Arts & Sciences

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA

Position ID: 36924
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Arts & Sciences
Office of Academic Assistance
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Academic Advisor II
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Academic Advisor II - 17001076 
Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 
While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!

Description:  Georgia State University has grown in size and stature into a leading research and educational institution all the while retaining its core values of access, diversity and excellence. The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) is at the heart of this global transformation. Representing Georgia State University’s largest academic college, with 23 departments and institutes spread across three distinct academic areas (Humanities, Natural and Computational Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences), the College of Arts and Sciences has placed an emphasis on international research and education.

The college’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs connect an extraordinarily diverse group of students to top-notch faculty, world-class facilities, and all the opportunities of a global city. Faculty and students in the college work together both within and across disciplines on crucial social, cultural, and scientific issues. The college is home to researchers who collaborate on topics including brain function, drug design, biostatistics, urban health and urban environments, language acquisition and development, gerontology, understanding new media and digital arts, ethics and human rights, among many others.  Additionally, the college works with local communities on research, service, and teaching projects of mutual benefit.

The Office of Academic Assistance in the College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire a higly skilled and dynamic Academic Advisor II. The Academic Advisor II will assist academic departments/units in the College of Arts & Sciences with verbal or written academic plan, advisement interpretation and implementation of university policies and procedures in the areas of student enrollment and evaluation.  Provides information to, and advises both enrolled and prospective students regarding the academic programs offered by the University or a specific department, including requirements for admission and retention through graduation; may coordinate the work of entry level academic advisors.

The scope of responsibilities will include these essential duties but is not limited to the following,

  • Advises prospective and current students about academic requirements and selection of courses

  • Disseminates information on university policies and procedures to faculty, parents, students, etc.

  • Maintains students' files updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary

  • Conduct orientation sessions for groups of incoming students

  • Audits student records for curriculum, major, graduation requirements

  • Evaluates and determines transfer credits; researches course descriptions to determine transferability

  • Compares transcripts with entrance and graduation requirements, and advises students on appropriate actions

  • Refers students with academic discrepancies to proper officials for further action

  • Assists in the preparation of special reports relating to enrollment and related matters

  • Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using academic evaluation system

  • Monitors student registration activities and academic performance/progress

  • Coordinates communications to students regarding course scheduling, core and major requirements, academic resources etc.

  • Reviews course adjustment forms and petitions for readmission of students

  • May teach or co-teach in GSU 1010 courses

  • Monitors and tracks the retention, progression and graduation of all students within assigned population

  • May conduct informational sessions for the college

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

 Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience. 

College/Business Unit: College of Arts & Sciences 

Department: College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Academic Assistance
Location: Atlanta Campus 
Shift: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM 
Salary : $39,600 - $41,600 
Pay Grade: 13 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible)
Job Posting: 08/04/17, 8:27:56 AM
Closing Date: 08/11/17, 11:59:00 PM 

Preferred Hiring Qualifications:   The preferred candidate will possess the following attributes, 

  • Previous experience associated with higher education / academic office environment

  • Experience advising students

  • Experience with any of the following - Banner, Argos, Degree Works, CAPP, EAB/GPS

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communications 

  • Strong organizational acumen and a proclivity for attention to the details

  • Ability to think critically about issues and opportunities and identify solutions and options

  • A self-starter, quick learner with an awareness to meet deadlines

  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships

Special Instructions: To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents that clearly provides proof of education and relevant experience,

  • A complete and accurate GSU application

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Career/Academic Advising - Student Career Guidance Serv (Admin code)
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Friday, August 11, 2017
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