Academic Counselor

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DescriptionThe Office of First-Year & Transition Programs in the Office of Student Success is looking to recruit an Academic Counselor to serve 1st and 2nd-year students. The Academic Counselor will create and implement effective programs designed to provide academic support for undergraduate students as they transition from high school and other collegiate institutions. The support of these kinds of retention initiatives is an essential part of Georgia State meeting the goals that are outlined in the Strategic Plan. Academic Counselors are on the front lines of the institutions’ commitment to helping students from all backgrounds succeed at high rates. First-generation, low income, rural, minority students and others often need additional support and interventions to be successful. Academic Counselors work with programs such as Success Academy, Peer Mentors, service learning, academic coaching and other departmental retention initiatives designed to support the academic progression of undergraduate students. A focus in the coming years will be the implementation of the University’s College to Career Initiative.


The Academic Counselor will work with the Freshman Learning Communities (FLC) in all capacities, especially scheduling the courses in the FLC, recruiting and training GSU 1010 New Student Orientation instructors, and assisting in schedule adjustments. The Academic Counselor will also oversee the service learning component of the GSU 1010 course. The Academic Counselor will be expected to teach GSU 1010. The Academic Counselor will also provide administrative support to Perspective classes.

QualificationsBachelor's degree and four years of related experience; or combination of education and related experience. Master's degree preferred.

College/Business Unit02/25/19, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Provost & VP Academic Affairs
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 02/19/19, 12:00:00 AM




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Posted: 2/19/2019
Application Due: 2/26/2019
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