MPA Director of Admissions

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SOG MPA Program - 375300

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002656

Position Summary: The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance. The Master of Public Administration program educates leaders for local, state and federal governments and nonprofit organizations. The MPA degree is offered in both an on-campus and online format, both of which have the same degree requirements. Graduates of the UNC School of Government MPA program attain leadership positions in every level of government and in organizations that support public interest. The Director of Admissions is responsible for the oversight and strategy for MPA student recruitment and admissions. In collaboration with the School of Government's division of Marketing and Communications, the Director of Admissions creates marketing strategy and implements marketing efforts. This position also serves as gatekeeper for the MPA program's websites.

Application Deadline: 08/29/2017

Education Requirements: Master's degree in a related field required, with a strong preference for MPA.

Qualification and Experience: Preferred qualifications and experience include: - Knowledge of graduate program admissions policies and procedures; prior experience in admissions - Experience working with student information systems - Able to work independently; work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple tasks - Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and computer and database management skills - Strong interpersonal skills - Effective public speaking ability - Ability to interact cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from other cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and background - Commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student cohort A valid North Carolina driver's license is required. A valid passport will be required once the program begins marketing to international audiences.

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.

Department Contact Name and Title: Maura Murphy, Asst. Dean of HR

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: murf@sog.unc.edu