Executive Director, Family Enterprise Center

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentKenan-Flagler Bus Sch-330100Working TitleExecutive Director, Family Enterprise CenterAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryOtherSalary RangeFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0003982Position ID01005075Posting Open Date09/03/2019Application Deadline09/17/2019Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date10/21/2019Position Summary

The Family Enterprise Center (FEC) at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was founded in 2008 in partnership with the nationally recognized Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The FEC was created to address the needs of students, alumni, and families seeking educational resources and support for their family-owned firms in a service provider-free environment.

Each year since its founding, the Center has expanded its offerings to meet increased demand. The program has grown from one course offered to undergraduates in 2006 to a thriving Center that offers coursework, leadership roundtables, club activities, mentor opportunities, alumni roundtables, a digital teaching series, and an annual conference. To date, over 900 students from around the world have participated in the Center’s coursework.

The FEC has been funded through the generosity of donors, the support of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and several revenue-generating programs created by the Center. In June 2019, the FEC received a major gift that will allow for sustainability and growth of programs. This gift provides an opportunity to expand the Center’s team and to create additional offerings aimed at helping family firms acquire the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to achieve business, family, and personal goals.

The Executive Director, Family Enterprise Center, will be responsible for envisioning and executing the next phase of the Center’s growth, building upon the deep trust and goodwill that exists with current students and alumni.

The Executive Director position will:
-Oversee the day to day operations of the Center
-Lead educational programming for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, educational events for families and alumni, and on-going peer groups and roundtables.
-Lead strategic direction of the Center and design the next phase of growth.
-Build a lifelong family business learning community characterized by confidentiality and trust.
-Oversee execution of all Center activities and supervise personnel.
-Create awareness about the Center with both internal and external audiences.
-Raise national and global visibility of the Center by representing the FEC at conferences and key industry events.
-Recruit and engage family business thought leaders to deliver programs.
-Launch the Center’s inaugural Board of Advisors.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dave Hofmann, and indirectly to the Center’s Board of Advisors.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience is required. Preference given to applicants with a Master’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience.

Qualifications and Experience

-Experience working with a family business or consulting with family businesses is ideal, but not required.
-The selected candidate must have a passion for family businesses, knowledge of the family business field, and a genuine desire to work with students, alumni, and faculty.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate many of the following:
-Proven track record of success engaging multiple stakeholders and collaborating across multiple constituencies
-Ability to build meaningful relationships and serve as a connector
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Interpersonal understanding
-Drive for results with a commitment to excellence
-Service orientation
-Professional confidence and the ability to influence others
-Preference given to individuals who have previous experience and/or knowledge of UNC-Chapel Hill or higher education

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.

Special Instructions

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above
    2. * Please describe how your skills and experience could be applied to leading this growth phase at the Family Enterprise Center.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 9/5/2019
    Application Due: 9/16/2019
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