Academic Advisor (Dahlonega Campus)

Position ID: 38138
University of North Georgia
Academic Advising
Branch Campus: 
Dahlonega, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Advisor
Job Description: 


Academic Advisor
Position Number:  53059346
Benefits Eligible:  Yes
Campus Location:  Dahlonega
Job Close Date:  01/16/2018
General Summary:

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor supports UNG students who are transitioning from the associate to baccalaureate degree level. Responsibilities also include advising students who are transferring in under 30 credit hours and other special population students individually and in groups regarding general education and major requirements, UNG academic policies and procedures, and the transition process. The advisor acts as a liaison with faculty and appropriate University departments to facilitate communication and insure consistent advisement and guidance for transitioning students. The advisor is responsible for assisting with advance scheduling of freshmen on select campuses. The advisor reports directly to the Coordinator of Transfer and Transition and is responsible for assisting the Coordinator with the development, delivery, and assessment of comprehensive student advisement and success programs for transition and other special population students, including workshops and student orientation programs.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will:

  • Advise students interested in transitioning from the associate to baccalaureate degree level.
  • Advise transfer students under 30 hours.
  • Insure appropriate paperwork is submitted for transition.
  • Help prepare transition student data through reports.
  • Assist with advance scheduling of freshmen on select campuses.
  • Assist with the development, delivery, and assessment of student success programs, including workshops and orientations.
  • Act as a liaison with faculty and appropriate departments to facilitate communication and ensure consistent advisement and guidance for transitioning students.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate a strong background as a team player.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize duties.
  • Must demonstrate a strong background in working with diversity. 
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • One year experience in professional advising or closely related field. 
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office required.
  • BANNER experience preferred.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain exemplary working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants:  Please submit contact information for three professional references.
Employer Information:  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion.
The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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: 
Career/Academic Advising - Student Career Guidance Serv (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Vacancy Status: 

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

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