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Academic & Career Advisor

Categories: North Central Region 6


Academic & Career Development Center


University of Nebraska - Omaha

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Position Description

Advise, educate, coach, and support students and alumni with academic and career related decisions.


  • Advise, educate, c
  • oach, and support students and alumni with academic and career related decisions. Responsible for academic advising & coaching of exploring students enrolled in University Division; assisting them in determining and reaching academic goals; meeting general education requirements; and transferring to degree-granting programs. Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and campus departments to identify, define, and meet student career planning and placement needs, goals, and objectives.
  • Provide individual and group career advice and career direction services to students. Present career-related workshops to students, UNO staff, employers and prospective students.
  • Act as liaison to assigned college(s) and campus departments.
  • Provide outreach and support to Scott Campus residents at satellite office in Maverick Landing.
  • Teach First Year Experience course(s).
  • Additional Duties: Ability to learn UNO academic policies, procedures and systems is essential to this position. Ability to learn PeopleSoft and Canvas. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information when dealing with student records and interactions. Must have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and have the ability to work independently on multiple tasks that require attention at the same time. Accuracy is essential when dealing with student degree progress. Knowledge of occupational areas related to college majors; sound oral and written communication and presentation skills; understanding of academic and career counseling/advising theory and application; understanding of cognitive and human development. Must be able to evaluate problems, identify resources and provide sound advice. Must communicate well with other units/departments to solve problems. Must be able to calmly and effectively communicate with potentially upset students and parents. Ability to assess the needs of students and alumni, and execute plan of action based on the assessed needs of students and alumni.

Application Information

Institution Information

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is located in the heart of Nebraska's largest city and is regarded as a forward-thinking, comprehensive metropolitan university. Offering a broad range of academic majors from baccalaureate through doctoral degrees, UNO is the place for serious students looking for a solid education in a metropolitan setting. With ample opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom through internships and services learning projects, UNO graduates are well-prepared to assume a leadership role in society and their chosen field. Founded in 1908, UNO has enjoyed over a century of success in higher education. Students like the distinctive metropolitan emphasis at UNO. A beautiful and peaceful campus in the middle of the city of Omaha, with a wealth of opportunities for employment, UNO is the destination public university in the region. Situated on 240 acres surrounded by beautiful parks and residences, UNO has over 1,300 faculty and staff, 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and competes at the NCAA DI level with 16 varsity sports. UNO is a member of the Summit League.

Additional Information

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Contact Information

Tyrel Unger, HR Employment Specialist


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field (counseling, psychology, student personnel, human resources, business administration, student affairs).
  • Previous experience in higher education with preference given to academic or career advising experience. Graduate internship can qualify as previous experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to candidates with teaching or extensive presentation experience.