This is a full-time, advanced-level academic advising position. In addition to managing an advising caseload, this advisor will live in a two-bedroom apartment in Rutherford Hall and provide oversight for implementation of Franklin Residential College (FRC) initiatives. The successful candidate brings professional advising experience, a conceptual and theoretical understanding of academic advising, prior experience in engaging students outside the classroom, and the ability to work autonomously and make decisions that positively impact advising across the college. This position provides free on-campus housing and parking. See https://frco.franklin.uga.edu/ for additional information on the FRC. See https://osas.franklin.uga.edu/franklin-college-advising-information for more information on Franklin College advising.
Academic Advising (60%)
• Meet with students to recommend courses for the upcoming semester, prepare advising forms, answer student questions, and direct students to resources on campus. This involves extensive prep time and awareness of various campus and departmental resources.
• This position may be responsible for advising students in a variety of Franklin College majors based on student demand and office needs.
Advising Leadership (15%)
• Serve as a leader in unit-level professional development and manage projects that advance the work of the upper-division advising unit
• Help design and lead training of an advising team, mentor colleagues, and participate in the design and administration of unit-level assessments as needed
• Actively participate in staff meetings and committee work that advance the mission of the Office of Student Academic Services FRC
• Develop a sense of fellowship among residents, foster the well-being of the FRC community, and interact with students informally on a day-to-day basis
• Coordinate with the Director on programming to address specific learning needs of the FRC community and assist in developing and implementing academic initiatives, service projects, social events, and first-year experience programming in Rutherford Hall in partnership, as appropriate, with the Rutherford Residence Hall Director and Rutherford Hall staff
• Collaborate with the Director to recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate the three Director’s Assistants (student staff who help lead the community by organizing academic, service, and social events; mentoring members of the executive board; and preparing for the annual Fall Break trip to Sapelo Island)
• Organize weekly programming in the Advisor-in-Residence apartment in Rutherford Hall and hold weekly office hours
• Work with the Director to oversee student elections of executive board members (volunteer student leaders who help the Director’s Assistants develop and implement the FRC calendar of events)
• Facilitate leadership training, diversity training, sustainability initiatives, and pre- and post-assessment for student leaders; set the agenda and oversee retreats and monthly meetings for the Director’s Assistants and executive board
FRC Support (5%)
• Work with Residential Programs and Services to assess FRC programs and initiative
• Co-manage the FRC Housing budget in collaboration with the Rutherford Residence Hall Director.
• Attend select events and/or meetings (e.g., monthly meetings with hall staff, Residential Programs and Services academic partner meetings, Hunker Down with Housing, etc.).
• Assist the Director in preparing an annual report for the Dean of Franklin College and the Director of University Housing summarizing FRC activities and evaluating the program.
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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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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.
Salary is $56,600 plus free on-campus housing and parking. Position works variable hours, with some evening and weekend hours required.
Greg Kline (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree. Physical requirements include the ability to sit at a desk and computer for moderate periods of time and the ability to verbally communicate via telephone and in person.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability and/or Competencies
• Ability to infuse a teaching pedagogy into the residential environment
• Ability to apply original creative thinking to develop and improve methods and practices
• Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts and sciences education
• Cultural sensitivity, understanding of diverse student needs, and commitment to creating a respectful and inclusive environment
• Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of other employees as needed
• Knowledge of undergraduate curriculum, policies, and procedures
• Knowledge of degree requirements as well as UGA and Franklin College requirements
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students
• Ability to exercise sound reasoning and good judgment
• Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
• Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Effective decision making and problem-solving skills
• Ability to handle sensitive situations and documentation in a caring and confidential manner
• Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and tact
• Ability to work both independently and with a team, and to effectively negotiate and manage conflict
• Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in situations of stress