Assistant Director of Diversity and Student Success

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

University Program Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

Assistant Director of Diversity and Student Success

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am-5pm.

Department Name and Number:

Grad School-390100

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Student Services

Department Description:

The Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides leadership to envision, shape and support the highest quality education for a diverse community of graduate students whose contributions will have global impact.
Through research, teaching and public service, graduate education generates knowledge and innovative solutions that address critical societal needs. Graduate students and alumni improve lives through their leadership, professional expertise and civic engagement in North Carolina and beyond.

The Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill encompasses 80-plus programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. Graduate students and professional students make up about 37 percent of Carolina’s total number of enrolled students. There is a great deal of diversity among our graduate students, with more than 13 percent coming from underrepresented groups: African American, Hispanic, and American Indian. Another 14 percent are international students. The Graduate School provides graduate students with fellowships, tuition support, travel awards, and research supplements. Many of our fellowships are interdisciplinary in focus.

The Graduate School supports graduate students in every program across the Carolina campus, serving students from admission through graduation. We provide services to graduate students including seminars and professional development courses and workshops.

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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Assistant Director for the diversity program within The Graduate School: Diversity and Student Success (DSS). The DSS program is a focused effort towards enhancing student retention and degree completion for diverse populations of graduate students across campus. Within the Diversity and Student Success program, the Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the director in developing and implementing programing to support diverse graduate student populations. Programming includes academic and professional development, as well as social programs to support the goals of DSS and to ensure student needs are met. This position will also assist the director in managing financial awards, assessing student needs, and collaborating with other campus partners by serving on committees, working groups, and task forces.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

•At least 2-3 years’ experience working in a graduate school and/or higher education setting.
•Professional knowledge and project management experience in order to implement specific initiatives to assist different student populations.
•Strong oral and written communication skills to establish networks and collaborations with other campus units.
•Organizational skills for program planning.
•Collaboration and teamwork skills.
•Strong interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work independently but collaboratively within a team environment to meet expected goals.
•Evidence of commitment to equity and inclusion and a clear commitment to supporting. underrepresented students at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience facilitating and presenting programs and workshops.
•Experience with data collection, analysis, and assessment.
•Experience with spreadsheets and presentation programs such as Excel and PowerPoint.
•Working knowledge of WordPress, social media, Adobe Creative Suite, and other communications/ marketing software.
•Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or related discipline.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time