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10018078 Academic Advisor I

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Macon
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

School/Department: School of Business Primary Location: Cochran Position: Staff Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:JOB SUMMARY: This position performs integrated academic advisement that supports student retention and graduation for prospective and current students by guiding the student through data informed decision processes. This is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of accurate communication and consistent personal contacts between the advisor and advisee. The position requires some evening and weekend work and may require some travel to other campuses when requested. MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assist and accurately guide students in defining and developing realistic educational career plans through academic schedule planning (mapping the curriculum) for each semester.
  • Advise students about majors, course requirements, pre-requisites, grades and graduation requirements.
  • Assist students in course selection and class registration.
  • Monitor progress toward educational goals by meeting with students to discuss the proposed academic program, current grades and other performance indicators.
  • Serve as a resource specialist to both students and faculty in the development, coordination, and implementation of academic advising services and support.
  • Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, or other personal problems require intervention. (Student Success Center, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Counseling).
  • Coordinate student advising within the assigned academic unit.
  • Coordinate and implement advising services at institutional events such as open house and orientation
  • Use institutional data to report on student success and retention.
  • Plan and coordinate educational events such as information sessions and workshops.
  • Plan and execute retention campaigns.
  • Plan and execute call campaigns to build enrollment.
  • Participate in on-going professional development.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of advisement and recruitment materials.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or deemed necessary to meet the Academic Advising goals on any campus.SUPERVISORY CONTROL: The Academic Dean assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES: Guidelines include the academic catalog, the student handbook, University System of Georgia policies and procedures, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:
    • The work consists of varied management and advising duties. The diversity of student needs contributes to the complexity of the position.
    • The purpose of this position is to coordinate and participate in student advising services. Success in this position contributes to the academic and career success of college students. CONTACTS:
      • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and members of the general public.
      • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence people. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:
        • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
        • The work is typically performed in an office. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: May need to supervise student workers. QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.
          • 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 training and coordinating the work of related personnel.
          • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
          • Skill in oral and written communication. Preferred:
            • Experience in higher education, working knowledge of DegreeWorks
            • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in a post-secondary or professional advising position. COMPENSATION:
              • This position is non-exempt (biweekly paid).
              • Pay grade 16. TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line "10018078 Academic Advisor I 3.24.2021". Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates. A Unit of the University System of GeorgiaEEO/AA/M/F/V/D

Keywords: Inside Higher Ed, Macon , 10018078 Academic Advisor I, Other , Macon, Georgia

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