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 is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Director of Conferences and Camps
Department : Conferences and Camps
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Director of Conferences and Camps will be a leadership role in a newly organized Department of Conferences and Camps at UNC Asheville. The key objectives of the department are to:
Create an attractive environment (physically, operationally, financially) that makes UNC Asheville the sought after and desired place to go for a wide variety of conferences and camps (residential and day).
Develop/deliver and host conferences and camps that highlight the University's mission and strengths – academic, athletic, recreational, cultural, leadership and community based – and have particular focus on our target market as a recruitment and educational tool.
Capitalize on Asheville as a destination and attract some of the most high-profile summer and year-round academic conferences and camps to UNC Asheville.
Provide faculty and staff (and community members) a summer alternative for their children that meets their schedules and needs and provides educational and recreational opportunities.
Generate significant non-restricted revenues that support university initiatives (after covering operational costs).
Create a one-stop-shop service model for conferences and camps for both on- and off- campus programs.
Collaborate with faculty and community partners to develop and deliver high profile conferences and camps that align with our University's mission.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree with at least 2-3 years of related experience in conference/camp management, marketing, or sales. May also consider a Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Hospitality or closely related field, with 4-7 years of directly related experience. Significant, progressive experience in conference and camp management desired.
The Director must be available to work evenings and weekends during the summer conference and camp sessions (from mid-May through September), as well as during the non- summer session, as necessary.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and a valid driver's license.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Management, Business Administration, Hospitality or closely related field, supplemented with at least 5-7 years of related experience in marketing, sales or conference/camp management or significant, progressive experience in conference and camp management.
Experience with Banner and conference and camps management software (Iris).
Prior experience in conference and camp management in a higher education setting.
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: 4827
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.