Oct 05, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor II are to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about the student's intended degree program, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings. The advisor will help students navigate university advising applications and resources such as DegreeWorks, SAGE, the bulletin, Athena, and other websites/resources as necessary. Advisors also assist students with referrals to departments and other colleges at UGA, study abroad programs, tutoring and other forms of academic assistance, etc. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed. An Academic Advisor II must maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students. Regular attendance at staff meetings is mandatory and workshop and retreat attendance is also an expected part of the position. Advisor must be available and able to work in a group setting at a designated location throughout June, July and early August orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfers. Therefore, leave request should be scheduled around breaks in the orientation schedules throughout the summer. The work of an advisor is ever changing and evolving. Employees must be able to adapt to new computer applications and processes as the university expands resources into this important aspect of a student's academic career. The University of Georgia is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Minimum Qualifications Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and three years of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved