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10059453 Academic Advisor I

Middle Georgia State University

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

JOB SUMMARY: The 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 reside at one of the MGA campuses or be asked to cover several campuses, hence, travel to other campuses may be required.


  • 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.


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


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


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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line “10059453 Academic Advisor I – SOHNS”. 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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