CISLM Operations Manager

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleBusiness Services Coordinator - AdvancedWorking TitleCISLM Operations ManagerPosition Number20036802Vacancy IDP011881Budgeted Hiring Range$47,000 - $50,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN08Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentThree yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 5p.m.

Department Name and NumberSchool of Journalism and Media-350100Date First Posted08/12/2020Closing Date09/14/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryAdministrative/Clerical SupportDepartment Description

The mission of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is to prepare students to ignite the public conversation in our state, the nation and the world, and to understand the role of communication in fostering democracy. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and administers a variety of professional development and distance-learning programs. Enrollment includes about 1,000 undergraduates and 125 graduate students in addition to professional development and distance education students. Our faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected in the public realm.

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM) supports established and emerging local news organizations through applied research on economic sustainability and entrepreneurship as well as innovative news and digital product solutions. The Center supports three key strategic areas:
- The UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative to help advance media organizations through digital transformation and development of sustainable business models.
- The economic and business research of UNC’s Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics. The News Desert Project, which has produced three reports assessing the U.S. local news landscape.
- The Google News Initiative Oasis research. To use data and other empirical evidence to prove that business strategies and approaches of successful digitally-focused, local news publications efforts are (1) sustainable going forward; and, (2) replicable by others.

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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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the project implementation and logistics, organizing, and directing the day-to-day activities supporting the overall mission of the Center. The position will:
- Oversee workshops, events, and program operational logistics. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of events and programs.
- Lead communication efforts. Oversee the development and design of marketing promotional materials, newsletters, websites, surveys, and social media. Assist the Center Director in fundraising.
- Manage all personnel actions for the unit, including hiring and onboarding.
- Coordinate, and provide training resources; oversee internship programs.
- Monitor, track and evaluate project budgets.
- Ensure the Center deliverables are obtained within a specified timeline.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The successful candidate will bring the following knowledge, skills, and experience to the position:
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders;
- Strong written communication skills;
- Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
- Working knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required;
- Initiative and ability to proactively anticipate and resolve problems;
- Ability to work both independently while contributing to the team effort;
- Innovative thinker who displays creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced user of MS Excel is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsOvertime occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

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]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please describe your skill level with examples (e.g. mail merges, complex functions used, etc.) for each of the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Describe a project where you used PowerPoint extensively.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Please describe your experience with managing and/or planning events.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Business Services Coordinator position.
      • Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate degree in business administration or a related field
      • Associate's degree in business administration or a related field and 2 years of related experience
      • Combination of post-high school education and 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years experience)
      • High school diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 8 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 7 years of experience)
      • None of the above




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    Posted: 9/9/2020
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