ACADEMIC ADVISOR III

Location
Athens, GA
Posted
Aug 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: The person in this position will advise pre-health students at the University of Georgia. They will assist students from all pre-health tracks (medical, dental, optometry, allied health and nursing) focusing on specific areas of need within the office. This person will advise students on the application process to all of these schools. This person will also be the primary contact for pre-health students who seek help with writing their personal statement for their application and those who would like to set up mock interviews. This person will run workshops for pre-health students and will be charged to set up and maintain a pre-health mentoring network to put current students in touch with near peers (those alumni who are now in professional schools and those who have recently graduated from those schools) and with local professionals for advice and shadowing opportunities. This person will also assist the other pre-health advisors with student appointment overflow, help manage caseloads for the advisors in the department, and will prepare materials for student as they explore various health careers.

Responsibilities: Meets with and advises current students, alumni, and previous applicants on an individual basis. Also meets with other UGA advisors, faculty, and recruiters. Assists students by answering questions on options, procedures, timetables, requirements, and deadlines for allied-health and nursing school applications and other pre-health students as needed.

Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and five years appropriate experience OR Master's degree and two years of appropriate experience; OR seven years of progressively responsible experience; OR any equivalent 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.