Executive Director of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Assoc...
Position Number: 00062954
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Friday Institute focuses on advancing education through innovation in teaching, learning, and leadership. Bringing together educational professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and other community members, the Friday Institute is a center for fostering collaborations to improve education. It conducts rigorous and objective research and evaluation, develops educational resources, provides professional development programs for educators, advocates for improving teaching and learning, and helps inform decision making and policy. The Institute's major accomplishments of the last decade include playing a central role with a successful $400 million Race to the Top grant, leading the North Carolina Digital Learning initiative, developing and delivering innovative strategies such as MOOCs for educators, and informing policy makers on educational matters and initiatives.
Essential Job Duties: The position provides an extraordinary opportunity for a forward-focused leader with a creative and ambitious vision for educational improvement in a diverse society to contribute to state and national innovation. The Executive Director and Associate Dean will be expected to facilitate thought leadership, cutting-edge research and cross-sector collaboration among education, government, and the private sectors to empower educators and their students to be forward-thinking learners and leaders, contribute to our social and economic well-being, and meet the challenges of a global knowledge workforce. The Executive Director and Associate Dean will be expected to serve as an influential voice on education and equity and provide strategies and practices to expand and sustain the current success and operation of the Friday Institute as an integral part of and in close alliance with the College of Education, including the solicitation of sponsored project and program funding. The Executive Director and Associate Dean will also be expected to strengthen the state and national recognition of the Friday Institute as the go-to-place for educational innovations. Considerable emphasis will be placed on developing and sustaining multi-disciplinary collaborations with faculty members of the College of Education and across the university and with external entities to further expand the breadth and depth of the Friday Institute's impact. The Executive Director and Associate Dean will be expected to have a positive public presence and to bring different groups together to foster teamwork that addresses current educational grand-challenges.
Minimum Education/Experience: A relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, from an accredited institution, with a minimum of five (5) years or greater of related professional experience. For candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.
Department Required Skills: The successful candidate will have a national reputation for advancing educational improvement as well as a track record of scholarly distinction, administrative success, and effective collaboration. The individual should have a genuine commitment to the land-grant mission of NC State and its College of Education's teaching, research, and engagement goals. Additionally, the successful candidate will have: * Demonstrated leadership experience and commitment to innovation * Demonstrated collaborative work and capacity to engage a variety of stakeholders * Demonstrated commitment to digital equity and multiple forms of diversity * Strong record of externally funded and sponsored projects * Strong oral and written communication skills
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: The Executive Director and Associate Dean may be considered for a secondary appointment as a tenured faculty member in the College of Education should they have the requisite qualifications. Successful experience leading or operating within a research institute or interdisciplinary center is 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.
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