Transfer Academic Advisor I

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Advising
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled
Description:

This position performs integrated academic advisement that supports student retention and graduation for prospective and current students by guiding the student through data informed decision processes. This is a continuous and consistent process, which is built upon the basis of accurate communication and consistent personal contacts between the advisor and the advisee. The position requires some evenings and weekend work and may require some travel to other campuses when requested.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist and accurately guide student in defining and developing realistic educational career plans through academic schedule planning (mapping the curriculum) for each semester.
  • Advise students about majors, course requirements, pre-requisites, grades and graduation requirements.
  • Assist students in course selection and class registration.
  • Develop systems, processes, and procedures to support college-wide collaboration addressing academic advising of transfer students.
  • Plan and coordinate educational events such as information sessions and workshops
  • Monitor progress toward educational goals by meeting with students to discuss the proposed academic program, current grades and other performance indicators.
  • Serve as a resource specialist to both students and faculty in the development, coordination, and implementation of academic advising services and support.
  • Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, altitudinal or other personal problems require intervention. (Student success Center, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Counseling).
  • Assist in the development and distribution of advisement and recruitment materials.
  • Coordinate student advising within the assigned academic unit,
  • Coordinate student advising services at institutional events such as open house and orientation.
  • Use institutional data to report on student success and retention.
  • Plan and execute retention campaigns.
  • Plan and execute call campaigns to build enrollment,
  • Participate in on-going professional development.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or deemed necessary to meet the Academic Advising goals on any campus
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Skill in training and coordinating the work of related personnel.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Knowledge of admission, registration, and degree program requirements.
  • Knowledge of academic standards governing the student population.
  • Knowledge of course articulations and evaluation of transfer course credits of transfer students.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention principles.
  • Knowledge of computer and job-related software programs, including the BANNER system.  

SALARY: Pay Grade 18

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 22, 2018

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Transfer Academic Advisor”.  Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents

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