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Advising Coordinator

Advising Coordinator

Advising Coordinator

Job ID: 271528

Location: GHC - Floyd Campus

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 coordinating advising initiatives, while also serving as an academic advisor by providing accurate advising information to students on all Georgia Highlands campuses.


• Coordinates the implementation of the advising activities, calendar, assessment, and evaluation process

• Organizes student-facing advising events

• Serve as a departmental liaison for special advising projects and initiatives

• Creates and maintains an advising, course scheduling, and registration communication plan for students

• Communicates with faculty and academic deans regarding curriculum changes

• Assists in training faculty advisors, other professional advisors, and other employees of the college who play a role in academic advising

• Serves as an administrator of the college's student success management technology platform and supports advising faculty and staff with entries, reports, and quality assurance.

• Serves as design specialist within the advising department; maintains departmental website; creates departmental documents, guides, materials, and marketing materials; updates curriculum changes in advising documents and systems

• Assists with the College's advisor assignment and advising holds processes

• Develops partnerships with other academic departments

• Provides high quality advising to current Georgia Highlands College students

• Develops multi-semester degree planning following curriculum guidelines; aligns students' academic interests and aptitudes with appropriate professional goals

• Connects students with appropriate academic and non-academic student services that promote their success

• Maintains thorough and accurate documentation of individual advising sessions

• Registers students with academic holds, those who experience computer generated prerequisite blocks, those approved for overrides, and those who are unsure or unclear about their registration skills; preregisters students for their first term at GHC

• Attends new student orientations, training and meetings

• Travels to other campuses to assist with advising and orientation

• Serves on committees as requested

• 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 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 one to two years

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

Proposed Salary

$45,500 annually

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Unofficial transcripts if applicable

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of University System of Georgia and Georgia Highlands College policies and procedure

• Knowledge of best practices in system-wide assessment

• 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 completion of required reports

• 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 reviewed as received.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at with subject line =Job Opening Questions

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or mailto:

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.

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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