Student Graduate Assistant of Academic Advising for the Patton College of Education

Posting Details

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the 'Posting End Date' shown below.

Position Information

Job Title Student Graduate Assistant of Academic Advising for the Patton College of Education
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement

Posting Number 2016353STD
Job Description

This position provides academic advising to the Patton College of Education undergraduate students while maintaining an advising load of 80 students. This role requires helping students to navigate the Patton College of Education curriculum and to understand the program guidelines while ensuring that all students have equal access to appropriate university resources. In addition, this Graduate Assistant will:

¬ Assist in providing information about, and programming for, the Patton College of Education.
¬ Work with the Director of the Patton College of Education to establish, implement, and evaluate desired outcomes and performance objectives.
¬ Conduct personalized academic advising meetings to assist students with course selection, sophomore completion plans, and graduation plans tailored to their academic interests and goals. This entails getting to know students on an individual level and being able to make appropriate referrals to university resources.
¬ Develop Sophomore Completion plans with all sophomore advisees.
¬ Develop new forms and processes to be used by program staff and students. Assist in developing and implementing rules and regulations to serve the program’s and students’ needs.
¬ Participate in “Walk-In” and “Pop-In” Advising.
¬ As appropriate, attend meetings, workshops, trainings, and university events for personal and professional development in Academic Advising.
¬ Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications


¬ Effective helping skills
¬ Effective interpersonal skills
¬ Effective communication skills
¬ Effective organizational skills
¬ Ability to show empathy and work effectively with students in crisis situations
¬ Ability to perform in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students, and parents
¬ Ability to work effectively as a member of a team 
¬ Ability to read a Degree Audit Reports (DARS)
¬ Microsoft Word programs proficiency and ability to learn new computer skills

Department Education, Dean's Office
Pay Rate
Posting Open Date 11/22/2017
Posting End Date 02/02/2018
Job Category Student Hourly
Planning Unit Patton College of Education
Work Schedule
Campus Athens
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Employment Type Part-Time Term

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants for Details)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate your current course of study:
    • College Student Personnel
    • Critical Studies in Educational Foundations
    • Counselor Education
    • None of the above