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Assistant Director, Academic Adv

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details

Assistant Director

University Advisement Center

Salary: Competitive salary of $68,000 (year) with great benefits!

Atlanta Campus

Schedule: Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

These are exciting times at the University Advisement Center. We are growing, and we are thrilled that you are interested in being a part of our team. We are surrounded by individuals empowered to use their expertise and talents to achieve our mission of pursuing excellence.

Are you ready for us? Are you seeking an opportunity with purpose and direction? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We hire great people from a wide variety of educational, career, and personal backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a stronger team.

The University Advisement Center is seeking (1) Assistant Director to join the already awesome team, taking the Transfer and Transition Center to the next level of excellence!

WHAT MAKES University Advisement Center A GREAT PLACE?
  • A flexible work environment
  • 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

The Office of Student Success is seeking to hire an  Assistant Director  to help to lead the  University Advisement Center . Successful candidates for the position of Assistant Director will be forward-thinking, solution-oriented individuals who are willing to find innovative ways to continue to improve some of the fastest growing graduation rates in the nation. The selected candidates will perform supervisory duties (hire, train, evaluate) as well as be responsible for serving a student population for an academic college or advisement unit.

Essential Job Functions: 
  • Advises prospective and current students about academic requirements and selection of courses. Work with colleges to make sure advisors have the current information regarding academic programs and college/unit requirements.

  • Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using academic evaluation system. Monitor’s student registration activities and academic performance/progress.

  • Serve as a liaison to other campus advising units in order to effectively implement advisement plans and to coordinate University advisement. Work with these units and other campus wide committees to develop and track metrics regarding student advisement outcomes.

  • Perform supervisory duties such as hire and evaluate staff, as well as train them based on university policies and procedures, technological systems such as, but not limited to the Education Advisory Board system and Degree Works, and policies and procedures related to academic advisement.

  • Review student petitions – to include researching problem and writing any correspondence that needs to go back to the student.

  • Work with Director of the Office of Academic Assistance for specific college/unit assigned and to ensure that each student has an assigned advisor for the major type for selected college.

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

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.

Qualifications :

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and three years of supervisory/management experience or a combination of training and related experience.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and 5 years’ experience working with student retention or student affairs programs
  • previous experience as a lead worker or mentor to junior staff;
  • experience leading academic and retention processes/projects;
  • experience using data to improve student retention efforts;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • experience following up on problems until resolution.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Banner, and student tracking applications such as EAB Campus, Degree Works, or similar products.


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