This position is located in Raleigh, NC and requires statewide travel up to 25% of the time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
An ideal candidate must have thorough knowledge of federal and state provisions, regulations, and objectives pertaining to education programs; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of local education agency administration; ability to plan, coordinate, and direct programs designed to supplement and improve curriculum and instruction in the public and non-public schools; ability to coordinate activities of a professional, technical, and clerical staff to achieve maximum effectiveness and program success; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, and local education officials, subordinates, and the general public; ability to express ideas and interpret policies and procedures clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, and to speak effectively before large groups.
This candidate must be skilled in eliciting from colleagues and other stakeholders practical solutions for complex problems, and must be able to apply these skills to bring about the timely, high quality delivery of a large and continuously evolving portfolio of products (including policy briefs and documents, large and small meetings at DPI and in the field, agendas, various oral and written communications, requests for proposals, contracts, and grant proposals). In particular, the candidate must have the demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills necessary to successfully interact with and present information to many stakeholders, including members of the public; members of the media; elected and appointed state officials; staff at the United States Department of Education; professional organizations for educators; local school district central office personnel, including superintendents; and a large number of teachers.
An ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; will be flexible, organized, visionary, and comfortable with ambiguity; and will enjoy working in a fast-paced, high-visibility, team environment. This candidate will be highly conversant in issues facing public education, large government organizations, and/or organizations, and have a demonstrated passion for improving public education and/or government.
This candidate must have knowledge of the workings of district-level human resource units, as well as areas of state policy that affect these units, including the state salary schedule, licensure, professional development, career-status, dismissal, teacher and principal preparation programs, educator evaluation, federal requirements around educators (i.e. Elementary and Secondary Education Act), and the use of technology tools for human resource processes.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Minimum requirements include a master's degree in school administration, business administration, human resources administration, or public administration and five years of responsible administrative/ human resources experience, preferably in education, at the local, state, or federal level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Management preference: Advanced degrees in education or human resources. Candidates who have held progressively responsible positions in human resources offices in local school districts.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
All education and work experience MUST be included in your application as it is critical to our screening and salary determination process. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience.
Questions about this job? Contact the DPI HR Division at 919-807-3385.
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - 13 months ago