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Associate DirectorWorking Title:
Associate Director of the DegreePlus Program #175410Department:
Center for Career & Professional DevelopmentAnticipated Hiring Range:
$45,000 - $50,000Position Summary:
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Minimum Qualifications:
Western Carolina University is seeking a new Associate Director of DegreePlus to manage and administer our DegreePlus program, which is WCU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Briefly, the goals of DegreePlus (https://degreeplus.wcu.edu) are to increase student involvement in extracurricular activities that provide transferrable skills that will benefit students post-graduation. The focus skills are cultural responsiveness, leadership, professionalism, and teamwork. An additional goal is to aid students in articulating their experiences and skills through reflections and showcasing how they have put their developed skills into action!
Along with the administration of the DegreePlus program, this position will offer one-on-one career counseling to students, some workshops, and support the office in career programming as needed. This staff member will also act as a liaison to faculty in the Honors College and may also help support another academic college.
The position is housed in the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) which is under the Division of Undergraduate Studies in Academic Affairs. Currently, the program has support from the CCPD Administrative Support Associate and a graduate assistant.
Required qualifications:Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, higher education, or other related degrees from a regionally accredited institution
Preferred qualifications:Position Type:
• At least 2 years of experience working in higher education
• Experience in
o Teaching at the college level
o Work in student services (student affairs or a student services unit in academic affairs)
o Event planning
o Budget management
o Staff management
o Outcomes-based assessment
• Familiarity with Engage or similar student engagement platform
• Customer service-oriented work ethic
• Interest in building a program from the ground up
• Passion for student development
• Understanding of student, faculty, and staff relations
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week:
40Number of Months Per Year:
03/07/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered you must apply online and include a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.Background/E-Verify:
For further information, please contact Theresa Cruz Paul at 828-227-7133.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
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.AA/EOE:
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.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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