Program Associate

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Feb 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00061790

Primary Function of Organization Unit: As one of the eleven academic Departments and two Institutes or Centers in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement (Institute for Nonprofits) administers a high quality undergraduate minor in Nonprofit Studies (NPS) which ensures students can make an educational difference in the community and world. NPS minor involves community organizations for hands on learning initiatives and the courses build knowledge and skills for effective nonprofit leadership. The Nonprofit curriculum gives students an opportunity to strengthen their capacity of nonprofit organization and nonprofit leadership through research, education, and engagement. The Institute also partner with other departments to offer specializations in Nonprofit Management. The Institute offers students a rigorous and competency based exposure to social entrepreneurship and innovation through the Social Innovation Fellows program. As students progress through the Discover, Design, and Do phases of the program, they develop the competencies to become culturally competent changemakers. The Institute is a center of expertise which hosts a collaborative community of scholars and practitioners, and a convener and connector for the sharing of campus and community resources to facilitate research-informed policies and practices. Grant and award opportunities are offered to academic scholars and information is provided to assist academic scholars with research publications, presentations, and conferences. The Institute has the Philanthropy Journal program that delivers news and resource information to help people understand, support and work in the nonprofit/philanthropic works to recognize and solve social problems.

Essential Job Duties: This position provides the first point of contact support for activities and programs and administers the business functions within the Institute for Nonprofits. This position is the primary administrative support for the Institute. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: This position serves as subject matter expert for various university, HSS and Institute policies and procedures for other institute employees, as well as external customers and departments; researching the answers to issues, often with unprecedented solutions, using university resources and PRR's; elevating issues with significant consequence to the Director; reviewing/evaluating Institute daily business practices and recommends modifications and solutions to Director; and understanding the Institute for Nonprofits' programs, organization, and culture and communicates/represents these to external and internal parties to include: * Represent the Institute in cross-campus and cross-department meetings * Primary liaison with other units in Hunt Library * Attend appropriate and relevant training and meetings to keep the Institute in compliance with HSS HR and HSS Finance and university policies and regulations * Meet with Assistant Dean of Finance monthly to review and update spending plan In addition, this position is responsible for communicating on behalf of the director with internal and external stakeholders; assists the director and Institute staff with event coordination and preparation of correspondence, reports, handouts, program materials, etc.; creates and manages listservs and use message systems and update website to communicate with various groups; accesses, reviews, compiles, and stores multiple sources of data and information to generate reports; researches, compiles, explains, and presents operational data and analyzes and recommends new approaches to improve records and information management.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Knowledge of budget and accounting principles required. * Ability to analyze and explain how policies and procedures apply to the Institute * Ability to identify, understand and provide possible solutions for unique issues and challenges * Ability to modify Institute processes using applicable technology and web-based data systems * Effective communication and interpersonal skills to explain the application of policies and procedures to Institute staff, vendors, and other stakeholders and be able to refer them to source documents.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Knowledge of NC State purchasing, budget, and HR procedures * Knowledge of the nonprofit sector preferred * Knowledge of graphic design and social media platforms preferred.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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