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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03462PWorking TitleACADEMIC ADVISORDepartmentPublic Health Academic AffairsAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM with occasional after hours as necessary.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date07/01/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/15/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by July 10, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position and current resume. All applicants must apply online at Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Heather McEachern, [email protected], Search Committee Chair.
Heather McEachern

Location of VacancyAthens 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 TitleAcademic Services ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyStudent ServicesFTE1.0Minimum 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 QualificationsPosition Summary

This position provides academic advisement for College of Public Health majors.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of the fields of public health. Familiar with university degree requirements and academic advisement procedures. Ability to interpret academic transcripts and student records, clearly communicate degree requirements and options, plan programs of study, propose solutions to academic problems and discuss possible careers with students. Skilled in oral/written communication. Possess good interpersonal relations and patience in working with students. Ability to appropriately schedule time and organize records. Word processing and data-base management using Microsoft Office; ability to use IMS system student advisement; knowledge of e-mail, internet and other software used by a University.

Physical Demands

Will sit or stand for long periods of time, lift up to 25 pounds.

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?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit 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.



Advises students in planning a UGA program of study.
Meets with students to recommend courses for the next semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, direct students to resources on campus.

Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities


Administrative Time: Answers student and staff emails, schedule meetings and networking opportunities and work on projects to benefit the advising office. A high level of independent work is expected.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Develops and maintains advisement files and data management via computer programs. Answer student questions during open office hours.

Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities


Assists students who are having academic difficulties. Completes graduation check sheets in consultation with students.

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Staff Meetings: Regularly attend staff meetings for updates as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 7/3/2019
    Application Due: 7/27/2019
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