Academic Advisor, Douglas & Waycross Campuses

Position ID: 36424
Location
Institution: 
South Georgia State College
College/Div/School: 
Academic Affairs
Department: 
Learning Support
Branch Campus: 
Douglas & Waycross Campuses
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Academic Advisor
Job Description: 

 

Job Category: Staff
 
Department: Learning Support
 

JOB SUMMARY:

Role functions as a student Academic Advisor in a multi-site University System of Georgia college, reporting to the Director of Academic Success within Academic Affairs. The position will be based primarily on the Douglas and Waycross sites.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Advise students in all pathways
  • Understand requirements for all degree programs and make appropriate referrals for advising in baccalaureate programs.
  • Participate in new student orientations and other advising events
  • Assist in training faculty and staff advisors
  • Participate in assessment of advising services
  • Maintain student records and reports
  • 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 REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of BANNER advising/registration system
  • Knowledge of Board of Regents policies
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia 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
  • Skill in the provision of advising to potential and current 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

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Reports to the Director of Academic Success

GUIDELINES:

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

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:

  • 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:

  • 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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

MINIMUM 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
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Banner system preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

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
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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