Department: Energy Services
Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Energy, Environment, Health, and Campus Safety (AVC). The AVC will be a high energy, collaborative leader with overall responsibility for Energy Services, Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), the Sustainability Office, and UNC Public Safety. The AVC will report to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. S/he will team with three other AVCs, the AVC for Business Services and Administration; the AVC for Financial Operations; and the AVC for Facilities Services, and an Executive Director for Real Estate Development, in leading operations in the Division of Finance and Administration. This role has strategic planning, administrative, financial, and operational responsibility for departments that employ over 450 people and an operating budget of approximately $185 million. This is a promising time to join UNC in a highly visible leadership position that will affect the strategic and financial direction of the University. UNC has undergone recent leadership changes and in April 2013, UNC announced the hiring of its next Chancellor, Carol Folt. Folt has served as Dartmouth's interim president since last July and will officially become Chancellor at UNC on July 1, 2013. The AVC will provide seasoned and mature leadership, planning and strategic insight, and oversight of financial planning and policies to his/her units. The position of AVC is a highly demanding one that will provide the right person with an opportunity to have a lasting impact on the UNC community. Success for this position will be defined through creating and maintaining effective collaborations and partnerships within the division and across the University and the UNC Health Care System, open and transparent communication, building effective succession plans, and identifying and implementing processes and systems that improve service, allow for innovative solutions, and control costs. The AVC will have a Bachelor's degree and at least 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a setting of comparable complexity to UNC; an advanced degree in a field relevant to the position description and prior leadership experience in a complex higher education institution is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong financial planning, analysis, and management skills with experience leading subject matter experts, and developing staff. S/he will have experience leading operations such as utilities, EHS, or public safety. The AVC will have strategic planning expertise and experience operating as a team member in a cohesive leadership team. This role requires a coalition building skills with experience building professional relationships in internal and external communities. The full position description can be found at http://www.brillneumann.com/?p=3268. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Education Requirements: A Bachelor's degree and 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a setting of comparable complexity to UNC is required; an advanced degree in a field relevant to the position description, and prior leadership experience in a complex higher education institution is preferred.
Qualification and Experience: The AVC will have the following demonstrated experiences, capabilities, and attributes: Strong financial planning, analysis, and management skills; Strong leadership and management skills, experience leading knowledgeable subject matter experts, and developing staff; Experience leading complex, highly regulated operations such as utilities, EHS, or public safety; Expertise in strategic planning, especially in the areas of transportation services or energy services; Experience in enterprise risk analysis and regulatory compliance related to organizational design and management systems; Experience operating as a team member in a cohesive leadership team; willingness to participate in team interactions, thinking, and decision-making; Experience building strong professional relationships in internal and external communities; An understanding of how the areas that this person leads foster student learning and success; Strong communication skills; Coalition building and collaboration skills; and A commitment to diversity, inclusion, and collaborative decision making in the workplace.
Department Contact Name and Title: Tom Phillips, Consultant, Brill Neumann
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: 617.753.1800