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Assistant Director for Evening and Weekend Programs

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. (https://strategicplan.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Strategic%20Plan%20June%202016.pdf) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position may be scheduled for review of exempt status based on proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). This position may be subject to conversion to nonexempt status under the FLSA when a final decision is reached. Review of applications begins January 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on skills, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type EHRA Staff
Title Assistant Director for Evening and Weekend Programs
Position Number 000200
Recruitment Range $35,000-$38,000
Work Schedule and Hours

Work schedule will vary as determined by programming and activity needs. Evening and weekend hours will be needed to meet the functions of the role. A typical work schedule will be 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. but will vary week-to-week depending on programming.

Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Months per Year 12 Months
Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Evening & Weekend Programs 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 is responsible for coordinating, advising, and supervising the student programming board, Underdog Productions (UP). UP is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing quality social, cultural, and educational programming for the university community, including, but not limited to, 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 UP 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.

FLSA Exempt
Required Education/Experience/Skills

This position requires a Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field. Candidates in the final semester of completing a degree in these fields may also be considered.  

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates an active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity – in people, projects and communities; recognizes, understands and appreciates the culturally different ways in which others express themselves; treats others with dignity, respect and consideration; works to create work environments that are experienced as safe by all; is curious about and open to others’ ideas.

Demonstrated knowledge of working with college students in a higher education setting, preferably in the area of campus activities and programming. Demonstrated skills in working with students to enhance their personal and professional development as it relates to the area of campus activities and programming.

Basic knowledge of budgeting and accounting, artist contract negotiation, and the ability to manage and minimize risk is essential.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

This position may be scheduled for review of exempt status based on proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). This position may be subject to conversion to nonexempt status under the FLSA when a final decision is reached.

Review of applications begins January 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on skills, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Number E0092
Posting date 12/15/2016
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. * Do you now hold or are you within a semester of obtaining a Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How much work experience do you have in Student Affairs in a college or university?
    • <1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 3 or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents