Associate Director of the DegreePlus Program #175410
Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
Internal Number: 19097
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
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.
Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, higher education, or other related degrees from a regionally accredited institution
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
Special 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.
For further information, please contact Theresa Cruz Paul at 828-227-7133.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.