Academic Advisor

Jun 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Advisor

Requisition Number:

Department: 3900100501-First Year Experience

Position Type:

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
First Year Experience. The Academic Advisor assists students with major exploration and provides students with in-depth information concerning course descriptions, program requirements, prerequisites and registration procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Assists students in the major selection process through guided exploration of self-assessments, majors, and careers.
  • Advises students on academic requirements and aligns course selection with student interests.
  • Develops new initiatives to support undeclared and other exploring students in the major-selection process.
  • Participates in SOAR (Southern's Orientation, Advisement and Registration) sessions including presentations, advisement and registration.
  • Tracks and assesses student academic progress and major selection data.
  • Supervises undergraduate peer academic advisors.
  • Assists with other tasks within First-Year Experience as assigned.

    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 related 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:

    Preferred Experience::
    One or more years of related higher education experience

    Salary Range: $32,000

    Job Open Date: 06/16/2017

    Job Closing Date: 7/7/2017

    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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