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Community Engagement and Education Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates should electronically upload a curriculum vita, a letter outlining interest and prior experience; and, include within the electronic application three to four professional referees; their institution, email, and phone number (referees will receive a system generated email to upload a referee letter when a finalist pool has been established). Please Note: Referee letters SHOULD NOT be mailed directly to the School of Social Work. Uploaded cover letters may be addressed to: Dr. Sarah Verbiest UNC-CH School of Social Work 325 Pittsboro Street Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SW-Jordan Inst for Families-381400
Working Title Community Engagement and Education Manager
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional
Position Posting Category Other
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002662
Position ID 20023050
Posting Open Date 08/08/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 10/01/2017
Position Summary

The University of North Carolina School of Social Work at Chapel Hill seeks a Community Engagement and Education Manager for its new Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (SIEP). Working under the auspices of the Jordan Institute for Families, the Manager will engage and educate members of the School community and its external stakeholders in the University and larger community on the value of social innovation and entrepreneurship in creating solutions to complex problems backed by evidence. This position will work closely with the Director of the Jordan Institute for Families to align activities and efforts to advance shared goals and strategies. The Manager will join a dynamic and supportive team geared toward success.

The Manager will oversee the implementation of the SIE Lab. The Lab is a faculty and student field site and setting from which both innovative and entrepreneurial social enterprises are launched and SIE consultation services provided to public, nonprofit and private for benefit programs. The School recognizes the imperative of creating opportunities for faculty and students to lead the way in innovating solutions to complex problems. The Lab offers a setting from which SIE leadership, critical design thinking, and entrepreneurship is modeled and refined through real world applications.

Educational Requirements

Masters degree in Social Work or related field and minimum 3 years of experience in the private and/or the public sectors relevant and foundational to thinking both innovatively and entrepreneurially about the solution of complex social problems.

Qualifications and Experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential to engaging and motivating diverse stakeholders in support of a common vision and mission.
Proficiency in various technology platforms as Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Aptitude and skills in using various social media platforms necessary to support marketing and communication strategies.
A successful candidate will possess a ability to work independently with minimal supervision; possess excellent organizational skills with strict attention to detail and follow through; possess initiative, problem solving skills and a proven ability to respond to pressures of workload; and demonstrate a commitment to SIEP, the School, and University’s vision and mission.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Candidates should electronically upload a curriculum vita, a letter outlining interest and prior experience; and, include within the electronic application three to four professional referees; their institution, email, and phone number (referees will receive a system generated email to upload a referee letter when a finalist pool has been established). Please Note: Referee letters SHOULD NOT be mailed directly to the School of Social Work.

Uploaded cover letters may be addressed to:
Dr. Sarah Verbiest
UNC-CH School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125751

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Sarah Verbiest, PhD
Department Contact Telephone or Email sarah_verbiest@med.unc.edu
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Please share previous marketing and/or communication experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have three years or more experience working in private or public sectors thinking both innovatively and entrepreneurially about solutions to complex social problems? If so, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)