Academic Advisor, Computer Science #442074

Lamar University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$37,000 - $39,999
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Position Information

Posting Number 20112558

Position Title Academic Advisor, Computer Science #442074 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Computer Science

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

The purpose of this position is to provide high quality academic advisement and career guidance to current and prospective majors within the Department of Computer Science. This position reports to the Chair of Computer Science.

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Advise online and on-campus students in person, by telephone, and/or via email/virtual session regarding core curriculum, degree progress, campus resources, graduation, and university requirements.
  • Provide students with information focused on meeting academic needs, including exploration of various fields of study and career options.
  • Keep accurate records of student advising contacts and academic progress toward a degree.
  • Prepare degree plans and degree audits.
  • Verify requirements and monitor student progress using various student information systems.
  • Utilize various computer software programs for student registration, tracking, and communication.
  • Accurately prepare required reports and other information for the department.
  • Work closely with academic advisors and support personnel in other University units to provide excellent customer service to students.
  • Assist Department with and participate in University and Department functions such as graduation, orientation, recruitment events, etc.
  • Provide support to the department chair and graduate program director.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

    Benefits – Job Perks:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

    To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of three years closely related experience.
  • Key Competencies: Superior oral/written communication skills; computer proficiency, especially in MS Office applications and Banner; high level of organizational and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service to students. Ability to keep accurate, detailed records. Experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds. Official transcripts are required at the time of employment.

    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.

    Job Conditions: Office setting

    EEO Statement

    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, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications 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.

    Salary $37,000 - $39,999 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 02/14/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
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