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Executive MPA (EMPA) Coordinator

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Executive MPA (EMPA) Coordinator

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Executive MPA (EMPA) Coordinator
Position Number 717079
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Public Administration offers an Executive MPA with three tracks. We train leaders for public service positions in the Research Triangle Area of NC and in the South East region of the United States. Our focus is on providing professional training for public service administrators in all aspects of local, state and federal positions as well as non-profit organizations. We train leaders in public service. The department offers basic public administration academic training in ethics, leadership, budget and finance, as well as, specialty areas in health, urban issues, transportation and economic development. The executive program is self-sustaining through the EMPA Trust fund.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Coordinator will provide oversight for the EMPA Program’s recruitment, academic advising and have a commitment to the NASPAA accreditation process.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The EMPA Coordinator will be expected to:
• teach selected courses
•direct the EMPA program
• manage the day to day activities of the program inclusive of the development and implementation of the speaker series
• communicate with alumni, coordinate seminars such as the annual EMPA leadership workshop and the annual international experience
• collect and analyze data used to drive decisions
• coordinate program review and assessment of EMPA program
• develop productive internal and external relationships
• use recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the success of student learning outcomes
Applicants should have at least 3-5 years of online teaching experience
• Applicants should have at least 3-5 experience teaching at the graduate level
• Applicants with the following certifications are preferred but not required: Quality Matters, ACUE, Teaching Certificate
. Application should have 1-3 years experience with Canvas Learning Management System


Minimum Education/Experience
Candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration or a directly related field.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
N/A
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
The coordinator will be expected to teach selected courses; direct the EMPA program; manage the day to day activities of the program inclusive of the development and implementation of the speaker series; communicate with alumni, coordinate seminars such as the annual EMPA leadership workshop and the annual international internship experience; collect and analyze data for student learning outcomes used for NASPAA and SACS/COC program assessment purposes.

The candidate will collaborate with faculty to develop and update the MPA curriculum. Identify opportunities to enhance the program based on industry trends and feedback from students and alumni.

Managing the budget for the MPA program, including allocating funds for events, resources, and student activities. Experience in comprehensive budgeting processes is critical to this position. The successful candidate must possess budgeting skills needed to sustain the financial viability of a program.

The coordinator is expected to develop productive internal and external relationships in the community and employ recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the success of students. The coordinator will build relationships with city and county leaders and regional leaders in public service organizations.
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
The EHRA Non-Faculty teaches one course per semester. The coordinator will develop and implement strategies to attract qualified students to the MPA program. It is critical that the coordinator manages the admissions process, including reviewing applications and coordinating admission interviews. Student advisement will be provided with academic and career advising to MPA students. The coordinator will assist students in course selection, internship opportunities, and career planning. Class scheduling with faculty will align with program requirements to achieve student persistence to graduation.
Function Public Service
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
The coordinator will engage in event planning with community organizations to organize seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities for MPA students. He or she will maintain effective communication channels with students, faculty, and relevant stakeholders to promote the MPA program through various channels to increase visibility and attract prospective students. It is expected that the coordinator will collaborate with other departments within the institution to address cross-disciplinary issues and ensure the smooth functioning of the MPA program.
Function Other Duties as Assigned
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03143P
Open Date 03/19/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review 06/30/2024
Close Date 04/19/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 07/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  2. NGB23A or NGB22/DD256 (National Guard Only)

Supplemental Questions

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