Job Positions

Academic Success Advisor (4 positions)

Categories: Southeast Region 4

Department:

Center for Academic Advising & Success

Institution:

Atlanta Metorpolitan State College

Date Posted:

08/09/2017

Close Date:

Open Until Filled
 

Position Description

These full-time exempt Academic Success Advisor I/II positions reports to the Director for the Center of Academic Advising & Success. The position is responsible for responding to the academic concerns of students; advising students (first-year and continuing students, as needed); assisting students in registering; reviewing degree audits, and implement student retention strategies. Likewise, the Academic Success Advisor I/II must possess advising, communication, and public relations skills in order assist students in academic jeopardy. The successful candidate will also provide academic and remedial tutorial support, conduct academic success group tutoring sessions and workshops and as well assist students through additional instructional material, agencies, or other resources. In addition, the Academic Success Advisor I/II communicate and collaborate throughout the College advising community, assist in the development of student course schedules, review, interpret, and evaluate student test scores, while adhering to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.

Duties

The successful candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Ellucian Degree Works™, and possess the ability and desire to provide quality advisement and academic support to students from diverse backgrounds, exhibit a spirit of collegiality, and demonstrates willingness to effectively collaborate and cooperate with other members of the faculty, staff, and administration. Applicants are preferred to have experience using Banner® by Ellucian and using Crystal Reports. Some nights and weekends may be requested. Desired qualifications include a working knowledge of the University System of Georgia’s core curriculum and policies in addition to Atlanta Metropolitan State College’s mission, catalog, policies and procedures. Knowledge of federal regulations such as Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to student accommodation is expected.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. The anticipated employment date is September 21, 2017. Interested persons should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) copies of all college transcripts (candidates selected for interview will be required to provide official copies of all college transcripts at interview); (3) a detailed vita or resume; and (4) the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. A criminal background check is required. Applicants selected for interview are required to do a presentation. Incomplete application packets, emails and faxes will not be acceptable.

Institution Information

Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications for four full-time Academic Success Advisors I/II in the Center for Academic Advising & Success CAAS). Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves over 3,000 urban commuting students on its beautifully landscaped campus, which is located 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, and 10 minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Additional Information

Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience within the budgetary parameters of the College and of the University System of Georgia. The University System of Georgia offers an excellent benefits package, including sick leave accruals, paid holidays, life and health insurance, and retirement plans.

Contact Information

Ms. Regina Ray Simmons

Office of Human Resources

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4498

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Dependent upon education and experience a candidate may be placed in one of the two titled positions – Academic Success Advisor I or Academic Success Advisor II. Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) from an accredited institution and at least one year of experience working with undergraduate students or young adults in an advising, coaching, academic, or career services counseling capacity at a high school level or in a higher education support setting. Level I requires a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in advising and/or tutoring of which one year includes full-time primary duties of advising and/or tutoring in higher education. Level II requires a master’s degree and three years of experience in advising and/or tutoring of which two years includes full-time primary duties of advising and/or tutoring in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

A selected candidate should be able to demonstrate experience or interest in helping students transfer into and out of Bachelor-level degree granting programs. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advising and are able to provide academic tutoring in the following areas:English/Writing – A degree in English, Reading, Literacy Studies or related English/writing area. Completion through upper level Literature courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject.Math/Accounting – A degree in Mathematics, Accounting, or related math area. Completion through upper level math/accounting courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject.Science – A degree in Biological Sciences, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Allied Health, Physics, or related science area. Completion through upper level science courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject.Social Sciences – A degree in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, History, or related social science area. Completion through upper level social science courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject.