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. Grounded in the Ecology of Validation model, scholars are given opportunities to connect closely with staff, faculty, and peers through a sequence of shared academic courses, learning community activities, and advising.
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, social development, and professional development. Program Coordinators oversee individualized academic probation programming, connecting closely with at-promise 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.
In addition to student support duties, Program Coordinators are assigned leadership responsibilities in areas such as: program diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, social engagement, event planning, housing, study cafe, tutoring services, and education abroad. Administrative experience with maintaining databases is preferred.
Peer mentors have mobile accessibility outside of the normal working hours and community programming occasionally require night or 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, 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 2 years of relevant experience required. Ability to organize and implement student-based programs necessary. Experience working with college students, specifically at-promise, 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.