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Academic Advisor I

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Exploratory Services


University of Georgia

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Position Description

The primary responsibility of the Academic Advisor I in the Exploratory Center is to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings.

Advisors assist students with referrals to other units at UGA, including tutoring, services, and other forms of academic assistance. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed.

An Advisor must maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students.

Regular attendance at weekly staff meetings is mandatory and workshop and retreat attendance is also an expected part of the position. Advisors should be available to work throughout June, July and early August orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfers.


  • Meet with students to recommend courses for the next semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, direct students to resources on campus. This involves extensive prep time and awareness of various campus related software and resources.
  • Answer student and staff emails, schedule meetings and networking opportunities and work on projects to benefit the advising office. A high level of independent work is expected.
  • Answer student questions during open office hours.
  • Regularly attend weekly staff meetings for updates, any scheduled committee meetings, and others as needed.
  • Attend any classes related to academic advising or related materials. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising.

Application Process

Institution Information

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 ( 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.

Additional Information

$30,000 annually

Contact Information

Jennifer Eberhart, Search Committee Chair at


Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and one year of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications