Director , Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC)

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleDirector , Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC)Salary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experiencePosition Number00103708Work ScheduleMonday - Friday - flexibility requiredFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department139001 - Friday InstituteDepartmentFriday InstituteJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the Friday Institute is to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other community members to lead the transition from industrial-age schools to a personalized, flexible, technology-enhanced education system that will prepare students for success in further education, careers, and civic life in the global, digital-age world in which they live.

The Professional Learning & Leading Collaborative (PLLC) engages educators at all levels to provide and share innovative models and approaches for personalized and digital teaching and learning to build capacity, develop leadership, facilitate strategic planning, and coach educators.

The PLLC promotes pedagogical shifts that engage educators at all levels, providing research based, job-embedded models and approaches for strategic planning and professional development with the belief that students deserve access to equitable personalized learning experiences. The members of our dedicated team are educational leaders who have extensive experience in strategic planning, leadership support and development, data-driven decision-making, and professional development planning and design that is responsive to the needs of today’s schools. All the professional development designed is customized and tailored to fit educators’ unique and current needs in schools and districts.

Essential Job Duties

The Director of Professional Learning & Leading Collaborative will play a leadership and management role in the Friday Institute’s growing body of work related to innovative learning strategies and models in K-12 education. The individual in this role will serve on the Friday Institute’s overall leadership and strategic planning team and report directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assume oversight, leadership and mentorship of staff to ensure goals, deadlines and deliverables are met and are aligned with the vision of the team and the Friday Institute.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Institute Executive Director and the FI leadership team to further the development of innovative models for their use within programs by colleges, states, school districts, and other organizations.
  • Develop partnerships with state and national organizations to further expand the Friday Institute’s work and funding in student centered teaching and learning, building upon and expanding the current work.
  • Identify, develop and sustain a diverse funding portfolio with a focus on developing proposals and grants that target federal agencies, private foundations and private sector companies.
  • Collaborate with other Friday Institute teams, the College of Education, other units at NC State University, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and other organizations, seeking to develop appropriate partnerships and collaborations.
  • Coordinate with the Friday Institute research and evaluation team, and with other faculty graduate students’ conducting relevant research, and evaluation work related to the Friday Institute programs.
  • Research, write, publish, and present on the work of the PLLC team across multiple media and audiences. Prepare publications and conduct presentations to disseminate the work and further the recognition and visibility of the Friday Institute.
Other Work/Responsibilities

Contribute to the overall strategic planning and leadership of the Friday Institute.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • A masters degree and significant years of experience in education, psychology or a closely related field.
  • Recognition as a national leader in the field of innovative models and approaches for personalized and digital teaching in K-12 education.
  • Significant experience in organizational and/or programmatic leadership related to innovative models and approaches for personalized and digital teaching at the national level.
  • Experience working with State Departments of Education, national membership organizations, non-profits and private sector organizations involved in innovative learning strategies and models.
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative approaches to educator professional development
  • A strong publication and presentation record.
  • Experience obtaining grants, contracts and gifts to support educational innovations.
Departmental Required Skills

Proven ability to work across the academic, business, schools, non-profit and government sectors.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A doctorate in education, psychology or a closely related field.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 professional references

Job Open Date06/23/2020Anticipated Closing Date7/7/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Radio / Television Advertisement
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your significant experience in organizational and/or programmatic leadership related to digital learning at the national level.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience working with State Departments of Education, national membership organizations, non-profits and private sector organizations involved in digital learning initiatives.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience designing and implementing innovative approaches to educator professional development, including online workshops and MOOCs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience obtaining grants, contracts, and gifts to support educational innovations.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 9/24/2020
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