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Senior Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


Academic Success Center


University of Louisiana

Date Posted:

Sep 4 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

December 6, 2019

Position Description

The UL Academic Success Center's Academic Advisors take a holistic approach in the responsibilities of: providing educational planning and academic advisement to first and second year students, coaching students on high impact academic success practices, and informing students of degree requirements and academic achievement. The Senior Advisor will support the ASC’s and University’s efforts to increase the persistence and graduation rates of the undergraduate student by fostering retention of students through mentoring, coaching, and other support programs. The Senior Advisor will need to be creative and take initiative on the development and implementation of programs and resources for student success and be able to foster relationships across campus.


• Initiates and implements academic success programs in order to increase student retention.
• Works closely with the Associate Director on ASC initiatives and assessments.
• Oversees professional advisor training.
• Serves on the Advising Council, improving communication of Colleges as it pertains to advising needs of students. • Works closely with partner offices in addressing student issues.
• Manages a caseload of students at risk of failure and monitors their academic progress and success, making appropriate referrals, when necessary.
• Serves on the ASC intervention team, to provide academic improvement plans for students who are underperforming in class.
• Performs other duties related to academic advising at the college or departmental level as assigned.

Application Process

Apply online at Resume and cover letter/C.V. stating qualifications and specific interest in this position are required in order to be considered for the position.

Institution Information

UL Lafayette is a place of rich culture, close community and real-world research. It is a medium-sized public institution in Southern Louisiana. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at:

Additional Information

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications


• Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of three years of academic advising and/or coaching work experience at a four-year higher education institution.
• Ability to work as part of a mutually dependent and supportive team.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to supporting the academic success of all students.
• Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to remain calm under pressure and to adapt quickly to change.
• Working knowledge of ERP system (i.e. Banner) or demonstrated ability to learn and utilize student data management system.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with data analysis and assessment in higher education. Working knowledge of Banner and CRM Advise