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Academic Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center


University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Date Posted:

Nov 1 2021 8:48AM

Close Date:

Nov 14 2021

Position Description

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, 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:


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Institution Information

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869, to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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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. Must have experience providing academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income, and/or minority college students. 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. Must have demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

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