate for communicating academic program expectations.
Collaborate with college of education staff and faculty across departments and academic programs on the main and Appstate online campuses.
Maintain proficiency in BANNER, DegreeWorks, ASULearn, and other university data management systems.
Provide students with timely referrals to faculty, department chairs, and university services as appropriate.
Comprehensive knowledge of undergraduate programs, university requirements, student development theory, advising best practices, and social justice principles.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree preferred in higher education, student development, student affairs, or a related field.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (some weekend and evening work as needed)
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand 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. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.