Franklin-Deans Academic ServAbout 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:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Monday through Friday Advertised Salary:
$35,568 Dependent on experiencePosting Date:
07/08/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
08/01/2021Location 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 ProfessionalFLSA:
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. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
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.
• Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts and sciences education Physical Demands:
• 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
Sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoIs this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
NoCredit 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 Percentage of time:
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.
Administrative Time Percentage of 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.
Student Walk-in Times Percentage of time:
Answer student questions during open office hours.
Staff Meetings Percentage of time:
Regularly attend staff meetings for updates, any scheduled committee meetings, and others as needed.
Professional Development Percentage of time:
Attend any classes related to academic advising or related materials. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising.