Director Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Director Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships

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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:

CYFCP builds the capacity of families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities to promote the well-being of children and youth. In partnership with colleagues from across the university and the community, the center carries out basic, applied, and action research; translates research into effective programs and practice; infuses community perspectives into university research and teaching; facilitates strategic problem-solving processes; and promotes programs, practices, and policies that yield positive outcomes for children and their families.

Position Summary:

The Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) will report directly to the Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagement and be expected to provide the day-to-day oversight of the operations of CYFCP, which includes strategic planning for CYFCP’s agenda as well as all research, outreach, and fiscal functions. Established in 1996, the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate with individuals and systems to promote the well-being of youth and families. The Center is funded primarily through a diverse portfolio of federal, state, local, and foundation grants and contracts and in FY23 garnered over $7 million in new grants. It is located within the Office of Research and Engagement, advancing the research and outreach vision and mission of the University, to build social capital, and to enhance the visibility of UNCG’s research enterprise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have an earned Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human Development, or a related field and 3 years or more of related experience
  • Strong analytical skills and research training
  • A proven track record of procuring and administering large grants
  • Previous administrative experience in an educational or business setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in grant and center budget and administrative management; and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of constituencies
  • Individuals with a Master’s degree and an equivalent amount of education and experience may be substituted for an earned Doctorate

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department:

Off of Research and Engagement - 11501

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Open Until Filled:




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Key Responsibility:

Research Program Oversight

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide leadership to senior staff within CYFCP who develop coherent research programs for their respective content areas including developing and monitoring strategic goals.
  • Respond to correspondence on behalf of CYFCP, present and prepare presentations on behalf of CYFCP, research issues to be addressed by CYFCP, serve as liaison for CYFCP to internal and external constituencies, keep Vice Chancellor of Research apprised on issues facing CYFCP.

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Key Responsibility:

Grant Writing and Funding

Essential Tasks:

  • Develop, write, and submit successful proposals with the Director as PI within the Director’s respective content area.
  • Provide oversight for organizing and preparing multi-investigator and interdisciplinary grant proposals of high institutional priority for staff within CYFCP.
  • Organize and supervise meetings of appropriate faculty and staff to discuss and respond to funding opportunities.

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Key Responsibility:

Community Engagement and Collaborations

Essential Tasks:

  • Organize and supervise meetings of appropriate faculty and staff to respond to funding opportunities across campus and within the community and state.
  • Represent CYFCP and the university on a broad array of community engagement and research issues both within UNCG and the community.

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Key Responsibility:

Supervision and Center Administrative Oversight

Essential Tasks:

  • Oversee administrative personnel who are responsible for all fiscal and human resources functions at CYFCP.
  • Oversee CYFCP grants for compliance, working with administrative personnel to ensure proper utilization of funds and ensure that project expenditures are in line with deliverables.
  • Assist in prioritization of tasks, provide oversight of the office budget and all business related to CYFCP, and complete all Center annual and period reports including the Strategic Plan.
  • Provide annual reviews and supervision of staff within CYFCP.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs., Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions

Work Environment:

Inside - C


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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