Program Specialist DPI Title 1

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Position Number005538Functional TitleProgram Specialist DPI Title 1Position 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 SERVE Center is a university-based research, development, dissemination, evaluation, and technical assistance center. Through customized research and evaluation services, SERVE delivers actionable insights for both policymakers and practitioners. From large-scale experimental studies to small-scale qualitative work on topics ranging from early childhood to high school reform, SERVE builds the capacity of educators and policymakers to improve educational outcomes for students of all ages.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the Program Specialist position is to provide leadership and supervision of Title I and other federal programs in the North Carolina service area through research, development of resources and training of sub-grantees. The position will provide risk assessments and oversee grant compliance. The position also provides leadership for the ancillary areas of Title I, Parts A, C, and/or D. The position will work in coordination with the Regional Roundtables to coordinate support for schools within the statewide system of support.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in educational field, with three (3) or more years progressively responsible educational experience – to include school and/or district level leadership positions.
  • General knowledge of implementing federally-funded programs to support K-12 education, including SEAs, LEAs, and schools.
  • Experience with supporting low-performing, high-poverty, and/ or rural school initiatives and efforts.
  • Experience in researching, writing, and editing publications.
  • Experience in meeting planning and facilitation.
  • Experience in developing materials and products for training and professional development offerings, and for broad dissemination.
  • Experience in the use of technology to support communication (e.g., websites, listservs) and virtual professional learning (e.g., webinars, online communities).
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, and other applications for developing and preparing materials for meetings, professional learning events, and for online and print publication.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team of colleagues.
  • Sensitivity in working with diverse groups.
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred QualificationsSpecial 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 #-DepartmentSERVE - 12004Job Open Date09/25/2020For Best Consideration DateJob Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities


Percentage Of Time60%Key Responsibility

Fiscal Monitoring Oversight

Essential Tasks

Serve as grants manager for assigned federal programs. Conduct Cross-Program Consolidated Monitoring based on risk assessment. Maintain appropriate documentation for USED and audit review, and to ensure internal control processes are met. Utilize NCCIP, NCCFDC, and NCDPI systems. Develop and implement protocols to assess federal programs ensuring local education agency (LEA/Charter school) compliance and program quality. Conduct review of narratives, budgets, amendments, and expenditure reports.

Percentage Of Time35%Key Responsibility

Evaluation and Technical Assistance

Essential Tasks

Evaluate, develop and provide technical assistance in coordination with the Statewide System of support. Conduct regional/service area meetings with a focus on statewide and regional needs, current federal compliance, and general federal program updates. Support organization and agency meetings/conferences as appropriate to represent the work of the section, present quality information, and coordinate with the work of others. Serve on and contribute to Service Support Teams and Comprehensive Needs Assessment teams. Utilize technology (e.g., GotoMeeting, GotoWebinar) to develop and conduct technical assistance for sessions LEAs/charter schools; and Develop and coordinate the dissemination of resources to assist LEAs/charter schools with federal program implementation.

Percentage Of Time5%Key Responsibility

Other Duties

Essential Tasks

Other duties as assigned.

ADA Checklist

Physical EffortWriting, Hearing, Talking, Lifting-0-30 lbs.Work EnvironmentApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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    Posted: 9/27/2020
    Application Due: 11/12/2020
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