Academic Advisor I

Job description

Academic Advisor I

Job ID: 223015
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0103001 - Student Athlete Srvs-Academics

Job Summary
This professional academic advising position is responsible for assisting student-athletes by providing comprehensive academic advising and support service programs. Oversee academic support for various teams as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Services. Responsibilities would include being up to date on Georgia Southern, Sun Belt, and NCAA rules and regulations in regards to the academics of student-athletes. Will be responsible for providing various reports that tracks the eligibility of each student-athletes, progress towards degree, and progress to towards graduation.


  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Collaborate with campus advising units in developing academic schedules, counseling regarding change of major requests and auditing student progress towards graduation
  • Assist student-athletes in identifying the various resources on campus that can help them navigate the college experience
  • Perform preliminary evaluation of transfer credits towards Georgia Southern policies and NCAA rules
  • Develop and maintain appropriate files and records
  • Provide students with in-depth information concerning course descriptions, prerequisites, and registration procedures
  • Create appropriate and individualized academic support plans and goals for high achieving and at-risk student athletes
  • Promote study skill development and diverse learning strategies
  • Communicate with athletics administration, coaching staff and faculty regarding student athlete progress
  • Monitor academic progress as it relates to the NCAA, the Sun Belt Conference, and Georgia Southern policies and regulations
  • Assist in recruiting prospective student athletes and their families to provide information regarding academics at Georgia Southern
  • Must meet weekly with respective coaches to discuss the academic progress of athletic teams
  • Meet regularly with new freshmen and at-risk student athletes to track academic progress

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • One or more years of related work experience

Required Qualifications
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Two or more years of related work experience

Proposed Salary
$38,000 - $38,750

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Understanding of campus resources available to students
  • Understanding of advisement theory and practices

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize advisor resources at a basic level as required
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and work alongside other campus resources

Apply Before Date
January 27, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Travel required
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 1/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time