Associate Director of Highsmith Union (Operations)
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
February 13, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
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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's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Associate Director of SAIL - Highsmith Union
Department : Highsmith Student Union
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The principle objective of the Associate Director of Highsmith Student Union-Operations is to provide oversight, guidance and leadership to the development of a comprehensive Student Union, that includes the development of student learning outcomes, sustainable and relevant technology and equipment, and support to all students, staff and faculty utilizing the Union in any capacity to positively affect the students' educational experiences at UNC Asheville. In this capacity, the Associate Director provides guidance, supervision, and leadership in the construction, development, and implementation of a comprehensive student development plan that advances the University's learning outcomes, adheres to the goals of the Division of Student Affairs related to student employment, and is integral to the Department's success in developing lifelong learners in students. The post is responsible for the daily operations of the Highsmith Student Union and supervises one full time professional staff. The position provides technical support to all programs, events, special events, and meeting requests across the campus, with an emphasis in teaching student leaders' skills and competencies related to event planning often initiated through student organizations. The position is further expected to work collaboratively with the Department of Housing and Student Life Operations to ensure the Union is a safe, clean, relevant environment for students to learn and commune.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Leadership or similar field. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
2-3 years of student union experience; ACUI best practices knowledge; sound technical skill set in event equipment; established record of successful collaboration; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Quick Link for Positing : 3044
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.
Internal Number: 3044
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.