Lamar University

Lamar University

Academic Advisor #498662, #497286, #495730

United States

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112665

Position Title Academic Advisor #498662, #497286, #495730 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Undergraduate Advising Center

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

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.

About This Role:

Lamar University's Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is administratively located within the Division of Enrollment Management and Marketing. The Academic Advisor position reports directly to the Associate Director of the Undergraduate Advising Center and ultimately to the Senior Director of Advising. The position is an entry-level academic advising role that functions under the mentorship of Advisor Seniors and the Advising Coordinator based on Meta Major.

This position is responsible for providing comprehensive academic advising and student success support to an assigned cohort of students. An Academic Advisor in the UAC advises freshman and sophomore undergraduate students within a cohort of majors. The position focuses heavily on enrollment, reenrollment, and departmental and academic requirements.

What You'll Do – Position Responsibilities

  • Holistically assist students on their journey at Lamar University, with specific focus on each piece of the matriculation cycle to include:

  • initial enrollment

  • support during the term for successful completion of courses
  • referrals to pertinent support offices
  • empowering students to build success skills for progression
  • reenrollment each term through graduation.

  • Assess each student individually and provide a “one student at a time” approach in the academic advising and student (customer) service strategies.

  • Lead students through the process of sound decision-making, goal setting and the steps to execute a plan to fruition.
  • Advise students regarding educational opportunities, academic core and departmental requirements, and academic policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that university policies and state mandates are carried out in advising and enrolling students.
  • Advise students on appropriate course selection and placement. For students that are TSI-restricted, explain their placement into developmental courses, complete a TSI Success plan and monitor their TSI progress updating plans as needed.
  • Assist students in developing an academic plan for each semester based on their exploration of various fields of study, evaluation of academic abilities and clarification of educational and career goals.
  • Help students transition to college and acquire relevant information on services focused on meeting their academic needs and developing learning strategies and skills to be successful in college. Advise students on new student and retention initiatives and the courses required for their participation.
  • Verify, compile, interpret, and record a wide variety of data and student information. Track student interactions, input notes, and monitor student success data to influence successful outcomes and provide follow up with students as needed. Responsible to consistently report pertinent data to direct supervisor.
  • Utilize degree audit reports to advise students on appropriate course selections and evaluate student's degree progress. Assist students in interpreting degree audit and requesting any exemptions or course substitutions from the academic departments that may be needed.
  • Use predictive analytic software for targeted advising and monitoring of student academic progress.
  • Provide guidance on possible courses of action and refer students to appropriate campus resources. Assist students in developing an academic success plan and provide follow-up guidance and support.
  • Conduct end of term processes such as checking grades and schedules and assisting with probation, suspension and reinstatement procedures.
  • Utilize advising systems and technologies (e.g. Banner, Navigate, DegreeWorks) to support delivery of advising services and keep accurate records of student advising contacts and progress toward degree completion. Maintain and update student files and records in accordance with federal, state and university regulations.
  • Participate on committees, working groups, or special projects as needed. Assist in academic advising outreach at university and recruitment events.
  • Assist in the on-going assessment activities of the department and division.
  • Individuals in this position may occasionally work after hours and a few weekends on a rotating schedule. There are occasional travel opportunities to professional meetings and conferences.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Benefits:

    At Lamar University one of the ways, we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 1 year of experience in academic advising or related experience.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of dependability, professionalism & customer service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including active listening and ability to present information clearly and professionally to a range of audiences.
  • Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to use sound judgment, discretion and diplomacy when working on sensitive issues with students.
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of professional skills among a team all working toward the goal of elevating students, their success, and the department's commitment to a high level of student (customer) service.
  • Develop and perpetually expand academic advising strategies and in addition to learning the Lamar University, academic department, college and UAC policies and procedures and assist students in navigating these when appropriate.
  • Successful experience working with and building positive advising relationships with target student populations in higher education.
  • Work well as part of a team and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with various constituencies to include students, colleagues, faculty and administrators.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Knowledge of basic computer operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications 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.

    Salary $35,568 - $37,000 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 05/05/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Miscellaneous
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    Academic Advisor #498662, #497286, #495730


    Lamar University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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