- Administrative Coordinator
- Center for Afghanistan Studies
Soraya Rahmanzai has been affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Omaha in different capacities over the years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Master of Science in Counseling from University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Soraya currently serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Afghanistan Studies. In her role currently she manages partnerships between UNO and Afghan Universities by overseeing administrative duties, technical support, and record-keeping services related to the projects/ activities, as well as faculty support services to the UNO faculty members involved in CAS partnerships.
Prior to that Soraya worked for many years as an Academic Advisor for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has worked with a diverse population of students, providing academic advice. Served on a variety of committees in the College of Business. She planned and organized information for scholarship and honor committees in the College of Business. She has performed variety of tasks such as: degree audits and planning, preparing scholarship information, conveying information via e-mails and messages for current students in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has also planned and mapped out career paths for students, looked over resumes, and helped find internships available.
She then moved to Ameritas Financial Services and worked as a Recruiting Coordinator. Employing creative sourcing to include: direct recruiting, self-driven research, prospecting and referral sourcing into target companies, job boards, associations, targeted email campaigns, and social networking both internally and externally. Full-cycle recruiting: sourcing/candidate generation, cold calling, marketing, research, interviewing, assessments, presentation, negotiation and closing. Conducting and scheduling appointments weekly for vice presidents. Sending biweekly emails to targeted recruiting markets. Meeting with centers of influence. Updating social media outlets. Going to career fairs.
Soraya has extensive experience in working in higher education, advising, recruiting, sales, and managing different project and activities. She is an active board member for the Afghan Islamic Cultural Center of Omaha. She volunteers and assists the new refugees that have arrived in Omaha. She is bilingual in English and Dari.