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Director of the Center for Graduate Life

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The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 003246
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Director of the Center for Graduate Life
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Evening and weekend hours, as needed.

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department Graduate School (Adm)
Work Location Cone Center
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The Graduate School at UNC Charlotte fosters excellence in all dimensions of post baccalaureate studies and is the primary advocate for graduate education and for graduate students at the University. Established in 1985, the Graduate School offers 21 doctoral, 65 master’s degree programs, and more than 30 graduate certificate programs in a wide variety of fields and specialties ranging from architecture, biomedical engineering, computing, engineering, and health administration to history, teacher education, creative writing, business, nursing and social work. The Graduate School has over 700 members of the Regular Graduate Faculty teaching and mentoring more than 5,000 graduate students who come from nearly every state in the union and from a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Director of the Center for Graduate Life (CGL) is responsible for establishing a strategic vision for the Center that aligns with the Graduate School’s strategic plan and supports the goals of graduate academic and student affairs. The Director manages the daily operations of the Center for Graduate Life, a space dedicated to serving the 5,000 graduate students on campus. The CGL is intended to be the center of our graduate student community, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and research, as well as training and professional development. The Director oversees initiatives designed to support doctoral, masters and certificate students, while managing the staff who support those efforts.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

Define, promote and manage professional development initiatives for graduate students; direct daily operations of the CGL; recruit, train and supervise faculty associates; facilitate guest lectures; create and expand opportunities for collaboration with campus and external partners; oversee and lead assessment efforts; oversee planning for major events, such as the Graduate Student Orientation, doctoral commencement, etc; oversee advising of the Graduate and Professional Student Government; collaborate with the Graduate School’s Business Officer on the management of the CGL budget. Manage administrative and record-related efforts, as well as academic projects.

Minimum Education/Experience

A graduate degree from an accredited university or college; prior experience in higher education administration; prior supervisory experience.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A terminal degree; excellent communication skills; prior work experience with graduate students; experience with team development, event planning, budget management and advising, preferred.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 02/08/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
If time-limited please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your understanding of and experience with professional development training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How long have you worked in higher education?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Describe your experience working with graduate students. Please address how are graduate and professional students are different.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your experience as a supervisor.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. If you are pursuing a terminal degree, when do you expect to graduate?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Other Document