Assistant Director, University Program Council

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Assistant Director, University Program Council


UNT-Union Admin-163110

Job Location:


Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

University Centers and Events (UCE), provides quality programs, services, and facilities that enhance the educational experience and create a community for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We assist students to become good citizens of a global community prepared to function in a diverse world.
The University Union serves a diverse population with unique needs, offers a variety of programs and services, and employs a staff dedicated to creating a climate of comfort and community. The University Program Council (UPC) is UNT’s student-run programming board. UPC is devoted to planning events for the students that are educational, social, cultural or recreational. UPC plans everything from movie screenings to major concerts. UPC is unique in that it is a departmental student organization. UPC is comprised of committees – headed by students – which range in categories. UPC is a great way for students to gain professional experience in a fun and fast-paced environment.

Position Overview:

The purpose of the Assistant Director for the University Union Programs area is to monitor the programmatic functions of the University Program Council (UPC), the student programming board. The Assistant Director supervises a Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Assistant(s) that help advise and support programs happening within and around the University Union. The UPC programs are selected and supported through various part-time student staff and a general committee of students, on a by-semester basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong event planning skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize, direct and lead the work of others.
  • Experience in networking across departments and programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to simultaneously execute multiple projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Ability to train, coach, mentor and assess performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in related field and 3 years of student services, student affairs, counseling, advising, or related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience working with a student programming board.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am-5pm
Evenings and weekends as determined by event schedule.

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Asst Dir, Union Operations

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate


Oversee and supervise student programming board, UPC, on contracting, marketing, logistical coordination, and assessment of the events/activities planned. Ensure the programming board is providing fresh programs and staying on the cutting edge of campus demands and national trends.


Coordinates hiring, retention, training, scheduling, and supervision of the student programming board workforce in an equitable, cost-effective manner and aligned with departmental guidelines.


Coordinates the development of the semester calendar for programs/events being implemented throughout campus by UPC. Works closely with Union Programs colleagues to include other events that can be included.


Develop, encourage, and maintain positive collaborations with campus partners. Seek new opportunities to collaborate as needed.


Responsible for event oversight including purchasing needs with various vendors/artists, on-site staff member during events, and works closely with Conference & Event Services to plan events. Reviews contractual obligations made with third-party groups brought to campus.


Effectively supervise Graduate Assistant(s) with various responsibilities and implements policies and procedures in regards to the Graduate Assistant program.


Develops, requests, and monitors budget for programs and services offered by UPC. Prepares capital plan for the purchase of equipment, furniture, and necessary repairs of programming equipment.


Effectively supervises Student Services Coordinator who is responsible for co-advising UPC.


Identify, measure, and manage risks as related to programming efforts. Develop necessary plans and implement risk solutions as appropriate.


Conducts various assessment strategies to ensure programs and activities implemented are effective.


Ensure marketing efforts are reaching the intended audiences and having a positive impact on the attendance of events at the university. Oversee social media accounts to ensure that appropriate messaging is being used to entice students to events and advertise events for the campus community.

Posting Number:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application review will begin on May 21st. Only completed applications will be considered.

Quicklink for Posting:




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time