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The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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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 ( 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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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]).

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Academic Services Professional



Job Family:

Student Services



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:

This position is for a professional advisor who will serve in the Exploratory Center working with undeclared and mis-declared students who are making major changes. This advisor will be responsible for advising and maintaining regular contact with a roster of students during the major exploration process, guiding them through that process using appropriate resources and programs, responding to student communications and making referrals to other campus units. This person will also assist with program design with other stakeholders on campus, and develop materials. Because this individual will interact directly with Exploratory Center employees, advisees, and other stakeholders, in general, they must demonstrate an appreciation for and a commitment to accommodating diverse backgrounds and experiences in the course of their daily work. They must demonstrate a commitment to cultural competence and ongoing professional development in this area.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Thorough knowledge of the University’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of course offerings and requirements; general knowledge of the requirements and policies of the schools and colleges; effective problem solving and communication skills; high interest in student development and major/career exploration; excellent follow-up skills; high interest in professional development; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; proficiency with SAGE, Athena, DegreeWorks and other technology platforms. Professional demeanor, high motivation, interest and experience in diverse environments.

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Normal for office environment.
Sit for long periods of time.
Light Lifting.

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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.


The primary responsibility of an Academic Advisor in the Exploratory Group within the Exploratory Center is to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about various degree programs, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings. An academic advisor will maintain consistent contact with assigned students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their advisees. The advisor must demonstrate a perspective that genuinely appreciates, understands, supports and effectively accommodates diverse student backgrounds and experiences.

An Advisor in the Exploratory Center will work directly with students to develop a major search plan and goals; perform academic advising consistent with the student’s current stage of development of a major focus; and, maintain correspondence, referrals and support of students throughout the process to major declaration or change.
Full participation in Orientation advising throughout the year is expected.

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An Advisor in the Exploratory Center will demonstrate mastery of tools and develop programming to assist students in their major search, emphasizing partnerships with other campus stakeholders. Membership on campus committees and participation in major-related campus events may be recommended. Other duties as assigned.

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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

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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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