ACADEMIC ADVISOR I
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberS03921PWorking TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR IDepartmentAdvising 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 websitehttps://explore.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
40 hours per week (Monday-Friday)Advertised Salary$30,000Posting Date09/10/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/22/2019Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by October 4, 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 https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Nominations,questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Eberhart, [email protected], Search Committee Chair.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 ServicesFTE1.00Minimum 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
The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor I are to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings.
Advisors also assist students with referrals to departments and other 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.
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.
Regular attendance at staff meetings is mandatory and workshop and retreat attendance is also an expected part of the position. All Advisors must be available and able to work in a group setting at a designated location throughout June, July and early August orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfers.
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 CompetenciesPhysical Demands
Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
Light Lifting.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.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Meet with students to recommend courses for the next semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, direct students to resources on campus. This involves extensive prep time and awareness of various campus related software and resources.Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Answer 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 Duties/Responsibilities
Student Walk in Times
Answer student questions during open office hours.Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Regularly attend staff meetings for updates, any scheduled committee meetings, and others as needed.Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Attend any classes related to academic advising or related materials. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising.Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions
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