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Carolina Union:
The Carolina Union creates safe, inclusive and educational experiences that enable students to maximize their time at Carolina. The many co-curricular programs, services and facilities supported by the Union are developed and operated with a focus to serve the students whose fees fund our organization and therefore are intended to impact the intellectual and experiential climate of the University and provide opportunities for campus members to engage in debate, conversation, interaction, and learning. Managed by 44 full-time staff and over 185 student employees, the Carolina Union builds a sense of community as a unifying force on campus and provides students the space and resources needed to put theory into practice.

Student Life & Leadership:
The Office of Student Life & Leadership (SLL) consists of Leadership Development, Student Organizations Office, Student Activities that includes the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), Assessment & Student Development, and serves as the primary advisors to Student Government. SLL consists of eight full-time staff, 3 graduate coordinators, and a number of undergraduate coordinators. Our vision for the Office of Student Life & Leadership of the Carolina union is to empower & transform students, staff, and faculty to create positive sustainable change within our communities.

General Description:
The Graduate Coordinator assists with the management and implementation of leadership programs in the Carolina Union and collaborates with other entities within Student Affairs and on campus. The Graduate Coordinator will actively develop their teaching, facilitation, and consultation skills with organizing individual and development, along with expanding their leadership development and training skills.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Implementation of Program Development:

  • Assist in the implementation of the curricular and co-curricular leadership programming for Student Life & Leadership.
  • Assist in the implementation and coordination of the Carolina United. Carolina United is a week-long event that brings together diverse students to engage in meaningful dialog around diversity and social action.
  • Assist in the facilitation of the implementation of LeaderShape, a six-day Institute providing students with hands-on tools to act consistently with their core values, develop and enrich results, respect the dignity of all people, and produce extraordinary results.
  • Assist in the recruitment and advising of the ACC Leadership Conference contingent.
  • Co-teach EDUC 317: Dynamics of Effective Leadership.

Supervision and Management:

  • Work with other professional staff to select, advise, and evaluate the student staff that comprises Student Life & Leadership.
  • Support, plan and attend weekly team meetings, retreats and trainings.
  • Assist with overall assessment of SLL programs (quality of programs, programming trends at other institutions, effectiveness of UNC programming, types of programs students need and want to see on campus, etc…).
  • Assist in continuing development and maintenance of a long-term vision for the Office of Student Life & Leadership.

General Student Life & Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Participate as an active member of the Student Life & Leadership team; attend meetings, retreats and trainings, and provide support to major department-wide programs.
  • Represent SLL at various trainings, involvement and resource fairs, etc. as requested by other campus offices and organizations.
  • Support the university community by developing and facilitating various leadership workshops.
  • Perform other duties as identified with supervisor to enhance professional development and/or support the success of program areas/department.


  • An undergraduate degree and enrolled as full-time status in a graduate program for Fall 2016
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple tasks with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Demonstrated experience managing and tracking projects independently
  • Understands concepts of multiculturalism and diversity and how they impact the campus community
  • Demonstrated personal qualities: sound decision making, creativity, organization, time management, diplomacy and integrity
  • Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and previous employment (must be a self-starter)

Terms of Employment:
Period of Employment – August 1st through May 31st

Time Commitment – 20 hours per week. Graduate Coordinators must be willing to commit a significant portion of time to their position. It is expected that Graduate Coordinators maintain office hours equaling 20 hours per week with flexibility allowed for weekend and evening programs.

Remuneration – $12,000/10-month contract with potential for summer employment. Leave time to be discussed and planned with supervisor.

How to Apply:

  • Email the following as one document in Microsoft Word or PDF format:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • 3 Professional Reference
  • Letter and email can be addressed to:
    • Kate Kryder
      Co-Curricular Leadership Development Program Coordinator
      2501E FPG Student Union
      Chapel Hill, NC 27510-5210

Applications should be emailed to Priority Deadline May 31st, 2016. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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