PG191054EPInternal Recruitment :
Director, Transformational Scholars Program Anticipated Hiring Range:
Commensurate with education and experienceWork Schedule:
40 hours per week; as arranged by supervisorJob Location:
Raleigh, NC Department :
College of EducationAbout the Department:
The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty grant active and over 120 funded research projects totaling over $90-plus million, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 5% of colleges of education in the nation. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the faculty had half of their proposals funded and brought in over $30 million in new funded research. They address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; anti-racism education, increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development. Essential Job Duties:
The entire college is engaged in a transformative process to become an anti-racist organization. It is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 faculty members and 90 support and professional staff. The college’s 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students study across 50-plus degree programs that deliver highly-engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The college is also home to the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the proposed Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.
The Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement Unit strives to successfully engage students in the academic and social life of the College and university community while maximizing the students’ potential to progress towards degree completion and develop necessary skills and competencies that will enable them to become productive, effective educators and professionals. The Transformational Scholars Program will prepare extraordinary teachers for Eastern North Carolina by providing 100 undergraduate students (20 awards per year) from North Carolina with need-based scholarships and additional support related to mentoring opportunities and programs in leadership development.
The Transformational Scholars Program Director is an energetic and innovative individual who will work in a highly collaborative environment. The Director is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, management and assessment of the Transformational Scholarships program and will help prepare extraordinary teachers for North Carolina by providing 100 undergraduate students from North Carolina with need-based scholarships and additional support related to mentoring opportunities and programs in leadership development. The Director is responsible for representing the University to the highest standards.
Program Coordination and Scholarship Administration:
Community Outreach and Relations Outreach:
- Extensive student program development and implementation, leadership, outreach and travel coordination: This includes overseeing the planning of major annual events as well as weekly programs focused on professional development, service, cultural enrichment and community building for scholars spread across the scholarship program.
- New scholar onboarding: This includes planning retreats and workshops for new first year scholars, coordinating new scholar communications, and recruiting and training student retreat leaders and peer mentors.
- Student selection processes: This includes organizing and managing recruitment, application and interview processes for prospective applicants.
- Educational Field Trips: This includes planning and implementing fall/spring break trips and domestic immersion experiences for current scholars.
- Scholar co-advising: This includes advising, in conjunction with their academic advisors, current scholars regarding academic, personal and professional goals and opportunities.
- Serve as key program liaison with College of Education faculty and NC career mentors.
Management and Budgeting:
- Seek mutually beneficial partnerships and thought partners in NC.
- Interface with the College Marketing and Communications Office to build internal and external awareness of program purpose, progress, and impact.
- Work closely with the Development Office to identify and cultivate additional donors to sustain and extend the program.
- Build and support a network of community stakeholders who support the program, with key attention paid to diverse groups of community leaders, parents and current educators.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position. Other Responsibilities:
- Financial management: This includes managing the program budget and purchasing, including purchase cards, vouchers and interdepartmental transfers.
- Grant and budget reporting and development.
Perform other duties as assigned.Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Education or related field. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Other Required Qualifications:
- Ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to serve a multicultural and diverse student population.
- Capacity to foster strong university and public school relations.
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
- An understanding of K-12 preparation.
- Demonstrated commitment and success working with marginalized populations.
A valid North Carolina driver’s license or appropriate transportation to ensure that you may perform all requirements of the position.Valid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
07/12/2021Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until FilledSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.Position Number:
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
130101 - College Of EducationAA/EOE:
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.
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