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Associate Director - Innovation and Professional Learning

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Closing date
Jun 19, 2021
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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Associate Director - Innovation and Professional Learning

Position Type:

Moss Street Partnership School

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University 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:

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29A (116-239.5) provided for the establishment of nine university laboratory schools with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low-performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”

The Moss Street Partnership School, which opened in August 2018, is a K-5 elementary school that is operated collaboratively between UNCG and Rockingham County Schools. The Moss Street Partnership School has several key purposes:

  • To provide innovative educational programs for low-performing K-12 students;
  • To prepare K-12 professional educators and administrators who are well-qualified to work in K-12 high-needs schools;
  • To develop, collect, and deliver innovative, high quality professional development to professional educators and administrators in high-needs schools;
  • To conduct research and demonstration projects that expand student opportunities for success;
  • To provide choice for parents of students who have been attending high-needs schools.

Position Summary:

The Moss Street Partnership School Associate Director – Innovation and Professional Learning will work with the faculty of the partnership school, the professional education program faculty and other faculty at UNCG, relevant personnel from the partner LEA, and external agency personnel with the mission of establishing and maintaining program coherence. The Moss Street Partnership School Associate Director – Innovation and Professional Learning will work collaboratively to develop and implement policies, innovative programs, curriculum activities, and professional development to achieve the mission of the school. The Moss Street Partnership School Associate Director -Innovation and Professional Learning will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic success and personal success for all students and adults in the school. The Moss Street Partnership School Associate Director – Innovation and Professional Learning will work collaboratively with university staff to support the work of teacher leadership preparation, school leadership preparation, and education research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction or teacher education or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with both high needs student populations and educator preparation programs. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. A current teaching license or eligibility for teacher licensure in North Carolina is required.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

Current teaching license in NC or eligibility for a teaching license in NC.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Doctoral level preparation in teacher education or curriculum and instruction,
  • Fluency in teacher and school executive standards and preparation,
  • Leadership experience,
  • Knowledge of and experience with public school and university partnerships,
  • Experience with adult learning, and
  • Experience supporting pre-service teachers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (optional)

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 Range:


Org #-Department:

Partnership School - 12022

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Clinical experiences and teaching

Essential Tasks:

  • Serve as instructor for the clinical experience and clinical seminars for elementary education candidates placed at Moss Street Partnership School.
  • Coordinates and supervises internships and student teaching.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Leadership and research

Essential Tasks:

  • Fosters relationships with UNCG faculty to build connections with MSPS.
  • Coordinates special projects, grants, and community resource outreach.
  • Coordinates research and development efforts at MSPS.
  • Oversees the collection of student data, program data, and program evaluation efforts.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Professional learning

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide activities that facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program. The Moss Street Partnership School Associate Director – Innovation and Professional Learning will provide professional development and foster teacher leadership within the school.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Innovation and development

Essential Tasks:

  • Works with the principal on organizational planning.
  • Works with the principal to conduct successful recruitment and enrollment management efforts.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C, Outside - R


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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