The William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community Assistant Director position assists in providing academic support through advising, programming, and counseling W.H. Thompson Scholars. This position is responsible for research and retention as well as assisting with training/updating staff on policies and procedures, functions, and standard operating procedures. The Assistant Director will evaluate and assess program outcomes within the Thompson Scholars Learning Community as well as supervise professional staff on the Management Information System and with Academic Recovery Plans. The Assistant Director supervises and instructs Peer Academic Leaders (PALS) and student mentors as well as teaches the William H. Thompson First-Year Experience Course. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing communication for the William H. Thompson Scholars email and other duties assigned by the Director.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree in academic discipline, education, counseling, student affairs, educational leadership or related human services field plus minimum 2 years of experience with learning communities or mid-level professional experience with higher education department required.
- Must have experience supervising full-time staff, graduate assistants or student staff members.
- Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, decision-making and problem-solving skills essential.
- Must have ability to interact with and relate to college-age individuals.
- Sincere interest in helping at-risk students necessary.
- Program planning and implementation experience required.
- Budget development and maintenance essential.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and complete in a timely manner necessary.
- Must the ability and willingness to contribute in a team-oriented environment.
- Working knowledge of computer applications required.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience in academic discipline, education, counseling, student affairs, educational leadership or related human services field preferred.
- Minimum 3 years experience with learning communities or mid-level professional experience with higher education department desirable.
- Experience with the Thompson Scholars Program helpful.
- Knowledge of student development theory and its application with students preferred.
- Demonstrated advising experience helpful.
- Prefer experience with at-risk students, basic study skills and evaluating achievement.
- Experience working with data collection, analysis and assessment desirable.