This is professional and administrative work advising students in areas of academic study. This is the third in a series of four classifications, and is distinguished from the lower level positions by exercising more autonomy; coordinating and decision-making impacting a wide scope; affecting a larger student population resulting in great impact and exposure. Work is reviewed under administrative supervision and may include supervising others.
- In this role, develops and maintains knowledge of College of Education (COE) majors as well as general COE and University of Georgia (UGA) requirements and policies.
- Helps students understand programs of study and comply with institutional requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Serves as a point of contact for prospective and current UGA students interested in the College of Education and refers to the appropriate advisor when needed.
- Assists students in the selection of courses and other educational experiences.
- Evaluates student progress toward established goals. Assists students in decision-making and career direction.
- Assists students who have academic difficulties and refers them to the appropriate resources
- Advising tool/template/handout updates
- Web site and Bulletin updates
- Communication with department faculty & staff
- Advising files/records system management
- Advisor training and development
- First point of contact for complex academic issues or questions
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and five years appropriate experience OR Master’s degree and two years of appropriate experience; OR seven years of progressively responsible experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
Thorough knowledge of or demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of the University’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to a specific degree program;
Thorough knowledge of or demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study;
Effective problem solving and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
Knowledge and competence in computer skills;
Ability to interpret policies and procedures and effectively communicate these to students and faculty;
Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of other employees;
Ability to apply original and creative thinking to develop and improve methods and procedures.