Graduate Advisor/Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator

Graduate Advisor/Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Graduate Advisor and Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator. This position is expected to assume all responsibilities of the office in the absence of the Associate Director. Serve as liaison between the School's faculty, graduate students and Graduate School regarding requirements for graduate study and preparation for graduation. The job listing is open through July 17, 2017. The application process may be found here or by going to ugajobsearch.com and searching for posting 20171300.


Position Details

The position provides prospective students with information concerning various degree requirements offered by the School. Assist students and faculty concerning School of Art and Graduate School rules and regulations. 

This position also will assist students through their program of study. Review students' files and advises students and faculty concerning deadlines, requirements and procedures, including degree objective changes, continuance exams, deadlines and procedures in graduation. Oversee Graduate School recommendations for acceptance or denial of admission to Graduate School. Compile all applications for admission to Graduate School and process per Graduate School regulations. Coordinate submission of materials for students applying for assistantships, including gathering applications, submitting materials to areas and process award letters. Process forms for admission, retention, registration and graduation. Assist in graduate student orientation. 

Attend School's Graduate Faculty meetings and document meetings. Assist in planning, writing and editing brochures and various online PDF documents, and coordinate with faculty for inclusion in Graduate Bulletin. Attend Graduate School workshops concerning policies and procedures. Maintain departmental library on completed theses and dissertations. Handle correspondence and information requests concerning the graduate program. Maintain files and records for all graduate students. Coordinate statistical information regarding student enrollment, admission, degrees awarded and inquiries. Compile data for reports and other projects. Answer inquiries from students, faculty and general public and assisting in front office operations as needed. Coordinate submission materials for students applying for all other School awards. Assist director with undergraduate scholarships, manage and coordinate graduate and faculty reception in the fall and attend graduate exit show in the spring.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND one year of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible administrative and appropriate program experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer prior professional experience equal to 3-5 years in a related administrative area in an academic setting. Knowledge of MFA, MA, MAED, EDS, PHD, and EDD degrees also preferred. Appreciation of or background in the visual arts is desirable.  

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:

Bachelors degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND one year of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible administrative and appropriate program experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work

Ability to develop a thorough understanding of graduate programs within the School of Art and the graduate policies at UGA. Excellent interpersonal, writing, editing and computer skills are required.  

For more information and to apply to this listing, click here, or go to ugajobsearch.com and search for posting 20171300.


The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the University of Georgia

Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 60 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is an impressive, nationally-­ranked art school with state of the art facilities and internationally renown faculty dedicated to cross-­disciplinary and medium specific approaches. The School of Art has robust undergraduate and graduate programs and offers degrees in the fields of art, design, art education and art history. The School of Art is committed to maintaining diverse population and practices a wide range of methodologies within the fields of Art, Design, Art History and Art Education.

The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010–11. It is a comprehensive land and sea grant university located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital. The University, with over 35,000 students and 2,900 faculty members, is one of the four major units of the Georgia System of Higher Education and offers programs of study at the doctoral level in most fields. In addition to its home campus, The University of Georgia maintains and is expanding its list of study-­abroad programs around the world. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities: www.exploregeorgia.org.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-­time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.