Academic Advisor #495491 (Previous Applicants Don't Need to Reapply)
Job Summary/Basic Function:
About This Role:
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field.Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Work requires contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the University and the general public. Resourcefulness is required to reach or adjust working agreements within departmental procedures and operating needs. Tact and judgment are requirements in obtaining or giving information of a confidential nature. This job title normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion. This job title requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization. This job title has no budgetary responsibility.
What You'll Do - Position Duties
As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
Provide proactive and developmental academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students by analyzing student's career and academic goals, degree progress, deficiencies and test results, and by recommending appropriate course of action or referrals.
Interpret and communicate accurate information about campus policies and degree requirements.
Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for application toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how the transfer courses equate to our requirements.
Determine how to best facilitate the student's success and development and provide advising that improves overall student retention.
Appropriately document all contact with students, including appointment notes, email, and phone conversations
Collaborate with campus departments and partners to support student success while providing outstanding customer service.
Knowledge of student services programs, including student recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and procedures.
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100-degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.
Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
Benefits - Job Perks:
At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
Our Comprehensive Benefits Package
Health, dental & vision insurance
State of Texas Retirement plans
Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You'll Need to Succeed - Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
One (1) year of experience.
Lamar University 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 or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Statement:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.