Academic Advisor I

Job description

We are seeking to recruit multiple Academic Advisor I positions to conduct individual and group student academic advisement, to assist departments/units with verbal or written academic plans, and to interpret and implement university policies and procedures in the areas of student enrollment and evaluation. We are searching for staff who can find ways to continue to improve some of the fastest-growing graduation rates in the nation.  A successful candidate for this position must be dedicated to encouraging student success with high attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.


Examples of duties include:

  • Advises prospective and current students about academic requirements and selection of courses using advising systems and technologies. Disseminates information on university policies and procedures to faculty, parents, students, etc.

  • Maintains students' files that are updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary.

  • Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic exclusion and financial aid reinstatements; provides retention services for students who are part of the Academic Improvement Program.

  • May assist in conducting orientation sessions for groups of incoming students.

  • Audits student records for curriculum, major, and graduation requirements.

  • Evaluates and determines transfer credits; researches course descriptions to determine transferability.

  • Compares transcripts with entrance and graduation requirements, and advises students on appropriate actions.

  • Refers students with academic discrepancies to proper officials for further action.

  • Assists in the preparation of special reports relating to enrollment and related matters.

  • Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using an academic evaluation system. Monitors student registration activities and academic performance/progress.

  • Coordinates communications to students regarding course scheduling, core and major requirements, academic resources, etc.

  • Determines award recipients based on academic performance. Reviews course adjustment forms and petitions for readmission of students. Processes applications for state certifications, etc.

  • Monitors and tracks the retention, progression, and graduation of all students within the assigned population.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • We will hire multiple advisors from this announcement.  We are looking for staff for all locations - Atlanta, Alpharetta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Clarkston, and Newton.


    A Great Place to Work:

    Would you be interested in attending an award-winning research university for free? Our Tuition Assistance Program lets employees take classes for free. At Georgia State University we emphasize work-life balance. With excellent benefits, competitive pay and an exciting location, Georgia State University could be the place for you.


    Georgia State offers competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Paid Leave Time

  • Comprehensive Health, dental, and vision insurance Coverage

  • 403(b) and Pension plans

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    Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

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    05/02/21, 10:59:00 PM

    College/Business Unit: Enrollment Management
    Job Posting: 04/27/21, 6:56:35 AM




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/29/2021
    Application Due: 5/6/2021
    Work Type: Full Time