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Pre-Hawk Program Manager

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

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
Pre-Hawk Program Manager

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Home Department
30111 - Transfer Center

Academic Affairs - 30 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Pre-Hawk program is a direct admission program between Cape Fear Community College ( CFCC ) and The University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ). The program aims to increase the number of highly prepared students who transfer from CFCC to UNCW with an earned AA or AS degree. The Program Manager will serve as an advisor and main point of contact for students interested in or participating in the Pre-Hawk program. The Program Manager will also develop, coordinate, and assess all events for pre-hawk students and support other UNCW transfer student initiatives.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Professional experience in admissions, student services, school counseling, student success, or advising
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, set priorities, achieve goals, and coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, or other related fields.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate events, workshops, and webinars.
  • Ability to represent the department professionally and conscientiously.
  • Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, professional responsibility, and judgment
  • Experience developing new programs or services in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to develop multifaceted reports for use in various areas; ability to utilize and interpret data.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse groups of students and a commitment to a diverse student body
  • Ability to facilitate and foster positive communication and collaboration.
  • Strong public speaking skills and excellent presentation and communication skills to articulate and present ideas and concepts in writing, social media, and presentation formats.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, Internet, and online calendaring and email
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn University infrastructure, policies, and procedures quickly
  • Ability to exercise and maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with policy and applicable state, federal, and local laws (i.e., FERPA -Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Required Certifications or Licensures

Valid Driver’s License

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Student Engagement, Enrollment and Retention ( SEER ) supports students throughout their academic career from recruitment to graduation while advancing UNCW’s enrollment, retention, and degree completion goals.

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

1.0 (40 hours per week)

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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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