Academic Advisor

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Academic Advisors provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) and to students transitioning between majors at UNL. Position needs to 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. Provide academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income, and/or minority college students. Maintain a thorough knowledge of complex academic program requirements and academic policy information. Engage in collaborative advising conversations with students and share developmentally appropriate advice regarding academic/course planning, career development, extracurricular involvement/exploration, and professional preparation. Utilize excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills to help students explore and identify interests, skills, and abilities. Identify and provide support for students struggling academically and/or personally and make appropriate referrals to support resources.

Position will 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. Utilize various student information systems to assess student progress and record contacts in digital notes systems. 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. Occasional evening and weekend advising required. Assist with the smooth operation of the Explore Center.

Minimum qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years demonstrated experience working with students in 1:1 or group advising settings; Master’s degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Experience must demonstrate an ability to learn and stay current on complex academic requirements, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in order to apply inclusive advising strategies. 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. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. 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. Experience using student information systems and technology platforms helpful. Demonstrated advising and/or counseling skills desirable. Demonstrated ability to develop and/or deliver programs.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins July 11. View requisition S_220725 at http://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.

Organization

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.

Benefits
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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