Academic Advisor

  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Lawrenceville, GA, USA
  • May 20, 2024
Full time Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description

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Academic Advisor


About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our diverse student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a diverse and stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our university's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu)

Job Summary

The Academic Advisor will report to the Associate Dean of the School of Business and will provide academic advising and counseling services to undergraduate business students, by understanding and interpreting the program of study and course requirements within the School of Business. The Academic Advisor may also be called upon to provide or assist with programs that promote comprehensive educational opportunities for business students. The Academic Advisor provides quality academic advising assistance for all advising needs for all business students and by assisting School of Business faculty in their advising and mentoring roles.

Responsibilities

Function 1 -

Advise students regarding academic programs, curricula, course selection, and prerequisite requirements.

Function 2 -

Monitor and track retention, progression and graduation of all students with assigned population.

Function 3 -

Provide assistance to students in the areas of admission requirements, registration, academic warning, probation and suspension and other academic policies and procedures.

Function 4 -

Assist School of Business students in course registration, including verifying course prerequisites and requirements.

Function 5 -

Assist School of Business faculty and staff who are involved in academic advising.

Function 6 -

Represent the School of Business at Open Houses, new student orientation and registration (Bear Essentials), Festival of Majors, and similar.

Function 7 -

Participate in individual professional development, as needed.

Function 8 -

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in related field
Four years of experience working with college students or adolescents in an academic counseling capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree
Experience with Banner and/or DegreeWorks or similar student information systems

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

SKILLS

Accuracy in evaluating and articulating information concerning students to faculty, administration, and staff, and in interpreting institutional rules, regulations, policies, and procedures is essential.
Excellent customer service skills.
Attention to detail, confidentiality, and professionalism.

Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of 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.
Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email hr@ggc.edu. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email benefits@ggc.edu. Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance at titleix@ggc.edu.

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=271636&PostingSeq=1






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