Academic Advisor

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Department: Office of the Provost

Position Summary: The undergraduate academic advisor will advise prospective, new, and continuing students on requirements for the undergraduate academic programs at GSU and initiate and participate in enrollment management activities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 80% Provide primary advising from pre-admission to graduation for undergraduate students in the various academic programs. Communicate with students in person (on-campus and off-campus), by phone, e-mail or other electronic communication methods to answer questions and requests for information with accurate and clear answers. Assist with retention activities for undergraduate students in support of the University and College enrollment management goals. 10% Recruit and promote all programs in GSU to prospective students in support of the University enrollment management goals during the days, evenings, and occasional weekends. 10% Participate in professional development and meeting with the colleges. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: a€¢ Bachelora€™s degree required; mastera€™s degree preferred. a€¢ Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with flexible hours a€¢ Strong interpersonal skills a€¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills a€¢ Ability to accurately and efficiently use a variety of Microsoft office (word processing, spreadsheet and/or database, PowerPoint) to create/produce letters, reports, flyers and other documents; ability to learn and successfully use new software programs and ERP systems to fulfill job requirements. a€¢ Demonstrated experience working with students, faculty, college staff, and community college advisors. a€¢ Experience working successfully with diverse populations; able to demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability, age and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working at GSU. a€¢ Ability to multi-task, handle projects and prioritize based on program goals and objectives. a€¢ Ability to work with independently, where the responsibilities and the University calendar and programs drive priorities and deadlines. Actively work with supervisor to coordinate workflow.

Preferred Qualifications: a€¢ Mastera€™s degree preferred a€¢ Experience working with transfer programs and students preferred

Work Schedule: Typically 8:30-5:00 with some evening and weekend hours required.

Type of Position Being Requested: Academic Support Professional

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0154P




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Posted: 10/17/2017
Application Due: 10/17/2018
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