Assistant Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 6509
UNC Overview :
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Assistant Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs
Department : Student Transitions and Family Programs
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The mission of the Office of Student Transitions & Family Programs is to provide incoming students and their families with a set of common shared experiences and information to set the tone for student academic success, personal growth, leadership development, student responsibility, and meaningful connections. This area will also work to enhance the student learning experience at UNC Asheville through ongoing and newly emerging programs, initiatives and responsibilities that support New Student Orientation, Retention, Family Programs, Transfer Student Programs, and Special population programs. By intentionally engaging students in interactive and diverse opportunities, the Assistant Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs position is dedicated to facilitating the students' transition to university life.
The Assistant Director works collaboratively with the Director and the Associate Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs to deliver programs and services to support our students transitioning to college. The Assistant Director will manage programmatic and outreach activities within the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs. The employee is responsible for ongoing development of our New Student Orientation programs including our Summer Welcome Days and 4-day EmBark Orientation program.
This position will supervise, train, and develop student staff and communicates and interprets program policy and procedures. The Assistant Director provides customer service to students, parents, families and other campus constituents. The Assistant Director helps maintain business accounts and records for the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs or related field and 1 year of related experience in higher education, student affairs, or a related field. May consider a Bachelor's degree with 3 years of related work experience in Orientation, Transition programs, and Student Affairs.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Working knowledge of student learning and student development theory and practice as well as trends/needs/issues of First-Year and Transfer Students.
Experience implementing programming or large-scale events.
Advising/Supervision experience leading undergraduate student staff.
Ability to work in a high paced setting with distractions;
Significant attention to detail and solid written and oral communications skills; ability to problem solve with discretion;
Sound judgment and professionalism;
Ability to work independently and interdependently.
Quick Link for Positing : 6509
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.