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 : Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Department : Highsmith Student Union
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Assistant Director for Student Engagement is a member of the Highsmith Student Union team. The mission of Highsmith Student Union is to provide a dynamic and inclusive experience where quality facilities and services meet engaging programs and activities centered on helping students excel well beyond graduation. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of Programming.
Student Programming Board The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating, advising, and supervising the student programming board, Asheville Campus Entertainment (ACE) in collaboration with the Highsmith Student Marketing team ACE is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing quality social, cultural, and educational programming for the university community, including, but not limited to, commuter student programs, Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming, and Lawn Party. This person is responsible for strategic program planning, marketing, execution, assessment, and student growth and development to engage students out of the classroom. Other responsibilities include managing the budgets for ACE programming, Weeks of Welcome, and student payroll, as well as developing and maintaining a consistent print and online media presence and additional administrative functions related to programmatic efforts of the Department and University.
Fraternity & Sorority Life This person is responsible for coordinating, advising, and supporting the growth of fraternities and sororities at UNC Asheville. The position will advise, coordinate, and guide the Fraternity & Sorority Life program consisting of three organizations and provide oversight to the Inter-Greek Council and the Order of Omega. This person will be expected to develop and implement a plan for expanding the Fraternity & Sorority Community through the appropriate advisement of chapters that meet the student need on campus.
Student Marketing Team Supervise the Highsmith Student Marketing Team which includes graphic designers, videographers, photographers, and the Marketing Manager. The Marketing Team is responsible for developing, designing, distributing, and promoting content for various programs and resources specific to Highsmith Student Union including but not limited to the Asheville Campus Entertainment student programming board, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming, and more. This position is responsible for managing the digital signage in Highsmith Student Union.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
This position requires a Master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education, or a related field. Candidates in the final semester of completing a degree in these fields may also be considered.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in a higher education setting. The ideal candidate will also have strong organizational skills and written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of and/or experience working with development identity issues of today's college student is desired.
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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.