Director of World View
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Vacancy ID #: NF0000211
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of World View: An International Program for Educators. World View, a public service program established in 1998, helps K-12 schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges prepare students to succeed in an interconnected, diverse, and multicultural world. World View accomplishes this mission by helping educators:
- develop a greater understanding of world regions, cultures, and global issues through professional learning opportunities and international study travel
- integrate a global perspective into every subject area of the curriculum and at every grade level
- respond to rapid cultural and demographic changes in our classrooms and communities.
World View organizes professional development programs year-round—seminars, workshops, symposia, online courses, and international study visits—that link educators with experts in international affairs and global education. Programs are held both in Chapel Hill and statewide. World View programs, which serve educators of all content areas and grade levels, provide content and best practices for integrating global education in all areas of the curriculum.
The Director of World View has overall responsibility for its activities, programs, and operations. Specific responsibilities include the following:
- Strategic planning and partnership development. The Director works extensively with UNC faculty and administrators, state education officials, K-12 and college educators, and community partners to identify needs, establish a shared vision and purpose, set directions for the Program, and stimulate responsive and innovative programs and activities. Collaborators include the international Area Studies Centers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke; the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill; the NC Department of Public Instruction; the State Board of Education; and the Center for International Understanding.
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services. The Director oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of World View’s programs, initiatives, and activities. Ongoing needs assessment and program evaluation are essential to ensure relevance, accountability, and documentation of achievements. World View programs address the needs of students, faculty, and administrators in K-12 schools and colleges throughout North Carolina.
- Fiscal and administrative management and oversight. The Director is responsible for the sound financial management of World View and its programs and for securing grants and gifts to support its goals. The Director effectively supervises staff, promotes effective teamwork, provides avenues of communication, fosters a culture of service, provides mechanisms for generating ideas and addressing concerns, evaluates performance, and provides opportunities for staff recognition and professional development. The Director works closely with the staff of the Unified Business Cluster to promote financial well-being and stability and assure compliance with the business policies and practices of the University.
The position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree.
Qualification and Experience:
The position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree and progressively more responsible experience in international affairs and or international education and administrative leadership. The successful candidate will possess many of the following attributes: knowledge of international affairs; awareness of strategies for globalizing K-12 and community and four-year college curricula; excellent skills in communication and in building positive working relationships with a wide variety of partners and constituents; expertise in program development and outcomes assessment; strong managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities; energy, drive, creativity, and ambition; and commitment to best practices. The Directorship is a full-time EPA Non-Faculty position. The Director may hold an adjunct faculty appointment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Robert Bruce, World View Search Committee Chair, c/o Ms. Debbie Stevenson, 104 South Building, CB# 3000, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000, or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is December 1, 2012.
Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae that includes the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. All inquiries will be kept confidential in the early stages of the search process. Applicants will be directly solicited for permission before references are contacted. All applications must be submitted electronically. To apply, go to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/5937
Department Contact Name: Debbie Stevenson
Department Contact Telephone or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.