Assistant Director for Student Services

Posted: September 24, 2021

Oklahoma City University School of Law
Oklahoma City, OK

Summary of Position

Assistant Director of Student Services is responsible for providing support for the Student Success Program, Career and Professional Development services, and Student Life. The position also works closely with the Assistant Dean for Student Services. The position collaborates with a variety of faculty and staff positions and departments to increase student success, support students in professional development, and improve retention.

Assistant Director of Student Services reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Services and is a staff member in the office of Student Services. 

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department, School of Law, and the university.
  • Provides direct support to the Director of Student Success and Director of Career Development & Student Programming and their areas of responsibility.
  • Provides support services to students for student success advising, assessment, and counseling, and when necessary, refer to appropriate services.
  • Provides support services to students and alumni on career advising, assessment, and counseling; Provides insight and information about employment processes to OCU students and alumni; Utilizes career-related technologies and resources to assist constituents; Provides a high level of customer service throughout constituent interactions.
  • Collaborates with academic units, student life, admissions staff, and other support services support departmental programs and services.
  • Supports the coordination, development, and implementation of a comprehensive program of Orientation for law students at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester.
  • Assists in the creation of regular student assessment reports and outcomes.
  • Supports the coordination of employer relations; Assists in planning and conducting outreach to employers for employment and internships; Provides a high level of customer service throughout constituent interactions.
  • Assists with the online career center management systems, online resources, and student database.
  • Assists in planning and conducts workshops and seminars covering pertinent employment topics such as resume writing, interview techniques, job searches, and placement process.
  • Supports the planning and execution of career fairs, working with employers and students; Assists in planning, coordinating, and hosting of additional campus career events
  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the Student Services office.
  • Develops, implements and facilitates relevant marketing and communication plans for effective outreach to employers, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Attends school functions as necessary including nights and weekends. During peak periods, such as the beginning of the academic term, the Coordinator will typically work extended hours including weekends. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Demands:

 

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.
  • Constantly visually identifies, observes, and assesses.
  • Frequently communicates with university constituents.
  • Frequently remains in a stationary position (standing and/or sitting).
  • Occasionally moves to accomplish tasks and/or to get from one work site to another.
  • Occasionally moves common office materials.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Work is primarily indoors but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off-campus.
  • Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Attendance at evening and weekend events is required; a flexible work schedule may be required.
  • Off-campus, state, and regional travel is required.
  • The incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.

 

Required Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Student success strategies and retention techniques
  • Effective program/project coordination techniques
  • New student program approaches, orientation trends, principles, and theories
  • Student development theory and best practices
  • Oklahoma City University's vision, mission, and values

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Proficient use of technology to support operations including MS Office and other software packages and platforms
  • Developing and managing programs
  • Written communication including proofreading

Ability to:

  • Effectively plan and manage programming
  • Effectively communicate in written and oral form with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Work successfully in a team-oriented environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Handle confidential matters with appropriate discretion
  • Identify, administer, and interpret assessments and other data
  • Be flexible with work schedule including occasional after-hours and weekend events
  • Think creatively, analytically, and strategically

 

Required Experience

  • Required: A minimum of three years of relevant experience or knowledge of higher education and/or the legal community.
  • Preferred: Desirable experience includes work or participation with students, student activities, or student leadership. Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity knowledge is also preferred.
  • A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements. 

 

Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, List of Professional References, CV or Resume

 

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

 

Scheduled Hours

The university's operating hours are 8am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Education Required: Bachelor’s
Education Preferred: JD
Years of Experience Required: 3

How to Apply

Submit your application and supporting documents online

Application Deadline: Until Position is filled