DEPARTMENT: Academic Programs
POSITION LOCATION: Morganton
POSITION NUMBER: 65032900
POSTING DATE: 7/1/2021
CLOSING DATE: 7/30/2021
POSITION TYPE: EHRA Non-Faculty, FLSA Exempt, 1.0 FTE, 12 Months
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $62,852 - $71,274
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Description of Duties:
The 12-month full time position is responsible for providing leadership, management, planning, implementation and advocacy in providing research and innovation opportunities to students, as well as ensuring minor compliance procedures are followed.
The Director of Mentorship and Research leads the efforts in expanding the number of students served in the Mentorship Program, the summer opportunities, and providing the coordination and support for all NCSSM Morganton departments and divisions. This position will steward and formalize research, industry, and business relationships and partnerships in Morganton, the surrounding communities, and the region. These partnerships will become the mentorship, research, and innovation placements for the students. This position works collaboratively with each department to ensure the research and innovation opportunities are accessible to all NCSSM students, offered in a wide and diverse range of disciplines, facilitated by instructor and programmatic support to ensure high quality experiences, focused on student development, and provided at no cost.
Academic Programs serves 680 students in NCSSM Durham. We have added 400 students to NCSSM Online, and we are preparing to open NCSSM Morganton with 300 students. In less than two years, we will have grown from serving 680 students to serving 1,380 students, as well as increasing our personnel in Academic Programs from 120 to 175. This person will lead the Mentorship and Research Program for the students at NCSSM Morganton and may assist with students in the NCSSM Online program as well. This position will lead and extend the existing 40-year Mentorship and Research program to Morganton to include the evaluation and leverage of regional assets. There are numerous opportunities in research, industry, business, etc. and this position will steward those relationships and formalize partnerships to full implementation and logistics of student mentorship, research, and innovation experiences. In other words, this position will create numerous partnerships in order to find mentorship placements for all our students at businesses, industries, entrepreneurial opportunities, corporations, manufacturing, universities, with alumni, etc. locally or in the surrounding region. Examples include Apple, Facebook, Google, Appalachian State University, UNC-Asheville, etc.
Durham has a parallel position that serves the students in Durham during the school year and facilitates all the partnerships at UNC-CH, Duke, NCCU, RTI, etc. as well as leads the Summer Research and Innovation Program (SRIP) each June and July.
How to Apply:
Submit electronic application, cover letter, and resume via: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/. Please create an account, search for the Director of Mentorship and Research, Morganton position vacancy, and submit the online application.
Please complete your application in full. All required Competencies, Work History, and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form in its entirety. “See Attached Resume” or an embedded text resume will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s preference must attach a DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the application. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require a motor vehicle check. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. NCSSM participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The Director of Mentorship and Research is an EHRA (exempt from the North Carolina Human Resources Act), non-faculty instructional position that reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Programs. The Director provides leadership, management, planning, implementation and advocacy in providing mentorship and research opportunities to students.
Preferred experience in:
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and two years of research experience in a STEM, Social Sciences, Arts, or Humanities discipline. A bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.