Assistant Director Centro Hispano

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title
Assistant Director Centro Hispano
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Vacancy Number
Position Number
Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Centro Hispano - 30320
Chancellor - 25000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Assistant Director of Centro Hispano promotes student success through the day-to-day management of the MI CASA Mentoring Program and related educational programming aligned with the mission of Centro Hispano. Primary responsibility includes the design, development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of educational events delivered through the MI CASA Mentoring Program and related programing within Centro Hispano.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Centro Hispano and supports Centro Hispano’s mission. Particular attention is given to culturally appropriate strategies for increased college access and retention of Latinx first-generation college students, including engagement with local public schools and pre-college advising, beyond the scope of efforts led by the Office of Admissions.

The Assistant Director supervises Graduate Students and undergraduate students employed as support-staff for MI CASA .

Additionally, the Assistant Director collaborates with the Director to support all Centro Hispano personnel, including Program Coordinator, Temporary Employees, and student-employees.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Masters’ degree in Higher Education, Hispanic/Latin American Studies, or a closely related field
  • Three years’ experience related to cultural center/facility program operations, university program leadership, OR experience serving undergraduate students.
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish
  • A demonstrated record of working with diverse and varied groups including services focused on racial/ethnic minorities and other historically underrepresented groups

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a track record of advocacy and program initiation strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in written Spanish and Spanish/English interpretation skills are preferred.

Required Certifications or Licensures

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports the institutional mission and assists UNCW to meet its diversity goals and promote the value of diversity. There are three main areas identified for the centers/office under OIDI : 1) promote the access, retention and graduation of students, 2) provide educational programming/campus climate and 3) engage in community partnerships.

College/School Information

University Information

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.

EEO Statement

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.

Eligibility for Employment

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.

Number of Openings
Single Incumbent
Special Notes to Applicants

Months Per Year
12 Months
Type of Position
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions

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Posting Close Date
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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