Director , Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC)

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Director , Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC)

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday - flexibility required (hours may vary)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Friday Institute

About the Department:

The Friday Institute focuses on helping schools become future-oriented organizations that build upon their traditional strengths to better serve the students of today and tomorrow.

As part of the College of Education, we Think and Do by inviting and challenging others to innovate with us. Informed by cutting-edge research and in collaboration with partners in education, government and private industries, we empower educators and their students to be forward-thinking learners and leaders. In this manner, we contribute to the social and economic well being of North Carolina and help our schools meet the challenges of preparing students for the global workforce.

Our work is consistent with both the research and land-grant outreach mission of NC State University and its College of Education. We are located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, where university, corporate and government organizations partner with faculty and students in a highly innovative environment.

We are proud to be named in honor of William Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina system, and his wife, Ida, who were passionate advocates and leaders in education for over 50 years.

About the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC):

The Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative promotes pedagogical shifts in leadership and instructional practices through research-based, job-embedded, and peer-supported approaches to strategic planning and professional learning. All professional learning experiences are customized to meet educators’ individual needs.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Through obtaining external funding, engaging with key stakeholders, and collaborating with team members, the Director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative will actively contribute to and expand upon Friday Institute’s three areas of impact: (1) cultivating equity and diversity in education, (2) amplifying teaching and learning through technology, and (3) creating capacity for innovation across 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:

  • Assume oversight, leadership and mentorship of staff to ensure goals, deadlines, and deliverables are met and are aligned with the vision of the PLLC team and the Friday Institute.
  • Identify, develop, and sustain a diverse funding portfolio and develop proposals that target federal agencies, private foundations, and private sector companies in collaboration with PLLC team members, members from other Friday Institute teams and College of Education, and in partnership with other organizations.
  • Develop partnerships with state and national organizations to further expand the Friday Institute’s focus on cultivating equity in education through equity-mindedness, amplifying teaching and learning through technology, and creating capacity for innovation across education systems.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with the Friday Institute Executive Director and the Friday Institute leadership team to further the development of innovative models for their use within programs by colleges, states, school districts, and other organizations.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic planning and leadership of the Friday Institute.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the overall strategic planning and leadership of the Friday Institute.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is required in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Policy Studies, Higher Education, Adult and Community College Education, or a closely related discipline. Doctorate is preferred.

Other Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in organizational and/or programmatic leadership in education.
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grants, contracts, and gifts to support educational innovations.
  • Proven ability to work with local, state, and national organizations both in the nonprofit and private sectors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative approaches to educator professional development.
  • A strong publication and presentation record.
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Policy Studies, Higher Education, Adult and Community College Education, or a closely related discipline.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

139001 - Friday Institute


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.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/14/2021
Application Due: 5/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time