Academic Advisor

Georgia Southwestern State University  |  Americus, GA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Academic Advisor

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs
Location: Americus, GA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 28564


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

This position is responsible for providing academic advising, transition, and retention services to promote student success.


Advises Students. (60%)

Provides academic advisement to students.
Creates and modifies schedules for incoming freshman.
Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision.
Monitors and tracks advisee progress.
Maintains correspondence with advisees concerning appointments and other matters.
Refers students to campus and community resources.
Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study.
Develops and supports procedures for identifying at-risk students.
Assists students with changes in majors.
Work collaboratively with Admissions, Financial Aid and other related to departments to provide holistic student advisement and support.
Collaborate with university constituent groups to advance Momentum Year priorities.
Responsible for student retention through intentional outreach initiatives, intrusive advising, and academic partnerships.  


Assists undeclared students in identifying a major.  (10%)

Creates programs and workshops to help students select a major.


Participates in new student orientation. (10%)

Serves on orientation committees.
Participates in new student orientation and registration activities.
Assists students with initial scheduling and with adjustment to academic life.


Teaches assigned sections of the academic renewal course. (10%)


Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
Knowledge of issues and trends related to adult learners.
Knowledge of college registration procedures.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.
Skill in oral and written communication.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
More than two years of related experience required.
Experience with Banner and/or DegreeWorks is preferred

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