Department: Nebraska College Preparatory Academy-10850
Description of Work:
Under the supervision of the Senior Assistant Director for Retention, this position will be responsible for providing comprehensive, personalized, strengths-based retention support for assigned scholars in the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA), Trenchard Foundation Institute for Excellence (TFIOE). They will be responsible for coordinating individual and group activities that supports students in developing their identity, building coping skills to effectively manage psychosocial stressors, and creating social networks. The retention coordinator will develop, lead, and assess the Summer Institute for NCPA Scholars program (summer bridge program), academically coach an assigned case load, and teach/facilitate curriculum designed to assist college scholars with their transition to campus. In addition to meeting with scholars, this position will hire, train, supervise, and evaluate peer leaders to assist NCPA college scholars navigate their transition to campus. This position requires evening and weekends and is grant-funded. This position will be required to be certified as a Clifton Strengths Certified Coach—this certification can be funded by the grant.
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.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in education, sociology, family studies or related field plus one year of experience providing academic and social support to first generation, low-income, and/or ethnic-minority college students required. Experience evaluating programs and providing recommendations for improvement necessary. Experience leading and motivating others essential. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and engage with students required. Must have knowledge of the state of Nebraska and its challenges amongst under-represented populations.
Master’s degree preferred. Experience creating and implementing programs and curriculum designed to assist the college transition for first-generation, low-income, and ethnic-minority college students helpful. Prefer desire to utilize strengths-based coaching strategies for assigned case load. Demonstrated ability to work independently and be a creative problem-solver.
Posted Salary: $38,000 - $44,000
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69412
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.