Job Positions

ACADEMIC ADVISOR – Intended Business

Categories: Southeast Region 4


VPI- Advising Services


University of Georgia

Date Posted:

Sep 30 2021 10:08AM

Close Date:

Nov 1 2021

Position Description

The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor in the Exploratory Center is to meet with assigned students, provide each student with accurate information about the student’s intended degree program, make recommendations about course selection for upcoming semesters, generate advising forms detailing these recommendations, and maintain notes about these meetings. Advisors also assist students with referrals to other units at UGA, including tutoring, services, and other forms of academic assistance. Advisors at this level are expected to have full knowledge of resources that support students in areas other than their academic life and to refer students to appropriate individuals and offices as needed. An EC Advisor will maintain consistent contact with their students, maintain accurate student records and respond in a timely manner to questions from their students. Regular attendance at staff meetings is mandatory and workshop and retreat attendance is also an expected part of the position. All Advisors should be available to work throughout June, July and early August orientation sessions for incoming first year and transfer students, as well as orientation sessions conducted in December/January.


Advising Students- 60%
Meet with students in person or remotely to recommend courses for the next semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, maintain communication with students via email and drop-in sessions, maintain thorough advising notes about appointments and other contact with students, and direct students to appropriate resources on campus. This involves extensive prep time and proficiency with various campus systems, software and resources. Must demonstrate a perspective that genuinely appreciates, understands, supports and effectively accommodates diverse student backgrounds and experiences. Administrative Time- 20% Answer student and staff emails, and create and maintain accurate records of student appointments, referrals, academic progress and goals. Schedule meetings and networking opportunities and work on projects to benefit the advising office. A high level of independent work is expected.

Student Drop In Times- 10%
Answer student questions during virtual or in-person drop-in hours.

Professional Development- 5%
Attend staff and committee meetings, classes and training sessions offered on campus. This can include, but is not limited to, the Certificate in Academic Advising, the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, and other campus training to maintain and enhance cultural competence.

Other duties as assigned. - 5%

Application Process

The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position and current resume. All applicants must apply online at

Institution Information

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Additional Information

University of Georgia, Exploratory Center website

Contact Information

Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Eberhart,, Search Committee Chair.


Required Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum requirements.