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College Advising Specialist-Learn to Dream Program (Part-time/Temporary)
Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska
Date Posted 08/10/2021
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
General Description of Position
Under the direction of the Administrative Director of Advising, the College Advising Learn to Dream Specialist provides outreach and retention services to recipients of the Learn to Dream Scholarship.

Essential functions
  • Assist with the Learn to Dream Pre-College Planning Process within Lincoln Public Schools.
  • Conduct post-secondary planning interviews with potential Learn to Dream students in conjunction with Lincoln Public Schools staff to help prepare students for a successful college transition.
  • Facilitate Clifton Strengths assessment with new Learn to Dream students.
  • Work with students individually and in small groups to provide meaningful feedback on strengths and how a student’s strengths can fit into their overall success and career plan.

Program planning and implementation:
  • Assist with planning, development, and implementation a variety of programs and services which will increase success and retention of students within this student population.
  • Interact with faculty and staff within SCC, at other colleges and universities, and a variety of outside agencies and organizations in collaborative efforts geared towards enhancing student success, retention and completion.
  • Increase awareness of and commitment to the Learn to Dream scholarship recipients, and work directly with faculty and College Advisors to share scholarship information in order to foster student success.
Data management:
  • Use software and other designated tools to record and manage quantitative and qualitative data on students’ progress at SCC.
  • Monitor student success and retention and report results to the college and outside partners as needed.
Professional development:
  • Participate in professional development opportunities in order to stay up to date on best practices in student development, advising, onboarding and overall student success and retention.
  • Promote and support the College’s diversity goals; promote/support Access, Fair Employment, EEO, Equity and Diversity programs.
  • Promote and support the College’s organizational environment goals. Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years professional working experience working with students in an educational environment*
  • Master’s degree may substitute for one year of professional working experience.
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Work experience in higher education setting in areas such as academic or career advising, academic success coaching, retention, or general student affairs.
  • Knowledge and ability to collect, analyze and interpret data in both written and verbal form.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Hours for this position are scheduled by the College between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 25 hours per week for approximately 50 weeks.
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