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SGA Advisor - 522563

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $48,600 - Midpoint: $60,800 (Salaried E7)

Department/Organization: 870501 - Student Governance

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; some nights and weekends.

Job Summary: The SGA Advisor provides programmatic oversight, supervision of staff, and operations administration of the Student Government Association (SGA).

Additional Department Summary: The Student Government Association is a mission-critical component of The University of Alabama and the Division of Student Life. Acts as the primary advisor to the SGA Executive and Legislative branches. Coordinates with the Office of Student Conduct to help advise the Student Judiciary on non-Student Conduct related matters. Upholds the vision and mission of the Division of Student Life by supporting student leader growth and development.

Advises and supports of Student Government leaders, leadership development and training programming for student leaders, and supporting the events and activities of the Student Government Association. Manages and supervises SGA support staff and graduate and student assistants. Oversees the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships in programming efforts with other UA departments and divisions, UA administration, UA Systems Office, UA Student Organizations, community and state governmental officials, agencies, and organizations, SGA and UA alumni, and other University/College Student Government entities. Oversees the administrative functions of the department and provides support for those functions within the Student Government Association. Reports administratively to the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement, but functionally to the Vice President for Student Life to ensure a collaboration of vision and mission. Completes required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. Holds staff accountable for completion of required training. Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of student or student organization advising experience; OR master's degree and some student or student organization advising experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Experience advising students or student organizations.

Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of Student Development Theory. Ability to plan, direct and evaluate a complex operation by using available resources to accomplish both short and long-term goals of the institution, division, and Student Government. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated leader with the ability to work in a team environment. Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to conduct presentations and training workshops, student programming, and student leadership. Demonstrated commitment to expanding multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communication, business/management, or other related field and five (5) years of professional leadership experience in a higher education setting or a related field; OR master's degree in education, business communication, student personnel, higher education, counseling or a related field and three (3) years of professional leadership experience in a higher education setting; OR a doctorate in higher education with some experience. Mentoring experience. Experience with student government, relationship building, developing sponsorships and partnerships for programs, advancement or alumni experience, staff supervision, and budget management experience.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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