Director, Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

ID: 7135345
Posted: March 21, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of Work
Reporting to the Senior Director for Engineering Student Services, the Director of the PKFEA will be responsible for the following: development and oversight for all aspects of the program including recruitment of a 40-student cohort each academic year (up to steady-state of approximately 160 students); retention and success of students in all cohorts; development and execution of all PKFEA programming and events; supervision of PKFEA staff; development and execution of program marketing and communication strategies; serve as liaison to PKF officials regarding program growth and improvement; budget oversight; and regular reports to COE upper administration on program advancement, accomplishments and challenges.

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, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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
Minimum Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in academic discipline, education, counseling, student affairs, educational administration or leadership or related field and five (5) years of experience with student affairs, educational leadership, or related programming with increasing responsibility. Must have experience supervising full-time professional staff or student staff members. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, decision-making and problem-solving skills essential. Must have ability to interact with and relate to students. Program planning and implementation experience required. Experience with budget development and maintenance essential. Ability to manage and direct multiple tasks and complete in a timely fashion necessary. Must be able to collaborate with college leadership and PKF officials regarding program execution and future planning. Must have working knowledge and experience in management, program administration and/or recruitment marketing activities. Computer proficiency essential.
Preferred Qualifications
Prefer over five (5) years of experience with student services-related programming with increasing responsibility. Prefer experience in higher education setting. Experience working with students with financial need and working with data collection, analysis and assessment desirable. Experience with stewardship of donors preferred.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $75,000/yr. minimum
How to Apply
Click on the words “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) current resume, 3) list of three professional references. These will be attached as three separate MS Word or PDF documents.