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ACADEMIC ADVISOR – Intended Business

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The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Posting Number:

S06266P

Working Title:

ACADEMIC ADVISOR – Intended Business

Department:

VPI-Advising Services

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://explore.uga.edu

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Advertised Salary:

$35,568

Posting Date:

06/09/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

09/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by July 15, 2021. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position and current resume. All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Eberhart, [email protected], Search Committee Chair.

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

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Family:

Student Services

FTE:

1.0

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:

The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor in the Exploratory Center is to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings.

Advisors also assist students with referrals to other units at UGA, including tutoring, services, and other forms of academic assistance. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed.

An EC Advisor will maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students.

Regular attendance at staff meetings is mandatory and workshop and retreat attendance is also an expected part of the position. All Advisors should be available to work throughout June, July and early August orientation sessions for incoming first year and transfer students, as well as orientation sessions conducted in December/January.

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, disability, or protected veteran status.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

See minimum requirements.

Physical Demands:

Sit at a computer for extended periods of time.

Light Lifting.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

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

No

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

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Advising Students

Meet with students in person or remotely to recommend courses for the next semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, maintain communication with students via email and drop-in sessions, maintain thorough advising notes about appointments and other contact with students, and direct students to appropriate resources on campus. This involves extensive prep time and proficiency with various campus systems, software and resources. Must demonstrate a perspective that genuinely appreciates, understands, supports and effectively accommodates diverse student backgrounds and experiences.

Percentage of time:

60

Duties/Responsibilities:

Administrative Time

Answer student and staff emails, and create and maintain accurate records of student appointments, referrals, academic progress and goals. Schedule meetings and networking opportunities and work on projects to benefit the advising office. A high level of independent work is expected.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Student Drop In Times

Answer student questions during virtual or in-person drop-in hours.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Professional Development

Attend staff and committee meetings, classes and training sessions offered on campus. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising, the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, and other campus training to maintain and enhance cultural competence.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Other duties, as assigned.

Percentage of time:

5

Company

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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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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