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ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Job Details

Posting Number:

S06472P

Working Title:

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Department:

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 (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.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday

Advertised Salary:

$35,568 Dependent on experience

Posting Date:

07/08/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

08/01/2021

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master’s degree and at least one liberal arts degree are preferred. Advising experience, on-campus experience, or a strong background working with students can override the preference for the Master’s degree.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Academic Advisor 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 departments within Franklin, other colleges at UGA, study abroad programs, tutoring and other forms of academic assistance, etc. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students’ personal, professional, and academic development during their time in college and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed.

An Academic Advisor must 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. All advisors are expected to be available to work throughout June, July, and early August orientation sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students.

This Academic Advisor position will be responsible for advising students in two programs of study and in two different departmental locations.

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

• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students

• Ability to exercise sound reasoning and good judgment

• Effective decision making and problem solving skills

• Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in situations of stress

• Ability to work 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

• Ability to handle sensitive situations and documentation in a caring and confidential manner

• Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and tact

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?:

No

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):

No

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 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.

Percentage of time:

60

Duties/Responsibilities:

Administrative 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.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Student Walk-in Times

Answer student questions during open office hours.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Staff Meetings

Regularly attend staff meetings for updates, any scheduled committee meetings, and others as needed.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Professional Development

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

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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