Employment Opportunities

Academic Advisor, Upward Bound Programs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor with Upward Bound Programs.


To increase the retention and successful completion of secondary school and the enrollment in postsecondary education programs by the disadvantaged target youth population through motivation; the provision of designated educational, financial aid, career, and other services. This is a grant funded position with the office located on the SE campus (Durant, OK) with required weekly travel to Sherman/Denison, TX and Achille/Colbert, OK during the academic year.


  • Monitor a Plan of Action based on a Needs Assessment for each assigned participant.
  • Provide interpretations of assessment results to participants.
  • Drive to target area schools to provide academic, career, and personal advisement to project participants as assigned
  • Supervise project tutor/mentors.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of student performance, progress and contracts.
  • Perform instructional duties as needed.
  • Conduct follow-up contacts of former participants as assigned.
  • Organize and participate in day and/or overnight field trips, college/technical school visits, and special workshop activities as assigned.
  • Screen and select project participants who meet low-income and first-generation criteria and who have ability and need for academic services.
  • Organize, supervise, and participate in an intense summer component.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director within the scope of program goals.


  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended upon to report to the assigned duty station at the scheduled time. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious, about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the University.
  3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the University. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working environment.
  4. Safety: Employee works safely, attends safety training offered/required, and follows appropriate safety rules and regulations. In relation to level of NIMs training completed, participates in incident management preparation and performs incident duties as assigned.




  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Master’s degree or pursuant of Master’s degree in Public Relations/Communications, Counseling and Guidance or related field preferred.
  • Must be a person who is able to relate to disadvantaged youth, parents, school administrators and personnel, service agency personnel and postsecondary personnel in a positive manner.
  • Must exhibit the understanding, desire, and ability to advocate for the disadvantaged participant.
  • Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have practical computer experience and demonstrated computer knowledge.
  • Displays initiative and ability to assume responsibility and perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Professional ethics related to the position.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Must be able to lift/carry books and supplies.


Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. To apply send a completed staff application, resume, and unofficial transcripts or e-copies from each institution of higher education attended (official transcripts will be required upon hire) to:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Human Resources, Administration Building 309

425 W. University Blvd. Durant, OK 74701, or email to hr@se.edu

SE is an EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.

SE participates in E-Verify. www.se.edu


Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, procedures, or programs. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination and equity policies may be directed to: Michael Davis, Director of Compliance and Safety & Title IX Coordinator, (580) 745-3090, or mdavis@se.edu, Administration Building Room 311 – 425 W. University Blvd. Durant, OK 74701.