ACADEMIC ADVISOR II
Position Summary: This position is for an experienced professional advisor who will serve in the new Exploratory Center working with undeclared and mis-declared students who are making major changes. This advisor will be responsible for advising and maintaining regular contact with a roster of students during the major exploration process, guiding them through that process using appropriate resources and programs, responding to student communications and making referrals to other campus units. This person will also assist with program design with other stakeholders on campus, and develop materials, as needed.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Academic Advisor is 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. An Advisor must maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students. An Advisor II in the Exploratory Center will work directly with students to develop a major search plan and goals, perform academic advising consistent with the student's current stage of development of a major focus, and maintain correspondence, referrals and support of students throughout the process to major declaration or change. Full participation in Orientation advising throughout the year is expected.
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
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.