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Faculty Administrator and Executive Director, Lou Frey Institute - 39285

University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2019

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description
The University of Central Florida ( UCF ) seeks applications for the position of executive director of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government. This is a faculty administrator appointment and is not tenure earning. A secondary joint appointment with an appropriate academic department at the university is a possibility.
The Lou Frey Institute is situated in the Political Science Department in UCF's College of Sciences and promotes the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens. Over the past decade, the institute has developed an extensive portfolio of successful work in civic education and engagement that includes policy analysis and development, the provision of instructional support for teachers in Florida and other states, the provision of civic learning support tools for students, research and data analysis to support continuous improvement of student achievement in civics, and support for communities seeking to enhance citizen engagement. Through various online platforms, the institute currently provides support to about 7,000 teachers and over 100,000 students each school year. The significance of the institute's work has been recognized nationally. More information about the Lou Frey Institute is available at
Building on the current record of accomplishment, the executive director, in collaboration with institute staff, will provide vision and leadership to shape and strengthen existing programs and to develop new initiatives that fulfill the institute's mission. The successful candidate will also work with partners across the university, in the state, and throughout the country to continue to expand the scale and scope of the institute's impact. To accomplish these broad objectives, the executive director will also provide leadership in external funding from both public and private sources.
UCF , one of the nation's largest universities with more than 68,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened more than 50 years ago. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

Position Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have (1) a terminal degree from an accredited institution; (2) demonstrated knowledge of current issues and literature related to civic learning, assessment, and engagement, or in a related field; (3) strong leadership and managerial experience in organizations and program development; (4) a record of relevant scholarship and/or writing in their professional practice; and (5) demonstrated success in obtaining external funding from public and/or private sources.

In addition, experience in an academic setting, experience in applied empirical research and evaluation, and experience with distance learning, educational technologies, and working with public officials is strongly preferred.

Special Conditions

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF 's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following: 1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest; 2) a current CV; 3) a vision statement; and 4) the names and contact information for three references.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Please direct all questions to Dr. Tosha Dupras, search committee chair, at
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