Academic Advisor (One - Three Positions Available)

Position ID: 43797
Location
Institution: 
Middle Georgia State University
College/Div/School: 
School of Health & Natural Sciences
Branch Campus: 
Multiple Locations
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Academic Advisor
Job Description: 

 

10017967 Academic Advisor I-3 Positions

STAFF APPLICATION - PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: School of Health & Natural Sciences
PRIMARY LOCATION: Multiple Locations
POSITION: Staff
JOB TYPE: Full Time
POSITION CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
DESCRIPTION:

The position performs integrated academic advisement that supports student retention and graduation for prospective and current students by guiding the students through data informed decision processes. This is a continuous and consistent process, which is built upon the basis of accurate communication and consistent personal contacts between the advisor and advisee. This position requires some evenings and weekend work. Candidates will reside at one of the MGA campuses or be asked to cover several campuses, hence, travel to other campuses may be required.

MAJOR DUTIES:

• Assist and accurately guide students in defining and developing realistic educational career plans through academic schedule planning (mapping the curriculum) for each semester.

• Advise students about majors, course requirements, pre-requisite, grades and graduation requirements.

• Assist students in course selection and class registration.

• Plan and coordinate educational events such as information sessions and workshops.

• Monitor progress toward educational goals by meeting with students to discuss the proposed academic program, current grades and other performance indicators.

• Serve as resource specialist to both students and faculty in the development, coordination, and implementation of academic advising services and support.

• Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, or other personal problems require intervention. (Student Success Center, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Counseling).

• Assist in the development and distribution of advisement and recruitment materials.

• Coordinate student advising within the assigned academic unit.

• Coordinate and implement advising services at institutional events such as open house and orientation.

• Use institutional data to report on student success and retention.

• Plan and execute retention campaigns.

• Plan and execute call campaigns to build enrollment.

• Participate in in-going professional development.

• Perform related duties as assigned or deemed necessary to meet the Academic Advising goals on any campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.

• Knowledge of computer and job-related software programs.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in training and coordinating the work of related personnel.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in written and oral communication.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Knowledge of admission, registration and degree program requirements.

• Knowledge of academic standards governing the student population.

• Knowledge of student recruitment and retention principles.

• Experience in higher education, working knowledge of DegreeWorks.

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a post-secondary or professional advising position.

SALARY: Pay grade 16.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE/TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “10017967 Academic Advisor I, Cochran 7/15/19”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application (Please see the above or below "STAFF APPLICATION-PLEASE . . ." link to obtain your staff application); a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

STAFF APPLICATION - PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

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Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Career/Academic Advising - Student Career Guidance Serv (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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