Associate Director of Highsmith Union (Events & Operations)
The principle objective of the Associate Director of Events & Operations is to provide oversight, guidance and leadership to the development of a comprehensive Student Union. This includes the development of student learning outcomes, sustainable and relevant technology and equipment, and supporting all students, staff and faculty utilizing the Union in any capacity to positively affect the students' educational experiences at UNC Asheville. In this capacity, the Associate Director provides guidance, supervision, and leadership in the construction, development, and implementation of a comprehensive student development plan that advances the University's learning outcomes, adheres to the goals of the Division of Student Affairs related to student employment, and is integral to the Department's success in developing lifelong learners in students. The post is responsible for the daily operations of Highsmith Student Union and campus and supervises two full time professional staff. The position provides technical support to all programs, events, special events, and meeting requests across the campus, with an emphasis in teaching student leaders' skills and competencies related to event planning often initiated through student organizations. The employee in this position is expected to work collaboratively with the Department of Housing and Student Life Operations to ensure the Union is a safe, clean, relevant environment for students to learn and commune.