Assistant Director for Academic and Personal Advising

Job description

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Assistant Director for Academic and Personal Advising

Position Type:

Administration - Staff

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO-grant support program designed to maximize academic performance for UNCG students who are first-generation, from modest income backgrounds, or who have a disability, and who also demonstrate academic need for services.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director for Academic and Personal Advising coordinates all aspects of supplemental advising services for students in the SSS program, including: academic, graduate school, career, and mental health topics. The Assistant Director carries out duties as a student advisor and advocate, as well as a supervisor of the peer mentoring program and advising component Graduate Assistant. The Assistant Director works closely with the rest of the TRIO team to advise and support the 200+ students enrolled in the SSS program.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in community, school, or college counseling. Additionally, the candidate must have at least 2 years of direct advising/counseling experience, preferably in education. The candidate should have some experience or be familiar with the unique challenges facing first-generation college students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$46,000 - $49,000

Org #-Department:

Special Support Services - 10912

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Advising component

Essential Tasks:

Orients new students to the advising component; conducts individual sessions with students regarding academic, career, graduate school, and mental health concerns on a regular basis and builds an action plan for the student to accomplish over the course of the semester or academic year. Provides graduate and professional school guidance, including workshops, and visits to graduate schools and programs across the state. Provides academic advising to assist students with course schedules, graduation plans, academic policy concerns, course withdrawals, grade replacements, major/minor changes, and academic appeals.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Graduate Assistant

Essential Tasks:

Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a graduate assistant to provide instructional sessions to students in the program and to develop group workshops and presentations for students in SSS.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Career readiness

Essential Tasks:

Collaborates with the Career and Professional Development office to provide customized workshops to SSS students to prepare for job applications, career fairs, and interviews. Creates programming to assist students in developing clear paths for career readiness.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Peer mentor program

Essential Tasks:

Oversees the Peer mentor program; hires, trains, and manages a team of 3-4 mentors each year; oversees mentor/mentee matches; provides professional development opportunities to mentors. Hires, trains, and supervises Graduate Assistant.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

MS Access database

Essential Tasks:

Manages an MS Access database related to Advising component session records, payroll, etc. Maintains accurate records and documentation for the component, including a graduate assistant and peer mentors.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F




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Job No:
Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time