Career Services, Human Resource/Staffing, Recruiting/Talent Acquisition
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Senior Director of Student Services provides the data-driven leadership and direction necessary to recruit, retain, and graduate undergraduate students to meet the College of Engineering’s mission and goals for the City, Scott, and East campus programs in Lincoln and Omaha. Directly overseeing the college’s outreach, recruitment, scholarship, advising, and student development initiatives for undergraduate students; the Senior Director works with a team of 20+ full-time professional staff in Engineering Student Services (ESS) to ensure that all programs and services offered are comprehensive, coordinated, and delivered at a high level in order to meet undergraduate enrollment goals. The Senior Director works collaboratively with partners in the college and university to ensure budgets are followed and business processes are efficient, effective, and well documented. The position will work collaboratively with department faculty to ensure faculty understand the scope and impact of services provided to undergraduate students in ESS on an annual basis.
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: Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Student Affairs, Human Resources or related field plus 5 years of professional experience in leading people, program and project management, strategic planning and implementation, data driven decision making, business process documentation and analysis, and budgeting and budget management required. Must have extensive knowledge of student services. Excellent communication and leadership skills necessary. Wide range of administrative knowledge and best practices of K-12 outreach, recruitment, academic advising and/or counseling, student development, career advising and program evaluation essential. Equivalent experience and education in a STEMdiscipline or field will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D or Ed.D in Higher Education, Leadership, Student Affairs or any engineering discipline preferred. Demonstrated success leading and implementing enrollment growth initiatives desirable. Previous experience working in a centralized enrollment management unit such as admissions, financial aid, registrar, etc. helpful. Prefer demonstrated understanding of CRM, IT and marketing interface as it relates to the recruiting of undergraduate students.