This position will serve as the Coordinator (PC) of Mantener el Camino, a three-year program designed to teach academic skills and the integration into the cultural world of higher education to those preparing for ministry and seeking a college degree (associate or bachelor) concurrently (typically, the students will be enrolled in degree programs at local community colleges or universities). The Coordinator will administer and further develop the program, and also lead some sessions of it. The Coordinator will serve as the academic advisor to all students in the program.
Typically MA (or MA [Cand.]) in Education Counseling or other field preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep abreast of trends in the field and policy changes.
Minimum three years of related experience. Experience in counseling 'first to go' college students; is well-acquainted with the practice of 'intrusive advising' and with the life circumstances of working adult degree seekers highly desired.
Is acquainted with religious ministry as a career and has a basic working knowledge of how Catholic ministry is organized; actual experience in ministry is preferred.
Ability to read, write, understand and hear Spanish fluently
Oral and written English language; Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word computer software; alpha-numeric office filing systems; arithmetic and algebra sufficient to design statistical reports.
Ability to input and retrieve computer data rapidly and accurately; organize large volume of hard copy records; set goals and appropriately prioritize tasks; write clearly and gracefully.
Keyboard input with speed and accuracy, including numeric cluster.
Familiarity with college/university courses, numbering system, campus units.
Job requires balancing all of its different tasks and components with grace, good humor, and competence. Providing accurate record-keeping as well as timely and professional responses to inquiries from both on and off campus and anticipating consequences of administrators' decisions are skills essential to the efficient handling of the position.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.