Career & Academic Advisor

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Position Title:

Career & Academic Advisor

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External - Open to All Applicants

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Nature of Work:

The Career and Academic Advisor is responsible for assisting students in the development of their career and academic goals/plans, and for guiding students as they explore career development opportunities and employment at the College of Coastal Georgia and beyond. In addition, this position will assist first-year students, especially those that have not declared a major, by assessing their interests, abilities, and personal values to help them make informed and purposeful academic and career decisions. The Career and Academic Advisor will assure the highest levels of student satisfaction while serving students through ongoing guidance as well as enrollment and registration processes. This position will be expected to implement the use of best practices in academic advising and career development. The Career and Academic Advisor is a full-time, 12-month professional position in Academic Affairs, reporting to the Associate Director of Career and Academic Advising.

Essential Duties :

•Provide expert and proactive advising for students through the development of structured academic plans. The advisor will monitor students’ academic progress and provide interventions or referrals, as necessary.
•Provide career and academic advising services to students, utilizing career assessments related to career exploration and decision making.
•Communicate and interpret CCGA policies and procedures, including general education requirements, graduation requirements, curriculum modifications, course adds/drops/withdrawals, etc.
•Collaborate with their supervisor and appropriate faculty to create relevant programming and events and to ensure that accurate information is provided for students.
•Be able to travel and provide advising at the Camden Center and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities as necessary.
•Facilitate resume, cover letter and job search skill development.
•Facilitate workshops, presentations, individual counseling sessions, and other relevant programs on topics related to career and academic development.
•Assist their supervisor, as needed, with planning and unit goals.
•Maintain ongoing professional development via involvement with relevant professional associations.
•Perform work with considerable independence under the general direction of their supervisor and assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Training:

•A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling, education, or a related field.
•Experience providing career planning, academic advising or related student services, preferably in a college/university setting.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong organizational and time management skills.
•Knowledgeable of best practices regarding academic advising, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and job searching.
•Familiar with a variety of career and academic development resources – both in print and online.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information:

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time