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Academic Advisor II

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Allied Health/Nursing


University of Georgia

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Position Description

A person in this position will serve as the primary advisor for students at the University of Georgia applying to allied-health (e.g., physician assistant, anesthesiology assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) and nursing schools. The position involves advising students on the allied-health and nursing school application process, coordinating with other UGA units that advise and support students applying to allied-health and nursing school, and coordinating programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to allied-health and nursing school.  


  • Meets with and advises prospective and current students on an individual basis. Also meets with other UGA advisors, faculty, and professional school admissions personnel. Assists students by answering questions on options, procedures, timetables, requirements, and deadlines for allied health and nursing school requirements.
  • Maintains hours for walk-in students to address general questions. Meets with prospective students.
  • Allocates time for responding to student questions submitted electronically (e.g., email) and disseminating information through the official Pre-Health Advising office list-serv.
  • Assists Coordinator with programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to allied health and nursing schools.
  • Assists Coordinator with supporting the various allied health and nursing student organizations.
  • Attend any classes related to academic advising or related topics. This can include, but is not limited to, completing the Certificate in Academic Advising, attendance at national and regional meetings of the National Association for Advising the Health Professions (NAAHP), or attendance at fairs/conferences at other institutions in the region.

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Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and three years 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  
  • Thorough knowledge of the requirements and process for gaining admission into allied-health and nursing school.
  • Knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study, especially those related to allied-health and nursing school admissions requirements.
  • Effective problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with office staff as well as colleagues in other units on campus.
  • Knowledge and competence in computer skills.
  • Ability to apply original and creating thinking to develop and improve methods and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to various groups on campus.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants who have professional experience working with college-age students are given priority.
  • Master's or other advanced degree preferred. Experience with college-age students.
  • Experience with college-age students.