Assistant Director for Academic and Personal Advising

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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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:

Please note that the end date for this assignment has changed to 8/31/2022.

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


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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