Academic Advisor I

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02948P Working Title Academic Advisor I Department Terry College Assoc Dean for Undergrad Progs About the University of Georgia

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

8 AM – 5 PM; Monday thru Friday.

Advertised Salary $30,000 Commensurate with Experience. Posting Date 04/18/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 05/06/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area 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.

Position Information

Classification Title Academic Services Professional Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family Student Services FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor I are to meet with assigned students and provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, from major admission to graduation. A high level of independent work is expected in service to students. An Academic Advisor I must maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students.

This position is also dedicated to a partnership with the UGA Exploratory Center during all freshman and transfer orientation sessions/advising requirements during summer and winter orientation dates.

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, disability, or protected veteran status.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Provide complete and accurate information on core and major requirements as mandated by the UGA Bulletin term under which the student was admitted.
Be organized and detailed in communicating accurate information to students.
Ability to communicate well via one-on-one appointments, email, telephone and social media.

Physical Demands

Working in a standard office environment.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Advise Terry Major/Certificate Students

Meet with assigned students to advise them on departmental and University curriculum requirements and to provide in-depth information and answer questions related to majors and/or certificates in the Terry College of Business. Provide each student with accurate information about the student’s program of study, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations and maintain notes about advising meetings. Provide accurate information regarding students’ academic progress from major/certificate admission to graduation. Answer student questions and concerns in a timely manner by phone, email and on a walk-in basis. Direct students to resources on campus, including but not limited to other departments/colleges at UGA, study abroad programs, tutoring and other forms of academic assistance, etc. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed. If applicable, provide support to Senior Advisor through advising and outreach to students in the department, including but not limited to viewing and printing student advising audits, monitoring and controlling the appointment and walk-in process, performing graduation checks and maintaining current files on all students assigned. Create and update advising materials; maintain up-to-date records on students in the major and department-related programs (e.g., certificates). Archive such records as necessary.

Percentage of time 70 Duties/Responsibilities


Advise During All UGA Orientation Sessions

Work under the direction of the UGA Exploratory Center and the Terry College Director of Undergraduate Programs to advise incoming freshmen and transfer students as assigned during all UGA orientation sessions (includes summer and spring orientation dates).

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities


Attend Meetings & Professional Development

Maintain knowledge of the rules and policies of the school affecting degree/certificate programs by regularly attending mandatory staff/advisor meetings. Regularly attending advisor workshops and other professional development opportunities closely related to academic advising (i.e., Certificate in Advising, Diversity Certificate and others) is also an expectation of the position. Attend Terry and UGA functions as required (including but not limited to Terry Majors Fair, Terry Convocation, Terry Major Orientation, UGA Orientation Sessions, Welcome Back Events, Advisor Workshops, etc.). Meet periodically with direct supervisor, senior advisor in applicable department and Exploratory Center director to coordinate assignments and enhance internal communication efforts.

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Provide Career Advisement

Provide students information on career opportunities; facilitate communications between students and the UGA Career Center, the department and employers, as well as between the department and Terry’s Undergraduate Student Services and Corporate Relations office.

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Assist in administrative duties in support of the Terry College and its programs as deemed necessary or assigned by Director/Department Head.

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 4/27/2019
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