Student Services Paraprofessional (Transfer Coordinator)

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Posting NumberS03478PWorking TitleStudent Services Paraprofessional (Transfer Coordinator)DepartmentCOE Student ServicesAbout 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 websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8 AM-5 PM

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date07/08/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date08/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation 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 TitleStudent Services Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in student affairs or related area

Position Summary

May counsel and confer with students and prospective students within a program of study or regarding a student service; provides program and departmental procedures, policies, goals and objectives, technical guidance and problem resolution. Works closely with students transferring to UGA College of Education.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

>Skills in written and verbal communication.
>Knowledge of university and college degree requirements; ability to interpret and communicate them to students, faculty, and staff.
>Excellent organizational and time management skills; effective problem-solving skills.
>Ability to use Internet, databases, and Microsoft Office.
>Ability to work with undergraduate students.
> Ability to establish and maintain effective collegial working relationships.

Physical Demands

sitting at desk/working on computer for long periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?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.




● Coordinates and explores undergraduate recruitment opportunities and assists students looking to complete a transfer to UGA
● Serves as the contact for outside organizations seeking information on recruiting events such as Transfer counselors and Transfer institutions in and outside USG
● Serves as contact person for all inquiries from prospective undergraduate transfer students
● Serves as contact for meeting with transfer students one on one for prospective student visits about transfer and transfer equivalency
● Organize, promote, and carry out visit events for prospective Transfer students and their families on a monthly basis (Transfer Tuesday Visit Event Program
● Tracks the progress of current visit programs with a mid-year and end of year review to better the program from year to year
● Understands UGA policy on the Core to Core transfer and assists prospective transfer students with course questions regarding transfer policy
● Coordinates and explores transfer recruitment opportunities from 2 year and 4 year institutions and conducts the implementation of endeavors approved by the Director of Student Engagement
● Serves as the contact for outside organizations seeking information on recruiting events also attends these events as COE Representative
● Works with Advisors to assist and oversee private visits/meetings with prospective students

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● Coordinates and explores undergraduate recruitment opportunities and assists students looking to complete a transfer to UGA
● Maintains COE Transfer Handbook and other transfer student intake materials
● Teach College of Education Transfer Seminar (EDUC 4200) during fall and spring semesters
● Collaborate with Office of Student Services staff on Transfer Orientation during Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
● Explores and researches ways to serve underrepresented student populations
● Plans events and coordinates these events for retention of COE Transfer students
● Works with Transfer Ambassadors, Tau Sigma and other student groups to include COE events and/or table in our buildings for our students.

Percentage of time30 Duties/Responsibilities


● Maintains prospective student data in a database to track event attendance, student program involvement, etc. Creates and provides reports.
● Works with leadership to create and implement a strategic recruitment plan for transfer students and their recruitment and retention within COE
● Builds relationships with Program Coordinators, Departments, UGA Offices, and members of recruiting networks
● Works with the web team to design and maintain the prospective student visit forms and web features
● Collaborate with Recruitment and Visit coordinator to ensure that recruitment policies and strategic plans are cohesive.
● Collaborate with Advisors on best practices when working with transfer students before, during and after their transfer.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Serving on ARC, become member of NISTS, gets involved with leadership with Tau Sigma, assists on other transfer related committees within UGA or COE.

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 9/14/2019
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