The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) is a program of the School of Government that assists local governments in North Carolina with attracting private investment for community development by providing specialized finance and development expertise. Since its inception in 2011, DFI has been engaged in over 100 projects in multiple states, including: building reuse and downtown revitalization; master development planning and execution; community and neighborhood development; and economic development, including small business finance programs and assessment of underutilized assets.
Reporting directly to the faculty Director and as part of a collaborative team that values transparency, the Deputy Director is responsible for: (1) managing DFI staff, operations, and programs, including but not limited to quality control, conflicts of interest, staff capacity and assignments, project and team evaluations, and budget creation and oversight; (2) advancing DFI’s business model and managing self-sustaining revenue-generating activities; (3) managing communications and relationships with sponsors and clients; (4) handling personnel administration matters and other duties in support of the Director; (5) managing space, equipment, and other DFI resources; and (6) consistent with DFI’s strategic priorities and funding availability, developing and executing new development finance services for local government clients and their partners. The Deputy Director serves as a member of the DFI leadership team and interfaces regularly with School management.
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Master's degree in business, real estate development, planning, public administration, or equivalent required.
Qualification and Experience Requirements
The successful candidate must have at least five years’ professional experience in managing and operating large projects in a complex system, such as a higher education setting, and must have substantial supervisory experience. The position requires someone who is highly organized and creative, and is an excellent verbal and written communicator. The successful candidate must have experience developing and executing business plans, managing budgets, and initiating or significantly redesigning programs and services for clients. Occasional overnight travel in state may be required. Successful candidates will have an interest in creating triple-bottom line returns for community and economic development projects in distressed areas of North Carolina. Private real estate development or private development finance experience will inform the Deputy Director in carrying out assigned responsibilities and is therefore preferred but not required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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.
The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page SOGhomepageresourcesmicrositesdiversity-and-inclusion.
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