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Assistant Director of Diverse Student Engagement

Intercultural Engagement at UNCG
Greensboro, North Carolina
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Join UNC Greensboro, one of the Top 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, as recognized by ACPA and Diverse. UNC Greensboro creates a remarkable real-world impact, every day. With nearly 20,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, encompassing Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. We take pride in being a learner-centered public research university and in being a Minority-Serving Institution. Under Chancellor Franklin Gilliam, UNCG has doubled Black faculty members, increased Latino faculty by 50%, and increased Asian faculty by 25%. The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) and the Division of Student Affairs are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining diverse students, staff, and faculty. The University and the division invest in its staff and administrators by supporting their active engagement in professional associations, affinity groups, professional service, and ongoing learning and development.

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The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs. OIE provides many varied opportunities for all UNCG students to have active and meaningful interactions within, among, and across different areas. Programs and services are designed to reach all students and to develop intercultural competence and a sophisticated understanding of intersectionality. OIE also works with many other departments to promote intercultural competence, inclusion, access, and equity for all community members.

The Assistant Director for Diverse Student Engagement is part of the team of dedicated professionals in the Office of Intercultural Engagement and reports to the Director of that office. This position focuses on engaging and retaining diverse student populations. The Assistant Director will work in collaboration with a host of colleagues across the campus, particularly the Division of Student Success, to examine retention data and based on that data, implement new initiatives, build an active network of support for students, and encourage student engagement with existing programs and services that support student success. An emphasis will be on programming that supports first-year students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those facing obstacles to retention.

The Assistant Director for Diverse Student Engagement will supervise two graduate assistants. The Assistant Director and the GAs will serve as instructors for the FYE 101 course to provide opportunities for student advising and mentorship. Their course sections may be geared toward the experiences of diverse students and their needs as they work to become competent confident sophomores.

Skills such as collaborative leadership, organizing complex and strategic operational processes, identifying and implementing innovative solutions, identifying and addressing institutional barriers to student retention and graduation, enhancing optimal support for diversity, teamwork, communication, and effective decision-making are essential to the successful completion of this work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or a closely related field of study, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Three or more years of directly related experience in a university setting, including direct experience with retention and/or cultural programs.
  • Demonstrated awareness of current theory and practice focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues related to post-secondary education.
  • Experience and proven ability developing, implementing, and assessing successful programs and initiatives directly related to this position with a diverse college-age population in a higher education setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with others and influence outcomes through collaboration
  • Availability to work on evenings or weekends when needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing programs and services in higher education and an understanding of best practices for student engagement and retention
  • Experience in supervision
  • Experience with budgets
  • Experience working with data to inform decisions and programming
  • Experience with classroom instruction or facilitating learning activities


 to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.


Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: 


  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter  
  • List of References 


Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that include: 

  • Name 
  • Company Name 
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. 
  • Email Address 
  • Contact Phone Number 


Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $47,000 - $49,000 Org #-Department Intercultural Engagement - 44804 Job Open Date



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