Hodges Scholars Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Posted on May 23, 2023
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Hodges Scholars Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Position Number: 20049417

Department Description:  
Established in 1985 by Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from the private sector, academic community and government to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. The institute leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges. In doing so, the institute aims to support businesses and policies that better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:  
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

The Hodges Scholars Assistant Director of Student Engagement will serve as the primary advisor, counselor, and coach to all students selected for the Hodges Scholars program. This position will work directly with scholars to set and achieve goals; plan and execute meaningful internship and research experiences; and help facilitate other professional development opportunities. In addition to working directly with scholars, the Assistant Director of Student Engagement will provide programmatic support for events, program evaluation, outreach. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement is expected to substantially contribute to the advancement and development of the Hodges Scholars Program.

The Hodges Scholars Assistant Director of Student Engagement reports directly to the Hodges Scholars Director and has substantial and primary contact with undergraduate students selected for the Hodges Scholars Program.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  

* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Superior emotional intelligence and problem solving skills; a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement creative solutions for meeting students’ needs and goals
* Strong customer service skills
* An enthusiasm for working with a collaborative, engaged team
* Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
* An appreciation and respect for the mission of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, its values and brand and an appreciation for and understanding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* Mission-driven, self-starter, motivated, high-achiever

Education Requirements:  
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and at least 1 year of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience:  

* Master’s degree preferred
* 3 years of professional work experience in higher education, including student advising, teaching and/or career development
* Experience working with diverse student populations
* Multilingual/bilingual Spanish a plus

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Posting Open Date:  05/22/2023

Posting Close Date:  06/05/2023

Open Until Filled:  No

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:  If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.