Job Positions

212813/Director

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

Sooner Success Program

Institution:

The University of Oklahoma

Date Posted:

Aug 4 2021 3:13PM

Close Date:

Aug 13 2021
 

Position Description

The University of Oklahoma is hiring a new Director to lead the Sooner Success Academic Life Coaching program. If this opportunity speaks to you or someone you know comes to mind, additional information can be found at jobs.ou.edu. Here is the job description: The Director of Sooner Success will lead a team of eight full-time Academic Life Coaches in support of university retention initiatives. Academic Life Coaches provide coaching and academic advising services to students who have been identified as academically vulnerable and who have been conditionally admitted to the University of Oklahoma. Serving as proactive mentors, coaches provide specialized support and guidance to a caseload of assigned students. The Director oversees the hiring, training, development, and management of the Academic Life Coaching program and is responsible for creating coach rosters, establishing a semester timeline, and reviewing progress in one-on-one overviews and team development meetings. In addition to overseeing the Sooner Success program, the Director will collaborate with the campus-wide Academic Life Coaching program in developing and delivering trainings, establishing new initiatives, and serving as the Chair of the Academic Life Coaching Community for the Provost’s Advisory on Academic Advising. This position is one of several Directors within the OU advising community and occupies a seat on the Advising Leadership Council, a group of advising leaders who connect and collaborate at monthly meetings. In collaboration with the First-Year Leadership team, the Sooner Success Director plays an active role in the design and implementation of OU’s New Sooner Orientation program. The director also works closely with campus leaders within the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, University College, Student Life, and the Degree-Granting colleges to develop strong partnerships to ensure that students within the Sooner Success program are connected to the wide array of campus programming and support services.

Duties

The Director oversees the hiring, training, development, and management of the Academic Life Coaching program and is responsible for creating coach rosters, establishing a semester timeline, and reviewing progress in one-on-one overviews and team development meetings.

Application Process

Apply to jobs.ou.edu

Institution Information

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is slightly more than 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.

Additional Information

Must be able to engage in repetitive motions including movements of the hands, wrists or fingers, communicate including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others and see including color, depth perception and clarity.

Contact Information

Kathleen Shea Smith, Associate Provost for Academic Advising, kathleensheasmith@ou.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Masters Degree and 36-48 months of student services experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines. Must have knowledge of advising, counseling, or mentoring principles. Must have effective writing and communication skills. Ability to work well independently or on team projects and support team goals. Must have effective presentation skills. Ability to produce evaluation, progress and summary reports based on programmatic activities and strategic goals. Ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets. Proficient in Microsoft Office