Assistant Director, Academic Advising and Achievement Blue Ridge

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Blue Ridge Summit, PENNSYLVANIA
Job Type: FullTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director, Academic Advising and Achievement on the Blue Ridge campus. The Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Achievement, Blue Ridge, advises a diverse population of students including all majors and dual enrollment by developing educational plans, academic, personal, and career goals. The Assistant Director represents academic advising, including the dual enrollment program, on the Blue Ridge campus and serves as a member of the campus Leadership Team, as well as working directly with campus administrators and faculty to address student issues. The Assistant Director supports new student orientations on Blue Ridge through core curriculum presentations, advance scheduling, and working with Colleges and departments to organize Academic Prep Sessions. The Assistant Director is responsible for implementing and organizing academic achievement programs and special events specific to the Blue Ridge campus in collaboration with campus leadership and other departments. The Assistant Director will facilitate testing for students needing to complete the Accuplacer or needing testing support for eCore and UNG online courses during the calendar year. This position will also organize and facilitate individual and group tutoring services for students in various academic disciplines on campus.

  • Advises a diverse student population, including dual-enrollment students, in developing educational plans, academic, personal, and career goals.
  • Represents academic advising on the Blue Ridge campus, including serving on Advising and Campus Leadership Teams and addressing student issues.
  • Creates advance schedules, presents and provides advising at new student orientations.
  • Develops and implements academic achievement programs and special events specific to Blue Ridge in collaboration with other departments, faculty, and campus administrators.
  • Provides direct support to UNG and University System of Georgia advising initiatives, including development of student persistence strategies, workshops and advising publications, student learning outcome assessment.
  • Responsible for organizing and hosting tutoring services for all students in various academic disciplines.
  • Responsible for organizing and facilitating Accuplacer, eCore, and UNG online course testing for Blue Ridge students.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must demonstrate a strong background in working with a diverse student population.
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of advising theory and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain exemplary working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize duties. 
  • Master's Degree required.
  • Three years of full-time experience in academic advising, secondary education, or an academic support role required.
  • One year of supervisory experience required.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references. 

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at


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Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This role is considered a position of trust.


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