This year we celebrate the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Centennial year. We opened our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarded our first degrees to 12 students in 1921. Today we offer Undergraduate Business, MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development programs. You’ll find our 37,000 graduates in 50 U.S. states and 86 countries. Our faculty, who represent 21 countries, are world-class researchers and teachers. While much has changed since our founding, you can trace our tradition of educational innovation and core values – which both reflect and form our unique culture – to our earliest days. Business and the liberal arts have become the foundation for our educational approach – preparing students with the enduring knowledge and skills they need to navigate a complex future. We are an institution that, for 100 years, has provided a high quality business education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, transforming the lives of students, preparing them to graduate to become extraordinary leaders in their communities, and employees helping students to achieve that goal while perpetuating the impact a Carolina education has on people’s lives and on society.
The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is part of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985 by visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Institute serves as a focal point for scholarly research, exploration of issues, and community outreach to advance the understanding of the private enterprise system. Each year, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise distinguishes a small group of incoming undergraduate and MBA students as Kenan Scholars. Students are selected for their superior scholarship and genuine interest in putting the private sector to work for the public good. Scholars supplement classroom learning with internships, field trips, research experiences, networking and mentoring. They engage with prominent leaders in business, academia, policy and government to gain real-world experiences that advance their problem-solving and leadership abilities. The Kenan Scholars Program enhances the Carolina experience and prepares students to succeed in a diverse world and interconnected global economy.
The Kenan Scholars Advisor will by the primary advisor, counselor, and coach to all students selected for Kenan Scholars program. The program maintains two tracks: Kenan Scholars and MBA Kenan Scholars. This position will work directly with Scholars to set and achieve goals, plan and execute meaningful internship and research experiences, and help facilitate other professional development opportunities. In addition to working with Scholars, the Kenan Scholars Advisor will provide programmatic support for the program including student engagement events, program evaluation, program outreach and financial reconciling. The Kenan Scholars Advisor is expected to substantially contribute to the advancement and development of the Kenan Scholars Program.
The Kenan Scholars Advisor reports directly to the Kenan Scholars Director and has substantial contact with MBA and undergraduate students, selected for the Kenan Scholars Program.
Education and Experience:
-3-5 years of professional work experience in higher education, including student advising, teaching and/or career development; experience with diverse student populations; or work experience in business management and/or consulting. -Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse array of program constituents and stakeholders including, but not limited to: students, KI staff, faculty, trustees, board members, and others -Excellent communication skills, both written and oral -Superior emotional intelligence and problem solving skills; a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement creative solutions for meeting students’ needs and goals. -Strong customer service and communication skills -An enthusiasm for working with a collaborative, engaged team -Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills -An appreciation and respect for the mission of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, its values and brand and an appreciation for and understanding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -Self-starter, motivated, high-achiever - Some travel and driving 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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About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.