Posting Number 20112087
Position Title Academic Advisor, Distance Learning #494889
Position Type Staff
Department Distance Education
Job Summary/Basic Function
The purpose of this position is to provide advice and counsel
students regarding their Academic path at Lamar University. This is
accomplished 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 is an on-campus position that serves
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. Interpret and communicate accurate information about campus
policies and degree requirements.
3. Evaluate transfer credit from other colleges for application
toward undergraduate degree programs by determining how the
transfer courses equate to our requirements.
4. Determine how to best facilitate the student's success and
development and provide advising that improves overall student
5. Appropriately document all contact with students, including
appointment notes, email, and phone conversations.
6. Collaborate with campus departments and partners to support
student success while providing outstanding customer service.
7. Knowledge of student services programs, including student
recruitment, academic advising, and admission policies and
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or
occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or
Minimum Experience Required:
One (1) year of experience.
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or
technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years
of college resulting in a Bachelor's 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
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
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to
veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code,
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.
Posting Date 03/17/2021
Open Until Filled Yes