Benefits of Working at UNCW Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for tuition waivers for up to four (4) paid university classes per year including the application fee and book rental, a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free flu and vaccine shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.
Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Pre-Health Coordinator in the Student Success Center promotes student success across the student life cycle. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Advising, the Pre-Health Coordinator serves as the primary leader for pre-health coaching, engagement and student development efforts throughout the Student Success Center. Pre-Health advising offers support, resources, programs, and referrals to prepare pre-health undergraduates for admission into and success with graduate preparations programs for health careers. Pre-health engagement will include campus, state, and regional programming efforts to bring information and awareness about a variety of health programs as well as outreach to partner and potential partner programs. Additionally, student development efforts include management of student learning opportunities like presentations from subject matter experts and professional panels, podcasts, and digital resources pages.
This role may also supervise student employees. Through collaboration with the professional advising staff and the SSC leadership team, the Pre-Health Coordinator ensures that students receive a high-quality experience that leads to students successfully achieving their pre-health academic and career goals. Moreover, the Coordinator collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Student Success and the Assistant Director for Academic Advising to ensure that the comprehensive pre-health programming and services throughout the Center are well executed and in alignment with the CHHS and SSC strategic plans.
Applicants must posses the following:
Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills as well as, demonstrated professionalism in effective judgment and professional integrity
Experience with and a passion for working with students from diverse background
Proven abilities to prioritize and handle multiple deadlines and projects in the midst of changing priorities
Experience in creating, implementing and leading programming
Be knowledgeable of best practices around student engagement, programming and student services for student pursuing health and human services positions, as well as, all relevant federal, state, and local laws, university regulations, and programs/policies required for compliance.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Preference will be given to applicants who have the following:
Demonstrated experience of effectively working in a complex organization
Experience with planning and coordinating pre- health student support services and programs
Ability to work positively and effectively as a contributing member of a team
A proven track record of communicating and creating programs for a diverse student population
Demonstrated experience supervising a team of students (graduate/undergraduate) or temporary employees in a collegiate environment
Evidence of exceptional organizational and time management
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The Student Success Center (SSC) works to develop and provide programs and services for students, staff, and faculty that foster excellence in the student experience and position students for success as they continue in their chosen career paths. The SSC houses caring individuals who are passionate about and dedicated to helping students identify and achieve their educational and career goals.
The Student Success Center works collaboratively with other units across campus (e.g., the Career Center, University College, etc.) to:
Provide academic advising
Support program recruitment and admissions
Provide major, career, and graduate school guidance
Perform student assessment, monitoring, and reporting
Provide pre-health coaching for declared majors across campus
Develop other services and programs that will foster student and alumni success.
The Student Success Center acts as an “accelerator network” and supports campus wide and college services and programs, and thus Student Success Professionals must possess the skillsets, ability and flexibility to be successful in a changing, fast-paced academic environment.
College/School Information The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Special Notes to Applicants Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted no later than 11:59pm ET on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s Degree in higher education, student personnel, student development, educational administration, counseling or related field and 3 years of related work OR a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in the areas of student programming, academic advising, and academic coaching