Serving as an engaged member of the Engineering Student Services (ESS) advising team, the Academic Advisor will advise undergraduate students in the College of Engineering on academic and student success topics using inclusive advising strategies. This position works primarily one-on-one with students to engage in collaborative advising conversations and share developmentally appropriate feedback regarding academic/course planning, degree progress, and engagement in co-curricular opportunities. The Academic Advisor proactively supports the academic and social needs of undergraduate engineering students, especially first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented college students. This role will also identify and provide support for students struggling academically and/or personally and make appropriate referrals to support services. The individual will collaborate with the ESS team and other offices to develop and support initiatives to aid student retention and success efforts.
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 two years of demonstrated experience working with students in 1:1 or group advising settings. Master's degree may substitute for 2 years of experience. Demonstrated ability or experience working with diverse populations necessary. Experience must demonstrate an ability to learn and stay current on complex academic requirements, policies and procedures. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must demonstrate ability to learn and stay current on complex requirements, policies, and procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, organization/time management skills and computer skills necessary. Must be able to work as an effective team member.
Master's degree in education, counseling, student affairs, business, or related field preferred. Experience with college/university-level students helpful. Experience with academic and/or social support for first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented college students desirable. Experience using advising software programs and/or student information systems helpful. Demonstrated advising and/or counseling skills 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.