Academic Advisor

Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Advisor

Requisition Number:

Department: 3900190121-IT Student Services, Dept of

Position Type: Staff

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
IT Student Services Center. The Academic Advisor provides students with in-depth information concerning course descriptions, program requirements, prerequisites and registration procedures. Multiple positions are available.

Essential Functions

  • Advises and assists students in development of academic plans and class schedules.
  • Analyzes applications, transfers evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit of the university.
  • Assists in the resolution of individual academic problems.
  • Provides advisement on academic program changes.
  • Participates in SOAR (Southern's Orientation, Advisement and Registration) sessions including presentations, advisement, and registration.
  • Assists with data collection, analysis, and reporting.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s degree

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

    Minimum Experience Required:
    One or more years of work experience

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

    Preferred Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to one of the disciplines represented in the College of Engineering and IT.

    Preferred Experience:
    Familiarity with advising software such as Banner and DegreeWorks. One or more years of related higher education work experience.

    Salary Range: Minimum $15.38 per hour

    Job Open Date: 03/30/2017

    Job Closing Date: 4/21/2017

    Special Instructions Summary:

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    Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.

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