D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy Operations Coordinator and Liaison

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Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks an Operations Coordinator and Liaison to support the school leaders in the process of coordinating the D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy Lab School. The lab school involves cross University campus collaboration to provide students with wrap-around support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The Operations Coordinator and Liaison supports the school-based team and institutional leaders in cultivating a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic success and personal success for all students and adults in the school. This position works collaboratively to develop and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities, professional development, and budgets to achieve the mission of the school, as well as, with the university, school staff and community stakeholders to support the work of teacher candidate preparation, school leadership preparation, and education research. The Operations Coordinator and Liaison supports university leadership and the school team in supporting a process that invites the voices of multiple school, community and university constituents and that is respective of the cultural differences in each constituent community. This position responds to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence. This process includes formative and summative evaluations to ensure that ideas are captured, analyzed and used in the decision-making process.

Minimum Requirements             

Master’s degree in educational leadership or related fields (such as educational policy analysis, adult and continuing education or curriculum and instruction); qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position              

Excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability of working with at risk student populations; Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Demonstrated ability to utilize digital solutions.

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience        

Preference will be given to: candidates who have leadership experience in innovative and diverse schools with a track record of improving student outcomes for all subgroups. The preferred candidate would also show the following: knowledge of public school and university partnerships; experience as a school-level administrator; administrative and supervisory skills or experiences and skills that closely parallel administrative type work. The individual would have previous experience that demonstrates the ability to be self-directed; organized with attention to detail; innovation and outcome oriented; technology proficient across multiple platforms; develop strong interpersonal relationship skills including collaboration with community members, school personnel and university personnel; highly motivated and be willing to be receptive to innovative practices/procedures; willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/responsibilities/expectations of the work and operations of the lab school; and willing to work alone or as a group/team when needed.

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant          

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Lab School model is based on the belief that education is a public value, every child has the right to high quality public schools and that public education is a collaborative endeavor with communities. This lab school will prepare students to critically think and problem-solve. It will nurture students’ creative capacities, enhance their literacy skills and build their capacity to work within different contexts.

College/School Information        

The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed ) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.

University Information 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of 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.

Applicant Instructions   

This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.

For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. 

Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/13616