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QENO - 32422
Academic Affairs - 30000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The QENO Director will direct and facilitate the creation and delivery of professional development curriculum through a variety of mediums, as well as, programs for internal and external stakeholders. In collaboration with the AVC of Community Engagement and the QENO Advisory Council, the Director will develop and lead the implementation of the strategic plan to ensure QENO meets UNCW initiatives and departmental goals.
This position will pursue and secure multiple revenue streams to support the QENO program and meet the needs of nonprofits, faculty, students and staff. The Director will establish and manage the department budget (~$500K) and ensure compliance with multiple funding sources’ guidelines (state/federal/foundation).
This position will also establish and provide oversight of a comprehensive outcomes measurement system to ensure the effectiveness of the QENO program. The Director will cultivate and leverage internal/external relationships to advance research, student learning opportunities and strengthen the nonprofit sector.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Masters degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Public Policy or Social Work.
- 5 years experience as an Executive Director of a Nonprofit
Organization or at the policy level working with nonprofit
- Working knowledge of nonprofit management theory and practice, including Organizational Assessment & Development, Board and Staff Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Business Operations, Systems and Planning, Restructuring, Collaborations and Mergers, Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Executive Transition Planning, Financial Management, Marketing and Public Relations Strategy, Program Planning and Evaluation, Resource Development Planning and Strategy.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- 10 years relative experience is preferred.
- In addition, the ability to plan, implement, and coordinate fundraising activities. Ability to identify and cultivate potential donors. Skill to supervise and motivate staff. Excellent computer skills. Ability to assess an organization’s ability to function effectively in all areas of nonprofit management and leadership.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organization) provides vital services to area nonprofit organizations that markedly contribute to the betterment of our university and surrounding communities. The goals set forth in this program directly adhere to the UNCW Strategic Plan. Access to QENO programs and services is provided by establishing partnerships that improve the quality of life in the surrounding area.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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