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Background Check Statement:
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Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Completed minimum of 18 hours towards Master's Degree in College Student Development, Higher Education or related field. Work, internship or practicum experience in career development, advising or first year programming and housing/residence life experience; solid foundation in counseling skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task and take initiative; ability to lead and mentor students; and a passion for working with first/second year and transfer/early college students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Career Counseling & Programming
Utilize a variety of tools and self-assessment inventories to provide one-on-one career counseling and follow up to primarily first-year students who are deciding their majors/careers
Support all career coaches in offering career development programming and presentations to classes, clubs, Greek organizations, and other student groups and clubs, especially those not connected to an academic college
Serve on Early College Residential Learning Community leadership team
Support Assistant Director in all programming and presentations offered during fall and spring orientation for new students
Provide group career counseling sessions for deciding students during orientation and the fall semester
Residence Life Programming and Engagement
The Coordinator is required to live on campus in a residence hall at no cost to the successful candidate
Collaborate with Assistant Director for Residence Education to deliver career exploration and development programming that aligns with the Residential Learning Plan (a curricular approach to programming in the residence halls). This will include assessment and evaluation
Work closely with University Housing during June and July to prepare for implementing the Residential Learning Plan during the upcoming academic year as well as other duties as assigned in order to gain greater functional understanding of Housing operations during the summer
Provide interest and personality assessment group sessions to Residence Life staff and students living on-campus (primarily first-year students)
Offer career services programs to all students living in residence halls with particular attention to providing career exploration programming to Residential Learning Communities
Serve as liaison and conduct career exploration and development presentations to all housing organizations (Resident Assistant Council, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary)
Completed Master's Degree in College Student Development, Higher Education or related field. Knowledge of the unique needs of first year, second year, and transfer students; a commitment to inclusivity, diversity and social justice; and demonstrated success in program development and delivery.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: This position will have a standard Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm work schedule that may be modified to accommodate evening and weekend work.
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.