The UNC System is seeking a Director of Student Affairs. For priority consideration, please submit application materials by February 6, 2022.
About the Opportunity The Director of Student Affairs will provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Division of Student Affairs on programs designed to increase student success and retention throughout the UNC System, and to provide leadership for behavioral health projects that represent innovative collaborations among our constituent institutions. The primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Affairs will be to work within Academic Affairs, across UNC System Office divisions, and with our 17 constituent institutions to assist the Vice President to initiate and coordinate programs and activities for increasing student success. The Director will be the point of contact for implementation and oversight of Student Affairs behavioral health activities and resources and will coordinate with campus leaders and provides leadership to Career Services, Deans of Students, and Counseling Services.
This position may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement, consistent with System Office policy. UNC System employees are generally required to reside in North Carolina, within a 2-hour commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
About the UNC System Office The UNC System Office includes the offices of the President and other senior administrators of the multi-campus University of North Carolina System. The UNC System is a treasured public institution dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina through world-class teaching, research, and community engagement. Today, nearly 250,000 students are enrolled in our 16 universities across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. System Office staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including PBS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, and University of North Carolina Press.
About the Team The Student Affairs division works closely with the leadership, faculty, and staff at the UNC institutions to foster system-wide strategies for enhancing student success and time-to-degree through data-driven decisions. Student Affairs collaborates with System and institution administrators in implementing policies and regulations regarding student affairs, financial aid, student success, and campus safety. The division is also responsible for access programs, such as CFNC Pathways Partnership, the statewide Countdown to College program, and works closely with committees and educational agencies on minimum admissions, course requirements, and partners with NCSEAA (North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority) for the coordination of the distribution of student financial aid information, and state awards.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Skills Master's degree from a regionally accredited university and a minimum of five years experience post master’s degree (please include degree attainment dates on the cv) of proven administrative experience in positions of progressively increasing responsibilities in student success and/or student affairs at a regionally accredited, four-year university are required. Experience with the development and implementation of programs and services that enhance behavioral health resources in the four-year university setting.
Strong experiences working/coordinating with campus (and or university system) administrators (of regionally-accredited, four-year institutions) on issues related to behavioral health and associated resources
Extensive knowledge of campus behavioral health issues and the required coordination with campus leaders and offices to solve problems related to the same
Detailed knowledge of, and experience assisting in, the development, implementation, and assessment of student success services/programs based upon recognized best-practices
Resourceful, creative, innovative, and flexible team member with demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and on cross-functional teams in a time-sensitive environment
Outstanding listener with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work with diverse constituencies with proven sound judgment and the capability to help senior leaders solve complex problems and implement solutions across disparate constituencies.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills The strongest candidates will have experience in public higher education with demonstrated accomplishments in leading initiatives related to student affairs in multiple areas (e.g., career services, behavioral health, student conduct) and a record of effective leadership in increasingly responsible positions in higher education, including supervision of, and coordination with, other professionals.
Recruitment Salary Range: Market rate, commensurate with experience.
Location: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Position Number: 20041816
Get Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly Policy Effective November 2021, as a condition of employment, the UNC System Office requires all employees to either certify and provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status or be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. Vaccination status does not require a COVID-19 booster at this time. This is not a vaccination mandate and weekly COVID-19 testing (excluding weekly home testing) is a permitted alternative for those who do not wish to obtain and/or certify COVID-19 vaccination.
EEO The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
To claim veteran's preference, all eligible persons must indicate their eligibility as requested on the application. A DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, may be required later in the selection process.
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.