Program Associate

Department: Sonja H Stone Center

Application Deadline: 06/14/2014

Position Summary: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Center within the University's Academic Affairs Division, we have a central role in supporting the University's academic mission. We have a commitment to broaden the range of intellectual discourse about African-Americans and to encourage better understanding of people of the African diaspora and their perspectives on important social and cultural issues. The Program Associate (PA) assists the Director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center by working on: assignments in project planning and programming; the Center's scholarly, arts, and cultural initiatives; and development and fundraising activities and outreach projects. The PA also provides support for the public information and communications activities of the Center, serves as liaison to the University's Development Office, and performs other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Education Requirements: Preferred Post Baccalaureate degree in the humanities, social sciences, the arts or related interdisciplinary field with specialization in African American, African or diaspora studies, or a relevant undergraduate degree with at least 5 years of directly related, progressively responsible experience in a similar position. This experience may be related to the oversight of programs that employ academic and research resources to address community and regional issues.

Qualification and Experience: Demonstrated and documented experience supporting development, fundraising or grant writing activities. Successful grant writing or other fundraising a plus. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience working as an effective team member. Demonstrated commitment to students and student interests and or community-based constituencies. Experience in program project management in Africana studies. Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple tasks within prescribed deadlines. Ability to work well with faculty, administrators and a wide variety of organizations. Experience with Office Suite and Creative Suite software packages. Familiarity with or willingness to learn relevant software packages needed for development support work.

Department Contact Name and Title: April Spruill

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: april_spruill@unc.edu