Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide advice and counsel students regarding their Academic path at Lamar University by providing information throughout the academic year, providing support to students during the registration process, exploring career options, and working to improve the academic performance of students. This position is responsible for advising a higher number of students than an entry level advisor position and gives guidance to the other advisors. This is an on-campus position that serves online programs.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Provide proactive and developmental academic advising to undergraduate students by analyzing student's career and academic goals, degree progress, deficiencies, and test results, and by recommending appropriate course of action or referrals. 2. Provides advice, counsel, and assistance to graduate students on degree progress, deficiencies, and program expectations. 3. Interpret and communicate accurate information about campus policies and degree requirements. 4. Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for application toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how the transfer courses equate to our requirements. 5. Determine how to best facilitate the student's success and development and provide advising that improves overall student retention. 6. Appropriately document all contact with students, including appointment notes, email, and phone conversations 7. Work closely with and coordinate with other academic advisors, departments, or colleges within our university to provide timely information on course/degree options, support programs/services and University policies. 8. Knowledge of student services programs, including student recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and procedures. 9. Facilitate student success by participating in on-going and new projects to serve students within the advising unit. 10. Represent the advising unit in meetings with students, parents, faculty, other campus units, and administrators in a professional manner. 11. Prepare required reports and other information accurately for the unit. 12. Assist with reporting and data tracking to facilitate student success. 13. Analyze data and advising records to identify necessary actions; coordinate efficient advising processes to enhance student success. 14. Perform additional duties as assigned. Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Education Required: Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum Experience Required: Three (3) years of experience.
Key Competencies: Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelors 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.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary, exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time. Essential functions or requirements listed above may not be performed in every position with this title, and these essential functions may not include all related duties that might be requested and/or performed.
Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses, and solutions to customer requests.
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.
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