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Assistant Director, Learning Communities/Academics
|Job Type:||Administrative First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Housing/Residence Life|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 30,000 Students|
This exciting opportunity exists to join a dynamic Residence Life team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The renewed and invigorated Student Affairs division is recognized for collaborative approaches that help students thrive. Our growing university is the state’s flagship land grant institution, a member of the Big Ten Conference, and is celebrating our 150th year in higher education. Forbes named the University of Nebraska to its list of America’s Best Large Employers.
Our urban campus is an integrated part of the city of Lincoln. Nearly 300,000 people call Lincoln home because it offers many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. Lincoln is a safe city with a low cost of living and family-friendly neighborhoods. It also offers a vibrant downtown, eclectic nightlife, and the culture that comes with dozens of tech start-ups. Our ranking on top ten lists for quality of life, public schools, healthiest cities, and places to live confirms how special Lincoln really is.
The Assistant Director would lead the learning communities program by partnering with academic and student support leaders to increase enrollment in existing living learning or scholar communities and look to create new learning communities. Monitor and assess the quality of the living learning communities in terms of student retention, satisfaction, and academic success. Provide professional development for faculty and staff who support the living learning communities to include: supervising 2-4 Learning Communities Coordinators and holding biweekly meetings with mentors and Learning Communities Coordinators. Develop and hold orientation sessions and workshops for faculty and staff who participate in living learning communities. Coordinate course co-enrollment with all learning community students. Complete administrative tasks related to faculty, staff, and student participation within the living learning communities to include: overseeing and monitoring budget expenses for the living learning housing budget, attending learning community programs, and assisting with planning/arranging programs and multi-day field trips. Oversee Peer Connections, including recruitment, admittance, on-going training, and development and implementation of curriculum. Serves on several campus wide committees tied to different student success initiatives.
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 a related field plus four years of professional experience in higher education or Master’s degree plus two years of professional experience in higher education required. Experience must include supervision of graduate assistants or student workers in a higher education environment. Experience with educational programming necessary. Must have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Demonstrated experience building collaborative relationships in a higher education environment essential.
Master’s degree preferred. Two or more years of experience working with learning communities desirable. Experience supervising, hiring, and training 15 or more student staff helpful. Prefer professional staff supervision. Experience collaborating with faculty to support student success desirable. Experience with budgeting helpful.
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