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Lamar University
  • Position Number: 1222363
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Counseling

Cardinal Coach, Student Retention Manager 498445

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 498445

Department: College of Business Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary:
Lamar University's College of Business (CoB) seeks a Cardinal Coach to lead the college's undergraduate student retention efforts. Working with CoB departments and the University Advising Center (UAC), the Coach will identify students at risk of voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the university and develop individualized plans to help these students achieve success in their field of study. The Coach will establish the CoB student retention office, manage all CoB student retention efforts, conduct related research and data analysis, and liaison with CoB departments, the UAC, and the University's student retention office. The Coach will create a supportive and inviting atmosphere that does not penalize students in need of help and support.

Job Description Responsibilities include:
  • Establish CoB student retention office and processes
  • Co-Chair CoB Retention Committee
  • Identify students at risk of withdrawal from the University
  • Develop and implement personalized plans to ensure students' success
  • Coordinate with CoB UAC advisors, CoB Departments, and University student retention office
  • Conduct research on causes of CoB retention issues
  • Develop common dimensions along which to counsel students
  • Develop at risk faculty progress reports for CoB students
  • Develop and host undergraduate student success seminars with small groups of students
  • Manage and analyze CoB student retention data using the University's Student Success Collaborative Campus database and similar programs
  • Oversee remodeling of Cardinal Coach/tutoring office space and student lounge space in Galloway building
  • Communicate with University First-Year Experience and Cardinal Communities programs
  • Develop and oversee CoB peer tutoring program
  • Create other peer support opportunities for CoB students
  • Facilitate resources to assist students on campus, online, and in the Southeast Texas community
  • New responsibilities to follow initial CoB student retention office implementation period

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Job Specifications Qualifications:
    Bachelors degree required (social sciences, psychology, education degrees preferred)
    Two (2) years of higher education counseling/advising experience
    Desire to help students
    Data management and analysis skills
    Proficiency in basic productivity software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database software
    Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
    Ability to prepare written reports on student success
    Graduate degree a plus
    Licensed Professional Counselor or similar certification(s) a plus

    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: $36,000

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 05/14/2018

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

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    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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