Ida B. Wells Society Program Coordinator

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleBusiness Services Coordinator - JourneyWorking TitleIda B. Wells Society Program CoordinatorPosition Number20037311Vacancy IDP012051Budgeted Hiring Range$40,306 – $47,023Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN08Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment2 years with possibility of extensionHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Department Name and NumberSchool of Journalism and Media-350100Date First Posted10/21/2020Closing Date11/03/2020Position 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 Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color that also works to educate news organizations and journalists on how the inclusion of diverse voices can raise the caliber, impact and visibility of investigative journalism as a means of promoting transparency and good government. The Society maintains an active communication program (newsletter, website, social media), offers investigative reporting training workshops and is developing a yearlong fellowship program. For more information, please visit

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 Program Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support and coordinating outreach and business operations of the Society. 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.
-Oversee the development and design of marketing promotional materials, newsletters, websites, surveys, and social media. Assist the Society Director in fundraising.
-Manage all personnel actions for the unit, including hiring trainers, contractors and consultants; provide training resources; oversee internship programs.
-Monitor, interpret, and track project budgets to ensure strict cost controls.
-Draft correspondence, maintain all relevant records and files.

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;
-High attention to detail;
-Working knowledge of MS Office applications including Word and Excel;
-Initiative and ability to proactively anticipate and resolve problems;
-Ability to work both independently while contributing to the team effort;

Preferred Qualifications

-Advanced user of MS Excel is preferred;
-Working knowledge of WordPress or comparable website management applications is preferred;
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite applications such as InDesign and Photoshop is a plus;
-Some accounting experience is a plus.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsEvening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work 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 experience with managing and/or planning events.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Please briefly describe your experience using MS Excel and PowerPoint.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/22/2020
    Application Due: 11/5/2020
    Work Type: Full Time