University of North Texas - Assistant Director, Union Planning

Monday, March 02, 2020 11:42 AM | Anonymous

Position Title: Assistant Director, Union Programming

Institution: University of North Texas

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Job Description:

The University of North Texas has an opening for an Assistant Director, Union Programming. This position is responsible for supervising and managing programmatic functions of the University Program Council (UPC), UNT’s student run programming board. UPC plans and implements approximately 100 events a semester. The UPC board is comprised of 13 paid students who oversee a variety of programming areas and over 90 students who serve on our volunteer membership board. This position monitors the programmatic functions of the University Union related to the University Program Council (UPC) and various programs that happen within the Syndicate venue. The Assistant Director is responsible for supervising a Student Services Coordinator and Graduate Assistants that help advise and support the UPC board. This position is also responsible for contracting, marketing (traditional and social media), and assessment of events and activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • ·         Oversees programming process from development of an activity or event through assessment.
  • ·         Develops and maintains budget necessary for the functional area to accomplish programmatic goals. Explores various cost-effective and revenue-generating concepts and purchases equipment and supplies for functional area.
  • ·         Prepares reports and analyses. Provides advice and recommendations to senior management.
  • ·         Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel. Conducts seminars and/or workshops, as required and serves as back-up manager for Director of Union Programming & Arts, as required.
  • ·         Develops new initiatives, programs, or traditions that help support the mission of the University of North Texas. This involves benchmarking against other universities on quantity, quality, and uniqueness of activities and events and staying abreast of current events and pop culture trends, so that these programs are relevant to today’s student population.
  • ·         Participates in various committees and/or professional organizations and conferences, as requested.
  • ·         May manage various facilities and/or physical spaces that help with student development and comfort.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·         Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • ·         Master’s Degree in related field and 3 years of student services, student affairs, or related experience.
  • ·         Experience working with a student programming board.


The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and act

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