Director of Operations

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Posting DetailsVacancy NumberS01353Position TitleUniversity Program ManagerWorking TitleDirector of OperationsCompetency LevelJourneyDept/SchoolCHHS – Dean’s Office – 31500Primary Purpose of Organizational UnitThe College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ) is aninterdisciplinary and integrated academic unit that includes threeprofessional schools: the School of Nursing, the School of SocialWork, and the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.The CHHS Business Core Services Team ( BCST ) provides centralizedfinancial, human resources, event management, facility management,systems training and support, and reporting services to all CHHSunits. CHHS has a permanent operating budget of approximately $22M,approximately 175 permanent employees, and nearly 5,000students.CollegeCHHS – Dean’s Office – 31500 CollegeCollege/School InformationUniversity InformationThe University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastaluniversity, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring,research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-classfaculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national levelfor scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerfulacademic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and criticalthinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and globalperspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers afull range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as wellas doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology,nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learningoptions, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSNprogram, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for workingprofessionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree programfocused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarlyactivities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “DoctoralUniversities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University)by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of HigherEducation.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since1969.Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this PositionThis position is part of the Business Core Services Team withinUNCW’s College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ). The Directorof Operations reports to the Assistant Dean for Administration andResource Management and manages the daily operations, events,facility management, and space planning for the college.This individual is responsible for:• Overseeing daily operations including facility management and allnon-academic course scheduling in buildings utilized and occupiedby CHHS• Ensuring appropriate planning, execution, and reporting of eventssponsored by CHHS or held in locations managed by CHHS• Creating, prioritizing, and communicating work orders formaintenance, repairs, and minor remodeling and renovationprojects• Managing all capital asset, fixed asset, and equipment planning,tracking, and reporting for the college• Working closely with UNCW’s office of Facilities, InformationTechnology Services ( ITS ), Space Planning, Environmental Health& Safety, and Enterprise Risk Management as well as workingwith campus partners in shared buildings• Coordinating space management with appropriate university officesand committees• Managing CHHS’s continuity of operations planning and theexecution of the plan• Directly supervising two coordinators and indirectly supervisingup to 15 student workersMinimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor’s degree in business, facility management,communications or related field or equivalent combination oftraining and experienceTwo years of professional experience in facility management,special event programming, or related fieldTwo years of supervisory experienceStrong oral and written communication skillsExcellent customer service skillsPreferred education, professional skills andexperiencePreference will be given to candidates with experience:Working in higher education, especially in event/conferencemanagement or facility managementWorking in large or complex environments with multiplestakeholder groupsDeveloping student employeesProviding basic support for computers, technology, and/oraudio/visual equipmentUsing space scheduling and event management softwareRequired Certifications or licensureN/ARecruitment Range$54,000 – $66,414FTE1.0 (40 hours per week)Months Per Year12 MonthsWork DaysMonday through Friday with some weekend hoursWork Hours7:30AM to 4:30PM (typically)Type of PositionPermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-LimitedPosition Number1032Job Posting Date04/20/2021Posting Close Date05/14/2021Special Notes to ApplicantsPLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the postedclosing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure youhave fully completed the entire application before you apply forthis position. Failure to answer all required questions will causethe system to disqualify your application.For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applicationsmust be submitted through the online application system to beconsidered.You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume tosuccessfully apply for this position. To receive fullconsideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’section of the application before you apply for thisposition.This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If noapplicants apply who meet the required competency and training& experience requirements, then management may consider otherapplicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies,equity, budget, and market considerations.EEO StatementAt the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), ourculture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization,ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed toproviding equality of educational and employment opportunity forall persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, genderidentity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color,national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexualorientation, political affiliation, veteran status, militaryservice member status, genetic information, or relationship toother university constituents – except where sex, age, or abilityrepresent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications orwhere marital status is a statutorily established eligibilitycriterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believesthat embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff andstudents is critical to our success and paramount in beingrecognized for our global mindset.Eligibility for EmploymentFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offenderbackground checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motorvehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federallaw requires all employers to verify the identity and employmenteligibility of all persons hired to work in the UnitedStates.External Link to Postinghttps://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/20427Applicant DocumentsRequired Documentslast_img read more

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Charles Bradley Cancels Upcoming Performances Due To ‘Serious Illness’

first_imgThe beloved “Screaming Eagle Of Soul,” Charles Bradley, has unfortunately come down with a serious illness after touring through Europe. The illness has forced Bradley to cancel a few upcoming performances, including dates at Festival of Friends tomorrow, Flood City Music Festival on Saturday August 6th, and a headlining spot at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on August 11th.The Festival of Friends announcement refers to Bradley’s condition as a “serious illness,” though no announcement details the nature of the situation. Whatever it is, we’re hoping that Bradley will make a full recovery and resume life on the road.Festival of Friends is replacing Bradley with the local Monster Truck band from Hamilton, ON. Meanwhile, a combination of Marc Broussard and Anders Osborne will replace Bradley at the Flood City Music Festival, with local band FlowerChild filling in on a secondary stage as well. There will be refunds issued for the lost New Haven performance.Our thoughts go out to Charles Bradley as we wish him a speedy recovery.last_img read more

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Alien world is blacker than coal

first_imgAstronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet —  a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. Their measurements show that TrES-2b reflects less than 1 percent of the sunlight falling on it, making it blacker than coal or any planet or moon in our solar system.“TrES-2b is considerably less reflective than black acrylic paint, so it’s truly an alien world,” said astronomer David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), lead author on the paper reporting the research.In our solar system, Jupiter is swathed in bright clouds of ammonia that reflect more than a third of the sunlight reaching it. In contrast, TrES-2b (which was discovered in 2006 by the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey, or TrES) lacks reflective clouds due to its high temperature.TrES-2b orbits its star at a distance of only 3 million miles. The star’s intense light heats TrES-2b to a temperature of more than 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit — much too hot for ammonia clouds. Instead, its exotic atmosphere contains light-absorbing chemicals such as vaporized sodium and potassium, or gaseous titanium oxide. Yet none of these chemicals fully explain the extreme blackness of TrES-2b.“It’s not clear what is responsible for making this planet so extraordinarily dark,” stated co-author David Spiegel of Princeton University. “However, it’s not completely pitch black. It’s so hot that it emits a faint red glow, much like a burning ember or the coils on an electric stove.”Kipping and Spiegel determined the reflectivity of TrES-2b using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. Kepler is designed to measure the brightness of distant stars with extreme precision.The team monitored the brightness of the TrES-2 system as the planet orbited its star. They detected a subtle dimming and brightening due to the planet’s changing phase.TrES-2b is believed to be tidally locked like our moon, so one side of the planet always faces the star. And like our moon, the planet shows changing phases as it orbits its star. This causes the total brightness of the star plus planet to vary slightly.“By combining the impressive precision from Kepler with observations of over 50 orbits, we detected the smallest-ever change in brightness from an exoplanet: just 6 parts per million,” said Kipping. “In other words, Kepler was able to directly detect visible light coming from the planet itself.”The extremely small fluctuations proved that TrES-2b is incredibly dark. A more reflective world would have shown larger brightness variations as its phase changed.Kepler has located more than 1,200 planetary candidates in its field of view. Additional analysis will reveal whether any other unusually dark planets lurk in that data.TrES-2b orbits the star GSC 03549-02811, which is located about 750 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Draco. (One light-year is about 6 trillion miles.)This research has been accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and is available online.last_img read more

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