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13 days old


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Counselor Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive service program focusing on personal counseling, academic advisement, study skill development, career clarification, financial aid assistance, financial literacy training, transfer coordination, goal clarification, student advocacy, public relations, and coalition building. In addition, one of the main responsibilities includes, but is not limited to, assisting in developing, implementing and evaluating trainings of student peer mentors, as well as the hiring and management of those mentors. The primary purpose of the position is to empower and equip disadvantaged students (low-income, 1st generation and disabled) with academic and personal tools and skills that will help them persist in college until attaining a bachelor’s degree.


Essential Job Functions:




1.         Assists in the development, implementation, evaluation and management of student peer mentors. This includes training, hiring, managing hours, etc.



 2.         Conducts individual intake sessions to collect appropriate student documentation and to develop and establish individualized learning plans for each participant. 


 3.         Conducts on-going sessions individually and through workshops on academic, career, transfer, and study skills, in addition to financial aid, financial literacy and personal issues.


 4.         Documents on-going student contact logs via computerized database (Student Access).


 5.         Serve as a member of the participant recruitment and selection group.        

 6.         Coordinates Face Book, Orgsync and Email correspondence to students on a daily and weekly basis.


 7.         Makes intervention calls and/or email contacts twice a semester to address needs.


 8.         Refer participants to outside agencies and locations of support if SSS resources or OSU-OKC campus resources are unable to meet the participant’s needs


 9.         In conjunction with the Director and Office Specialist, serve as liaison to the college, community and target transfer schools in order to inform them of program activities and participant accomplishments.



 10.       Serve on college committees as requested by Director.



 11.       Participates in state TRIO conferences, meetings, and leadership training and regional TRIO events when budget funds are available.


 12.       In conjunction with the Director, coordinates the on-going operation of the Student Leaders of Tomorrow (SLT) student organization by assisting the student officers manage general meetings, executive board meetings, fundraisers, events, and budget.


 13.       Develops and implements new strategies for retention and graduation.


 14.       Maintains contact with transfer specialists from four year institutions to stay up to date on transfer and scholarship information.



 15.       Assists students in academic, career and enrollment advising.


 16.     Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum of two professional development each year.



 17.       Performs other duties as assigned.


 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:



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)







Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, human relations, or related field of study.




Preferred Qualifications.




Certification as Licensed Professional Counselor


 Master’s Degree


 Background in TRIO programs is a plus




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities



  • Professional and positive behavior and appearance

  • Must be dependable, responsible and prompt

  • Strong office management and administrative support skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook; plus, ability to acquire knowledge of unique campus systems in Microsoft Applications, SCT, Student Access, Sharepoint, Banner, Facebook, etc

  • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly

  • Ability to work independently and also collaborate within a team environment

  • Strong organization and planning skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong counseling and behavior management skills

  • Understanding of career counseling assessment, interpretation, and clarification

  • Understanding of financial aid policy, FAFSA application procedures, and financial aid awards

  • Understanding of counseling theories and concepts

  • Understanding of transfer equivalencies, guides, and procedures

  • Understanding of study skill strategies, including note-taking, time management, test-taking tips, textbook reading instruction, memory techniques, etc.

  • Curriculum development and teaching skills for facilitating workshops

  • Understanding of cultural diversity and the disadvantaged populations

  • Understanding of Parliamentary procedures and leadership skills to manage the Student Leaders of Tomorrow student organization

  • Strong understanding of peer mentoring programs

  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior



Environmental Conditions




Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email.



Evening and weekend hours may be required based on scheduling and activities.



Most Fridays will involve outside time taking students to cultural events, campus transfer visits, or student field trips.




Physical Demands:




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



Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds



Driving car or van of students to and from student 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: 2019-01-04 Expires: 2038-01-18

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