Department: College of Education & Human Devel Dept
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: THIS IS AN ON-CAMPUSPOSITIONTHATSERVESONLINEPROGRAMS.
The Advisor in Student Services advises and registers for all master's and postmaster's level education programs for current and interested students. The Academic Advisor will advise students on entrance requirements, courses, degree paths, retention issues, graduation and certification requirements and register students for required coursework. The advisor will generate welcome packets and manage graduation completion in Degree Audit. All programs are graduate level and are offered fully online. Communication with interested and participating students is online and by telephone. The Academic Advisor works closely with other Academic Advisors, Graduate Studies, Graduate Admissions and Records, the Graduate Testing/Certification Office, and Lamar University's 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.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will hold a Bachelors degree in an appropriate field with a masters 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, Banner, and Degree Audit or similar student information systems. 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 technological and organizational skills and a willingness to learn and to initiate action when needed.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in educational settings, in advising, and in technology applications for student data management.
Candidates with a masters degree and knowledge of Degree Audit, Banner systems of student management are preferred.
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