Doane University
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator & Faculty

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.

Doane University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, invites applications for a Professional Academic Advisor/Designated School Official to support undergraduate and graduate students, including international students, enrolled in ground classes on Doane University's Lincoln campus at 52nd and R Streets.

We are looking for a highly organized individual with demonstrated relationship building skills to provide onboarding of newly enrolled students, develop individualized plans for students' degree completion, and meet with current students each term to deliver ongoing academic advising and new term registration.

The successful applicant will also advise students about financial responsibility processes including financial aid and payment plans; learn and fully utilize student management and instructional software programs; initiate a variety of interactions with students to support retention and engagement; and maintain student records in both paper and online formats.

As the Designated School Official (DSO) and liaison for international students on the Lincoln campus, the institution and the U.S. government; responsibilities will include guiding students through the paperwork required and process of studying in the U.S.; work collaboratively with the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and help to maintain records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, known as SEVIS.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities Required for Position:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in higher education student support services, preferably with advising
  • Previous experience advising or supporting international students
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences in multiple modalities
  • Strong planning, organizing, and coordination skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Managing multiple priorities
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new programs and systems

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities Preferred for Position:

  • Prior experience with nonresidential student populations is preferred
  • Experience with ground and online course formats


  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • DSO approval preferred

Mission Statement: Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

The values are our guiding principles, they are: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation. Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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