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Program Coordinator

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

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The William H. Thompson Scholars (WHT) Learning Community provides academic and life skills support to recipients of the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Offering a sequence of common courses, activities, and advising, scholars are given an opportunity to connect closely with staff, faculty, and peers.

WHT is an energetic and student success focused environment, with Program Coordinators primarily focusing on providing support through individualized meetings with program scholars throughout the academic year. Working collaboratively with program staff to uphold the mission and core values of the WHT program, a Program Coordinator utilizes a holistic approach to support scholars in academics, personal wellness, professional growth, and social development. Program Coordinators oversee individualized academic probation programming, connecting closely with at-risk scholars. Staff are responsible for teaching several sections of a first-year seminar course during the fall term and assist with the training and supervision of a peer mentor team. Development of essential programmatic elements including workshops (academic, diversity and inclusion, life skills, social, and community service), and seminar curriculum is expected.

In addition to student support duties, Program Coordinators are assigned leadership responsibilities in areas such as: community service, mental health and wellness, social engagement, event planning, housing, transfer students, study cafe, tutors, and study abroad. Administrative experience with maintaining databases is preferred.

Peer mentors have mobile accessibility outside of the normal working hours and community programming needs often require regular night and weekend obligations.

Minimum qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience required. Ability to organize and implement student-based programs necessary. Experience working with college students, specifically at-risk, essential. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include:
Master’s degree preferred. Three years of student services experience desirable.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins December 6. View requisition 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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