Program Officer for Community Engagement

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information


Department Carolina Center for Public Svc-521100
Career Area Other
Posting Open Date 05/30/2024
Application Deadline 06/21/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Program Officer for Community Engagement
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 01004918
Vacancy ID NF0008188
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
FTE 1
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 08/19/2024

Position Information


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A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) engages and supports the faculty, students and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. CCPS strengthens the university’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

Position Summary

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

The Program Officer for Community Engagement at the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) manages daily operations, planning, and implementation of various CCPS programs for students, faculty, and staff. CCPS, a pan-university center reporting to the Office of the Provost, engages and supports the faculty, students, and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. CCPS strengthens the university’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

The specific programs for which this position is currently responsible include fellowship and scholarship programs for students, such as Community Service Scholarships and MacDonald and Bryan Fellowships for undergraduate students and Community Engagement Fellowships for graduate students. In addition, this position coordinates aspects of efforts such as disaster response and represents CCPS in various university-wide initiatives related to service and engagement. This position works to ensure that programming reflects university priorities and helps position Carolina as a leader in public service and engagement.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

*Experience in higher education, human/social services, and/or related field
*Experience with university/community engagement, including teaching, scholarship, and service
*Knowledge and experience in program planning and project management
*Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
*Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as attention to detail
*Demonstrated experience working as an effective team member
*Ability to independently plan, manage, and meet deadlines for multiple projects
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people and organizations and to keep leadership and staff well-informed of project progress and changes
*Knowledge of current practices and trends in community engagement/public service in higher education
*Demonstrated commitment to public service
*NC Driver’s License and comfortable with driving a 10-12 passenger van (for out of state applicants, the ability to obtain an NC driver’s license upon relocation will meet this qualification)NC Driver’s License and comfortable with driving a 10-12 passenger van (for out of state applicants, the ability to obtain an NC driver’s license upon relocation will meet this qualification)
*Ability to work in person in Chapel Hill. Although this position is eligible for consideration of a hybrid schedule, a minimum of four days a week on site will be required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

*Experience supervising volunteers or student employees
*Training and/or teaching experience in a higher education
*Master’s degree in higher education, human/social services, or related field

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

*Ability to drive a 10-12 person van with or without accommodation
*Ability to participate with students and others in outdoor field visits and other activities with or without accommodation
*Ability to lift supplies as part of service efforts, including in disaster relief settings, with or without accommodation

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/281641

Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Margaret Barrett, Associate Director
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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