Assistant Director, Goodnight Scholars Program

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Director, Goodnight Scholars Program

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Work Schedule:

The established work schedule will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening or weekend work required.

Job Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Department :

Goodnight Scholars Program

About the Department:

The Goodnight Scholars Program, funded by a gift from Dr. Jim and Ann Goodnight, began in 2008 with 25 scholars. Since that time, it has grown from a scholarship into a comprehensive student development program designed to develop scholars into leaders within the STEM and Education fields. Seventy freshmen and transfer scholars are selected each year, for a total student population of approximately 260.

The program office is responsible for the selection of scholars and management of their progress through the program, including financial aid and scholarship requirements, participation, academic eligibility and program completion. The program office is also responsible for developing and offering a wide variety of program activities for the scholars, including first-year and senior retreats, first- and second-year seminars, multiple professional, service and social events each week, and fall and spring trips. We also coordinate outreach activities with a variety of campus, K-12, nonprofit and industry partners.

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Director will be responsible for:

  • Program Communications: This includes, but is not be limited to, email communications, social media accounts, website management, presentation materials, publicity and marketing, and program outreach. This also includes oversight of the production of the Annual Report.
  • Recruitment and Selection: This includes planning and leading the annual recruitment and selection efforts for the freshmen and transfer cohorts, including managing the scholarship application software, communicating with all stakeholders, training volunteers, and planning interview days.
  • Ambassador Program: This includes recruiting, training and advising student ambassadors to represent the program and university at recruitment activities, as well as student programs.
  • Major program trips: This includes planning and leading senior retreat, fall break, spring break and/or Mayventure trips for current scholars.
  • Scholar advising: This includes advising current scholars regarding academic, personal and professional goals and opportunities. This also includes advising student committees.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with design and implementation of first year seminar.
  • Assist with student development programming.

Minimum Experience and Education:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a high degree of organization and an ability to manage time and multiple projects independently.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including current and potential students and family members, program and university staff, program donors, program alumni, and campus and community partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred. Experience in a university setting and prior communications, admissions and/or recruitment experience preferred.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

320801 - Goodnight Scholars Program


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time