QENO Director

Vacancy: #14E001
Position # 1429

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Director of Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO), a university-led collaborative program focused on the Southeastern North Carolina region.  The primary purpose of the QENO Program is to provide vital services to area nonprofit organizations that markedly contribute to their organizational capability and effectiveness.  QENO is housed in the Department of Public and International Affairs. The QENO Director reports to the Academic Director of QENO.

The QENO Director is responsible for the development of nonprofit management curriculum (including traditional, web-based, certificate programs, and other distance education opportunities); oversight of program design;  participation in strategic plan development, development of budgets and accounts oversight;  establishment and oversight of a program evaluation system; facilitation of community relationships; presentations to the University community and to the nonprofit, business, government, and funder communities, and advancement of applied research on the nonprofit sector. The position is also responsible for resource and revenue generation from funders, including the University, businesses, government, foundations, nonprofits, etc. The QENO Director will engage in preparing, executing, and monitoring grants, contracts, and other forms of revenue generation  activities, and strategies. The position will works closely with the QENO Academic Director and assists in instructional activities relating to nonprofit organizations and the larger nonprofit field, including supporting relevant UNCW classes on the nonprofit sector. The QENO Director works to support the strategic integration of QENO with the Department of Public and International Affairs.

This is a 12-month position, subject to annual renewal depending on availability of funding.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.   Time-limited positions are eligible for a full benefits package.   

The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of nonprofit management theory and practice.  Other strongly preferred skills include the ability and interest to work with the nonprofit, government, and business, and funder communities.  The successful candidate must be able to plan, implement, and coordinate a variety of training programs and events, and have the ability to assess an organization's capacity to function effectively in all areas of nonprofit management and leadership, as well as the ability to manage grants, contracts,  and complex budgets.  The candidate should be interested and able to work with UNCW students. Mastery of windows-based software systems such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. is also strongly preferred.

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Located in historic Wilmington, NC, it has over 13,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a small-college commitment to excellence in teaching with a research university's opportunities for student involvement in significant faculty scholarship.  Our attractive and secure campus encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, fosters regional engagement and values individual growth and development.

Priority consideration will be given to those who submit completed applications by August 15, 2013, however applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified. To apply, please complete the online application process available at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, complete resume and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three current professional references must be attached to the online application, not e-mailed, mailed, or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. 

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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