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1- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, marketing communication or related field 2- At least two years of post-graduate experience in student activities programs or related college student advising functions 3- Experience planning, developing, and implementing large-scale and small-scale events 4- Experience with college student advising and development
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1- Serve as primary advisor to Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), the Appalachian State student programming board, which includes eight programming councils with approximately 200 members total 2- Provide leadership development and educational opportunities to APPS Executive Council, officers, and general members on goal-setting, program design, budgeting, marketing, contract negotiation, and career development 3- Negotiate contracts with agents, vendors, and performers while maintaining University policies and guidelines 4- Supervise two graduate assistants, who serve as advisors to 2-3 programming councils 5- Advise APPS Music Councils and collaborate with campus constituents to produce 1-2 large concerts annually of $70,000+ and other small concerts as budgets allows. 6- Recruit, train, advise, supervise, and evaluate student leaders on leadership development and growth 7- Meet with students to provide organization advising, one-on-one advising, and event/program advising. 8- Work alongside staff members to manage programming council budgets and ensure funds are being spent equitably and appropriately 9- Develop learning outcomes and strategies to assess student learning and inform future programming initiatives 10- Remain informed of national campus programming trends and practices 11- Act as a resource and liaison with other University Departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development. 12- Staff major university events and programs as needed. 13- Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
1- Experience with large-scale campus events including but not limited to concerts, comedians, Homecoming, and Welcome Week 2- Experience with contract negotiation 3- Experience supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students 4- Experience working with a diverse community and demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice 5- Demonstrated experience in the use of digital tools and social media in outreach to students, which may include; OrgSync, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5 pm with evening and weekend work expected as part of a flexible work schedule.
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 h...olistically, 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.