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Academic Advisor I

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Position

Position: Academic Advisor I

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Richards College of Business

Nature of Work

The role of the academic advisor focuses on student retention, progression and graduation and involves various activities and duties that facilitate students’ success.

In this position, the academic advisor will primarily provide advising for first and second year students in the Richards College of Business. The advisor will be asked to participate in outreach efforts to connect students to advising, maintain detailed records of appointments including information disseminated to students, refer students to appropriate campus resources, and adhere to all policies associated with the university, particularly those regarding confidentiality of student information.In addition to academic advising, common tasks might include representing the Richards College at various orientation and student information events, assisting in the development of marketing plans to promote Richards College programs to current and prospective students, conducting surveys of graduates and employers, assisting with career development for current students, assisting in assessment activities in the Richards College, and developing special programs for students in the Richards College. The candidate must also have the ability to use and learn technology to include Microsoft Office and various technological tools used for academic advising.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university required. Excellent communication skills and ability to relate well with students, faculty, and staff. Good organizational skills are required. Good critical thinking skills and ability to accurately advise students on course selections. Good analytical skills, and good computer aptitude and skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, publishing and graphics software) are also expected. Experience with Student Information Systems such as Banner SIS is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience in higher education, in advising or related area.

Salary

Minimum $35,796 - midpoint $46,740

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

May occasionally involve lifting materials from 10 to 25 pounds.

Notice to Applicants

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

Posting Date

11.6.18 – 11.19.18

Link & Applicant Documents

http://jobs.westga.edu/postings/14553; Required Documents: resume, cover letter; Optional Documents: up to two letters of reference

Position

Position: Academic Advisor I

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Richards College of Business

Nature of Work

The role of the academic advisor focuses on student retention, progression and graduation and involves various activities and duties that facilitate students’ success.

In this position, the academic advisor will primarily provide advising for first and second year students in the Richards College of Business. The advisor will be asked to participate in outreach efforts to connect students to advising, maintain detailed records of appointments including information disseminated to students, refer students to appropriate campus resources, and adhere to all policies associated with the university, particularly those regarding confidentiality of student information.In addition to academic advising, common tasks might include representing the Richards College at various orientation and student information events, assisting in the development of marketing plans to promote Richards College programs to current and prospective students, conducting surveys of graduates and employers, assisting with career development for current students, assisting in assessment activities in the Richards College, and developing special programs for students in the Richards College. The candidate must also have the ability to use and learn technology to include Microsoft Office and various technological tools used for academic advising.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university required. Excellent communication skills and ability to relate well with students, faculty, and staff. Good organizational skills are required. Good critical thinking skills and ability to accurately advise students on course selections. Good analytical skills, and good computer aptitude and skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, publishing and graphics software) are also expected. Experience with Student Information Systems such as Banner SIS is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience in higher education, in advising or related area.

Salary

Minimum $35,796 - midpoint $46,740

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

May occasionally involve lifting materials from 10 to 25 pounds.

Notice to Applicants

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

Posting Date

11.6.18 – 11.19.18

Link & Applicant Documents

http://jobs.westga.edu/postings/14553; Required Documents: resume, cover letter; Optional Documents: up to two letters of reference

 

 

 

 

 

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