Functional Title Executive Director
Position Type Research
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
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
Number of Months per Year 12
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