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The University of Georgia
Athens Area
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Jun 25, 2021

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Franklin-Deans Academic Serv

About 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Advertised Salary:

39,125 dependent on experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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 Title:

Academic Services Professional



Job Family:

Student Services



Minimum 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.

Position Summary:

An Advisor II is expected to exhibit a thorough knowledge of the University’s rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to their specific area of advising; a thorough knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study; effective problem solving and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to interpret policies and procedures and communicate these effectively to students and faculty.

Advisors who are promoted to Advisor II have demonstrated a level of competency in executing all of the Advisor I position duties to allow them to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to address specific needs of the office. An Advisor II is expected to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and to plan, carry out, and evaluate project-based work as determined by the needs of the office.

All academic advisors are expected to 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. Franklin College academic advisors are expected to be available to work throughout the summer to advise incoming freshmen and transfers at summer orientation.

This position offers an opportunity to create and enhance programming for the benefit of students advised in the college. Advisors at this level also assist with training and observation of new advisors and may be asked to serve on hiring committees. An Advisor II often collaborates with other offices, colleges, and organizations campus-wide that serve 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
• Knowledge of undergraduate curriculum, policies, and procedures
• Knowledge of degree requirements as well as UGA and Franklin College requirements
• Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students
• Exercising sound reasoning and good judgment
• Effective decision making and problem solving skills
• Maintaining a calm demeanor in situations of stress
• Working 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
• Handling sensitive situations and documentation in a caring and confidential manner
• Demonstrating diplomacy and tact

Physical Demands:

Sitting at desk for long periods of time. Computer work. Light lifting.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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. This involves extensive prep time and awareness of various campus related software and resources.

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Administrative and Senior 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.

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Student Walk-in Times

Answer student questions during open office hours.

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

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Professional Development
Attend any classes related to academic advising or student services. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising.

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The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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