Department: College of Education & Human Devel Dept
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The admissions counselor is responsible for working directly with LU admissions, Distance Learning, and department faculty in collecting, processing, documenting/storing and recommending candidates who submit essays and references for admissions. The admissions counselor also manages the Portfolium system where candidates upload other important documents specific to Educator Preparation.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Assist students throughout the admissions process. 2. Scores essays and references using a developed departmental rubric. 3. Communicates weekly with distance education to advise enrollment for accepted candidates. 4. Evaluate prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with goal identification, program expectations, payment/financial aid planning, and other program questions. 5. Assist prospective students with ApplyTexas application, the Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TAFSA), and other items to understand the enrollment system. 6. Create weekly reports for the dean on admission status for departments. 7. Communicate Portfolium information and assist candidates in understanding the documents needed and how to submit them. 8. Monitor Portfolium daily for completed portfolios to qualify for admissions. 9. Correspond with students in a professional student-centered model offering advice, resources, or referral to other campus resources. 10. Provides advice, counsel, and assistance to graduate students on degree progress, deficiencies, and program expectations. 11. Interpret and communicate accurate information about campus policies and degree requirements. 12. Appropriately document all contact with students, including appointment notes, email, and phone conversations. 13. Serve as the first point of contact for campus based graduate programs. 14. Assist students throughout the graduate admissions process. 15. Serve as a a facilitator to bridge communication from student to graduate faculty. 16. Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with students in groups, one-on-one, and during on and off campus events to increase community awareness. 17. Attending events and making presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families to promote Lamar University and its programs. 18. 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.
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