Assistant Director of the Path Program

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Posting Number NC1090P

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Working Title Assistant Director of the Path Program

Position Number 14755

Department Honors College

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

In April 2002, the University of Arkansas received one of the largest gifts in the history of American public higher education, a $300 million commitment from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. The Honors College received more than one-third of this generous gift as an endowment fund for undergraduate Honors College fellowships and to provide grants in support for study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities. The fellowships and grants help honors students finance their education, travel the globe and participate in groundbreaking research. More than 3,500 undergraduate students and 700 professors work together in honors courses, research experiences, study abroad opportunities, and service learning. Together they discover, create, and serve.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of the Path Program, the Assistant Director will play a key role in enhancing the quality of the Honors College through the strategic recruitment of high achieving students from underrepresented communities. The Assistant Director will also implement programs that create a fulfilling college experience for these students and serve as a mentor to them.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience interacting directly with undergraduate students, faculty, and administrators in a university environment

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • At least two years of directly related experience in the recruitment of university students (new freshmen and transfer student recruitment; or corporate/NGO recruitment of full-time employees from universities)
  • Experience working with college students who come from underrepresented communities
  • Experience working as a mentor for undergraduate students
  • Proven ability to effectively manage events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Consistently high quality customer service skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective tools for assessment and use the assessment for improvement
  • Proven ability to effectively manage events
  • Ability to work flexible hours, some mandatory overtime, and travel extensively
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective tools for assessment and use the assessment for improvement
  • Proven ability to effectively manage events
  • Ability to work flexible hours, some mandatory overtime, and travel extensively

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Stooping


  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking


  • Hearing

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. Employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus overtime and some travel as necessary

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - G. David Gearhart Hall

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $43,000

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 06/09/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Lynda Coon
Dean, Honors College
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your experience in working with diverse communities?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What sort of civic engagement initiatives have you been involved in?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status





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Posted: 5/26/2018
Application Due: 7/25/2018
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