Student Affairs

Henderson Sscholars Program, Program Coordinator


University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK United States

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.



Organization: Henderson Scholars Program

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus

Schedule: Full-time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, some Monday evenings

Salary Range: Up to $41,000 based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter 


Job Description

The Henderson Scholars Program (HSP) is recognized as one of five Presidential Programs at the University of Oklahoma. The HSP mission is to provide access to higher education, educate a diverse group of scholars, and create life-long service and learning opportunities.

The Program Coordinator is an innovative, full-time, professional staff member in a dynamic office committed to Henderson Scholars’ achieving the programs learning goals of Self-Awareness, Scholar Development, and Community Care. The Program Coordinator for the HSP will use the programming curriculum to cultivate a community of scholars who are committed to empowering their communities through service and engagement.

The day-to-day responsibilities include managing the daily operations of the HSP and supporting the strategic direction of the program. This role will develop/lead educational programs and activities connected to the HSP learning goals. Additionally, the Program Coordinator role will include assisting with assessment, ongoing coaching/advising of all Henderson Scholars, and co-advising the Scholar Council.


Skills and Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal and departmental integrity, creativity, collaboration, initiative, multicultural education, and professionalism. 
  • Develop and implement programming using a curricular approach. 
  • Attend “All Scholar” and “First-Year” Scholar meetings (usually in the evenings). 
  • Assist with the planning/development of the Fall and Spring scholar retreats.
  • Create detailed calendars and plans for the execution of Curricular programming.
  • Design and deliver workshops on topics relevant to Student Success, Leadership Development, Diversity, and Service Learning.
  • Develop a peer mentoring curriculum for scholars in the program.
  • Assist in developing budgets and maintaining financial operations to ensure appropriate spending within financial parameters.
  • Oversee HSP calendar alongside HSP Director.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build rapport quickly with students, staff, and campus partners.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex, student-related matters.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse group of students.
  • Assist in the administrative functions of the HSP, including program tracking, communication with students via email, and social media.
  • Ability to address challenges collaboratively and creatively.
  • Provide regular communication with the HSP campus network of support. 
  • Provide support on community engagement opportunities in the HSP and OU community. 
  • Create print media and shirt designs.
  • Other duties assigned. 


Job Requirements

Required Education:   Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education/job-related experience, AND

  • 12 months of experience in student development, including event management, program management, and workshop facilitation. 



  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Experience in visual communications and graphic design.
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, prioritization and multitasking skills.
  • Working knowledge of student development theory (the developmental process experienced by college students).
  • Direct experience with both group and one-on-one student advising/coaching and peer mentoring.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with and/or advocating on behalf of first-generation students, students who have diverse interests, and/or under-served and under-represented student communities. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and access.


Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motion and communicate effectively.


Departmental Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education, Human Relations, or related field.
  • Active Student Affairs experience of at least 8-36 months.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting.
  • Training in, and proven presentation skills on, topics relating to Leadership Development, Critical Race Theory, Gender and LGBGTQ+ issues, Restorative Justice Principles, and Service Learning
  • Twelve (12) months of experience working with the Curricular Approach for higher education experience.


Supervision: No Supervisory Duties


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

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check

Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at for Job Requisition # 210991. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Room 205, Norman, OK 73069. Include job requisition number on all correspondence. Deadlines subject to change with or without notice. For further information on this or other University of Oklahoma job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826 or access our website at


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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