Job Positions

212814/Academic Life Coach

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

Sooner Success Program/Academic Advising Resource Center

Institution:

The University of Oklahoma

Date Posted:

Aug 4 2021 3:18PM

Close Date:

Aug 13 2021
 

Position Description

Academic Life Coaches work with 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 group of assigned students. In a focused, individualized manner, these students are empowered to manage all aspects of college life with strategies that enable them to successfully progress toward graduation. Responsibilities of the position include active outreach to assigned students, regularly scheduled coaching sessions and follow-up communication, effective referrals to campus resources, bi-annual academic advising sessions, New Sooner Orientation advising duties, and participation in team meetings/trainings. Ideal candidates have a passion for student success and a strong interest in utilizing life coaching skills to empower students. An ICF (International Coaching Federation) credentialed training program is provided to all Academic Life Coaches at the University of Oklahoma

Duties

Academic Life Coaches work with 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 group of assigned students. In a focused, individualized manner, these students are empowered to manage all aspects of college life with strategies that enable them to successfully progress toward graduation. Responsibilities of the position include active outreach to assigned students, regularly scheduled coaching sessions and follow-up communication, effective referrals to campus resources, bi-annual academic advising sessions, New Sooner Orientation advising duties, and participation in team meetings/trainings. Ideal candidates have a passion for student success and a strong interest in utilizing life coaching skills to empower students. An ICF (International Coaching Federation) credentialed training program is provided to all Academic Life Coaches at the University of Oklahoma

Application Process

Candidate should 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

Prefer Master's degree in Adult Education, Higher Education, Human Relations, Educational Psychology

Contact Information

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

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND: 0-24 months related experience working with high school students or new college students in an advising or coaching role

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in Microsoft Office 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.