Kenan Institute Background: The Kenan Institute is part of Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and draws on the School’s administrative and faculty resources. It offers a number of programs, conferences and seminars that bring together the business and academic communities at both the state and national levels. Through its education and research activities, the Institute provides practical solutions to problems faced by private enterprise, contributes to shaping business school curricula, and fosters an appreciation of private enterprise in other academic fields from which future generations of business, academic and government leaders emerge.
The Kenan Scholars Program aims to expose selected undergraduate and MBA students to the cooperative nexus of academia, business, and policymaking; foster independent, creative critical thinking; and engage our scholars in real-world endeavors to create economic progress and to affect positive change within the state, across the country and around the world.
The position is classified as a Graduate Assistant part-time that reports to the Kenan Scholars Director and is open to UNC graduate and professional students. To the degree that the assistantship can be structured to meet any requirements of the individual’s degree program, we will work with the person hired to do so. For more information on the Kenan Scholars Program, please visit our website at http://www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/ index.php/kenan-scholars/
The Graduate Assistant for the Kenan Scholars Program will have the following responsibilities:
• Work with staff to create and administer survey instruments and evaluation tools
• Conduct and advise on student advising and other program components
• Assist with preparing materials designed to communicate resources and opportunities for current and prospective business school students
• Review, analyze and synthesize publications and other information for use in developing student programming
• Support educational programming efforts, including planning for events and trainings
• Participate in staff and related program meetings
• Other duties as assigned
Prior experience with student leadership or scholarship programs preferred. The Graduate Assistant must be able to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources. Experience creating and administering survey instruments, evaluation tools and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data required. Attention to detail, the ability to work effectively independently and with a diverse group of people, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills are required. An understanding of student development and the UNC campus community is preferred.
Anticipated start date: May 11, 2018
Anticipated end date: Summer 2018 through academic year 2018-19
Hours: 15-20 hours per week (flexible scheduling)
Pay: $15-20 per hour
Submit a letter of interest, two 2-10 page writing samples, and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate consideration. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.