Senior Academic Advisor (Athletics) #497860

Lamar University
June 12, 2023
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Senior Academic Advisor (Athletics) #497860

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112662

Position Title Senior Academic Advisor (Athletics) #497860 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Athletic Academics

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

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.

About This Role: Assists the Associate Athletics Director with coordinating programs to ensure compliance with all University, Western Athletic Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the intercollegiate athletics operation, with a primary focus on academics for student-athletes.

Reports Directly to the: Associate Athletics Director

Position Responsibilities:

  • Advises and assists student-athletes in selecting major course of study, selecting courses, changing majors, adding and dropping class, and developing effective study habits.
  • Monitors students' degree plans. Evaluates transcripts and maintains academic records; monitors class attendance and student progress
  • Monitors academic eligibility compliance with NCAA, Western Athletic Conference, and Lamar University policies.
  • Maintains records on student-athletes.
  • Assists the Associate Athletics Director with updating academic information in NCAA Compliance Assistant Software.
  • Assists the Associate Athletics Director with the review of transcripts and eligibility requirements for prospective student-athletes.
  • Compiles necessary documentation for academic eligibility each semester.
  • Recognizes and promotes the best interest of the student-athletes both academically and athletically.
  • Assists the Associate Athletics Director and Coaches in the process of recruiting prospective student-athletes.
  • Benefits:

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

  • 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

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Physical Requirements: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; may be required to lift moderate amounts of weight of 10 lbs.

    Job Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive student contact and frequent interruptions.

    Strict adherence to established NCAA, Western Athletic Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.

    EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    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

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years athletic academic advising experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Banner, NCAA Compliance Assistant and Navigate preferred.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules 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.

    Salary Commensurate Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 05/03/2022

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • 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.
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
  • Doctorate
  • ABD
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of Academic Advising experience do you have?
  • 1 - 2 years of experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience
  • 6 or more years of experience
  • None
  • Which of the following best describes your level of knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations?
  • Expert: I can instruct others on the specific aspects of the rules and regs.
  • Substantial: I can apply the rules under the majority of situations encountered without referring to the manuals.
  • Moderate: I can apply the rules in routine situations, and refer to the manual for guidance on non-typical circumstances.
  • Limited: I refer frequently to the manual for guidance on how to apply the rules.
  • No knowledge: I have no knowledge of NCAA Rules.
  • Please rate your knowledge and experience of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • None
  • Beginner - Knowledge of MS Office Programs (Word & Excel)
  • Intermediate - Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
  • Moderate - Knowledge & Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access)
  • Expert - Knowledge & Experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook))
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Miscellaneous
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