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Executive Director

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*Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.* Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * List of References Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes: Name Company Name Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. Email Address Contact Phone Number *_Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process._*

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 5449
Functional Title Executive Director
Position Type Research
Position Summary

The SERVE Center is a university-based research, development, dissemination, evaluation, and technical assistance center. Through customized research and evaluation services, SERVE delivers actionable insights for both policymakers and practitioners. From large-scale experimental studies to small-scale qualitative work on topics ranging from early childhood to high school reform, SERVE builds the capacity of educators and policymakers to improve educational outcomes for students of all ages. http://www.serve.org. This position is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and management of SERVE. It is responsible for the creation and refining of the vision of the Center, serving as the liaison between the Center and external funding agencies, acting as spokesperson for the Center and works with the staff of SERVE to sustain and grow the research endeavor for the center as well as the funding of the programs offered.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or Ed.D degree in education or a related field; or Master’s in Education or related field with 5 years experience. 10 years experience with state, regional or national educational organization or agency as leader or senior management. Experience leading complex educational research and development efforts at the regional and/or national level. Experience in applying for, receiving, managing and being directly responsible for large federal contract/grant awards.

Preferred Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of McKinney Vento Act and other federal education programs. Experience in facilitating project teams and team building. Proposal writing skills, flexibility to respond to emerging issues and requests. Experience working with U.S. Department of Education and NC Department of Public Instruction.

Tenure Status
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience
Org #-Department SERVE - 12004
Job Open Date 09/11/2017
For Best Consideration Date 09/11/2017
Job Close Date 09/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? No
Time Limited Duration
Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)