MPA Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Life

Chapel Hill
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SOG MPA Program - 375300

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002531

Position Summary: The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance. The Master of Public Administration program educates leaders for local, state and federal governments and nonprofit organizations. The MPA degree is offered in both an on-campus and online format, both of which have the same degree requirements. Graduates of the UNC School of Government MPA program attain leadership positions in every level of government and in organizations that support public interest. The MPA Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Life is the academic advisor of record for all MPA students. In addition to advising responsibilities, this position is responsible for maintaining student data, including transfer credits, transcripts and course prerequisites. This position is responsible for student onboarding and orientation. The Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Life advises and manages student groups (e.g., social committee, alumni board representatives, Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and ad hoc student initiatives). This position supervises student workers.

Application Deadline: 05/31/2017

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a related field required. Master's degree in a related field preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Three years' experience in related field required. Preferred qualifications and experience include: previous experience in academic advising; experience working with and advising student organizations; experience working with student information systems; ability to work independently, work in a fast-paced environment, and handle multiple tasks; strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and computer and database management skills; strong interpersonal skills; effective public speaking ability; ability to interact cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from other cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and background; and commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student cohort. A valid North Carolina driver's license is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Maura Murphy, Assistant Dean for HR

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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