Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities #004508

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Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities #004508


Campus Activities

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

The Associate Director supervises three Assistant Directors responsible for Campus Programs, Student Clubs and Organizations and Communications. On the whole, the Student Involvement unit has the responsibility for creating meaningful engagement opportunities for the Western Carolina University community that contribute positively to student life. This comes in the form of events coordinated by the Arts and Cultural Events Committee, Last Minute Productions (the student programming board), and departmental theme weeks such as Week of Welcome, Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Student Appreciation Week. This also comes in the form of the recognition and maintenance process for all Recognized Student Organizations on campus. Student advocacy is also included in this through the support of, and work with, the Student Government Association. Included in the unit is the Department of Campus Activities’ marketing team that coordinates the promotion of all departmental initiatives and events and manages the departmental social media and website presence.

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.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special 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, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) 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.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time