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.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
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.
Master's degree preferred. Three years of student services experience desirable.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.