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Posting Details

Posting NumberS04005PWorking TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR IDepartmentFranklin College Student Academic 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 PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Mon-Fri 8:00 to 5:00

Advertised Salary$30,000Posting Date09/17/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/28/2019Special 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 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 Qualifications

A Master’s degree and at least one liberal arts degree are preferred. Advising experience or a strong background working with students may override the preference for a Master’s degree. Academic advising experience with college-age students.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Academic Advisor I is 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 within Franklin, 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’ personal, professional, and academic development during their time in college and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed.

An 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 weekly 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 throughout June, July, and early August orientation sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts and sciences education
• Cultural sensitivity, understanding of diverse student needs, and commitment to creating a respectful and inclusive environment
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students
• Ability to exercise sound reasoning and good judgment
• Effective decision making and problem solving skills
• Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in situations of stress
• Ability to work both independently and with a team, and to effectively negotiate and manage conflict
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
• Ability to handle sensitive situations and documentation in a caring and confidential manner
• Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and tact

Physical Demands

Use of 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, 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.



Advising Students
Meet 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
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


Student Walk in Times
Answer student questions during open office hours.

Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities


Staff Meetings
Regularly attend staff meetings for updates, any scheduled committee meetings, and others as needed.

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Professional Development
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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe any previous professional academic advising experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/18/2019
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