Director of Student Success

Posted: September 24, 2021

Oklahoma City University School of Law
Oklahoma City, OK

Summary of Position

The Director of Student Success is responsible for the overall facilitation of the Student Success program including the development, planning, implementation and assessment of student transition, engagement, and retention from admission to graduation.  The Student Success Position collaborates with a variety of faculty and staff positions and departments to increase student success and retention.

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


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department and University.
  • Provide direct services to students on student success advising, assessment, and counseling, and when necessary, refer to appropriate services.
  • Provide overall high-quality coordination of the development and execution of a comprehensive program for law school students.
  • Collaborate with academic units, student life, admissions staff, and other support services to develop and deliver co-curricular programming to achieve best practices in implementing a comprehensive student success program.
  • In collaboration with relevant departments, assist in the development and implementation of programs, services, protocols, and assessments that support the Law School’s goal of attaining an increasing and improved retention rate.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of Orientation for law students at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive communication plan for students that update them of their student success plan completion.
  • Regularly conduct outcomes assessment on all programming.
  • Attend 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 worksite 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:

1. Work is primarily indoors, but at times may be required to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
2. Will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.
3. Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required.
4. Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.  


Required Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Student success strategies and retention techniques
  • Effective program/project coordination techniques
  • New student program approaches, orientation trends, principles and theories
  • 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

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 Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school is required.  Relevant experience in the legal field.

Preferred: In addition to a JD, desirable experience includes work or participation with students, student activities, or student leadership.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion 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

University operating hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The incumbent in this position may work during evenings and weekends on occasion to support student success events, programs, and activities.

Education Required: JD
Education Preferred: JD

How to Apply

Submit your application and supporting documents online

Application Deadline: Until Position is filled