Academic Success Coach

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Closing date
Aug 17, 2021

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising

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The Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) office is seeking a creative and student-centered professional for the position of Academic Success Coach. The Academic Success Coach will be primarily responsible for supporting undergraduates’ academic success and student engagement via one-to-one academic coaching (in-person & Zoom), regular follow-up and outreach after coaching appointments, and caseload management for First Husker, Emerging Leaders, and at-promise student groups. The Academic Success Coach will also be responsible for academic skills/engagement programs and workshops, and developing print and web-based materials. The Academic Success Coach will assist the Director in planning and coordinating interactive and dynamic academic support programs for first-year and other student cohorts (e.g. First Husker, Emerging Leaders, transfer students, students on academic probation), facilitate their delivery, and collect data to assess and measure their success.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related liberal arts field plus 2 years of related experience required. Experience working with students at secondary or postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transitions or retention-related role necessary. Experience providing academic programs to support student success (teaching, tutoring, peer mentoring, study groups, consulting, etc.) essential. Expertise in strategies and best practices for supporting students’ academic success required. Must be proficient with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation and student management/course management systems. Ability to effectively problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively with college students and staff in situations of shared responsibility and confidentiality necessary. Must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills essential. Ability to supervise, mentor and evaluate graduate and undergraduate student staff required.

Preferred qualifications include: Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related liberal arts field preferred.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins July 7. View requisition S_210432 at to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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