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Posting NumberS05274PWorking TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR IIDepartmentHonors ProgramAbout 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 [email protected] TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday
8am to 5pm

Advertised Salary$35,568-$37,000Posting Date10/12/2020Open until filledNoClosing Date11/02/2020Proposed Starting Date11/01/2020Special 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleAcademic Services ProfessionalFLSAExemptJob 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

Provide academic advising services to students in the Honors Program, and assist Honors students with questions regarding the program’s academic requirements and graduation distinctions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of academic advising and the University’s policies and procedures, and have the ability to communicate them. Important characteristics are self-motivation, attention to detail, strong organization skills, effective problem solving, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and ability to work effectively with undergraduate students. The candidate will handle sensitive situations and documentation in a caring and confidential manner, and work with minimal supervision and in a professional, team-oriented environment, demonstrating respect and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.

Physical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal, on campus travel, filing, and occasional lifting items weighing approximately 5-15 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes 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?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.



Academic advising:
•Provide primary academic advising to first and second year Honors students majoring in various arts & sciences disciplines, including undecided students, regarding all requirements of their programs of study;
•Provide primary academic advising to intended business, intended journalism and mass communications, and intended pharmacy Honors student, regarding program and admission requirements;
•Provide secondary advising to Honors students whose primary advisor is not in Honors;
•Discuss minors, certificates and other academic opportunities including experiential learning and Double Dawgs programs;
•Provide referrals to pre-professional offices and other UGA resources;
•Maintain student records in SAGE advising system and DegreeWorks planner;
•Assist lead advisor with data management and organization of advising;
•Provide weekly walk-in hours to assist both lower and upper division Honors students.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

First Year Orientation:
•Provide comprehensive academic advising for incoming first year Honors students throughout the entirety of summer orientation;
•Assist lead advisor with preparation of summer orientation documents, and organization and implementation of orientation events, including speaking at admitted Honors student welcome presentations.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Professional Development:
•Attend Honors Program staff meetings, Honors advisors’ meetings, advisor workshops, advising certificate courses, and other professional development opportunities;
•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the requirements of multiple majors in the Franklin, Terry, and Grady Colleges as well as admission requirements for the UGA College of Pharmacy;
•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the academic of opportunities available to students (minors, certificates, experiential learning opportunities, Double Dawgs, etc.)
•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of admission requirements for various professional programs.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

-Applications and Scholarship Review:

Serve on committee to review applications for Honors and Honors scholarships, including the University’s premiere scholarship, the Foundation FellowshipPercentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

- Honors Advising/Graduation Processing:
•Meet with Honors student to review their progress toward and assess eligibility for Honors Program graduation distinction, including final processing of exit reviews;
•Meeting with students to discuss Honors academic standing policy, probation, dismissal, etc.
•Assist lead advisor with graduation processing tasks.

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Honors Programming & Events:
•Assist as needed with various events sponsored by the Honors Program, including the Spring CURO Symposium and the Foundation Fellows Interview weekend.
Other duties as assigned by the Director and Associate Director of the Honors Program.

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




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      Posted: 10/15/2020
      Application Due: 1/13/2021
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