Join the dynamic team in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) 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.
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, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
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. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in order to apply inclusive advising strategies. Evidence of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and changing needs. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Master's degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, or related field. | Experience with College/university level students. Experience providing with academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income and/or minority college students. Ability to develop and deliver programs and presentations. Experience using advising software programs and/or student information systems.
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.