Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (SIEP)
Community Engagement and Education Manager
The University of North Carolina School of Social Work at Chapel Hill seeks a Community Engagement and Education Manager for its new Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (SIEP). Working under the auspices of the Jordan Institute for Families, the Manager will engage and educate members of the School community and its external stakeholders in the University and larger community on the value of social innovation and entrepreneurship in creating solutions to complex problems backed by evidence. This position will work closely with the Director of the Jordan Institute for Families to align activities and efforts to advance shared goals and strategies. The Manager will join a dynamic and supportive team geared toward success.
The Manager will oversee the implementation of the SIE Lab. The Lab is a faculty and student field site and setting from which both innovative and entrepreneurial social enterprises are launched and SIE consultation services provided to public, nonprofit and private for benefit programs. The School recognizes the imperative of creating opportunities for faculty and students to lead the way in innovating solutions to complex problems. The Lab offers a setting from which SIE leadership, critical design thinking, and entrepreneurship is modeled and refined through real world applications.
30% Education and Engagement — Promote a culture of innovation in the internal and external School community, including facilitating opportunities for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners to learn how innovation can improve outcomes for diverse and vulnerable populations;
30% Faculty and Student Lab — The manager will provide consultation to the public, non profit and private companies for launching new social ventures on innovation and entrepreneurial practices.
20% Marketing and Communication — Create and implement a marketing and communication plan in collaboration and alignment with the Jordan Institute, which shares the School's innovative and entrepreneurial activities within the regional, state and national social work communities; and
20% Business Plan and Financial Sustainability - In collaboration with the SIE Director and Director of the Jordan Institute for Families create and implement a plan for engaging students, faculty and community stakeholders on the role of SIE as it contributes to the mission of the School, the University's strategic framework and the Jordan Institute's action plan. Implement the business plan to secure program goals within a financial sustainable framework.
Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vita, a cover letter and a list of three references to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125751 . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Verbiest, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Qualifications & Experience
Masters degree in Social Work or related field and minimum 3 years of experience in the private and/or the public sectors relevant and foundational to thinking both innovatively and entrepreneurially about the solution of complex social problems;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential to engaging and motivating diverse stakeholders in support of a common vision and mission;
Proficiency in various technology platforms as Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Work and Excel. Aptitude and skills in using various social media platforms necessary to support marketing and communication strategies.
A successful candidate will possess a ability to work independently with minimal supervision; possess excellent organizational skills with strict attention to detail and follow through; possess initiative, problem solving skills and a proven ability to respond to pressures of workload; and demonstrate a commitment to SIEP, the School, and University’s vision and mission.
The mission of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina is to expand knowledge regarding social problems and programs, to educate social workers for advanced practice and to provide leadership in the development of socially and economically just policies and programs that strengthen individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The curriculum supports this miss...ion and includes a focus on evidence-informed practice; concern for disadvantaged, vulnerable, and oppressed individuals, families and communities; and the design and development of social interventions.