Academic Advisor – Full-time

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Columbus Technical College is seeking an individual to serve as a full-time Academic Advisor in our Academic Advisement Center for the Student Affairs Division.  This individual will be responsible for delivering excellent and relevant academic advisement, information, and services to our students. This position is full-time/Exempt.


  • Advises students on academic requirements and selection of courses;
  • Assists students in developing and personalizing an education plan;
  • Disseminates information on institutional policies and procedures;
  • Evaluates and determines the transfer of credits; researches course descriptions to determine transferability;
  • Reviews and interprets placement and other standardized test scores, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites;
  • Understands the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.;
  • Performs and interprets degree audits;
  • Understands graduation requirements for programs;
  • Monitors student registration activities and recommends solutions to academic difficulties;
  • Coordinates communications to the students regarding advisement, academic calendar, and other related issues;
  • Maintains accurate electronic records of interactions with students
  • Serves as student advocate when appropriate;
  • Refers students to the appropriate specialized staff for such issues as financial aid assistance, career advisement, admissions processes, business office questions;
  • Participates in the development, implementation, review, presentation, and revision of orientations for the first-time college students and transfer students;
  • Stays abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates;
  • Engages in professional development activities, including but not limited to memberships in professional organizations; attendance at conferences, workshops, division, and department training sessions; stay current with information technology skills;
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and the evaluation of the academic advisement program’s goals and objectives;
  • Participates in institutional student development and retention programs;
  • Serves as resource for faculty/staff;
  • Develops advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student sessions;
  • Completes administrative reports as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Two (2) years of related work experience

**Note: Experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis**


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include state holidays, annual leave, and sick leave, State of Georgia Retirement, Health and Flexible Benefits Program.

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted until August 1, 2022. Applicants must submit a Columbus Technical College employment application online and upload a cover letter, resume and copy of transcript(s) at time of application (Incomplete submissions will not be considered). **Please note: All references will be checked prior to employment offer. Post offer requirements will include a criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. **

Employment Policy:

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

The Technical College System of Georgia and its colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies for Columbus Technical College: Henry Gross, Title IX Coordinator, at 706.649.1883 and Olive Vidal-Kendall, Section 504 Coordinator, at 706.649.1442.