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Academic Advisor II

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title: Academic Advisor II
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 243008
About Us

Established more than a century ago, the Scheller College of Business has a distinguished history as part of a world-renowned technical research university. The College is internationally recognized as a leader in business education that’s grounded in a deep understanding of how advances in technology affect the way business is conducted.
The Undergraduate Program Office (UPO) provides academic and career advising and support to approximately 1300 undergraduate Business Administration majors and comprises ten staff members. Our approach to business education is truly unique. At Georgia Tech, students gain the expertise to succeed in business and learn how to manage technological change in a global economy. Our students will have created a well-balanced portfolio of experiences to share with potential employers upon graduation.

The Academic Advisor II position aims to assure our current and prospective undergraduate business students receive sound advice about academic planning, basic career development, scholarships, graduate school, and academic success strategies. The advisor plays a significant role in retention, student success, and student satisfaction with our major and the undergraduate experience at the Scheller College of Business. The advisor assures our office maintains liaisons with all Institute programs so that we can provide exceptional and timely information to our current and prospective students. This position is responsible for planning and implementing special programs, which may include new student orientation, readmission processes, change of major meetings, graduation planning, registration planning, sophomore focus, and other undergraduate student services-focused events.

Job Summary

Provide information and counsel to undergraduate and graduate students regarding their academic pursuits and progress within an assigned area. Prepare and maintain associated student records. Usually, concentrate on graduate programs or specialized academic areas. May provide work direction to Academic Advisor Is and administrative support staff. This position will interact consistently with students, parents, faculty, and staff. This position typically will advise and counsel students.


Job Duty 1 -

Meet with students concerning questions and issues regarding various aspects of their academic program. May include questions regarding academic program requirements, registration, permits, overloads, degree petitions, change of major, commencement, curriculum, academic progress, and Institute policy.

Job Duty 2 -

Perform reference searches and records access in conjunction with student inquiries.

Job Duty 3 -

Respond to academic administration and faculty requests for assistance in administrative, recruitment, or student-related matters.

Job Duty 4 -

Prepare assessment reports; maintain student-related records, files, and databases;

Job Duty 5 -

Review, approve and process curriculum-related actions.

Job Duty 6 -

Interact with other academic units in conjunction with joint programs

Job Duty 7 -

May schedule and coordinate student events.

Job Duty 8 -

May provide input to the academic unit's planning efforts.

Job Duty 9 -

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Other Required Qualifications

Overnight travel is required for project delivery; flexibility in on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules, project requirements).

Required Experience

Four to five years of job-related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred knowledge and skills include the ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse cultures and the use of specialized computer applications.

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Master's Degree

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and excellent public speaking and teaching skills.
  • Effective communication skills, particularly with diverse populations. Ability to build a good rapport with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.
  • Experience in planning and implementing large and small-scale programming.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


This job requires knowledge of advanced university-level academic program requirements and related administrative processes within the assigned area. Also required are verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and basic computer skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

Job grade: A7

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