Academic Support Specialist

Position ID: 36720
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Academic Support Specialist
Center for Academic Advising & Success
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Academic Support Specialist
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Posting Details
Posting Number:  0600845
Classification Title:  Academic Support Specialist (2)
Position Title:  Academic Support Specialist (2)
Position Type:  Staff
Department:  Academic Support Center
Job Summary/Basic Function:  Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications for two Academic Support Specialists in the Center for Academic Advising & Success (CAAS). Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves 3,200 urban commuting students on its beautifully landscaped campus, which is located 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, and 10 minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 

These part-time (19 hours/week) non-exempt Academic Support Specialist positions report to the Director for the Center of Academic Advising & Success. The Center for Academic Advising & Success at Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) involves assessing student needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide and support students in the design, implementation, and academic support for student success. This staff position will be responsible for providing current AMSC students with tutorial assistance and services. Essential duties and responsibilities are to:

  • Provide academic and remedial tutorial support to include but not limited to supplemental instruction for students through additional instructional material, agencies, or other resources; 
  • Conduct academic success group tutoring sessions and workshops and make presentations to current students, orientation groups, and potential students; 
  • Identify academic support resources for improving students' achievement; 
  • Work closely with Academic Success Advisors and students who are academic alert referrals and in academic jeopardy; 
  • Maintain current knowledge of academic discipline and tutorial strategies that promote student success; and 
  • Assist front desk with check-in and checkout procedures to include incoming calls, D2L, and student email password resets in the Center for Academic Advising & Success. 
Academic Support Specialist assist and connect students with discipline specific study materials to achieve academic success. The individual's primary function and majority of time is spent in providing academic support for students. Academic Support Specialist in this classification must possess effective communication, and public relations skills, as they are required to interact continually with students. In addition, the Support Specialist will adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.  
Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in specific tutoring discipline or a relevant field from an accredited institution and one year of experience working with undergraduate students or young adults in a tutorial, coaching, academic, or career services counseling capacity at a high school level or in a higher education support setting is required. 

A selected candidate should be able to demonstrate experience or interest in helping students successfully pass their college classes. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in tutoring in the following areas: 

English/Writing - A degree in English, Reading, Literacy Studies or related English/writing area. Completion through upper level Literature courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject. 

Math/Accounting - A degree in Mathematics, Accounting, or related math area. Completion through upper level math/accounting courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject. 

Science - A degree in Biological Sciences, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Allied Health, Physics, or related science area. Completion through upper level science courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject. 

Social Sciences - A degree in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, History, or related social science area. Completion through upper level social science courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject. 

The successful candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and possess the ability and desire to provide quality academic support services to students from diverse backgrounds, exhibit a spirit of collegiality, and demonstrates willingness to effectively collaborate and cooperate with other members of the faculty, staff, and administration. Candidate should be willing to work some evenings and weekends. Some nights and weekends may be requested. Knowledge of federal regulations such as Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to student accommodation is expected. 

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master's Degree is preferred.  
Posting Date:  07-14-2017
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. The anticipated employment date is August 14, 2017. Interested persons should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a detailed vita or resume; (3) copies of all college transcripts (candidates selected for interview will be required to provide official copies of all college transcripts at interview); and (4) the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. A criminal background check is required. Applicants selected for interview are required to do a presentation. Incomplete application packets, emails and faxes will not be acceptable.  
Employment Status:  Regular
Conditions of Employment:  Part-Time 
Criminal Background Check Required?  Yes
Advertised Salary and Benefits:  Hourly pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience within the budgetary parameters of the College and of the University System of Georgia. This is a non-benefited position budgeted at 19 hours/week. 
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: 
Student Success/Student Testing and Assessment Services (Admin code)
Developmental/Remedial Reading
Developmental/Remedial Mathematics
Developmental/Remedial English
English Language and Literature, General
Writing, General
Mathematics, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Science Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Political Science and Government, General
History, General
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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