Job Positions

Professional Academic Advisor/Designated School Official

Categories: North Central Region 6


Doane Lincoln


Doane University

Date Posted:

Sep 8 2021 12:56PM

Close Date:

Nov 8 2021

Position Description

Doane University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, invites applications for a Professional Academic Advisor/Designated School Official to support undergraduate and graduate students, including international students, enrolled in ground classes on Doane University's Lincoln campus at 52nd and R Streets. Mission Statement: Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community. The values are our guiding principles, they are: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation. Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.


We are looking for a highly organized individual with demonstrated relationship building skills to provide onboarding of newly enrolled students, develop individualized plans for students' degree completion, and meet with current students each term to deliver ongoing academic advising and new term registration. The successful applicant will also advise students about financial responsibility processes including financial aid and payment plans; learn and fully utilize student management and instructional software programs; initiate a variety of interactions with students to support retention and engagement; and maintain student records in both paper and online formats. As the Designated School Official (DSO) and liaison for international students on the Lincoln campus, the institution and the U.S. government; responsibilities will include guiding students through the paperwork required and process of studying in the U.S.; work collaboratively with the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and help to maintain records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, known as SEVIS.

Application Process

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Institution Information

We are a mission driven institution. With a singular direction and focus, Doane handles its business strategically. You’ll see the difference of working for a purpose-driven organization that knows where it’s going—and where it will take your career.

Additional Information

Balance between life and work. At Doane, you’ll find that we’re sensitive to your life outside of work, and we want our employees to enjoy their time at Doane as much as they enjoy their time away. Our time-off plans offer staff a generous paid vacation leave, sick leave and eight paid holidays each year. Offices close additional days around the winter holidays each year at no vacation expense to our employees.

Contact Information

Doane University HR


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree
A minimum of two years of experience in higher education student support services, preferably with advising
Previous experience advising or supporting international students
Demonstrated relationship building skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences in multiple modalities
Strong planning, organizing, and coordination skills
Creative problem solving skills
Managing multiple priorities
Strong computer skills and ability to learn new programs and systems

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree
Prior experience with nonresidential student populations is preferred
Experience with ground and online course formats