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Academic Advisor

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Academic Advisor


FACS-Student Success&Advising

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

Additional Schedule Information:

Typically Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Advertised Salary:

$35,568 - $42,000

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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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred. At least 1 year of related experience preferred.

Position Summary:

As a unit within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) at the University of Georgia (UGA), the Student Success and Advising Center (SSAC) exists to maximize every student’s opportunity for success through a personalized approach. We accomplish this through recruitment and outreach, academic advising, providing access to resources and opportunities, fostering academic and personal growth, leadership development, and career readiness, all within an inclusive environment. The center supports students at various touchpoints during their UGA FACS journey.

The position works as part of the SSAC team within FACS at UGA. The position reports to the SSAC Director and coordinates position specific tasks related to academic advising, prospective student recruitment, event planning, and student engagement. Under the direction of the Director, the position works closely with UGA departments including Admissions, the Visitor’s Center, the Exploratory Center, FACS advisors and departments, undergraduate coordinators, UGA departments, prospective and current students, and other stakeholders. The position interacts and collaborates with multiple constituents internal and external to UGA and FACS in order to increase enrollment and college visibility.

The position exercises autonomy; coordinating and decision-making impacting a wide scope; affecting a larger student population resulting in great impact and exposure. Work is reviewed under administrative supervision and includes supervising student workers. The position provides a broad scope of professional knowledge and experience, which allows the individual to work independently with less supervision and review.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, attentive to detail, highly organized, can function independently but also can work effectively on team objectives. Other important characteristics include carrying out responsibilities with limited supervision, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, work under pressure in various circumstances and consistently project a friendly and professional demeanor. The competitive candidate will also have an appreciation for diversity and inclusion encompassing constituents from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and international backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

• Knowledge of university and college degree requirements; ability to interpret and communicate them to students, faculty, and staff;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal);
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects;
• Ability to deal effectively with different personalities and with people from diverse backgrounds;
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with results;
• Ability to work with undergraduate students;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
• Ability to apply original and creative thinking to develop and improve methods and procedures;
• Ability to successfully plan, facilitate, and execute events from pre-event to post-event;
• Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of interns and work study students assigned to the position;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities;
• Proficiency in typical office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
• Familiar with constituent databases and systems (Argos, Banner, DegreeWorks, etc.);
• Some working knowledge of technology that includes web-based content management systems and/or graphic design platforms.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for long periods of time at a computer. Lift boxes weighing approximately 20 pounds.

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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.


Manage College of Family and Consumer Sciences prospective student visitation programs, involving discussing the college and degree programs. Meet with and advise prospective FACS students. Travel to and coordinate prospective undergraduate student recruitment events on and off campus; in and out of state, such as, but not limited to, Tabling at Tate, FACS Info Sessions, Group Tours, Individual Visits, Orientation Resource Fairs, Majors Fairs, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education, Georgia 4-H, and other settings to recruit students and inform influencers. Collaborate with other departments and/or college and central administration to ensure a coordinated approach to student recruitment and retention. Work with the Exploratory Center to provide FACS specific information and coordinate student referrals. Participate in Dawson Drop-ins. Develop and manage portions of the SSAC website, SSAC bulletin boards, and other materials for recruitment and marketing purposes for all undergraduate majors. Develop and implement new educational outreach initiatives to increase knowledge of the College. Lead through consensus with appropriate College personnel in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment strategy. Develop presentations for various recruitment events that align. Collect and analyze recruitment data to implement changes that identify gap areas and potential new markets. Formulate and assess objectives and goals related to undergraduate recruitment. Delegate tasks to student workers. Assist Assistant Director with Student Ambassadors related to prospective student recruitment. Oversee FACS Student Tour Guides.

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Advise, provide support, guidance, problem resolution, and communicate with current student advising caseload on academic procedures, policies, goals, objectives, professional development, study away, scholarships, and other resources such as the career center or alumni referrals. Participate in New Student Orientation. Provide information on Double Dawg programs. Process overrides. Assist with advising other FACS majors, minors, and/or students on continuing probation as determined by the Director and Assistant Director for academic advising case management.

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Advise the combined Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences/Alumni and Associates of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter. Work with Office Manager to provide support to FACS student organizations and advisors via emails, newsletters, meetings, reimbursement, funding requests, bulletin boards, retreats, etc. to increase student organization awareness and involvement. Advise Student Leadership Advisory Council with Director.

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Lead student focused college and center events and programming, experiential learning opportunities, student leadership enhancement, including Get Into Career Gear, Bulldog Basics Get the Finals Scoop, FACS Day at the Capitol, and FACS and SSAC internships. Support other college and center events, programs, and initiatives such as the FACS Leadership Retreat and FACS Convocation. Supervise the work of student workers assigned to these events.

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Create social media content, graphics, text and other design concepts and campaigns for the center. Co-manage communications plan with Director. Oversee The Installment monthly newsletter.

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Maintain a professional skill set necessary to be a part of a strong and collaborative team through professional development in order to enhance professional and personal capacity to perform job duties and responsibilities.

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Provide front office back up coverage.

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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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