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Academic Advisor

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Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Academic Advisor
Department Exploratory & Pre-Prof Advising Ctr-0902
Requisition Number S_180058
Posting Open Date 02/01/2018
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 02/19/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

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). 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 system. 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, 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:

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience with 1:1 college (or closely related) student contact required. Master’s degree in related field may substitute for experience. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills necessary. 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. Ability to work with students in 1:1 or group advising settings essential. Ability to learn and stay current of complex program requirements, policies and procedures required. Must have demonstrated ability to work with diverse student backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, or related field preferred. Demonstrated advising and/or counseling skills desirable. Prefer experience using student information systems and technology platforms. Demonstrated ability to develop and/or deliver programs helpful.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $35,000/yr minimum
How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Joey Lynch
Assistant Director
Explore Center

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents