Georgia Southwestern State University — Academic Success Counselor

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing academic advising and success counseling to first-year and at-risk students.

Advises students. (25%)

  • Provides academic advisement to students.
  • Creates and modifies schedules for incoming freshmen.
  • Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision.
  • Monitors and tracks advisee progress.
  • Maintains correspondence with advisees concerning appointments and other matters.
  • Refers students to campus and community resources.
  • Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study.
  • Develops and supports procedures for identifying at-risk students.
  • Assists students with changes in majors.
  • Work collaboratively with other University departments to provide holistic student advisement and support.
  • Collaborate with university constituent groups to advance Momentum Year priorities.
  • Responsible for student retention through intentional outreach initiatives, intrusive advising, and academic partnerships.

Guides and mentors academically at-risk students. (25%)

  • Provides academic advisement and counseling to students.
  • Oversees the early alert system (Beacon) to identify at-risk students.
  • Refers students to campus and community resources.

Coordinates the development of individualized academic recovery plans for students. (20%)

  • Works with students and faculty to develop plans.
  • Monitors student success and compliance with recovery plans.

Oversees and develops courses and workshops. (20%)

  • Serves as an instructor for early intervention courses.
  • Develops and facilitates academic and professional development workshops and assessments for students relating to academic success, career planning, and social transitions.

Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)

  • Including but not limited to new student orientation, STORM Day, registration days, and Parent/Family programs.

Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.  Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience required.

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