Academic Advisor

1 full-time opening at our Tulsa campus

Description

The Academic Advisor plays a key role in the success of our Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) students.  By serving as a liaison between the student and the University, the Academic Advisor guides the AGS students through the various requirements associated with the completion of their degree, including academic plans to complete general education courses, electives, and the degree-specific courses.  The Academic Advisor also assists the student in making adjustments to the academic plan, applying strong problem-solving skills based on insight and knowledge of the program requirements and course availability. The Academic Advisor is also responsible for assisting the student in submitting materials for alternative credit and for assisting the student with the final steps of the journey, such as graduation application and preparation.

Supervision Given or Received

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Academic Advising and Student Services.

Qualifications

  • A personal and vital Christian faith.
  • An earned bachelor’s degree is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Significant computer literacy is required.
  • A record of successful work experience in an academic setting is preferred.
  • A commitment to mentoring and advising students

Examples of Work Performed

NOTE: Examples are illustrations only. 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.

  • Works with Enrollment Representatives as needed to evaluate Transfer Evaluations of new student applicants to the AGS programs and completing Core Registration Form when necessary for student admission.
  • Facilitates orientation activities/sessions for new students.
  • Contacts new students to establish and maintain communication and support as well as inform the students of new opportunities or changes.
  • Supervises the application process for students acquiring Prior Learning Assessment credits, military credits, credit by exam, and Life Learning credits.
  • Provides updated transcript information and meets with students at the academic sessions as students progress through the programs.
  • Works with AGS to develop/schedule College After Hours courses that students need to complete their degree.
  • Encourages and facilitates student enrollment in College After Hours courses.
  • Works with the Registrar regarding transcript evaluations and ensuring the accuracy of the graduation lists during graduation audit.
  • Provides an accurate list of potential graduates to the Director of Academic Advisement.
  • Monitors individual student files to assure the completion of the graduation plan.
  • Assists students in establishing a Academic Plan to meet all OKWU graduation requirements.
  • Works with the Registrar’s office to provide information and to assist in problem solving, enforcing of University policies, and establishing good student university relations.
  • Assists students in filing proper paperwork for course adds and drops or program withdrawals.
  • Conducts Academic Meetings with cohorts as scheduled.
  • Counsels with students as needed.
  • Participates in Graduation ceremonies.
  • Serves as liaison between the University and cohort representatives.
  • Fields academic questions from prospective students and newly enrolled students regarding transferable hours and transcript evaluations, and assist students with degree completion information.
  • Organizes/reviews student files.
  • Provides course substitutions and approvals to students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To Apply:

To apply for this position please complete our application by clicking below:
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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 918-333-6273 or okwuapplications@okwu.edu.

As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKM Music Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.