The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is the research and outreach arm of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985 by visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Institute’s mission is to be a partner for innovative entrepreneurship with a vision of elevating the state of North Carolina to be a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. An initiative of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is to help businesses create good jobs and to help communities create sustainable and equitable opportunities for their people in the rural and economically distressed regions of North Carolina. The program partners with business, government and academia to tackle economic development and entrepreneurship projects.
The Assistant Director of CREATE will oversee and support the work of CREATE, a new center at the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise which is dedicated to developing evidence for improving economic performance and informing policy. This position will be responsible for conducting independent research and supporting the faculty director on research projects focused on the policies, institutions, and networks that support entrepreneurship and regional economic development. The Assistant Director will be expected to manage oversight of the Center including financial, administrative and grant support. He/She will be responsible for supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students working in the center as well as advising PhD students in the development of their research ideas. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for external relations and contributing to the strategic vision of the Center.
Education and Experience:
-Experience in an academic environment focused on operational, research or teaching related activities, with policy- and/or business-related research -Excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail. -Experience in drafting, managing, and/or administration of research grants and contracts from Federal and Foundation sponsors. -Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, students and sponsors. -Strong collaboration skills and a team orientation. Ability to lead through consensus building. -Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel, and experience with database systems. Must be willing to learn new software applications programs as required. -Excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills. -Demonstrated ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently, with the ability to make independent judgments and/or decisions and to discern when action of a higher level is required.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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