The Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives and Staff Programs provides leadership and development to the staff and students including direct supervision of Residence Education Coordinators, Graduate Assistants, Loan Key Operator and student staff members. Additionally, the Assistant Director will provide leadership to a variety of departmental programs focused on academic success including the coordination of departmental partnerships with student success initiatives and units. The Assistant Director supports the operations of the University’s Learning Communities (LC) Program. The Assistant Director provides leadership for the residence education program and related assessment efforts. The Assistant Director coordinates professional and graduate staff orientation, training and staff development. The Assistant Director is a member of the department's senior management team and is responsible for providing departmental leadership in crisis situations. The Assistant Director reports to an Associate Director of Residence Life. Principal responsibilities include supervision, leadership, serving as a member of the senior management team, providing support for residence education and departmental assessment efforts, coordinating professional and graduate assistant orientation, training and development, coordinating departmental programs focused on academic success, crisis management, and other departmental/campus-wide responsibilities.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's degree (ideally in higher education, counseling and/or student personnel, or a related field)
Minimum of 5 years of professional housing (post-masters) experience in housing, student affairs, or a related field.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Experience with Learning Communities
Experience with implementing residence education programs
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.