Job Positions


Categories: North Central Region 6


Learning Center


Wayne State College

Date Posted:

Dec 19 2021 10:00PM

Close Date:

Feb 19 2022

Position Description

Responsible for the overall direction and supervision of the Holland Academic Success Center, a comprehensive academic support unit that includes: academic advising, academic interventions/early alerts, retention outreach, peer education, writing assistance, workshops in college learning strategies, and academic coaching. Lead professional advisors to monitor student academic progress toward degree completion and individual goals. Help students navigate the college experience, guide career development, choose a major or minor, and provide general assistance to meet their needs.


1. Plan, direct, and assess academic support services including holistic academic advising and peer education.
2. Communicate regularly with academic and support units to stay current with program changes.
3. Hire, train, and supervise professional and support staff, and peer educators.
4. Prepare and administer departmental budget.
5. Coordinate academic advising services and ensure accessibility for all students.
6. Serve as co-administrator for academic case load management software and establish and maintain best practices.
7. Provide training to staff and faculty on use of academic case load management software and advising practices.
8. Direct Peer Tutor, Early Alert, Academic Coaching, Writing Help Desk, Buffett Scholars, and other learning and retention programs and services.
9. Oversee mentorship and networking initiatives (i.e. Peer mentoring, Teammates+).
10. Maintain an advising caseload and meet regularly with students to provide academic coaching, advising, and assistance.
11. Promote office services and programs to students, college staff, parents, and other stakeholders.
12. Oversee and administer CLEP testing.
13. Provide leadership for New Student Registration and Transfer Student Registration events in collaboration with the office of admissions.
14. Coordinate activities and communication with faculty, disability student services, counseling, athletics, and TRIO.
15. Create academic success training programs for students and the campus community.
16. Serve on committees as requested or appointed.
17. Serve as liaison among academic and other student support areas.
18. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Institution Information

Wayne State College has been educating students for more than 100 years. Located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln, the College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,900 students who have a choice of more than 130 programs of study. In fall 2020, the College welcomed the second largest freshmen class in its history, driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students with generous scholarships in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to thrive and advance their futures, and there is a collective sense of excitement about the future of the College

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive fringe benefit package. Annual Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000.

Contact Information

Amanda Furlich 402-375-7403


Required Qualifications


• Master’s degree
• 3 years related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in higher education student services offices (Advising, Records, Financial Aid, etc.)
• Experience with case management software
• Five or more years of related experience in academic support in higher education
• Creative problem solver
• Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of best practices in academic support services in higher education
• Demonstrated interest and satisfaction working directly with students
• Demonstrated supervisory experience and team-building skills
• Effective oral and written communication skills