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Academic Advisor I

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Academic Advisor I


Terry-Assoc Dean-Ugrad Prgms

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 Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday 8-5.

Advertised Salary:

$35,568+ Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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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]).

Classification Title:

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:

The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor I are to meet with assigned students and provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, from major admission to graduation. A high level of independent work is expected in service to students. This position is also dedicated to a partnership with the UGA Exploratory Center during all freshman and transfer orientation sessions/advising requirements during summer and spring orientation dates. Your department/program assignment within Terry is at the discretion of the Director of the Undergraduate Programs Office and/or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and subject to change over time as circumstances may dictate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Provide complete and accurate information on core and major requirements as mandated by the UGA Bulletin term under which the student was admitted.

Be organized and detailed in communicating accurate information to students.

Ability to communicate well via one-on-one appointments, email, telephone and social media.

Physical Demands:

Working in a standard office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


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.


Advise Terry Major/Certificate Students
Meet with assigned students to advise them on departmental and University curriculum requirements and to provide in-depth information and answer questions related to majors and/or certificates in the Terry College of Business. Provide each student with accurate information about the student’s program of study, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations and maintain SAGE notes about advising meetings. Provide accurate information regarding students’ academic progress from major/certificate admission to graduation. Answer student questions and concerns in a timely manner by phone, email and on a walk-in basis. Direct students to resources on campus, including but not limited to other departments/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 in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed. If applicable, provide support to Senior Advisor through advising and outreach to students in the department, including but not limited to monitoring and controlling the appointment and walk-in process, performing graduation checks and maintaining current files on all students assigned. Create and update advising materials; maintain up-to-date records on students in the major and department-related programs (e.g., certificates). Archive such records as necessary.

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Advise During All UGA Orientation Sessions

Work under the direction of the UGA Exploratory Center and the Terry College Director of Undergraduate Programs to advise incoming freshmen and transfer students as assigned during all UGA orientation sessions (includes summer and spring orientation dates).

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Attend Meetings & Professional Development

Maintain knowledge of the rules and policies of the school affecting degree/certificate programs by regularly attending mandatory staff/advisor meetings. Regularly attending advisor workshops and other professional development opportunities closely related to academic advising (i.e., Certificate in Advising, Diversity Certificate and others) is also an expectation of the position. Attend Terry and UGA functions as needed (including but not limited to Terry Majors Fair, Terry Convocation, Terry Major Orientation, UGA Orientation Sessions, Welcome Back Events, Advisor Workshops, etc.). Meet periodically with direct supervisor, senior advisor in applicable department and Exploratory Center director to coordinate assignments and enhance internal communication efforts.

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Provide Career Advisement

Provide students information on career opportunities; facilitate communications between students and the UGA Career Center, the department and employers, as well as between the department and Terry’s Undergraduate Student Services and Corporate Relations office.

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Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Assist in administrative duties in support of the Terry College and its programs as deemed necessary or assigned by Director/Department Head.

These duties are typical and may be adjusted by your supervisor as necessary.

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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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