Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide advisement and counseling for juniors and seniors in the College of Business. The Academic Advisor will work closely with the COB Cardinal Success Coach to provide support for COB students' academic success toward completion of their degrees.
Major Essential Job Functions: 1. Responsible for advisement and registration for on-campus juniors and seniors in the College of Business.
Makes appointments for students for Fall, Spring, and Summer semester course selections;
Reviews grades before mandatory advisement appointment;
Determines courses based on prerequisites and availability;
Advises students of tutoring resources;
Checks and releases registration holds;
Advises students of anything which needs to be addressed prior to appointment. 2. Facilitates new student orientation by preparing files for new and transfer students. 3. Collects transcripts and scores. 4. Determines registration status. 5. Assists transfer students with filling out degree plan for major. 6. Works closely with COB Cardinal Coach to administer COB retention program. 7. Meets with prospective students and parents. 8. Provides information to department chairs on students with provisional majors. 9. Communicates with students to keep them informed about policy changes that might affect their status. 10. Checks on student's study hall hours if needed. 11. Reports to coaches and assistant directors. 12. Provides additional support as needed.
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: Two (2) years of experience, preferred. Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum Experience Required: This job title functions as a lead worker performing same work as other regular, full-time positions led, and includes oversight of work quality, training, instructing, scheduling, and leading work assignments as directed by supervisor.
Work requires contacts with coworkers from other organizational units of the College and University. 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.
Key Competencies: KNOWLEDGE: * Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures. * Knowledge of customer service skills. * Knowledge of basic budget and accounting techniques. * Knowledge of appropriate office etiquette. * Knowledge of policies and procedures affecting work unit.
SKILLS: * Skill in using computers and related software. * Skill in using Navigate system preferred. * Skill in composing letters and preparing reports. * Skill in the operation and use of a variety of office machines and equipment. * Skill in working with a diverse population.
ABILITIES Excellent time management and multitasking skills Computer literacy; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Banner Ability to enter data efficiently, timely and correctly in order to meet deadlines Good planning and organizational skills Well-developed verbal, listening, and written communications skills Ability to work independently or as a team player Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and confidentiality Ability to maintain a professional appearance and manner Ability to contend with a wide variety of people on various issues Ability to work in a busy office with constant interruptions Physical Requirements: With or without accommodation: Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly Regularly work on repetitive tasks Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects Regularly hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm Regularly use headphones and earpiece Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand Regularly understand the speech of another person Frequently bend to file and maintain files Occasionally lift 10-15 pounds
Job Conditions: Office environment with controlled temperature. Moderate exposure to noise.
Lamar University Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
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