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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.
At least one year working in college access, college counseling, or student advising.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with emphasis on one-on-one and small group interactions.
Commitment to working productively as a team.
Demonstrated leadership experience.
Demonstrated innovative programming and/or opportunities to support college access.
Ability to effectively lead, train, and manage staff.
Must possess ability to maintain and protect confidential information in a professional manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of the Assistant Director for Appalachian College Advising Corps (ACAC) is to support the Program Director in recruiting, training, and supervising College Advisers. The Assistant Director will support the Program Director in individual adviser and program evaluation. The Assistant Director will organize and run events and serve as a representative of ACAC when the Program Director is unavailable. This individual reports to the Program Director for ACAC, who reports to the Director of College Access Partnerships.
Duties and Responsibilities of the position includes, but are not limited to:
College Adviser Recruitment
Manage recruitment for 12-18 college advisers per year.
Actively engage with the undergraduate student community at Appalachian State and visit organizations and classrooms to make presentations on behalf of ACAC.
Keep recruitment information up-to-date.
Register for and staff ACAC booth at campus career fairs.
Coordinate search committee to recruit new advisers.
College Adviser Training and Supervision
Aid the Program Director with supervision and guidance of Advisers.
Assist advisers in development of site-specific work plans.
Regularly visit partner high schools and ACAC advisers to offer advice and counsel and to troubleshoot concerns as necessary.
Provide written performance evaluation to advisers at mid-year and end-of-year evaluation points.
Manage AmeriCorps Time Records of advisers.
Communicate regularly with advisers to provide on-going feedback.
Assist in planning and implementation of all virtual and in person trainings including Summer Training and ongoing in-service trainings.
Monitor Adviser progress towards meeting key performance goals.
Provide quality control of adviser data entry in the CAC database used to track student services and interactions.
Coordinate the Gratitude Campaign along with the Program Director, oversee AmeriCorps funding regulations and CAC national office requirements.
Help to publicize and promote the ACAC program in person and through letters, newsletters, social media, and other avenues.
Work with the Program Director to develop and support program goals.
Master’s Degree achieved or in progress.
Previous experience working with College Advising Corps.
Previous work in a school district working with students and school counselors.
Understanding and experience with college admissions process and college access.
Strong technology skills including Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
Exceptional communication skills including experience with social media outreach and campaigns.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Occasionally, this employee will be expected to work evenings or weekends.
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.