Program Coordinator, Pre-college Programs

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7110041 (Ref.No. ta222446)
Posted: September 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


About the University of Oklahoma

Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation. OU consists of three campus locations in Oklahoma as well as several centers abroad. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. OU enrolls almost 32,000 students, has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members, and has 21 colleges offering 172 majors at the baccalaureate level, 156 majors at the master’s level, 81 doctoral-level majors and 54 graduate certificates.

The OU campus community is committed to maintaining an environment where individuals work collaboratively with mutual respect and assure the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. The Division of Student Affairs strives to enhance students’ academic success by developing student skills, cultivating diverse, campus life experiences and enriching the university community through programs and services.

About New Student Programs

New Student Programs goal is to ensure a seamless transition process for incoming students to the University of Oklahoma. In collaboration with departments across campus, New Student Programs welcomes students to the OU community and connects them to resources, provides opportunities to find community among their peers, and equips students with tools to be successful throughout their time on campus and beyond. 

About the Pre-College Programs Coordinator position

Reporting to the Associate Director of Pre-College Programs, the Pre-College Programs Coordinator is responsible for fostering a commitment to student success by actively developing, implementing, and maintain programs and services that enrich student learning, build and maintain a strong sense of community and support the social and personal development of concurrently enrolled students at the University of Oklahoma.

The position supports concurrently enrolled high school students through the recruitment, admissions, advising, and enrollment of participants. The position also supports the development, administration, and programming for two one-month residential programs: Start Sooner and Sooner Discovery. Start Sooner is a program for incoming undergraduate students and Sooner Discovery is for concurrently enrolled high school students. Specific duties of this role include fostering relationships with student, staff, faculty, and community partners; supporting the planning and execution of student staff training, and events during Start Sooner and Sooner Discovery.


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND: 

Equivalency/ Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.


  • Knowledge of student development theory
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn university and department principles and procedures involved in risk
  • A high level of personal and professional integrity
  • A commitment to and respect of the sensitivity of students’ disabilities, health concerns, socioeconomic status, immigration and citizenship status, through actions and interactions
  • Ability to demonstrate multicultural competence, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations
  • Ability to prioritize, exercise initiative, and demonstrate sound judgment, while effectively executing numerous tasks in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Skills in active listening, critical thinking, negotiation, problem solving, reasoning, organizing, written and verbal communication, and multitasking
  • Supervisory skills such as hiring, training, and providing feedback to student staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to present and facilitate workshops, programs, and events

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sit for long periods of time. Ability to bend, lift, stoop and carry.  Ability to engage in repetitive motions.  

Departmental Preferences:

  • Experience with orientation/concurrent programs (concurrent enrollment, summer orientation, camps, welcome weeks, etc)
  • Experience planning and executing large campus events
  • Experience hiring, training, supervising student staff

Supervision: Approximately 20 student employees

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.