The position works in an office setting, with no exposure to hazardous substances or conditions. The physical demands of the position are limited to regular office demands such as prolonged use of a computer and long periods sitting at a desk.

Job Summary

The Chief of Staff is a vital member of the President’s Cabinet and will serve as a bridge for communication between the President and key constituents. This individual performs high-level work associated with the President’s goals and vision for the university and serves as the President’s primary liaison with faculty, staff, committees, and other organizations and individuals internally and externally as designated by the President. The Chief of Staff supports the President in ensuring effective, ethical, and efficient operations and administration across the university and performs executive functions on behalf of the President, in his absence, or when he is otherwise not immediately available. Additionally, this position will assist the President in developing and implementing a comprehensive legislative strategy.

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., JD, MBA) preferred. Minimum five years’ relevant work experience in a college, university or similar setting influencing and working closely with executive level leaders.

Preferred Qualifications

—Must be mission-focused, results-driven, and community-oriented.
—Must have a passion for student success
—Proactive disposition to problem-solving with strong decision-making capacity and high level of emotional intelligence.
—Commitment to promoting and contributing to the advancement of an inclusive and multicultural community.
—Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
—Ability to interact and influence at the most senior levels of the institution and work collaboratively across functions, levels, and departments and with disparate groups to facilitate decisions and ensure implementation.
—Demonstrated ability to facilitate open discussions, collaborate, and build relationships across multiple constituencies.
—Ability to lead diverse groups toward common goals effectively and with excellence.
—Experience managing change and establishing best practices tailored to unique institutional needs and capabilities.
—Highly resourceful team player with ability to directly address challenges with transparency, concern, and sincerity.
—Ability to supervise staff, work well with people and tolerate ambiguity.
—Adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and resourcefulness required.
—Ability to exercise considerable discretion and respond to changing priorities and crisis situations.
—Unquestionable integrity.

Posting Details


Posting Detail Information


Posting Number E00851
Position Number E99782
Desired Start Date 12/02/2019
Open Date 10/17/2019
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit (1) cover letter and (2) resume or CV. If uploading a CV, add the document under “resume.”

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

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