Director of Carolina Covenant Program

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentScholarships and Student Aid-543000Working TitleDirector of Carolina Covenant ProgramAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryStudent ServicesSalary Range$75,800 - $100,000Full Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0003513Position ID20031598Posting Open Date01/15/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesProposed Start Date05/06/2019Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks innovative, energetic, and accomplished candidates for the position of Director of the Carolina Covenant Program within the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. The Carolina Covenant is a unique combination scholarship and academic/personal support program which focuses on both access and student success. This program, along with other scholarship and aid programs, enable the University to enroll the best students from across North Carolina and beyond regardless of their family means. In addition to financial support, the program provides crucial academic and personal support services to approximately 2,500 Carolina Scholars. These support services are provided by administrative and academic staff and by over 70 faculty and staff mentors who work closely with Scholars to maximize their success in completing their undergraduate degree program.

Reporting to the Associate Provost of Scholarships and Student Aid, this leadership position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Covenant program other than the awarding of financial aid and scholarships. This includes overseeing the academic and personal support services provided to the Scholars, including the recruitment and training of mentors, the development of support programs and/or connection to existing campus programs and services, the academic counseling and support of individual Scholars, the monitoring of the Scholars’ academic progress and success, the evaluation and reporting of program results, relationship building and advocacy for the program and scholarship, and the structuring of academic intervention programs.

In addition to the Director, the Covenant staff includes two Academic Program Directors that are responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of academic support services provided to the Scholars, an Associate Director of Financial Aid, a part-time learning specialist, a faculty liaison, three work-study assistants and an administrative coordinator. In addition, over 70 staff and faculty members serve as mentors for the students.

Educational Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants for the position must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in higher education. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: A record of success in leading, educating, and training a large professional staff; Excellent communications and public relations skills; A thorough knowledge of financial aid programs; An uncompromising commitment to quality service and student advocacy; and Experience with the application of information technology to the financial aid process. The position also requires an individual with a good eye for detail, exceptional organizational and time-management skills, and a strong work ethic.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Special Instructions

Please submit a résumé, three references, and a cover letter that explains in detail why you are interested in the position and how your experiences and achievements have prepared you to excel in it.

Quick Link Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and TitleMissy Pyecha, HR SpecialistDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above




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    Posted: 6/3/2019
    Application Due: 7/25/2019
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