Academic Advisor

University of Oklahoma


Academic Advisor  
Job Number:
 232651 
Organization
: UC Advising
Job Location
: Oklahoma-Norman
Schedule
: Full-time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Work Type: Onsite
Salary Range: Targeted salary $40,000 based on expeirence
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter 

Job Description

 

At the University of Oklahoma, academic advisors play a critical role in student success. Academic advisors oversee student degree planning by recommending course sequencing and monitoring progress towards degree completion. Academic advisors assist students in realizing their educational, professional, and personal goals by offering guidance that includes utilizing institutional resources that help students make the most of their college experience. Advisors communicate information regarding academic programs, policies, and procedures based on students’ individual needs. All academic advisors at the University of Oklahoma receive comprehensive training that is guided by the highest professional standards in the field and reflect the National Academic Advising Association’s Core Competencies. Academic advisors are provided opportunities for professional development and career advancement that are self-directed and encompass the wide offerings of the profession. University College (UC) academic advisors work primarily with first-year students as they transition into the university environment, until they successfully matriculate into their degree granting college. They advise students in all university degree programs until degree-granting college entrance requirements are met. UC academic advisors also work with transfer students, scholar’s students, and pre-health students. In addition to the duties mentioned previously, UC advisors assist students in selecting major(s) and/or minor(s), defining career goals, responding to student and parent inquiries, monitoring individual student progress, assessing student concerns, and assisting in developing recovery strategies. College responsibilities include participation in recruitment events, presenting, working with other academic departments, and meeting with prospective students and families.

The successful candidate will have 6-24 months of education experience and knowledge of college student development. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred. Candidate should also possess strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and sensitivity to individuals from different ethnic, cultural, geographic, and experiential backgrounds. Primary work hours will be Mondays-Fridays 8am-5pm. After the academic advisor appropriately adjusts to their new position, there is the possibility of flexible hours and remote work with supervisor and college approval. There will be occasional evening/weekend work required with advanced notice.

Essential Duties:

  • Engage in and successfully graduate from the Academic Advisor Training Program.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of state, university, college, and major policies and procedures. 
  • Conduct individual academic advising appointments for a designated caseload that addresses short term scheduling and long-term degree planning. 
  • Teaching opportunities are available based on experience.
  • Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) by fulfilling training and reporting obligations related to campus safety protocols.     
  • Counsels and advises students and prospective students.  Tracks academic progress.
  • Receives, screens, and responds to student and parent academic inquiries verbally and in writing.
  • Provides general information regarding academic issues.
  • Assists in the maintenance of student records.
  • Provides input for the development and revision of informational materials.
  • Assists with data collection and statistical reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

 

Required Education:  Bachelor’s degree.
Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months academic advising or student services experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in navigating and maintaining databases
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Highly organized and ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations

Certifications:

  •  None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for long periods of time.  
  • Frequent talking.  
  • Occasionally stands and walks.
  • Ability to engage in repetitive motion.  
  • Standard office environment.  
  • Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.  
  • Requires contact with other departments and university officials. 

Departmental Preferences:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Previous academic advising or student support experience

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing .

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

 
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
Special Indications: None 
Job Posting
: Oct 18, 2023

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