Academic Advisor (Waycross Campus)

Job description

Title:Academic Advisor (Waycross Campus) Department:Academic Support Job Category:Staff Regular/Temporary:Regular Salary:$16.89 p/h Open Date:07/20/2018 Description:


  • Advise students at all levels and in all pathways
  • Understand requirements for all degree programs offered by SGSC and make appropriate referrals for advising in baccalaureate programs
  • Offer retention support by working to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies and refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance
  • Assist in training faculty and staff advisors
  • Promote academic success through educational, wellness, cultural and social programs
  • Monitor progress of and report on academic success initiatives
  • Teach sections of SGSC 1000 (College Orientation and Success) as needed
  • Participate in new student orientations and other advising events
  • Participate in assessment of advising services
  • Maintain student records and reports
  • Able to work independently and with groups
  • Able to work as a team member and serve on committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Knowledge of BANNER advising/registration system
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia and Board of Regents policies
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations related to remedial courses
  • Knowledge of student support services
  • Knowledge of general financial aid rules
  • Knowledge of general transfer policies
  • Knowledge of degree audit programs
  • Knowledge of residence halls’ policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the provision of advising to potential and current students
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
  • High-level skill in oral and written communication
  • Excellent customer service skills


Reports to the Director of Academic Success


Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting / residence hall setting
  • The Functional Capacity Requirement Form for this position outlines the physical job requirements (attached)


  • None

Required Qualifications:


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years
  • Ability to understand college catalog and help students make appropriate choices of courses for degree completion or transfer
  • Understanding of grade point average calculations and ability to guide students toward increasing GPA
  • Reliable with good time management skills and ability to identify and complete needed tasks
  • Ability to travel between assigned campuses and to work after-hour events as needed
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Banner system preferred
Desired Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • 2 years’ experience in academic advising and/or academic coaching




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Posted: 2/14/2019
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time