Assistant Director of Diverse Student EngagementPosition Type:
EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity 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 uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
Join UNC Greensboro, one of the Top 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, as recognized by ACPA and Diverse. UNC Greensboro creates a remarkable real-world impact, every day. With nearly 20,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, encompassing Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. We take pride in being a learner-centered public research university and in being a Minority-Serving Institution. Under Chancellor Franklin Gilliam, UNCG has doubled Black faculty members, increased Latino faculty by 50%, and increased Asian faculty by 25%. The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) and the Division of Student Affairs are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining diverse students, staff, and faculty. The University and the division invest in its staff and administrators by supporting their active engagement in professional associations, affinity groups, professional service, and ongoing learning and development.Position Summary:
Learn about our commitment to our students and our Culture of Care that permeates everything we do by visiting sa.uncg.edu, and review our open positions at spartantalent.uncg.edu.
The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs. OIE provides many varied opportunities for all UNCG students to have active and meaningful interactions within, among, and across different areas. Programs and services are designed to reach all students and to develop intercultural competence and a sophisticated understanding of intersectionality. OIE also works with many other departments to promote intercultural competence, inclusion, access, and equity for all community members.
The Assistant Director for Diverse Student Engagement is part of the team of dedicated professionals in the Office of Intercultural Engagement and reports to the Director of that office. This position focuses on engaging and retaining diverse student populations. The Assistant Director will work in collaboration with a host of colleagues across the campus, particularly the Division of Student Success, to examine retention data and based on that data, implement new initiatives, build an active network of support for students, and encourage student engagement with existing programs and services that support student success. An emphasis will be on programming that supports first-year students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those facing obstacles to retention.Minimum Qualifications:
The Assistant Director for Diverse Student Engagement will supervise two graduate assistants. The Assistant Director and the GAs will serve as instructors for the FYE 101 course to provide opportunities for student advising and mentorship. Their course sections may be geared toward the experiences of diverse students and their needs as they work to become competent confident sophomores.
Skills such as collaborative leadership, organizing complex and strategic operational processes, identifying and implementing innovative solutions, identifying and addressing institutional barriers to student retention and graduation, enhancing optimal support for diversity, teamwork, communication, and effective decision-making are essential to the successful completion of this work.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education or a closely related field of study, from a regionally accredited institution.
- Three or more years of directly related experience in a university setting, including direct experience with retention and/or cultural programs.
- Demonstrated awareness of current theory and practice focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues related to post-secondary education.
- Experience and proven ability developing, implementing, and assessing successful programs and initiatives directly related to this position with a diverse college-age population in a higher education setting.
- Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work with others and influence outcomes through collaboration
- Availability to work on evenings or weekends when needed
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Experience implementing programs and services in higher education and an understanding of best practices for student engagement and retention
- Experience in supervision
- Experience with budgets
- Experience working with data to inform decisions and programming
- Experience with classroom instruction or facilitating learning activities
Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that include:
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.Recruitment Range:
- 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
$47,000 - $49,000Org #-Department:
Intercultural Engagement - 44804Job Open Date:
06/30/2022Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
ExemptPercentage Of Time:
Supervise two graduate assistants who will be tasked with supporting the initiatives related to diverse student engagement, including direct outreach with students. Convene weekly 1-1 meetings and team meetings. Provide strategic direction and goals to ensure GA workloads align with office priorities.Percentage Of Time:
Student SupportEssential Tasks:
Work with students to advise, mentor, educate, and support their success as students. Use engagement and retention data to identify students from marginalized groups who are in need of support. Provide direct outreach to those students to schedule 1-1 meetings. Create resources and programs and invite these students to participate in them. Hold weekly programs for students. Collaborate with campus partners to connect students to other campus resources. (It is estimated that this position will provide direct outreach for up to 25% of our new student population, based on prior year’s academic performance data. The programming will be open to all UNCG students but will target students from diverse backgrounds. )Percentage Of Time:
Course InstructionEssential Tasks:
Teach two sections of FYE 101 annually. Attend training and related meetings for course instructors. Create lesson plans and syllabus; provide weekly instruction and office hours for availability; grade assignments and intervene with students who are not performing well in the course.Percentage Of Time:
Coordination and CollaborationEssential Tasks:
Work across departments and divisions to help coordinate existing programs and services that support the engagement and retention of diverse student populations. Identify opportunities for partnerships and more collaborative approaches to supporting students. Make resources available to students via social media, websites, etc.Percentage Of Time:
Plan, implement, manage programming budget, and effectively assess programmatic initiatives. Plan weekly events that are open to all students (but target the identified students most in need) to help increase students’ access to resources, sense of belonging, and academic success. Create an assessment plan to understand the impact of the program on students as it relates to the aforementioned goals.Percentage Of Time:
Professional EngagementEssential Tasks:
Maintain, develop, and share current knowledge of research and best practices related to engaging and retaining diverse student populations. Serve as a resource to campus partners and provide presentations as needed. Engage in professional development initiatives to continue their own learning of best practices.Physical Effort:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - O, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - RWork Environment:
Inside - F, Outside - R