Loyola Marymount University currently seeks a University Advisor for the Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC, a unit within the Academic Affairs Division, provides a variety of academic services to the campus’ 6,000 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students. Home to the university’s writing center, course content tutoring across the disciplines, and a “First to Go” program for first-generation college students, the ARC offers a host of campus-wide programming, initiatives, and academic support services lead by a team of University Advisors and Program Coordinators.
The University Advisor will serve as a key resource to students, beginning with their initial welcome to campus, and through their successful completion of their degree programs. Working both as a generalist and specialist to target populations, this position will provide academic support for LMU’s highly-diverse student body. Reporting to the Director of the ARC, the University Advisor will work with a team of professional staff, faculty, and associate deans to promote various initiatives targeting specific student populations (e.g., international, transfers, graduate, commuters, veterans, NCAA D1 student-athletes, living and learning communities).
Interested candidates may apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and salary history to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0170286). The cover letter should articulate the candidate’s advising philosophy, summarize experience working in and promoting academic success, and demonstrate the candidate’s preparation to advance the institution’s mission as it relates to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.Review of complete applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications include typically a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Minimum 4 years of experience in higher education, working with students, faculty, staff, parents/families, and/or alumni, preferably in programs that facilitate undergraduate and/or graduate student development, academic success, and graduation. Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, required. Previous success in grant writing, persistence/retention initiatives, or experience managing advising technologies is considered a plus.