Director, Student Tutoring and Retention Services (STARS)
Center for Academic Success
Job Summary/Basic Function:
About This Role:
The Director serves as a manager and leader within the Enrollment Management and Marketing Division with direct responsibility for the development, implementation, direction, and assessment of academic support services for undergraduate students at Lamar University. In addition to overseeing existing programming and activities, the Director seeks to identify new tutoring, academic coaching, peer mentoring, and retention program opportunities within the Student Tutoring and Retention Services (STARS) area, and where appropriate, collaborate with university personnel on the development and execution of retention programming and initiatives across Lamar University. The Director is responsible for program evaluation, budget management, and communication with the university community. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional, paraprofessional, and peer student staff that support the programming and activities of STARS. The Director is responsible for promoting the mission and achieving the organizational goals of STARS, ultimately serving as its primary representative at Lamar University and in the surrounding community.What You’ll Do – Position Responsibilities
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.
To see more information about the available benefits, please visit: Insurance – Lamar UniversityMinimum Qualifications:
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.
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.
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