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3 days old


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends, After School

Job Function:

Encourages participants to continue in and graduate from secondary school, enroll in post-secondary education or reentry programs in education. The Coordinator/Counselor will provide program services specific to the needs of our adult and veteran program participants and to our high school and middle school participants as well.

Rate of Pay: $16.70 per hour

Essential Job Functions:

  • Execute the goals and objectives of the Educational Talent Search program
  • Initiate and maintain contact with target schools, helping agencies and community organizations
  • Act as a liaison between the target schools and post-secondary institutions
  • Recruit eligible participants
  • Provide individual academic guidance and counseling designed to encourage and assist participants in completing a rigorous secondary school program of study
  • Coordinate all program activities in assigned target schools
  • Maintain and manage student records and documentation of participants’ program eligibility, need for services, services provided, and progress
  • Plan and conduct workshops related to career exploration, college orientation, and financial aid awareness
  • Develop Individual Academic Career Plans for participants and provide academic planning guidance
  • Assist participants with admissions and financial aid for college
  • Provide early retention intervention activities focusing on 6th-12th grade participants
  • Help supervise and transport participants on visits to post-secondary institutions, businesses and cultural events
  • Provide parental involvement workshops on the availability of financial aid, FAFSA submission, the importance of post-secondary education and other educational topics
  • Provide academic services designed to encourage reentry of eligible populations into secondary or post secondary education—including dropouts and veterans·
  • Attend staff meetings, mandatory training, financial aid workshops and a minimum of two professional development each year as assigned by the Director.
  • Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development
    each year
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Director


 The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.




Minimum Qualifications:   




  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, social work, human relations or related field of study. Master Degree Preferred


Work Experience:


Two years of experience in student personnel services (i.e., in an academic, personal and/or career counseling setting)Two years of related experience with disadvantaged youth




Certifications &/or Licenses:


  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license
  • Must take Driving Training Certification within 3 months of employment in order to drive company vehicles (provided by OSU-OKC)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills, essential in the counseling role
  • Familiarity with multiple career assessment instruments, understanding and interpretation of test scores
  • Accuracy in collecting documentation of data required for annual performance reports
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and human relations skills
  • High degree of integrity; ability to work in a sensitive, highly confidential and professional environment
  • Ability to work effectively with participants of various ages, races, backgrounds and ethnicities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in education, counseling or related field
  • Experience working in a federal TRIO program
  • Understanding of veterans’ issues and educational benefits
  • Experience in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of career assessments 
  • Understanding of students who may be 1st generation, low-income and/or disabled
  • Skill in curriculum development and instructional planning that can be used to coordinate and facilitate various workshops 
  • Experience as a bilingual English/Spanish speaker


  Working Conditions:   


  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment with a significant amount of contact in person, by telephone and via email
  • May be occasional changes in work schedule due to participation in public relations, outreach, student advisement, and other campus activities
  • In-state travel to include exposure to outside conditions as relates to program cultural events and activities. Occasional overnight stay may be required


Physical Requirements:


  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage


  • Occasional required lifting of up to 25 pounds; (if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift)


  • Must be able to drive participants on visits to post-secondary institutions, career site visits and cultural events



The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.




Posted: 2019-09-13 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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