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Director of Licensure

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three supervisory references. Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2017; position open until filled. Please note: a background check will be conducted on applicant finalist prior to the offer of employment.

Position Details

Posting Details

Internal Transfer Only?
Classification Title Director of Licensure
Working Title Director of Licensure
Position Number G0001084
SPA/EPA EHRA
Type of Position Permanent
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If Time Limited Position, please specify length of time
Posting Text

UNC General Administration – the UNC System Office, located in Chapel Hill, NC invites applicants for the Director of Licensure. The Director of Licensure reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning & State Authorization. This individual will (1) work with non-public and out-of-state institutions seeking to offer post-secondary degree programs in North Carolina and for religious and military institutions seeking exemption from the requirements of licensure; (2) direct and administer the authorization and licensure process and prepare reports regarding licensure; (3) assist the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning & State Authorization with the liaison role for the Southern Regional Education Board; (4) serve as the primary state authorization contact for the Advisory Council for the State Board of Proprietary Schools, and for the UNC constituent institutions; and (5) manage the financial and budgetary aspects of the licensing and state authorization operation.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the United States. For over two hundred years, it has played a vital role in the State of North Carolina and the lives of its people by providing opportunities, knowledge, and solutions to vexing problems. Today, the University remains committed to its public heritage and its vital role in the future of the State. Throughout its history, the University has enjoyed generous and sustained support from the state legislature and citizenry.

The University of North Carolina is comprised of 17 constituent degree-granting public institutions and a number of entities that offer social and economic benefits to the entire state. Because of the exceptional quality of its campuses and programs, it is recognized as one of the premier universities in America. For more general information, please consult the website at www.northcarolina.edu.

In accordance with UNC Board of Governors policies, the University of North Carolina Division of Academic Affairs coordinates the University’s core academic mission. Academic Affairs is comprised of Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research; Academic and Student Affairs; Technology- Based Learning; and Data and Analytics. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority reports to the Academic Affairs Division but has its own Board of Directors.

The Academic Affairs Division works closely with the Chancellors and the Chief Academic Officers on a wide range of academic issues that the University and the campuses address. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs chairs the quarterly meetings of the Council of Chief Academic Officers and makes regular presentations to the Chancellor’s Administrative Council. The respective units in Academic Affairs reach out to their counterparts on the campuses and provide leadership, guidance and support. Academic Affairs also works with other divisions at UNC General Administration especially the Finance Division in budget preparation and enrollment planning, and with the Human Resources Division on academic and administrative personnel issues.

The Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research unit shapes the future direction of academic programs across the University and provides leadership for special projects that represent innovative collaborations among institutions and with other constituencies. The Vice President for the unit is responsible for University-wide academic planning, the assessment of program and institutional performance and development, and implementation of competency-based approaches to curriculum development and assessment of student learning. The Vice President has primary responsibility for identifying, creating, and leading new strategies to make higher education more effective for students, adults, and other nontraditional learners; part of this work will involve facilitating the advancement of teaching and learning by University faculty.

SPA Minimum Qualifications
Hiring Salary Range
EPA Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Master’s degree required;

Experience working within licensing and state authorization of higher education;

Demonstrated record of effective performance in increasingly responsible positions in higher education;

Knowledge of national, regional and state reciprocity agreements for higher education;

Experience managing budgets and data collection/analysis;

Experience supervising and developing staff.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications)
Competencies

Competencies
Working knowledge of major functional areas: state authorization; reciprocity agreements and policy analysis

Working knowledge of and ability to use data-based management, measurement, and information technology to conduct studies, develop reports, and propose policy changes

Demonstrated awareness of the regulatory and policy issues in higher education

Strategic thinking and analytical problem-solving abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills

A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work with diverse constituencies

A leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation

Management Preferences
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three supervisory references.

Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2017; position open until filled.

Please note: a background check will be conducted on applicant finalist prior to the offer of employment.

EEO

The University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. UNC GA is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
To claim veterans’ preference, all eligible persons shall submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with a State Application for Employment (Form PD-107 or equivalent) to the appointing authority.

UNC General Administration 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.

EEO Contact Information

Applicants needing assistance with or who have questions about the application process are asked to contact Employment at ophiring@northcarolina.edu.

Department Location-City Chapel Hill
Department Location-State North Carolina
Job Open Date 08/17/2017
Job Close Date
Posting Number 000291

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References (Supervisory Relationships)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. REQUIREMENT: Do you have a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Preferred: Do you have experience working within licensing and state authorization of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Preferred: Do you have a demonstrated record of effective performance in increasingly responsible positions in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Preferred: Do you have knowledge of national, regional and state reciprocity agreements for higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Preferred: Do you have experience managing budgets and data collection/analysis?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Preferred: Do you have experience supervising and developing staff?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. How did you hear about this career opportunity?
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Durham Herald
    • Glassdoor
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Monster
    • NACUBO
    • News and Observer
    • NCWorks
    • PBS Connect
    • TVJobs.com
    • UNC General Administration website
    • UNC-TV website
    • Other