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Academic Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Explore Center


University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Position Description



  • Provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional AdvisingCenter (Explore Center).
  • 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 system.
  • Occasional evening and weekend advising required.
  • Assist with the smooth operation of the Explore Center.

Application Process

Institution Information

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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Contact Information

Joey Lynch

Assistant Director

Explore Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

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