Student Success Advisor-CAMDC

Position Overview:

Works primarily with, but not limited to, School of Music students providing guidance regarding academic progress in matters related to academic goals, selection of major, course scheduling, course load and degree completion. Complete degree checks for individual students and student groups as needed. Assist with student orientation, whether freshman or transfer students. Complete college/school documents such as plans of study, enrollment permission forms, and graduation forms. Verify/report student and course information which may include class rolls, grades, and academic certification. Serve as a resource for the university’s student database including input and generating reports. Act as a liaison between Academic Advisement and School of Music.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Provides feedback to the College of Fine Arts & Design departments regarding student trends in enrollment and major selection. Provides guidance to students in selection of a major and minor. Makes recommendations related to policy changes to the College of Fine Arts & Design and Enrollment Management. Completes degree checks for individual students and student groups as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor's degree in Counseling, Education, or related field. Understanding of the University policies and procedures as they relate to academic advising. Ability to maintain databases. 3+ years of academic advising experience.

Experience Preferred:

Master's degree. Familiarity with admission and enrollment process at the University of Central Oklahoma or in an institution of higher education setting and its undergraduate degree programs. Willingness to work within the academic framework of the University and to serve on faculty and student committees. Advising experience within the arts.


Skills and behavior: Technical proficiency; trust and credibility; dedication; self-awareness; Accepting ambiguity; team player; time management skills; independent; results oriented. Knowledgeable in the higher education attainment process, particularly the requirements and general value of education. Demonstration of a warm and caring professional attitude and creative counseling techniques. Ability to communicate effectively with department chairpersons and/or deans regarding degree program requirements. Ability to work well under pressure.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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