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Academic Advisor II

University Advisement Center

Georgia State University

Academic Advisor II helps academic departments/units with verbal or written academic plan, advisement interpretation and implementation of university policies and procedures in student enrollment and evaluation.

Advisors Provides information to and advises both enrolled and prospective students regarding the academic programs offered by the University or a specific department, including requirements for admission and retention through graduation; may coordinate the work of entry level academic advisors.

WHAT MAKES University Advisement Center A GREAT PLACE?
• Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.
• A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners.
• Professional development opportunity and mentorship
• A rapidly growing center within an academic setting


Advises prospective and current students about academic requirements and selection of courses.
• Disseminates information on university policies and procedures to faculty, parents, students, etc.
• Maintains students' files updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary.
• Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic exclusion, and financial aid reinstatements; provides retention services for students who are part of the Academic Improvement Program
• Conduct orientation sessions for groups of incoming students.
• Audits student records for curriculum, major, graduation requirements.
• Evaluates and determines transfer credits; researches course descriptions to determine transferability.
• Compares transcripts with entrance and graduation requirements and advises students on appropriate actions.
• Refers students with academic discrepancies to proper officials for further action.
• Assists in the preparation of special reports relating to enrollment and related matters.
• Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using academic evaluation system. Monitors student registration activities and academic performance/progress.
• Coordinates communications to students regarding course scheduling, core and major requirements, academic resources etc., etc.
• Determines awards recipients based on academic performance. Reviews course adjustment forms and petitions for readmission of students. Processes applications for state certifications, etc.
• Teach or co-teach in GSU 1010 courses.
• Monitors and tracks the retention, progression and graduation of all students within assigned population.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Georgia State University Values
• COMMUNITY: Fostering a distinctive shared identity and common purpose across our multi-campus university.
• INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Respecting the dignity and value of all people and perspectives through honorable conduct based on engagement, fairness, access, equity, and civility.
• TRANSFORMATION: Intentionally pursuing knowledge, practice, and scholarly rigor to inspire lifelong learning, and to make our community and the world a better place.
• INTEGRITY: Adhering to our values, mission, and the truth through respectful cooperation and effective stewardship of resources.
• EXCELLENCE: Achieving the highest standards and distinction in teaching, research and service.
• STRATEGIC INNOVATION: Embracing invention and creativity in the pursuit of meaningful discovery using our collective talents.

USG Core Values Statement
• The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well 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 .

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia State prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia State community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia State prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

Background Check

Successful candidate must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation and other background searches as applicable to the job such as credit check and Motor Vehicle Record.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee's direct supervisor.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and either 1) 6 months experience as "Academic Advisor I" at GSU (University Advisement Center or other GSU advising department) or 2) three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications
Atlanta GA United States


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