Academic Advisor - College of Fine and Applied Arts

Boone, North Carolina
Jul 18, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Fine and Applied Arts invites applicants for the position of Academic Advisor. The College includes 7 academic departments, with approximately 2000 students. This position provides coordinated quality advising for each department in the College.

The College Academic Advisor reports to the Dean and works closely with the Associate Dean and staff in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, to support advising throughout the college. Additionally, the Academic Advisor will work with department chairs, faculty advisors, colleagues in comparable offices across campus, and other offices that provide academic support.

In the role of College Academic Advisor, responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

assisting students with developing appropriate and realistic academic plans, course selection, and monitoring academic progress; assisting students in academic trouble with strategies for achieving academic success; assisting with planning for semester or year-long study abroad programs, assisting with internships, developing and executing programs for new and continuing students to disseminate information about academic programs and policies; and providing guidance to faculty and staff on student issues and academic policies.

The academic advisor will serve on university committees as requested by the Dean or Associate Dean.

The academic advisor will have a caseload of students to advise but will primarily work with departments to assist faculty advisors with advising students.

This is a Full Time Position.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Strong desire to work with a college-age student population and commitment to student success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a team environment requiring both ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively

  • Ability to quickly learn technical advising tools including, but not limited to, Banner, Degree Works, Fortis, Self-Service, Dashboard and E-Print

  • Evidence of excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and a list of three references to Incomplete applications will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required if offered the position. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 28, 2017.

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.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.