Oklahoma State University’s Native American Institute invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Academic and Career
The Coordinator of Academic and Career Services for Southeastern at Choctaw serves
as primary contact for Southeastern students and Choctaw associates. This position will work with students in this program, Southeastern
administrators, and Choctaw administrators to promote and support all aspects of overall student success and degree completion. This
position will collaborate with Southeastern departments including Admissions and Recruitment, Career Management Center, Online and Distance
Advising, Financial Aid, and the Coordinators of Liberal and Applied Studies and Communication Leadership. This position reports to the
Executive Director for Tribal Relations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with Director of Online and Distance Advising Center and Executive Director for Tribal Relations
- Serve as primary on-site academic advisor/concierge responsible for caseload up to 300 students. Duties include course
registration, degree planning and review, weekly reporting, supporting students through Southeastern processes, and referring students to
faculty, Career Management Center, and relevant Choctaw Nation support programs.
- Support students through identifying and applying
for financial assistance including FAFSA and tuition support programs offered by Choctaw.
- Collect and report data.
- Facilitate additional student success offerings such as on-site tutoring, courses, and workshops.
Works with Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment and Executive Director for Tribal Relations to:
- Identify and recruit Choctaw associates who have never attended college and are interested in earning a degree.
- Identify and
recruit Choctaw associates who are transfer or returning students interested in finishing a degree.
- Attend Choctaw information
events (such as new associate orientation) to promote Southeastern and offer degree completion information.
- Collect and report data
on student contacts.
Works with Director of Career Management Center to:
- Promote Choctaw employment opportunities
to Southeastern students.
- Provide career planning workshops to discuss career pathways and plans of action.
- Provide access
to personality (or interest) and career matching tools.
10% Success Coach
Works with Director of
Career Management Center and Executive Director for Tribal Relations to:
- Provide success and career coaching to support
retention and recruitment of students and promote overall student achievement. Duties include but are not limited to: coaching students
through personal and career assessments and career possibilities to determine best fit for a major, financial management, and
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director for Tribal Relations.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (FUNCTIONS, DUTIES)
- Attendance and Dependability:
The employee can be depended upon to report to the assigned duty station at the scheduled time. Employee can be depended upon to
complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious, about assignments.
- Communication and
Contact: The employee communicates effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and
individuals inside and outside of the University.
- Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and
relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the University. The employee exhibits a
professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working environment.
Employee works safely, attends safety training offered/required, and follows appropriate safety rules and regulations. In relation
to level of NIMs training completed, participates in incident management preparation and performs incident duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree.
Understanding of the needs of students with full-time jobs. Familiarity with non-traditional students and online learning. Excellent verbal
and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Strong computer and technology skills. Demonstrated ability to interact
positively and appropriately with a wide range of individuals, including Choctaw associates and management, tribal leadership, university
faculty and staff, and other external constituents. The Coordinator must be willing to work some nights and/or weekends. Some travel will be
PREFERRED: Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of relevant experience working with
non-traditional and/or online students. Prior knowledge of university services including financial aid, degree completion activities, and
academic support programs.
Founded in 1909 as a teachers’ college, Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues the
strong tradition of producing outstanding educators for southeast Oklahoma and north Texas. Student enrollment is approximately 5,000
students and the campus is situated in rural Oklahoma. The main campus is in Durant, Oklahoma, which is 90 miles north of Dallas,
Texas, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The community is close to Lake Texoma and the Choctaw Casino Resort. Southeastern Oklahoma
State University continues to be among the nation’s most affordable universities according to the U. S. News & World
Report’s America’s Best colleges.Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is
August 22, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
a comprehensive benefits package including university paid health, vision, life insurance, long term disability, retirement contributions to
Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, as well as a tuition waiver for employees and spouse/dependents who wish to enroll at Southeastern.
Southeastern offers 23 paid holidays per fiscal year and has a generous leave package including annual/vacation leave, sick leave, personal
leave, and birthday leave. In addition to the SE paid benefits, there are many voluntary products available to employees such as 403(b),
Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, dental, short term disability, dependent life insurance and a variety of ancillary
Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Candidates must be
eligible to work in the United States. SE participates in E-Verify.SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.
Notice to applicants:It is Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s policy that all newly hired employees must
provide an original social security card during the hiring process. Failure to provide an original social security card will delay the
hiring process and ability to begin employment.
To Apply please visit: https://seok.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/75?c=seok