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-Master's degree from an accredited institution. -3 to 5 years advising experience -Experience working with students in a college setting and a demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students. -Evidence of a commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide academic advising services and academic support to student athletes from a caseload of football, and other assigned teams, on a full-time 12 month basis
Oversight of football academics in collaboration with two other football academic advisors
Serve as a mentor and resource to student athletes, and make appropriate referrals to services on campus such as Counseling & Psychological Services, Learning Specialist, and/or Office of Disability Services, as needed
Closely monitor at-risk student athletes and provide additional academic resources as needed
Demonstrate commitment to, and compliance with, Appalachian State University's and the Department of Athletics policies and procedures as well as the Sun Belt conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations
Keep accurate records and documentation of all student contacts for accountability purposes while maintaining confidentiality
Keep current on NCAA eligibility standards in order to monitor and communicate student athlete eligibility with students and coaches
Work closely with the Eligibility Specialist to ensure accurate NCAA Eligibility Certification for all student athletes in caseload
Assist with data collection for reports such as Academic Progress Rate, Graduation Success Rate and the Annual Report
Assist football coaching staff, and coaching staff of other assigned sport(s), with providing academic information to prospective students and their parents during official and unofficial recruiting visits
Attend monthly compliance meetings with team administrators, compliance and coaching staff
Supervise two (2) Graduate Assistants (20 hours/week) for football
Coordinate academic meetings and grade reports for the football coaching staff and academic staff
Maintain positive working relationships with faculty, coaches and administrators, and serve as an advocate for student athletes across campus and in the community
Work closely with colleagues within the Student Learning Center and serve as a liaison between the Student Learning Center, Athletics Department, and faculty
Position requires some evening and weekend work
4 or more years of athletic academic advising experience
Experience working with academically at-risk student athletes
Ability to establish excellent rapport with students, parents and families, colleagues and the campus community
Advanced technology skills and experience with the ability to quickly learn technical advising tools including Banner, Degree Works, Jump Forward, and One Note.
Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
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.