College Advising Corps (CAC) Program Director
College Advising Corps (CAC) Program Director
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Main UNCW Campus
Admissions - 30110
Academic Affairs - 30000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Program Director leads and manages day-to-day operations for the UNCW College Advising Corps, a partner program of the College Advising Corps ( CAC ). The Program Director has the critical role of recruiting, training, supervising, and assessing College Advisers in their assigned school districts. They will develop and maintain relationships with district leadership, high school and UNCW administrators, and the CAC organization. The Program Director will oversee a program budget and manage aspects of grant funding as needed. Additionally, they will be responsible for working with UNCW administrators and CAC leadership to provide reports regarding program outcomes, progress, and activities.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
● A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 or more years experience in relevant community work
● Knowledge of and experience with college access, K-12, preparation, and
guidance efforts with underrepresented youth
● Demonstrable passion for College Advising Corps’ mission
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
● Experience with program evaluation and school-based nonprofits
● Background in leading professional development or training for adult learners
● Commitment to continuous program improvement and the use of quantitative
and qualitative data to promote ever greater student outcomes
● Exceptional communication and presentation skills
● Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills with great attention to detail
● Exemplary problem-solving and analytical and abstract reasoning skills
● A reputation of professionalism, maturity, proactivity, and persistence
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. UNCW’s College Advising Corps will launch in 2021 in UNCW Office of Admissions. The UNCW College Advising Corp program will serve low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students in rural North Carolina by delivering personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment.
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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Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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