Academic Advisor II

Updated: 4 months ago

Academic Advisor II(
Job Number:



Job Purpose: Provide information and counsel to undergraduate and graduate students within an assigned area regarding their academic pursuits and progress. Prepare and maintain associated student records. Usually concentrate in graduate programs or specialized academic area. May provide work direction to Academic Advisor Is and administrative support staff.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Meet with students concerning questions and issues regarding various aspects of their academic program. May include questions regarding academic program requirements, registration, permits, overloads, degree petitions, change of major, commencement, curriculum, academic progress, and Institute policy
  • Perform reference searches and records access in conjunction with student inquiries.
  • Respond to academic administration and faculty requests for assistance in administrative, recruitment or student related matters.
  • Prepare assessment reports; maintain student related records, files and databases;
  • Review, approve and process curriculum related actions.
  • Interact with other academic units in conjunction with joint programs
  • May schedule and coordinate student events.
  • May provide input to academic unit's planning efforts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: Four to five years job related experience
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This job requires knowledge of advanced university level academic program requirements and related administrative processes within assigned area. Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master's degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: Experience with DegreeWorks and the Banner registration interface
  • Preferred Certifications: N/A
  • Preferred Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Excel; Familiarity with other administrative processes used at Georgia Tech; The ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse cultures

Additional Information: Successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which may include a credit check. To obtain Georgia Tech’s background check policy, please visit:


This position involves access to sensitive student information.


The Academic Advisor for Computer Science will join a team of advisors using a full-circle intentional advising approach that works with 2100 CS undergraduate majors and minors on achieving their academic, career, and personal goals.  The primary role of this position is to manage and advise the CS minor population in addition to advising a population of CS major students.  Coordinating the minor program includes assessing, organizing, and communicating the needs of the minor students.  The advisor will oversee the minor declaration process and program of study forms.  The advisor answers students' day-to-day questions about degree requirements, registration, academic and personal resources on campus.  The advisor works with administrators in the College of Computing to ensure students receive the necessary permits for classes. The advisor reviews program of study forms, degree applications on DegreeWorks, alerts students to deficiencies, and approves course substitutions for degree audits.  The advisor works with Office of Outreach, Enrollment, and Community and other campus departments to connect students to resources such as academic coaching, career preparation, counseling, and tutoring.  The advisor communicates deadlines and opportunities to students using email, social media, blogs, and other electronic resources. Depending on areas of expertise, the advisor has the opportunity to teach non-academic courses such as an introduction to the major course.  


Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Students, parents and faculty, staff. This position typically will advise and counsel: Students. This position will supervise: N/A.

Department Description The College of Computing’s progressive approach to educating future computer scientists includes exposure to and participation in a notably broad computing research agenda.  Ranging from the foundations of computer science to the boundaries of scientific computing to the intersection of humans and computers, the College of Computing’s research programs are recognized for their real-world applicability, social and scientific impact, and world-class leadership.

: Administrative Support
Primary Location
: College of Computing
Job Posting
: Apr 21, 2017, 9:03:57 AM

Hiring Range: NS
: Full-time

View or Apply

Similar Positions