Director of Organizational Development, Arkansas Teacher Corps

Little Rock, AR
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC866P

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Working Title Director of Organizational Development, Arkansas Teacher Corps

Position Number 16373

Department Education Reform

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC) is a program housed in the University of Arkansas' College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP), Deparment of Education Reform.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Director of Organizational Development supports the growth and development of the Arkansas Teacher Corps across the state by leading in various organizational and outreach activities. This position is responsible for providing strategic planning to connect with stakeholders and build relationships with organizations and supporters across the state. This person serves as a liaison for the Arkansas Teacher Corps in K-12 school districts across Arkansas, plans and implements community outreach to increase the program's visibility, and provides strategic guidance in the recruitment of program applicants.

In this position, the Director of Organizational Development will also directly coach and support teaching Fellows enrolled in the Arkansas Teacher Corps program by traveling to school districts across Arkansas for weekly classroom observations.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least three years K-12 teaching experience
  • Experience managing and coaching adults in a non-profit or related service-oriented organization
  • Demonstration of effectiveness as a leader/manager in a non-profit or educational setting
  • Demonstration of experience managing and/or planning program growth

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience in a low-income or rural area
  • Has developed a network of business and professional contacts across Arkansas
  • Experience in fundraising and/or demonstrated experience in financial planning
  • Experience building relationships with diverse community groups
  • Resides in service area (central, southern or eastern Arkansas)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Lifting


  • Driving
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (hours may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Central, Southern, or Eastern Arkansas

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $37,500 - $47,500 (commensurate with education and/or experience)

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check
  • AR State, FBI, and Child Maltreatment Central Registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal background check, a sex offender registry check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 09/30/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Shelley Aschliman
Executive Director
234 Graduate Education Bldg.
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.5496 (office)

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Little Rock, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Resume
    3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status


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