This position requires an understanding of and a commitment to the
Chancellor’s administrative operating principles and core values
(communication, collaboration, integrity, accountability,
innovation, and service). An understanding and appreciation for
UNCP’s institutional history, university policies, and
organizational culture are also important in support of the
Chancellor’s initiatives and goals.
The Chief of Staff works continually for the long-term interests of
the university through the development of policies and solutions to
complex problems. This requires an ability to understand existing
policies in significant detail and appreciate the likely
consequences of proposed initiatives during implementation.
An ability to analyze complex institutional and interpersonal
situations and to assess and develop possible alternative solutions
is also required. In that regard, strong interpersonal skills and a
willingness to listen to and appreciate alternative points of view
is essential. Excellence in written and oral communication is
expected, as well an ability to convey complex ideas in a concise
and comprehensible fashion under time- constrained
This position also requires a capacity for sound judgment,
maturity, tact, diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and a
strong sense of integrity, as well as emotional intelligence,
flexibility, creativity, strong attention to detail, tolerance for
ambiguity, and a sense of humor.
The Chief of Staff will be expected to work independently with
little supervision from the Chancellor. This position will be
responsible for effective management of the Office of the
Chancellor and will have the discretion to make decisions and
represent the Chancellor whenever needed.
The Chief of Staff has supervisory responsibilities for specific
functional offices reporting under the Chancellor’s Division as
well as staff in the Chancellor’s Office organization. These
supervisory responsibilities include direct oversight for
leadership and management including recruitment, performance
management, and professional development.
This position is Mandatory
: Mandatory Employees:
Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to
University operations during certain types of adverse weather or
Compensation will be commensurate with experience
including a competitive base salary and competitive benefits
package. To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for
additional information, please use the contact information below.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by, or
preferably before, June 15, 2022.
To apply, please submit a resume and/or vita, and cover
letter, to: UNCPCOS@BuffkinBaker.com
Martin Baker, Managing Partner
770-313-5573 Janny DeLoache, Principal
Minimum Training and Experience
A minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in
administrative roles within a medium to large organization,
preferably an institution of higher education is required.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the organization, administration,
and management of modern institutions of higher education or an
institution or business of comparable size and complexity.
• Experience in building trust- based relationships with other
senior administrators, faculty, staff, governing board members,
elected officials, and community representatives (or their
equivalents in other employment settings) is essential.
• Possess a background in one or more of the following is
preferred: strategic planning, organizational development,
organizational planning, project management, or policy development/
• Experience in working directly or indirectly with a governing
board of an institution is an asset.
• Exceptional communication and people skills; accessible;
energetic and enthusiastic; ability to build and maintain close
relationships and engender trust.
• Espouse and model leadership principles based on integrity,
honesty, sincerity, inclusiveness, collaboration, humility, servant
leadership, and compassion.
• A master’s degree or higher from an accredited university is
Management Preferences: A background in
one or more of the following is preferred: strategic planning,
organizational development, organizational planning, project
management, or policy development/ Implementation. Experience in
working directly or indirectly with a governing board of an
institution is an asset.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals
based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with
disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals
based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national
origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal
Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for