Director of Transition and Parent Programs

Asheville, NC
Sep 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
UNC Asheville offers a small-college setting in one of the most scenic areas of the country and is highly ranked for schools that make an impact. Our beautiful location provides the backdrop for career-minded professionals who value work and life balance. Embracing the university's core values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and sustainability UNC Asheville employees work collaboratively to build and maintain a respectful, vibrant, responsible and inclusive campus community.

The Director of Transition and Parent Programs reports directly to the Dean of Students. The mission of the Transition & Parent Programs Department 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 Orientation, Parent Programs, Transfer Programs and Veterans Programs. By intentionally engaging students in interactive and diverse opportunities, the Transition and Parent Program position is dedicated to facilitating the students' transition to university life.The Director of Transition and Parent Programs will supervise all aspects of Parent Programs and coordinate various events that seek to communicate with and connect parents and families to UNC Asheville, campus life, and university initiatives and activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Initiating a collaborative and interactive approach with individuals and offices across campus to coordinate Orientation, Parent Programs, Transfer Programs, and Veterans Programs.
  • Supervising the Orientation Leadership team and undergraduate and graduate student interns.
  • Articulating an overall vision, setting goals and objectives, and promoting student learning and development for New Student and Transfer Student Orientation, Parent Programs and Veterans Programs.
  • Planning, budgeting for, and evaluating personnel and programs for Orientation, Parent Programs, Transfer programs and Veterans programs.
  • Assisting with the First Year Experience program and related programmatic/outreach efforts
A Master's degree is required for this position. A master's degree in College Student Development, Higher Education or a related field is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with New Student Orientation and Parent Programs is highly desired.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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.


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