Director of Calling & Career
OC Mission and Purpose:
Oklahoma Christian University is a diverse community of scholars and learners all committed in service to a common mission to “transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.” OC is committed to hiring employees who are actively engaged in a life of Christian discipleship as we strive to create an employment culture that encourages faculty and staff to lean into the university’s Christian mission with an emphasis on authenticity and unity, not uniformity. Though dependent on God and each other’s grace, we aspire to professional and personal standards reflective of Christ’s example and adherent to principles drawn from Holy Scripture. To assist our individual and collective accountability to these standards, university employees enter a Covenant of prescriptive conduct and assent to a Statement of Commitment that identifies defining core beliefs. We encourage you to explore what we believe to determine if our mission is your calling.
As a Christ-centered university, Oklahoma Christian values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become more inclusive and fully representative of God’s broad array of human creation, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty and staff.
Position: The Director of Calling & Career works alongside and reports to the Executive Director of Advancement to help all Eagles thrive in their pursuit of a calling, career, and God’s good life. The Director serves as a career coach, vocational guide, corporate liaison, alumni networker, and event planner.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Experience in higher education is preferred.
- Experience in ministry a plus.
- Applicants must also be thoughtful “purpose seekers,” who have a demonstrated ability to mentor others in a search for life calling.
- Experience in corporate/community relations, recruitment, and/or other external relations roles preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers.
- Successful candidate must be an active member of a local Church.
- Collaborate with academic leadership to establish and pursue vocational goals for OC’s student body
- Assist in building curriculum and overseeing mentoring groups, on-campus coaches, and other volunteer teams related to the Center for Calling & Career
- Assist in building and implementing a Strengths curriculum (aptitude and/or personality tools) for all students—this includes becoming a certified trainer/coach in the selected tools.
- Collaborate with OC’s marketing teams to optimize a regular outreach plan for the Center—this includes maintaining the Center’s website, mobile app, and social media accounts.
- Systematize resume building and filing for all OC students (including paper documents, LinkedIn, and Handshake accounts).
- Collaborate with Spiritual Life, Student Life, Student Success, the Beam Library, Alumni Relations, and all other academic support centers to ensure that “pursuing life purpose” is a holistically discussed and integrated topic across campus.
- Build and maintain rich professional networks in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, DFW, Houston, and other major metro areas where OC most often sends graduates.
- Develop and present career education programs, including offerings on resume and letter writing, job search techniques, interviewing skills, communication tips, professional etiquette and more. Coordinate on-campus job fairs and interviewing.
- Build active connections between OC faculty, students, alumni, and industry professionals—bring “real world” corporate and ministry people/stories into the classroom and, in turn, bring the classroom into these “real world” contexts.
- Actively consider and act on the multidimensional value of OC relationships (e.g. a successful alumnus being honored, teaching a class, hosting a study group, hiring OC interns, referring the Center to new corporate partners, and/or investing in a philanthropic project all in a single cycle).
- Servant-hearted, diplomatic, and enjoy being with people
- Adaptable to changing environment and organizational structures and priorities.
- Technically savvy and able to acclimate quickly to new technology (such as new social media tools, recruiting software, open office and cloud-based collaboration tools).
- Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and time management skills.
- A strong identification with and support of Oklahoma Christian University's goals and mission.
- Desire to make a difference, not just to earn a living.
- Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, evening, weekend, and traveling assignments will be common and required in this role.
Salary and Benefits:
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications
- Standard University benefits package
- Health insurance premium support
- 403(b) matching contributions
- Tuition discount and other staff benefits
Application review is underway and will continue until the position is filled. To apply send a cover letter, resume, OC application form, personal statement of faith, and copies of high school diploma, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), to Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136. Electronic attachments and cover letters are preferred.
Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The University complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission. Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “The Second Mile—Serving One Another” goal of the University, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local church, and to support the Christian mission of the University.