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.
A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university, as well as at least three years of general communication experience. The position requires strong public relation skills and the ability to establish rapport with adults and adolescents. Exceptional graphic design and technical skills, good customer service skills, strong collaboration skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are a must. Must have experience with college access, particularly with GEAR UP or TRIO programs. A highly organized individual able to multitask and who is detail oriented is extremely desirable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Resource and Communication Coordinator is responsible for developing college access and educational and informational resources and communication identified and approved in the NC Appalachian GEAR UP Partnership grants. This position requires a strong foundational knowledge of college access and readiness best practices and serves as an educator to other professionals responsible for providing services to GEAR UP students served by the grant. The position requires strong teamwork and collaboration skills and an understanding of individual school district needs and will work to actively seek new opportunities, partnerships, and services that can help meet those needs. In addition, this position will:
Develop and promote online materials and informational resources including a monthly newsletter.
Determine grant-wide needs and propose/create programmatic initiatives & services that help meet those needs.
Collect, develop, and distribute college access resources which can be applied, executed, and referenced in GEAR UP target schools and families.
Assist as needed with the delivery of direct student services such as summer camps, parent/student workshops, etc.
The Division of Enrollment Management is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse University community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.
Prefer baccalaureate degree program to be in related field such as education, management, or public administration. Master's degree preferred, especially in communications, higher education, student services administration/leadership, school counseling, or school administration. Strongly prefer at least four years of program implementation experience involving college access, readiness, and success support to students and school administrators including knowledge of post-secondary education requirements, financial aid, and college match and fit. Strongly prefer at least 3 years of communication experience. Knowledge of leading edge educational and communication platforms and software necessary.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am -5:00 pm; some night and weekend work required.
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.