Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities #004508

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Posting NumberEHRA424PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssociate DirectorWorking TitleAssociate Director for Student Programs & Activities #004508DepartmentCampus ActivitiesAnticipated Hiring RangePosition Summary

The Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities reports to the Director for Campus Activities and serves as a senior leader in the Department of Campus Activities (DCA). This position provides leadership and vision for the Student Involvement unit. The Student Involvement unit has the responsibility for creating meaningful engagement opportunities that contribute positively to student life within the Western Carolina University community. The unit is comprised of the Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities, the Assistant Director for Clubs & Organizations, the Assistant Director for Communications and the Assistant Director for Programs. This unit also oversees the Student Government Association (SGA).

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree and 3-5 years’ experience in a Student Affairs or Higher Education setting and supervision of professional staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supervising full-time and master’s level staff, managing budgets, negotiating and reviewing performance contracts, and coordinating large scale campus programs and departmental assessment.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week40Number of Months Per Year12Open Date10/14/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. A cover letter and resume are required to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Jeff Hughes, Director for the Department of Campus Activities, at 828-227-3620.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of references
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214
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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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