Associate Director University College
Position Title: Associate Director University College
Department: University College - 30120
Vacancy Number: E264
Position Number: 4214
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The Associate Director will support the University College’s mission by developing and leading a comprehensive approach to support and improve on university-wide retention and persistence goals and efforts. This position will build upon and grow the current advising and student services culture that is responsive and proactive in addressing student and advisor needs. The Associate Director reports to and provides management and administrative support to the director of the University College and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The Associate Director facilitates retention and persistence initiatives. This position assumes responsibility for implementing, coordinating, and assessing special initiatives related to the work of student success-driven initiatives.
Master’s Degree and equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work is required
Minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility in collegiate academic advising or student service setting
Experience leading student retention and persistence initiatives
Supervision of staff, budget and/or data management
Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated effective public speaking skills
Proven abilities to prioritize and handle multiple deadlines and projects in the midst of changing priorities
Strong team building skills to provide collaborative leadership within the team, throughout the university, and with other key stakeholders on campus
Exceptional leadership skills with ability to manage people and results within a complex organizational structure
Proven ability to lead and drive change
Demonstrated ability to build effective teams to meet necessary outcomes
Dynamic interpersonal talents that incorporate a collaborative work style
Ability to demonstrate successful outcomes through measures such as academic progress, persistence, retention, and completion
Possess strong commitment to students and the overall mission of the University College to help students progress successfully through college
Program development, implementation and evaluation experience, strong attention to detail
Must demonstrate strong data management and analytical skills and/or the ability to learn these skills quickly
Must have experience or demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with the university community and work as an effective team member in a diverse work environment
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards in leadership and administration
Ph.D. preferred, in counseling, higher education or a related field
Demonstrated ability to apply current best practices in student development theory when developing/modifying policies and practices
Demonstrated ability to apply student development and enrollment management theories, and current technological tools to contemporary advising practices
Current experience with the use of data in advising; experience in data analytics software preferred
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement professional development experiences, aligned with the codified philosophy and curriculum of academic advising
Demonstrated skill in exceptional organizational and time management
Demonstrated experience in effective project and/or program management
Demonstrated leadership skills applied to motivation, delegation, planning and assessment as well as training, mentoring and effectively communicating with staff, faculty and students at all levels
Demonstrated ability to act upon the most difficult personnel and organizational problems and opportunities
Demonstrated skill in effective interpersonal communication
Demonstrated skill in exceptional communication with on campus constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, managers, etc.)
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
University College contributes to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education by providing academic advising and support for students as they enter the University and transition to their chosen major. By using developmental and educational approaches, University College provides academic advising, curricular programs, and co-curricular events to help students make a smooth transition to UNCW and achieve their desired goals. University College serves the university community as the model for the best practices in academic advising and provides advising and student academic support resources to the university community.
The University College is the first academic home for over 3000 new first-year students each year. First-year students (including select transfer and military students) are advised in the University College until they declare a major or pre-major. The University College also administers the following academic programs and courses: Freshmen Seminar, Academic Learning Communities in addition to supporting students who are interested in Pre-Health and Pre-Law professions.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 05/24/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 06/22/2018
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Address application documents to Melinda J. Anderson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies