Jan 27, 2020

Chief Education Officer

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR)

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601, United States
Posted: 2020-01-23
Position Title: Chief Education Officer
Company Name: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR)
Sector: Admin/Clerical/Secretarial
Job Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Master's Degree
Required Travel: 0-10%


Description of Work

Anticipated vacancy
**This position is posted with a salary range of $48,051 - $86,431 and at
salary grade equivalent GN13**

This position will be located at:
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

The Division of State History Museums collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national, and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present. The Division interprets the state's history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies. The museum division also includes six regional museums at Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Beaufort, Cape Hatteras, Southport and Old Fort.

The Education Section of the North Carolina Museum of History is responsible for providing educational programming and educational resources both on-site and across the state to better educate the public on the history of North Carolina.

Description of Work:
  • The Chief of the Education Section is responsible for the research, development, implementation and evaluation of a full range of multi-generational educational programs for statewide audiences.
  • The Chief of Education sets goals, leads strategic planning, determines program strategies, appropriate formats, and technologies for intended audiences as well as evaluation of those programs.
  • The position works to expand the museum's outreach and collaborative capabilities and provide innovative learning opportunities across the state and region.
  • This position also provides support and assistance to staff at the division's regional museum locations.
  • This position collaborates with public and private agencies to plan and produce education programs and special events for diverse audiences.
  • This position develops and tracks yearly budget for section's programs, special exhibitions and projects and assists in the research, organization, and writing of public, private, and corporate grants.
  • This position writes articles in periodicals such as museum magazines Circa, or Tar Heel Junior Historian, websites, and museum related publications to publicize services and programs.
  • The Section Chief may also serve as curator, educator, or project manager of a museum exhibit team.
  • The Chief Educator must be willing to travel, possibly overnight, on museum business and work flexible hours, including occasional weekends.
  • Must have the ability to work professionally with peers, volunteers, supporters, and public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **
To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

  1. Demonstrated experience in creating, developing and executing successful educational programs for youth and/or adults at a museum, historic site or other similar educational organization.
  2. Demonstrated experience in managing an educational program at a museum, historical site or other similar educational organization.
  3. Demonstrated experience in managing educators at a museum, historical site or similar educational organization.
  4. Demonstrated experience in working with other organizations in the creation and/or production of educational programs.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current educational trends and philosophies for museums, historic sites or similar educational organizations.
  6. Demonstrated experience in managing a budget for a project, group or department.
  7. Requires travel, possibly overnight, on museum business and work flexible hours, including occasional weekends.

Management Preferences:
  1. Master's degree in History, Education, Art or other similar fields.
  2. 6 years' experience in working with educational programs at a museum or historic site.
  3. 2 years' experience managing/supervising educators at a museum or historic site.
  4. Proven successful fund raising and/or grant writing experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in biology, education, history, museum studies, zoology, or a curriculum related to area of expertise from an appropriately accredited institution, and six years of experience in assigned specialty area, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Note the following:

Resumes and cover letters: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application nor will it be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted with your application being rejected as incomplete. Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.

Transcripts: Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application. If the position you are applying for requires verification of classes taken for the position, then your transcripts must be uploaded to be considered.

Veterans Preference: To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Americans with Disabilities: Applicants requesting an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 - 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov HelpLine at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-814-6670QlDQoxHgjWZ7SVJOfgqkO

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