Academic Advisor

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7122697 (Ref.No. ta230198)
Posted: February 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Take the Next Step Toward a Better Future!

We aspire to be a leading global force in making OU degrees and programs available to individuals and organizations around the world, transforming them through learning. Come join us!

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is pleased to announce our search for an Academic Advisor.

The advisor is responsible for counseling and advising students and disseminating information. Duties include receiving, screening, and responding to student and parent academic inquiries verbally and in writing, tracking academic progress, providing general information regarding academic issues, assisting in the maintenance of student records, and providing input for the development and revision of informational materials.  Advisors identify and reach out to at risk and struggling students in order to direct them to the student support services available in order to increase student success. In addition, this position serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) by fulfilling training and reporting obligations related to campus safety protocols.

Who we are:

For 60 years, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies has evolved to meet the academic and professional demands of our students and have become internationally recognized in higher education for nontraditional learners.

We are best characterized by the populations we serve, as well as the specialized programming we offer. Primarily focusing on the higher education needs of place-bound working adults, military-connected personnel, and those seeking specialized study in selected professional areas, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a variety of degrees at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including several programs offered collaboratively with other OU colleges. To facilitate understanding of the complex world in which we live and build on its historical roots, the college emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, focuses on the immediate application of learning to one’s life and work, promotes lifelong learning opportunities, and encourages the work of active citizenship.

What we value:

  • We are STUDENT-CENTERED. Our students are fundamental to all that we do, so every decision and action contributes to our students’ learning experiences.
  • We are SERVICE-ORIENTED. We provide exceptional service for our students, clients, and each other.
  • We are INCLUSIVE. We are strengthened through diversity, and we actively seek to embrace and learn from all.
  • We are QUALITY-DRIVEN. Students learn best when they are engaged, challenged, and supported, and we seek to provide an optimal combination of those factors throughout all our program offerings.
  • We are INNOVATIVE. We constantly search for the most effective ways to serve and engage our unique student populations and to do so, we encourage forward-thinking, creativity, and initiative.
  • We act and relate with INTEGRITY. We operate honestly, ethically, transparently, and respectfully.

Job Requirements


Required Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months academic advising or student services experience in lieu of a bachelor's degree.


  • Proficient navigating and maintaining databases
  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Strong initiative to solve problems
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Customer service
  • Must be able to read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to see
  • Must be able to hear
  • Must be able to sit for long period of time
  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motions

Department Preferences:

  • Master's degree is strongly preferred.
  • 24+ months experience in academic advising.
  • Familiarity with ONE.
  • Student success coaching experience or certification.
  • Experience working with nontraditional student populations including military, adult learners, etc.

Supervision: None


Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit
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.