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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


School of Film and Television, Academic Affairs


Loyola Marymount University

Date Posted:

Oct 13 2021 1:40PM

Close Date:

Dec 15 2021

Position Description

Provide academic advising to SFTV undergraduate students toward successful degree completion, planning and executing a variety of student and faculty activities in support of this goal Under the supervision of the SFTV Associate and Assistant Deans, manage daily activities of the SFTV Student Success Center to ensure fair, equitable, and responsible use of resources in support of SFTV students. Plan, develop, and implement programs to educate students about their degree requirements and registration processes. Evaluate and counsel transfer and prospective transfer students regarding admissions requirements and academic deficiencies and recommend appropriate action. Review incoming student transcripts for document completeness, validity, and accuracy. Work with the Office of the Registrar, as well as other University Offices to support students through the degree clearance process. Track, monitor, and report on student attrition to identify trends and recommend plans to address high levels of student attrition. Refer students to centralized University resources for additional assistance.


Work with the SFTV Assistant Dean to plan, execute, and continuously evaluate academic advisement processes for all Undergraduate students in the School of Film and Television. Support students with various petitions and make recommendations regarding academic transactions including course substitutions, unit overloads, and exception requests. Counsel transfer and prospective transfer students regarding admissions requirements and academic deficiencies and recommend appropriate action. Advise potential transfer students from other colleges on campus and various other institutions on academic progress towards graduation and courses acceptable from other colleges and universities. Prepare Credit Summary forms for all prospective undergraduate transfer students to the School of Film & TV; research and resolve any questions/problems arising from this process. Review and prepare Transfer Course Approval forms for students wishing to take courses at institutions other than LMU. Participate in recruitment, admissions, and enrollment events throughout the year as a resource for general program information. Participate in the annual review of the University bulletin, making recommendations to the Assistant Dean. Provide assistance to the Office of the Registrar in maintaining and using the content of these databases and relating them to the students’ degrees as well as tracking students’ study programs. Coordinate activities and functions with respect to special projects. Prepare periodic reports as requested by the Associate Dean or Assistant Dean. Assist faculty with questions/problems related to student records, academic holds, on-course audits, degree audit exceptions and various other advisement-related topics. Must be able to interact with faculty and assist/tutor faculty in advising processes. Assist Associate Dean or Assistant Dean with scheduling student services meetings, activities, and record keeping. As needed, represent the Associate Dean and/or Assistant Dean at committee meetings related to Undergraduate Education or Academic Policy. Hire, train and supervise work-study students to act as peer leaders in support of the student academic experience. Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Application Process

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. Interest candidates may apply at

Institution Information

Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University is a Carnegie classified R2 institution rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. We are committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. We enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body. We recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. Our three campuses are rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship. LMU is a unique and rewarding place to work. As you consider your employment opportunities with our institution, we encourage you to take the time to learn about the university community and how it distinguishes us from other places of employment. We are proud of the programs, benefits and services we provide our community. We strive to ensure an inclusive environment in all aspects of campus life that fosters a strong sense of trust and mutual respect. EEO Statement Loyola Marymount University is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin (including language and language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age 40 or over, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other bases protected by federal (including but not limited to Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990), state or local law. The University does not discriminate on these bases, or any other basis protected by law, in the administration of any of its education or admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment policies and practices. All University policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with LMU's Jesuit identity and character.

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Required Qualifications

Minimum three years of professional work experience in one of the Student Services program areas or a related field (preferably in education) is typical. The incumbent's experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of admissions procedures and graduation requirements; registration procedures, university policies, recruitment practices, principles of organizational development and office management; spreadsheets; database programs; MS Office; general business knowledge. Experience in planning, coordinating and executing projects, and responding to changing organizational needs. Create clear and comprehensive reports. Understand and interpret rules and directions to specific situations. Maintain confidences and confidential information. Counsel students relative to their academic programs and in relationship to their career objective. Ability to work with prospective students in a professional, helpful and effective manner in a high-volume, high pressure environment. Experience with Banner (PROWL) or other academic records systems is preferred.

Typically a Bachelor’s degree. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degrees in Educational Counseling, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and any special experience with underrepresented student bodies. Interest and/or experience in Media, Film, Television, or the Creative and/or Fine Arts are a plus.