Chief of Staff

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Pembroke, NC 28372, USA
  • May 26, 2022
Full time Other Academic Administration & Affairs Other Administrative Positions Other Executive

Job Description


Chief of Staff

Division: Chancellor's Office
Department: Office of Chancellor
Working Title: Chief of Staff
Vacancy Type: Senior Academic and Administrative Officer

FTE: 1
Salary Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Position #: 3201
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months per Year: 12
Work Schedule:
Work Schedule Type:

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:

Primary Purpose of Position:
This position supports the Chancellor in leading an effective senior management team, managing the team’s agenda, prioritizing initiatives, and securing materials to advance discussion by the Cabinet. The position also provides appropriate consultation with affected individuals and groups following-up to ensure effective implementation. The Chief of Staff also ensures that targeted research and analysis on important issues is conducted and coordinates production of briefing materials on significant issues with the Chancellor. Additionally, this position is responsible for planning and coordinating the UNCP Board of Trustees meetings, as well as providing support and guidance to the Board of Trustees leadership.

Job Description:
This position requires an understanding of and a commitment to the Chancellor's administrative operating principles and core values (communication, collaboration, integrity, accountability, innovation, and service). An understanding and appreciation for UNCP's institutional history, university policies, and organizational culture are also important in support of the Chancellor's initiatives and goals.

The Chief of Staff works continually for the long-term interests of the university through the development of policies and solutions to complex problems. This requires an ability to understand existing policies in significant detail and appreciate the likely consequences of proposed initiatives during implementation.

An ability to analyze complex institutional and interpersonal situations and to assess and develop possible alternative solutions is also required. In that regard, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to listen to and appreciate alternative points of view is essential. Excellence in written and oral communication is expected, as well an ability to convey complex ideas in a concise and comprehensible fashion under time- constrained conditions.

This position also requires a capacity for sound judgment, maturity, tact, diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and a strong sense of integrity, as well as emotional intelligence, flexibility, creativity, strong attention to detail, tolerance for ambiguity, and a sense of humor.

The Chief of Staff will be expected to work independently with little supervision from the Chancellor. This position will be responsible for effective management of the Office of the Chancellor and will have the discretion to make decisions and represent the Chancellor whenever needed.

The Chief of Staff has supervisory responsibilities for specific functional offices reporting under the Chancellor's Division as well as staff in the Chancellor's Office organization. These supervisory responsibilities include direct oversight for leadership and management including recruitment, performance management, and professional development.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Min T/E Requirements:
A minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in administrative roles within a medium to large organization, preferably an institution of higher education is required.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the organization, administration, and management of modern institutions of higher education or an institution or business of comparable size and complexity.

• Experience in building trust- based relationships with other senior administrators, faculty, staff, governing board members, elected officials, and community representatives (or their equivalents in other employment settings) is essential.

• Possess a background in one or more of the following is preferred: strategic planning, organizational development, organizational planning, project management, or policy development/ implementation.

• Experience in working directly or indirectly with a governing board of an institution is an asset.

• Exceptional communication and people skills; accessible; energetic and enthusiastic; ability to build and maintain close relationships and engender trust.

• Espouse and model leadership principles based on integrity, honesty, sincerity, inclusiveness, collaboration, humility, servant leadership, and compassion.

• A master’s degree or higher from an accredited university is highly preferred

Application Details

This position is Mandatory Personnel: Mandatory Employees: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary and competitive benefits package. To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional information, please use the contact information below. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by, or preferably before, June 15, 2022.
To apply, please submit a resume and/or vita, and cover letter, to:
Martin Baker, Managing Partner 770-313-5573Janny DeLoache, Principal 704-377-7828
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Management Preference:
A background in one or more of the following is preferred: strategic planning, organizational development, organizational planning, project management, or policy development/ Implementation. Experience in working directly or indirectly with a governing board of an institution is an asset.

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation: N/A

Job Opening Date: 05/19/2022
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Category: Managerial/Non-Faculty Professional
Posting Number: EPA00672

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). 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. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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