Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Director of Highsmith Student Union
Department : Highsmith Student Union
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Director of Highsmith Student Union is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and day-to-day oversight of student activities, involvement, and leadership programs and the Highsmith Student Union. The Director provides guidance and leadership in creating, implementing, and refining the Department's strategic plan, goals, and assessment needs to advance the mission of the University in meaningful ways. The Director is responsible for all financial resources associated with the programming and operations of the department. The Director is responsible for the supervision of two associate directors, three assistant directors, and 70+ student employees of the department. The Director provides leadership, guidance, advocacy, and programming implementation that enhance the student experience. The Director is a campus leader and expert on current student engagement practice and is an integral member of the Student Affairs team.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
This position requires a Master's degree and 5 years of relevant experience.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
The preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel or related field. Prefer 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience working in Higher Education in the area of student activities and/or student unions. An active member in appropriate professional associations is preferred. Experience in building and leading high-functioning teams.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.