Residential Academic Advisor & Coach (Douglas Campus)

Position ID: 38419
South Georgia State College
Office of Academic Affairs
Academic Success
Branch Campus: 
Douglas Campus
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Advisor, Academic Success Coach
Job Description: 


Job Details
Title:  Residential Academic Advisor & Coach
Department:  Academic Support
Job Category:  Staff
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Salary:  $30,000
Open Date:  01/17/2018
  • Provide academic advisement to resident students
  • Understand requirements for all degree programs offered by SGSC and make appropriate referrals for advising in baccalaureate programs
  • Offer retention support by working to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies and refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance
  • Promote academic success through educational, wellness, cultural and social programs
  • Monitor progress of and report on academic success initiatives
  • Teach sections of SGSC 1000 (College Orientation and Success) specifically for residential students
  • Participate in new student orientations and other advising events
  • Participate in assessment of advising services
  • Maintain student records and reports
  • Provide referrals to academic, career, and counseling support services
  • Summer camps and conferences administration and coordination (as appropriate)
  • Working evenings and some weekends as necessary to accommodate resident student schedules.
  • Able to work independently and with groups
  • Able to work as a team member and serve on committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Knowledge of BANNER advising/registration system
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia and Board of Regents policies
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations related to remedial courses
  • Knowledge of student support services
  • Knowledge of general financial aid rules
  • Knowledge of general transfer policies
  • Knowledge of degree audit programs
  • Knowledge of residence life policies and procedures
  • Skill in the provision of advising to residential students
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
  • High-level skill in oral and written communication
  • Excellent customer service skills


Reports to the Director of Academic Success


Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting / residence hall setting
  • The Functional Capacity Requirement Form for this position outlines the physical job requirements (attached)


  • None
Required Qualifications:


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years
  • Ability to understand college catalog and help students make appropriate choices of courses for degree completion or transfer
  • Understanding of grade point average calculations and ability to guide students toward increasing GPA
  • Reliable with good time management skills and ability to identify and complete needed tasks
  • Ability to travel between assigned campuses and to work after-hour events as needed
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Banner system preferred
Desired Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • 2 years’ experience in academic advising and/or academic coaching
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Success/Student Testing and Assessment Services (Admin code)
Career/Academic Advising - Student Career Guidance Serv (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II