As Director, this position has complete responsibility for administrative duties including budget, personnel, and administration of programs, provision of quality services, strategic planning, and assessment. The person will be expected to assist with raising funds and teaching one course each semester.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for addressing the diversity and inclusion of the curriculum and our classrooms; cultural understanding and appreciation; and the academic success of multicultural students. The Director leads a team of professional staff who are responsible for academic support services, curricular development, grant administration, and secondary advising and student development. The work of this position directly relates to the institution’s priorities of inclusion and of ensuring academic success of all students.
Summary of position responsibilities
Oversee current and potential services, for individuals and groups, including:
Faculty and curricular development
Campus leadership regarding issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice
Secondary academic advising for underserved students
Tutoring in math, science, and engineering
Weekly study halls
Monitoring of academic progress
Support services for first generation students
Recognition of academic achievement
Personal, cultural, and leadership development
Resources and referrals for students, faculty, and staff
Academic support for undergraduate and graduate students
Outreach to potential students
Oversee current and potential programs including:
University Transition Opportunity Program (UTOP): a summer bridge program
Additional summer bridge programs to be developed over the next several years
UTOP Learning Community: a freshman residential option for graduates.
Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE): a peer mentoring program for first year students
PRODUCE: a program funded by the National Science Foundation for students interested in and majoring in science, technology, engineering and math
Building Better Brothers: a mentoring pro to assist with academic performance and educational outcomes of African American males
A faculty and curricular development program to be developed
Formation of a group of faculty fellows to help guide office's direction and lead specific initiatives
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Required: Doctorate degree with 4-7 years of administrative experience in higher education with multicultural and diverse populations; or a Master's degree with 8-10 years of related administrative experience in higher education with multicultural and diverse populations; demonstrated strong management skills including fiscal and human resource management, policy development, strategic planning and use of new technologies; exceptional verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a variety of diverse audiences and constituencies; interpersonal skills and political acumen to build effective bridges and collaborative relationships; proven experience with strategic planning and assessment; and knowledge of best practices related to delivery of academic services for multicultural populations. The candidate must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and experience with the educational and cultural needs of a diverse student body and be able to relate to diverse students, faculty, and staff: parents, alumni and community leaders.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Experience teaching, training, conducting community outreach, and fundraising.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.