Advisor 1

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7119476 (Ref.No. ej-3748504)
Posted: December 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Advisor 1

Augusta University

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

The Department of Academic Advisement promotes the mission of Augusta University through collaboration with all colleges and student success departments to provide high quality life-long learning opportunities through the academic advisement process. We are committed to ensuring student success by guiding and advising students through direct and intentional academic planning to allow students to make informed decisions to navigate their educational journey to obtain their career goals and aspirations.

Job Summary

The Advisor 1 provides mentoring and advisement for a cohort of first and second year students to assist in goal setting, academic planning and career exploration through personal follow up/outreach, individual appointments and programming.


The duties include, but are not limited to:
Key Responsibilities 
Meets formally with students to develop meaningful connections using a holistic advising and coaching methods.

Provide high-quality academic advising services to new and current August University students. This will include guiding advisees to identifying academic, professional, and personal goals that align to their abilities, interests, and the institutions' purpose.

Maintain accurate and detailed advising notes through the electronic advising system, track advisee performance during and at the end of each semester. Provide intentional outreach to students. Maintain records for current and former students in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Cultivate supportive communication by phone, text, email, and face-to-face with active and prospective students to effectively help students navigate their academic journey. Provide a welcoming and supportive environment, always demonstrated through utmost professionalism.

Making use of the skills necessary to process situation critically, recognize crucial gaps in advisees' knowledge and skills and assist students with identifying opportunities to build their strengths.

Advise and coach students regarding their academic degree requirements which include but are not limited to certification, application, change of major, permissions, test scores, course selection, course withdrawals, grades etc.

Monitors the retention, progression, and graduation of students within the assigned population, and offer proactive outreach for those students who are at academic or social risk.

Connect students with appropriate academic and non-academic student services that promote their success; and maintain thorough and accurate documentation of individual advising sessions.

Maintain collaborative partnerships with student services, faculty, career, and academic staff.

Work with students, in collaboration with faculty, Dean, and department chairs to develop realistic goals that will contribute to academic and personal success in college. Assist students who present risk factors to develop individual plans for success. 

Serve as the point of contact for special student populations (i.e., Dual Enrolled, LLC, Honors etc.)
Other Responsibilities 
Utilizes and incorporates best practices identified through the analysis of reports/analytics related to advising activity, student success metrics, etc.

Contributes to the coordination of unit-level communication plans regarding key milestones, registration deadlines, academic resources, etc.
Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of events, programs, and resources that support the success of students.

Attend regular departmental meetings to remain aware of the guidelines or potential issue(s) of curriculum changes.

Participate in training as necessary to understand the ways technology, student development theory, and equitable and inclusive environments affect advising.

Membership and participation in profession development opportunities offered through Augusta University, state, regional, and national organizations (NACADA).
Other Duties 
Perform all other related duties/tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with experience in a university setting providing advisement or student support.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to make sound judgments and identify solutions
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Congenial and engaging demeanor to encourage student rapport
Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast, multi-task environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Knowledge of advisement theories and practices to help student achieve success
Ability to demonstrate consistent use of proper English, grammar and punctuation


Shift: Days/M-F

Pay Grade: 12

Salary: Minimum $15.06/hour - $18.65/hour

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 12/19/22 - Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Credit Check

This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!
Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university
Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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