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Academic and Retention Specialist - Health Professions (2 Positions Available)

Albany State University
Job Description
Posting Number: 0600660  
Position Category: Academic Services Professional  
Job Title: Advising and Retention Specialist - Health Professions (2 Positions Available)  
Position Code: 00400X  
Position Type: Staff  
Department: Academic Advising and Retention Center  
Nature of Work: This professional will work advising students in areas of academic study within the Academic Advising Center, and participating in the orientation of new students. An employee in this class is responsible for informing students about academic requirements and assisting students in the selection of courses. Knowledge of different degree programs and general university regulations is required. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director.  
Training and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to areas of assignment and three years of administrative and appropriate program experience required; experience in working with diverse student population preferred; working knowledge of BANNER required; proficiency in MS Office preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
Illustrative Examples of Work: Advises students providing academic procedures, policies, goals and objectives, and problem resolution; administers student support to enrolled and prospective students, such as degree program advisement, graduation processing, petitioning, withdrawals, information sessions, receptions, and student orientations; maintains up-to-date knowledge of rules and policies effecting specific degree programs; answers questions regarding individual schools and colleges, as well as the University; performs other duties, as required.  
Posting Date: 04-03-2017  
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will b
Open Until Filled  
Special Instructions to Applicants:  
Funding Source: Title III  
If Other, please denote Sponsored Funds, Title III Advancing Academics Through Advising and Retention  
Physical Demands  
Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, ACAD Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources, Steve A. Grant at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  
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