Assistant Director of Arts and Programs
Assistant Director of Arts and Programs
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Main UNCW Campus
Arts & Programs - 40131
Student Affairs - 40000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating co-curricular programming to include the Leadership Lecture Series, the Lost & Found Concert Series, and artistic and cultural programming to include film, music, and visual arts. As the Ann Flack Boseman Art Gallery’s curator, this position works with an undergraduate intern and faculty and campus partners to curate 4-6 exhibits yearly. Also, the Assistant Director provides leadership for programming designed to engage and enhance the experience of graduate students. The position hires, trains, and supervises graduate assistant(s) and undergraduate student interns to develop and implement programming and marketing. The Assistant Director hires, trains, and supervises the Campus Life marketing team responsible for departmental marketing initiatives, including, but not limited to social media account management, website content, copy and design editing, video editing and more. The Assistant Director will incorporate student development theory and best practices in student affairs, high-impact practices, and applied learning into supervision and program development.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
• Knowledge of social media platforms
• Experience in supervision incorporating student development theory
• Demonstrated success in programming to a diverse audience
• Experience in developing employee trainings grounded in Student Development Theory
• Knowledge and experience in program development and evaluation
• Experience utilizing assessment data to inform programming and business practices
• Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• Knowledge of design software preferred
• Knowledge of program planning, and performance contract processes, preferably in a higher education setting
• Facility management experience – preference given to experience with art galleries or public art
• Knowledge of basic budgeting principles
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Computer literacy with the ability to learn new applications independently, specifically social media and design platforms including The Adobe Creative Suite, Canva,
• Ability to organize and effectively present information to groups or individuals in various formats
• Ability to be an effective supervisor, spokesperson (good oral and written communication skills)
• Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and independence
• Energy, ability, and willingness to work nights and weekends throughout the programming season
• Excellent writing and editing abilities and experience
• Demonstrated ability to finish projects on time and under tight deadlines and to keep several projects or jobs moving forward at one time
• Provide sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of personalities and situations
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Campus Life Arts and Programs fosters community by developing and implementing co-curricular programming and applied learning opportunities that enhance classroom learning and cultivates a connection to campus and fellow Seahawks.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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