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Director, Institute for Private Capital

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentKenan Institute of Private Ent-331600Working TitleDirector, Institute for Private CapitalAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryOtherSalary Range$83,100 - $103,000Full Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0003986Position ID20005793Posting Open Date09/04/2019Application Deadline11/18/2019Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/04/2019Position Summary


Kenan-Flagler Business School has established the Institute for Private Capital (IPC) to improve the understanding of the role of private capital in the global economy. IPC will focus on research, teaching, public policy and outreach initiatives that affect private capital markets. However, the primary mission of the Institute includes advancing this research with the intent of creating and supporting the most comprehensive database on private capital in the world, leading to more dependable information and accurate benchmarking across the industry. IPC is housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute. A distinguishing feature of IPC is its view of private capital as a series of asset classes and investment vehicles. In addition to its primary research initiatives, the IPC promotes curriculum development and educational initiatives for private investments.

The Director of IPC will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations and strategic development. The Director will serve as the primary relationship point-of-contact for IPC (prospective) members helping to develop and maintain relationships with firms and professionals in the private equity fund, hedge fund, and other private investment fund industry with the specific purpose of involving them in IPC’s research initiatives and providing financial support. This position oversees academic support by planning and executing events to reach and educate students and practitioners on private capital markets. He/She is responsible for building efforts to secure funding to achieve a growth model for IPC and supervision of the finance operations within the institute. The Director of IPC, reports to the Executive Director of the Institute for Private Capital.

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required with at least 3 years of relevant experience. MBA preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful candidates will have experience in financial operations and fundraising in the public or private sector including creating and managing a budget and overseeing operations of a small to mid-sized organization. Preferred candidates should be knowledgeable about financial markets, preferably private capital markets. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated ability to engage and interact with private sector businesses. Existing relationships with investment managers and / or asset allocators is a plus. The ability to work effectively in an academic environment in which collaborative decision-making occurs is expected, as well as comfort working professionally with external stakeholders. Demonstrated experience with project management, including responsiveness to requests and follow-up, and the ability to anticipate needs and make process changes to improve outcomes, is required. Candidates should have prior fundraising experience and a firm working knowledge of the financial services industry (preferably private capital markets). Experience in an office setting handling projects that require a high degree of accuracy; demonstrated ability to implement new programs/processes; demonstrated high attention to detail; a demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task and handle different projects, in different stages, concurrently; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; excellent grammar and writing skills; and the ability to be tactful, concise and clear in written and verbal communications are important. Candidates must possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. Position generally requires in-office presence during work hours; ability to sit at a desk and use a computer throughout most of the day; ability to operate office equipment; and the ability to communicate using telephone and email. This position is expected to travel independently and with IPC staff and KFBS faculty to meet with development prospects (3-5 days /month)

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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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
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  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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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.
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    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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