Associate Director, 49er Next Advising

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Position Number003483Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesWorking TitleAssociate Director, 49er Next AdvisingPosition DesignationEHRA Non-FacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per Year12Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hours per week40FLSA StatusExemptDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentUniversity College (Adm)Work LocationColvard 2200Salary Range$52,500 - $55,750Primary Purpose of Department

The University Transfer Center takes a leading role in ensuring that UNC Charlotte provides the best possible educational experience for all transfer students across the University.

It provides a range of advising support, academic programming, and outreach services while working with both on-campus and regional stakeholders to serve the transfer student population. In addition, the Transfer Center provides similar leadership and services to students who are transitioning between majors.

The Transfer Center will provide primary advising services to transfer students in University College, 49er Next Students, and secondary advising to transfer students in all other academic colleges across the campus.

Primary Purpose of Position

The 49erNext Program is a collaboration between UNC Charlotte and the NC Community Colleges. The purpose of 49erNext is to develop a co-admission program to ensure seamless transfer leading to a bachelor’s degree for students starting at a North Carolina community college and transferring to UNC Charlotte. The program’s fundamental principles are based on the following:

•A commitment to put students first — making collective and institutional decisions and implementing policies and processes that enable students to earn a quality degree in a timely manner.
•A commitment to foster success — making collective and institutional decisions and implementing policies and processes that ensure and expect all students to achieve their full potential.
•A commitment to equity — making collective and institutional decisions and implementing policies and processes that ensure that all students, regardless of gender, race, income, or family educational history, have, and achieve equal opportunity

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The Associate Director serves as the initial point of contact for the 49er Next program with UNC Charlotte campus community, academic partners and North Carolina Community College partner institutions for programmatic support, data reporting, academic policy compliance, and program analysis.

Maintains records and metrics related to 49er Next program growth, retention rates, graduation rates, and enrollment trends. Associate Director is expected to work both independently and in a team environment.

Oversee the routine outreach and onsite campus visitation, 49er Next specified ACA Transfer Seminar collaboration, and liaison relationship with partner and prospective 49er Next community college partner institutions.

Candidate must have the following qualifications: attentiveness to detail; strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements; proficient use of computers and knowledge of various software programs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s degree required in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field.

At least 3 years of experience, preferably involving extensive direct Community College transfer student advising/counseling in a higher education setting, and/or collaboration with staff/faculty to develop and promote services for transfer students.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Master’s degree with 5-7 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education required.

At least 5-7 years in advising and academic support with transfer students.

The candidate must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of, experience with the educational and cultural needs of a diverse North Carolina Community College student population.

Experience in utilizing online student records system (BANNER) to review records for academic progress a plus.Necessary Certifications/Licenses


Preferred Certifications/Licenses


Special Notes to Applicants

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check..

Posting Open Date09/04/2020Posting Close Date09/18/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Hire Date10/15/2020If time-limited please indicate appointment end dateContact Information

Howard Simms
[email protected]

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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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