University of North Carolina Wilmington — Coordinator for Leadership Programs and Community Engagement

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) cultivates a dynamic, experiential and student-centered environment that provides a model of excellence for leadership and service, enabling students to enhance skills and competencies most sought by today’s employers and preparing students for a lifetime of leadership and engagement. In the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, we believe every student is capable of practicing leadership because it is not about a position or title; it is about the desire and drive to create positive change.

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.

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Coordinator for Leadership Programs and Community Engagement reports to the Assistant Director for Leadership Programs and Community Engagement of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and is responsible for the following duties: 

  • Work with the Assistant Director for Leadership Development Programs to create and implement leadership development opportunities that align with Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and the Social Change Model of Leadership, along with other leadership development and community engagement philosophies. This includes but is not limited to the development and facilitation of workshops, creating professional development sessions for student leaders, and engaging students in meaningful community engagement experiences.
  • Recruit, select, train, advise, develop, and evaluate student leaders that facilitate leadership programs and community engagement experiences
  • Collaboratively plan, implement, and assess large scale leadership and community engagement programs, including but not limited to: the Immersive Community Engagement (Break) Trip program, ELEVATE Leadership Summit, and Signature Service with the Director and Assistant Director
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop custom leadership trainings, workshops, and experiences for students
  • Collaborate with nonprofit and community agencies to provide awareness of issues and cultivate, market, and assess experiential learning and service opportunities for students
  • Works with Assistant Director and Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life to counsel the 30+ chapters with regard to leadership development opportunities and community engagement strategies for chapters
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs staff and OIDI staff to provide training to students, student leaders and student staff on competencies related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Lead coordinator for all aspects of volunteer recruitment, organization, training and assignments for new student move-in(s) 
  • Serve on division and university committees as assigned by the Director or Dean
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or related field 
  • Candidates that possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team 
  • Candidates who demonstrate a theoretical foundation in the principles and practices of both leadership and community engagement
  • In addition, candidates that possess program planning and development skills with a minimum of one to three years of relevant experience in a higher education or related setting

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Special Notes to Applicants
PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit  Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

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.