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Posting NumberS03909PWorking TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR IIDepartmentAdvising 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 websitehttps://prehealth.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

40 hours per week; Monday-Friday; some evenings may be required.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date09/10/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 20, 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
Caroline Piotrowski, [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

A person in this position will serve as the primary advisor for students at the University of Georgia applying to allied-health (e.g., physician assistant, anesthesiology assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) and nursing schools. The position involves advising students on the allied-health and nursing school application process, coordinating with other UGA units that advise and support students applying to allied-health and nursing school, and coordinating programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to allied-health and nursing school.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Thorough knowledge of the requirements and process for gaining admission into allied-health and nursing school. Knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study, especially those related to allied-health and nursing school admissions requirements. Effective problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with office staff as well as colleagues in other units on campus. Knowledge and competence in computer skills. Ability to apply original and creating thinking to develop and improve methods and procedures. Ability to develop and deliver presentations to various groups on campus.

Physical Demands

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, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)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.



Meets with and advises prospective and current students on an individual basis. Also meets with other UGA advisors, faculty, and professional school admissions personnel. Assists students by answering questions on options, procedures, timetables, requirements, and deadlines for allied health and nursing school requirements.

Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities


Maintains hours for walk-in students to address general questions. Meets with prospective students.

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Allocates time for responding to student questions submitted electronically (e.g., email) and disseminating information through the official Pre-Health Advising office list-serv.

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Assists Coordinator with programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to allied health and nursing schools.

Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities


Assists Coordinator with supporting the various allied health and nursing student organizations.

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Professional Development:
Attend any classes related to academic advising or related topics. This can include, but is not limited to, completing the Certificate in Academic Advising, attendance at national and regional meetings of the National Association for Advising the Health Professions (NAAHP), or attendance at fairs/conferences at other institutions in the region.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. List of References with Contact Information




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    Posted: 9/11/2019
    Application Due: 10/17/2019
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