Assistant Director, Goodnight Scholars Program

Mar 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106160

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Goodnight Scholars Program, funded by a gift from Dr. Jim and Ann Goodnight, began in 2008 with 25 scholars. Since that time, it has grown from a scholarship into a comprehensive student development program designed to develop scholars into leaders within the STEM and Education fields. In 2017 the program was expanded to include transfer students. Fifty first-year students and ten transfer students will be selected for 2017-18, bringing the total student population to approximately 210. The program office is responsible for the selection of scholars and management of their progress through the program, including financial aid and scholarship requirements, participation, academic eligibility and program completion. The program office is also responsible for developing and offering a wide variety of program activities for the scholars, including annual retreats for freshmen, transfers and seniors, a first year seminar, multiple professional, service and social events each week, and fall and spring break trips. We also coordinate outreach activities with a variety of campus, K-12, nonprofit and industry partners.

Essential Job Duties: The Assistant Director will be responsible for: 1) Student development programming: This includes planning large annual events, such as the All-Goodnight Meeting, Graduation Gala and Speaker Series, as well as weekly programs focused on professional development, service, cultural enrichment and community building for current scholars. 2) Peer Mentor program: This includes overseeing the peer mentor program, and recruiting and training 25 peer mentors annually. 3) Educational Field Trips: This includes planning and implementing, in conjunction with student leaders, an international or domestic Spring Break service trip for current scholars. It may also include assisting with other fall and summer educational trips and retreats. 4) Scholar advising: This includes advising current scholars regarding academic, personal and professional goals and opportunities. It also includes advising scholar committees. 5) Budget and purchasing: This includes managing the program budget and purchasing, including purchase cards, vouchers and interdepartmental transfers.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree or Bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.

Department Required Skills: Must have a high degree of organization and an ability to manage time and multiple projects independently. Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including current and potential students and family members, program and university staff, program donors, program alumni, and campus partners.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Master's degree preferred. Experience in a university setting and prior event or program planning experience preferred.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid North Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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