• Assistant Director - Advising

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Assistant Director - Advising


    Job ID: 269860


    Location: GHC - Cartersville Instr. Site


    Full/Part Time: Full Time


    Regular/Temporary: Regular


    About Us


    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.


    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.


    Job Summary


    This position is responsible for assisting in leading, directing, and managing Georgia Highlands College's Advising department and advising-related initiatives and programs.




    • Is responsible to understand, support, and carry out the college's mission, vision, and values and comply with mandates and regulations of government and accrediting bodies.

    • Assists with developing, implementing, and evaluating new advising programs designed to improve student persistence and success.

    • Manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities of advising staff

    • Serves on various committees and advisory groups; co-chair for GHC Charger Orientations

    • This role is designed by the institution as a Position of Trust

    • Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of face-to-face and online advising

    • Performs supervisory responsibilities such as managing, training, and evaluating academic advisors

    • Works with department heads and deans to ensure academic advisors are updated on all college and departmental advising policies and procedures.

    • Develops and implements advising training programs for students, faculty, and academic advisors based on the policies and rules of the state and college.

    • Tracks usage of academic advising and conducts departmental assessment

    • Generates and analyzes data related to academic advising services.

    • Advises a caseload of students

    • Participates in College initiatives and events to benefit students and the college

    • Performs related duties


    Required Qualifications


    • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

    • Sufficient experience to understand and apply the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for four to six years

    • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated


    Proposed Salary


    $55,000 - $59,000 annually


    Required Documents to Attach


    • Resume

    • Cover Letter

    • Unofficial transcripts


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    • Knowledge of University System of Georgia and Georgia Highlands College policies and procedures.

    • Knowledge of best practices in academic advising.

    • Knowledge of Banner advising/registration system.

    • Knowledge of survey and assessment tools.

    • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

    • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local government guidelines.

    • Knowledge of system and college policies regarding enrollment, student support services, work study/financial aid, registration, and testing.

    • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions

    • Skill in oral and written communication


    Apply Before Date


    Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2024.


    Contact Information


    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at mailto: jobs@highlands.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions


    For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or mailto: oneusgsupport@usg.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions


    Conditions of Employment


    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.


    Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.


    Equal Employment Opportunity


    Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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