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Associate Director of Advising and Student Life

Categories: Mid South Region 3


School of Government


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Position Description



The MPA Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Life is the academic advisor of record for all MPA students. In addition to advising responsibilities, this position is responsible for maintaining student data, including transfer credits, transcripts and course prerequisites. This position is responsible for student onboarding and orientation. The Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Life advises and manages student groups (e.g., social committee, alumni board representatives, Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and ad hoc student initiatives). This position supervises student workers.

Application Process

Application process includes resume and cover letter review, phone screening, and interviews.

Institution Information

The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Heather Duhart


Required Qualifications

Three years’ experience in related field required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications and experience include: previous experience in academic advising; experience working with and advising student organizations; experience working with student information systems; ability to work independently, work in a fast-paced environment, and handle multiple tasks; strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and computer and database management skills; strong interpersonal skills; effective public speaking ability; ability to interact cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from other cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and background; and commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student cohort. A valid North Carolina driver’s license is required.