10017776 Academic Advisor I

Middle Georgia State University

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Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsSchool/Department: School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Primary Location: Macon Position: Staff Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This position performs integrated academic advisement that supports student retention and graduation for prospective and current students by guiding the students through data informed decision processes. This is a continuous and consistent process, which is built upon the basis of accurate communication and consistent personal contacts between the advisor and advisee. This position requires some evenings and weekend work. Candidates will work at our Macon campus but may be asked to travel to other campuses as needed.


  • Assist and accurately guide students in defining and developing realistic educational career plans through academic schedule planning (mapping the curriculum) for each semester.
  • Advise students about majors, course requirements, pre-requisite, grades and graduation requirements.
  • Assist students in course selection and class registration.
  • Plan and coordinate educational events such as information sessions and workshops.
  • Monitor progress toward educational goals by meeting with students to discuss the proposed academic program, current grades and other performance indicators.
  • Serve as resource specialist to both students and faculty in the development, coordination, and implementation of academic advising services and support.
  • Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, or other personal problems require intervention. (Student Success Center, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Counseling).
  • Assist in the development and distribution of advisement and recruitment materials.
  • Coordinate student advising within the assigned academic unit.
  • Coordinate and implement advising services at institutional events such as open house and orientation.
  • Use institutional data to report on student success and retention.
  • Plan and execute retention campaigns.
  • Plan and execute call campaigns to build enrollment.
  • Participate in in-going professional development.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or deemed necessary to meet the Academic Advising goals on any campus.


  • Knowledge of computer and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Skill in training and coordinating the work of related personnel.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Academic Dean assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include the academic catalog, the student handbook, University System of Georgia policies and procedures, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied management and advising duties. The diversity of student needs contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to coordinate and participate in student advising services. Success in this position contributes to the academic and career success of college students.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence people.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: May need to supervise student workers.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a post-secondary or professional advising position.
  • Experience in higher education, working knowledge of DegreeWorks.
  • Knowledge of admission, registration and degree program requirements.
  • Knowledge of academic standards governing the student population.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention principles.


  • This position is non-exempt (biweekly paid).
  • Pay grade 16.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit application materials by July 15th, 2021.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line “10017776 Academic Advisor I, SOE&BS”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsA Unit of the University System of Georgia



One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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