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Assistant Director of Operations


Assistant Director of Operations

  • R0040626
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Academic Administration
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Provost’s division of Summer & Special Academic Programs seeks applicants for an Assistant Director of Operations. The Assistant Director will serve as a key staff member for student academic programs, which could include undergraduate or graduate degree programs, or summer or January term sessions. They combine administrative responsibilities and program outreach and promotion.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • UVA Advance:Plan, implement and evaluate the University’s credit-bearing summer program for high school students. Includes program development, promotion, student recruitment, oversight of application review, coordination of faculty members, supervise graduate and undergraduate residential community staff.
  • International Students: Develop and provide support for visiting international students participating in January Term and Summer Session.
  • Peace Corps Prep: Manage the University’s collaboration with the Peace Corps to offer the Peace Corps Prep Certificate, promoting the certificate to relevant student groups, advising student participants, certifying that requirements have been met, and awarding certificates. Plan and implement events for student participants.
  • Special Programs:Coordinate with grant recipients and others to develop and manage programs such as Archaeological Field Schools, the Museum for Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute, courses for public school teachers, and programs for visiting international students.
  • Outreach & Promotion:Manage the development of print and digital marketing materials. Coordinate participation in fairs and orientation events, as well as overseeing the maintenance of the department’s websites. Represent Summer & Special Academic Programs in various on-Grounds and professional groups.
  • Additional Responsibilities:Serve as a proxy for administrative leaders in Summer & Special Academic Programs as needed, including supervising staff and coordinating office functions in the absence of administrators, and mentoring graduate interns.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education: Master’s degree

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $58,000 - $62,000

This is a full-time position with UVA benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.

For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks and health screen prior to the start date of the position.

Application Process:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0040626. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three is required. For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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