The Associate Director assists the Director of Undergraduate Advising with undergraduate retention efforts at the University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Development and implementation of programs and activities designed to assist students in academic difficulty, Providing academic guidance for students, Academic advising throughout the year and during orientation Ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the Advising Center Liaise with Orientation office Oversee advisor and support staff scheduling and office and special events coverage Represent Advising Center on Liberal Studies Oversight Committee Prepare and present Advising Center reports Represent the Advising Center at recruitment functions Provide advising information and support for the University community Present advisor educational workshops for faculty and staff Teach academic success and first-year experience courses as assigned Assist with the development, revision, and updating of Advising Center processes, forms, and publications Participate in the assessment and evaluation of academic advising and advising programs Participate in ongoing professional development and encourage the growth of colleagues Other duties as assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center.
Minimum of a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
Preference will be given to candidates with 5 or more years work experience in at least one functional area of higher education student development, a proven record of successful program development and implementation in higher education, and supervision of higher education paraprofessional and professional staff.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach a cover letter, resume and list of 3-5 professional references (include complete contact information). For questions or additional information, please contact Travis Bulluck, Director of Advising, 828-227-3814.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.