Assoc. Director for Reciprocal Partnerships and Special Programs

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Position Number998537Functional TitleAssoc. Director for Reciprocal Partnerships and Special ProgramsPosition TypeResearchPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) recognizes the essential interconnections between scholarship and economic, cultural, and community engagement. The institute serves as a central communication hub about engagement activities, relationships, resources, scholarship, best practices, and outcomes. Explore the CollaboratoryTM, where UNCG faculty, staff, and community partners share their projects and impact. Grow relationships and activities through the Referral Desk, which connects callers with the right campus and community partners and resources.

Position Summary

This position focuses primarily on building and sustaining institutional relationships and commitments externally with local communities to advance CE scholarship. This helps UNCG to align community priorities with scholarly interests and talent by building relationships, bridges, and capacity. Time is likely spent on helping to coordinate the development of multi-institutional, cross-sector, and inter/transdisciplinary scholarships that are part of special initiatives accepted or lead by ICEE. These are projects like LEAP, BToP, and other emerging collaborations that UNCG is being asked to participate in and which require coordination among many different groups and individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

-Doctorate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D)
-Experience in various sector roles including higher education, non-profits, and grass-roots community groups, with a minimum of 3 years with each
-Experience providing backbone functions to cross-sector, multi-disciplinary community-university partnerships, with a minimum of 2 years.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

-Demonstrate a scholarly record of skills, knowledge, attitudes and products reflective of reciprocity, community voice, community engagement practices, and partnership development
-Experience with outreach as well as educational/developmental programming in both academic and community settings
-Intercultural competence skills in order to work with diverse groups of people

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment RangeCommensurate with ExperienceOrg #-DepartmentCommunity Engagement - 11518Job Open Date09/13/2019For Best Consideration DateJob Close Date09/22/2019Open Until FilledNoFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time25%Key Responsibility

Research – Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices (LEAP)

Essential Tasks

Establish regular and routine systems to collect data and translate results into healthy eating and active living resources for Greensboro and Guilford County.
-Focus on data gaps – filling gaps with local data and stories.
-Develop a community board – develop a formalized structure to ensure community participation and leadership.
-Address both Individual Behaviors and Social Determinants of Health – Provide an understanding of both how individuals make changes and how their choices are often constrained by larger factors.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time25%Key Responsibility

Support Special Initiatives

Essential Tasks

1.Create and deliver professional development workshops and one-on-one consultations that support Special Initiatives (based on institutional or collective commitments), particularly as related to community-engaged grant and award programs (internally and externally funded), such as LEAP (UNCG, Cone Health, Guilford County and Greensboro government offices) and Humanities Mellon grants (Bringing Theory to Practice).
2.Provide “backbone” functions that maintain and enhance Special Initiatives and their shared work with communities. Working with Special Initiatives, responsibilities—determined in combination with each project.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time25%Key Responsibility

Community Collaboration

Essential Tasks

1.Establish Community Boards Development Model to advance resident-level engagement as a best practice for community-campus partnerships.
2. Liaise with and provide a community-facing presence, attend meetings, celebrations, and serve on boards/committees—especially ones that work most closely with residents—in order to connect, network, and align community partners with multi-disciplinary and multi-sector Special Initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time15%Key Responsibility

Scholarly Artifacts

Essential Tasks

Support the development of scholarly artifacts that benefit and reflect community voices and advance the roles and responsibilities of this position.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Other duties as assigned

Essential Tasks

Work with ICEE director, staff, and students on Institute efforts as needed.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortReading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - FWork EnvironmentOutside - CApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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    Posted: 9/14/2019
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