Join the dynamic team in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students. Provide academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income, and/or racially minoritized college students. Advise students transitioning between majors. Utilize excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills to help students explore and identify interests, skills, and abilities. Engage in collaborative advising conversations with students and share developmentally appropriate advice in regards to academic/course planning, extracurricular involvement/exploration, and professional preparation. Identify and provide support for students struggling academically and/or personally and make appropriate referrals to support resources. Be able to understand how cultural context, differences, and institutional/social barriers influence the student experience in order to apply inclusive advising strategies for all students. Maintain a thorough knowledge of complex academic program requirements and academic policy information.
Collaborate with the Explore Center team and other campus offices to engage in best practices and to develop programming to aid student retention and success efforts. Communicate with parents and/or professional contacts from outside the University and with faculty/staff in other University offices. Develop and deliver presentations to various sized audiences, which may include students, faculty, staff, and/or parents. Utilize various student information systems to assess student progress and record contacts in digital notes systems. Occasional evening and weekend advising required. Assist with the smooth operation of the Explore Center.
Minimum qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience with 1:1 college (or closely related) student contact required. Master’s degree in related field may substitute for experience.
Must have experience providing academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income, and/or minority college students. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills necessary. Must have evidence of working in a fast paced environment with multiple demands and changing needs with verification of working collaboratively within a team environment.
Ability to work with students in 1:1 or group advising settings essential. Ability to learn and stay current of complex program requirements, policies and procedures required. Must have demonstrated ability to work with diverse student backgrounds. Must have demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.
Preferred qualifications include:
Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or related field preferred. Demonstrated advising and/or counseling skills desirable. Experience using student information systems and technology platforms helpful. Demonstrated ability to develop and/or deliver programs preferred.
Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins November 15. View requisition S_210440 at https://employment.unl.edu to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.