Academic Advisor in the School of Business - Macon Campus

Position ID: 35047
Middle Georgia State University
School of Business
Branch Campus: 
Macon Campus
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Advisor
Job Description: 


Academic Advisor – Macon Campus
School of Business

Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for an Academic Advisor for the School of Business. This position is responsible for providing advising services to students in the School of Business. Preferred knowledge of admission, registration and degree program requirements; knowledge of academic standards governing the student population; knowledge of student recruitment and retention principles; knowledge of computers and job-related software programs, including the BANNER system; skill in decision making and problem solving; skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public; and skill in oral and written communication.




  • Evaluates applications to determine eligibility for admission.

  • Advises School of Business students about course requirements, pre-requisites, grades and graduation requirements.

  • Assists students in the development of comprehensive educational plans.

  • Refers students to other college resources as appropriate.

  • Obtains and manages statistical data to report on student success and retention.

  • Develops and implements advising materials.

  • Meets with students wishing to change majors to determine which courses will count toward the business degree.

  • Trains faculty in the advising process and in the use of related software.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; and experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.


SALARY:  Pay Grade 16


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE/TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Academic Advisor 2017”.  Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application (please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to obtain staff application); a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references.  Paper application materials will not be accepted.


A Unit of the University System of Georgia


CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Career Guidance Services - Academic Advising (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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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

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II