DREAM Project Director

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


School of Education-340100

Working Title:

DREAM Project Director

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education

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Part-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The grant entitled Diverse and Resilient Educators Advised through Mentorship (DREAM) seeks one qualified candidate to serve as its Project Director. The program is a collaborative between the UNC School of Education and Durham Public Schools and is a $4.8 million grant funded by the US Department of Education, Effective Educator Development Division under a Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Program. The DREAM grant seeks to recruit, educate, and train diverse teachers for teaching service in Durham Public Schools, and provides a living wage stipend to each DREAM resident. The Project Director will be responsible for independently driving the development and daily implementation of DREAM residency programming activities.

The Project Director will be responsible for program management and leadership, grant management and compliance, maintaining partner relations, and ensuring fidelity to a research and evaluation plan for dissemination of results. Collaboration on project design and implementation between this position with district and university-based partners, as well as DREAM residents and School of Education faculty, staff, and students will be key to the grant’s success, and a high level of independence, pro-activity, and creative thinking are essential core competencies for the successful candidate.

Educational Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues..

Preference will be given to applicants with master’s degree, preferably in education, leadership, or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates must:
a) demonstrate experience in independently leading complex organizations and initiatives with a variety of stakeholders across levels;
b) model excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills;
c) possess budgetary expertise, preferably with federal grants;
d) demonstrate creative problem solving and adaptability to working independently within in a dynamic and multifaceted environment with multiple stakeholders; and,
e) have experience supervising multiple direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who: a) demonstrate experience in P-12 learning environments, higher education, or related educational environments;
b) previous experience working on a large-scale grant;
c) establishing data infrastructures that support quantitative and/or qualitative research efforts on the implementation of the grant.

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

Special Instructions:

Thank you for your interest in the DREAM Project Director position with the UNC School of Education. Please note the following:
– This is a part-time, 0.80 FTE position (32 hours/week) with benefits.
– After completing the application, please attach the following four documents:
Cover letter
List of References
Other Document Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Describe your past, present, and/or future commitments to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional work, commenting on how you hope to continue these contributions through your work in the position of Project Director of the DREAM project (1 page).




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time