Academic Advisor 497574
Academic Advisor 497574
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 497574
Department: College of Education & Human Devel Dept
Job Summary/Basic Function:
THIS IS AN ON-CAMPUS POSITION THAT SERVES ONLINE PROGRAMS. The Advisor in Student Services for Academic Partnerships answers questions on graduate-level Academic Partnership programs in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) for interested students. The Academic Advisor will work from our offices at Lamar University advising students on entrance requirements, courses, degree paths, retention issues, and graduation and certification requirements and registration.. The advisor will generate and manage graduation lists with the assistance of the Director. All Academic Partnership programs in the COEHD are graduate level and are offered fully online. Communication with interested and participating students is online and by telephone. The Academic Advisor works under the supervision of the Director of Student Services for the COEHD Academic Partnerships and works closely with other Academic Advisors, Graduate Admissions and Records, the Graduate Testing/Certification Specialist, and the Academic Partnership technology personnel. The Academic Advisor is responsible for maintaining student records, tracking students' program choices and persistence in the programs, and tracking completion of program requirements.
The candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with a master’s degree preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates must have strong technology skills including portal-based, Excel or other spreadsheet, data systems and record-keeping software. Candidates must have the ability to work independently as well as the ability to collaborate and cooperate as part of a team. A collegial and professional disposition is required. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and a willingness to learn and to initiate action when needed.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in educational settings, in advising or in technology applications to student data management.
Candidates with a master’s degree and knowledge of the Banner system or another student management system are preferred.
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, 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.
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5: p.m. Monday thru Friday
Posting Date: 10/09/2017
Close Date: 10/23/2017
Open Until Filled: No
To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.
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.