Director of University Academic Advising Services
Position Summary: The Office of Instruction invites applications for the position of Director of University Academic Advising Services. The Director provides leadership for university-wide academic advising initiatives and ongoing support for college-level advising services, including the Exploratory Center. The Director must possess in-depth knowledge of academic advising operations and functions and best practices in advisement, student guidance, and career planning. The Director collaborates with other senior Office of Instruction staff to achieve the University's overarching academic goals. This is a full-time position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Instruction.
Responsibilities: Strategically plans, manages, and participates in academic advising initiatives, with an emphasis on university-level projects that advance student success, especially those focusing on high rates of retention, timely degree completion, or successful participation in programs such as "Double Dawgs."
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.