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Academic Advisor

Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, Georgia
Closing date
Jul 15, 2021

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Job Details

Job Title: Academic Advisor
Location: Americus, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 228004
About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Job Summary This position is responsible for providing academic advising services to Nursing students.

    Advises students. (60%)Provides academic advisement to students.Assists students in development educational and career plans.Registers students for classes.Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision.Monitors and tracks advisee progress.Corresponds with students via telephone and email.Refers students to campus and community resources.Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study.Monitors student alerts to provide support for students in need of support.Assists students with the transfer process.

    Participates in new student orientation. (10%)Participates in new student orientation and registration activities.Assists students with initial scheduling and with adjustment to academic life.

    Assists in managing student records. (20%)Updates all pre-nursing/nursing folders.Prepares nursing student graduation paperwork.Assists in reviewing new applications and in making acceptance decisions.

    Performs related duties as assigned. (10%)
Required Qualifications
    Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, or equivalent related experience, required.More than three years of related experience required.
Required Documents to Attach

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Knowledge of college policies and procedures.Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.Knowledge of issues and trends related to adult learners.Knowledge of college registration procedures.Skill in decision making and problem solving.Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.Skill in oral and written communication.
Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 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

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.

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