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Assistant Director of Graduate Student Involvement

Employer
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details


Posting Details

This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act ( EHRA ).

Posting Details

​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Involvement

External Link to Posting
https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/32014

Vacancy Number
E1159

Position Number
2085

Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus

Home Department
Campus Life - 40130

Division
Student Affairs - 40000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Assistant Director for Graduate Student Involvement facilitates involvement, engagement, and community development for roughly 3,500 graduate students at UNCW, with more than 60% in fully online programs. This position utilizes engagement data, assessment of graduate student needs, literature focused on andragogical practices, and best practices in graduate student support to inform a cross-campus approach to increase graduate student sense of belonging. The Assistant Director collaborates with the Graduate School to ensure that graduate students’ academic and affective needs are being addressed. The Assistant Director works with units across campus to host social events and programs, leadership development experiences, and involvement opportunities specifically for the UNCW graduate student population. This position works closely with the Graduate School, and as coordinated through the Graduate School, with graduate program coordinators to support graduate student organizations in organizational development, program planning, and leadership development. The Assistant Director also recruits, hires, trains, and supervises one (1) Graduate Assistant. The position supports utilization of the online student organization management database (WaveLink) for graduate students and graduate student organizations, serving as a trainer and educator for WaveLink-related needs for faculty and staff that support graduate student life across campus. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Student Involvement and receives guidance from the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students in developing this new Student Affairs initiative.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or related field
  • Two years of related professional experience
  • Knowledge and experience in event planning and execution
  • Experience advising student organizations
  • Experience utilizing assessment data to inform programming and business practices
  • Experience supervising or advising undergraduate and/or graduate students
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Experience with Engage (Anthology) or other student engagement and student organization management platforms
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior experience creating and managing budgets
  • Experience creating and delivering co-curricular activities for graduate student population
Required Certifications or Licensures

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 13 functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.
The Campus Life department supports and gives direction to out-of-classroom learning for all students. Based on the philosophy that learning is not confined to the classroom but is constant and on-going, the mission of the department is to facilitate the educational process by providing experiences for student growth, and an arena for the development of cultural and social awareness with opportunities for leadership and engagement. This is accomplished through the administration of the Fisher Student Center, University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center and their programs and services, by providing guidance and resources to student leaders and organizations and serving as the campus’ central point of reference regarding leadership development, student activities and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, and student community engagement.
Campus Life also serves as the first point of contact for conference and event planning and assumes the space scheduling coordination function for all campus space (except for academic course scheduling) and works with campus space stewards in various departments throughout campus to ensure timely, coordinated service for all customers.

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

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year
12 Months

FTE
1.0 (40 hours per week)

Type of Position
Permanent

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions

Job Posting Date
04/30/2024

Posting Close Date
05/28/2024
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNCW? (2024)
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW X Account (formerly Twitter)
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • UNCW Instagram Account (UNCW_jobs)
    • UNCW Job Alert
    • Chronical of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Career Events/Job Fairs
    • Billboards/Marquee
    • Other
  2. * If you selected 'Other' to the question above, please explain how you found out about this opportunity. Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)



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