MPA@UNC Admissions Director
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The School of Government is now offering its Master of Public Administration ( MPA ) program in a new online format designed for working professional and others seeking the accessibility and flexibility of an online program. This program is in addition to the School’s existing traditional residential MPA program. The MPA program educates leaders for local, state and federal governments and nonprofit organizations. The online program, known as MPA UNC , allows working professionals and students everywhere to learn from UNC faculty through a unique blend of highly interactive online learning in an intimate classroom setting. MPA UNC students will be required to meet the same selective admissions criteria as the on-campus program and upon graduation, earn an identical diploma. Graduates of the UNC School of Government MPA program attain leadership positions in every level of government and in organizations that support public interest. The School is establishing MPA UNC with significant support from a corporate partner, 2tor. The Admissions Director for MPA UNC oversees the evaluation of candidates for admission to the online format of the MPA Program. The position will be responsible for making admissions recommendations in addition to coordinating information collection and application review processes. The position determines the admissions strategy for the program and is responsible for implementing the strategy in coordination with the program’s partner, who provides admissions counseling and marketing services. The role ensures the admissions-related services of the partner meet the expectations and standards of the program. The role works closely with the Graduate School to ensure applicant information is collected properly and admissions processes meet the expectations and needs of the Graduate School. This position is the primary point of contact for all admissions issues and questions, frequently working with program and campus resources to achieve resolution. Unlike the residential format, MPA UNC will have rolling enrollment throughout the year for five distinct starts, requiring a separate office to manage. This position manages that office and all of its functions.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred, with a strong preference for MPA .

Qualifications and Experience

Alumni from the Carolina MPA program are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications and experience include: Knowledge of graduate program admissions policies and procedures; prior experience in admissions Prior supervisory experience Experience working with student information systems Able to work independently; work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple tasks Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and computer and database management skills Strong interpersonal skills Effective public speaking ability Ability to interact cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from other cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and background Commitment to a diverse applicant pool and student cohort A valid North Carolina driver’s license is required. A valid passport will be required once the program begins marketing to international audiences.

Special Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter addressed to Search Committee Chair and a resume or curriculum vitae.

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