The Assistant Director’s primary function is leading the Inclusion Scholars Programs (including the Multicultural Engineering Program and Women in Engineering Program) for the UNL College of Engineering. This position will be located on UNL's City Campus in Lincoln, NE.
The Assistant Director will lead efforts to enhance student retention, academic success, and diversity awareness as a critical team member within Engineering Student Services. This role will provide programming, coaching, teaching, recruitment, and general support for these cohort-based programs. Will supervise peer mentors in supporting student success through workshops, social events, and other support interventions. Will be responsible for program assessment and tracking/evaluating student outcomes for continuous improvement. Will design, implement, and coordinate other co-curricular programs to transition, engage, and retain undergraduate students to the College of Engineering, such as learning communities, student organizations, and other college-wide initiatives. Position requires direct experience supporting diverse student populations, a high level of initiative and responsibility, and a commitment to teamwork. This role requires in-depth understanding of college student development theory, identity development, group formation, factors impacting retention and strategies to address them, and leadership theory and practices. The role also requires considerable understanding of race, ethnicity, and gender dynamics at a micro and macro level. Work may include some evening/weekend hours.
Apply at https://employment.unl.edu/postings/76439. Application review begins 12/20/2021.
About UNL: 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. Learn more about UNL at: https://www.unl.edu/about/ About the College of Engineering: As the only engineering college in Nebraska, we take our role very seriously. We provide our students with professors with national and international expertise in their fields, the latest technology, quality facilities, a vast network of successful alumni and friends of the college, and caring staff. The UNL College of Engineering is also unique in its variety of locations: three campuses in Nebraska's two largest cities. Learn more about the College of Engineering at: https://engineering.unl.edu/aboutus/ 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.
Jen Skidmore, M.A. (they/them)
Director of Student Development
UNL College of Engineering
•Bachelor’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Business, Communication, Social Sciences, Engineering, or related field, PLUS Two (2) years of experience working in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, or related field required. Graduate assistantships will be considered toward years of experience.
• Demonstrated experience working directly with marginalized and minoritized student populations.
• High level of energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment to teamwork.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills as well as community relations skills.
• High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
• Some evening and weekend work is required.
• This role requires in-depth understanding of college student development theory, identity development, group formation, factors impacting retention and strategies to address them, and leadership theory and practices.
• The role also requires considerable understanding of race, ethnicity, and gender dynamics at a micro and macro level.
• Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Business, Communication, Engineering, or related field preferred.
• Three (3) years of experience working in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, or related field.
• Experience creating and implementing high impact programs for students within a college setting. Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve goals.
• Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity regarding diverse student populations, such as cultural traditions, language barriers, and experiences with low-income, first generation, non-traditional, and transfer students.