Job Summary/Basic Function: General Description: The purpose of this position is to provide high quality academic advisement and career guidance to current and prospective General Studies majors. This position reports to the Director of Advising-BAAS/BGS.
Essential Job Functions: Advise online and on-campus students individually in person, by telephone, and/or via email regarding core curriculum, campus resources, graduation, and university requirements. Provide students with information focused on meeting academic needs, including exploration of various fields of study and career options. Keep accurate records of student advising contacts and academic progress toward a degree. Prepare degree plans and degree audits. Verify requirements and monitor student progress using various student information systems. Utilize various computer software programs for student registration, tracking, and communication. Prepare required reports and other information accurately for the department. Work closely with academic advisors and support personnel in other departments and colleges to provide excellent customer service to students. Assist Department with and participate in University and Department functions such as graduation, orientation, and recruitment events. Provide support to the Center's Director of Advising and Academic Advisor Senior. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of three years related experience. Superior oral/written communication skills; computer proficiency, especially in MS Office applications and Banner; high level of organizational and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service to students. Ability to keep accurate, detailed records. Experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds. Official transcripts are required at the time of employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university; at least 1 year of experience in academic advising within a university or college setting.
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.
Posting Date: 10/05/2020
Close Date: 10/23/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions: Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete application and attach the following required documents: 1) letter of interest, 2) resume, and 3) statement of advising philosophy.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana