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Mariann Fedele MariannF at lacnyc.org
Wed Dec 5 15:46:27 EST 2007


Dear tech list colleagues,
Please see the below announcement from the Center for Literacy Studies.
Regards,
Mariann

Mariann Fedele
Director,
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org

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Position Announcement for the Director of The Center for Literacy Studies
University of Tennessee at Knoxville <http://www.utk.edu/>

http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000537005-01


The Center for Literacy Studies, located within the College of Education,
Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, is
seeking an onsite Director to begin Spring, 2008. The University of
Tennessee – Knoxville, the flagship institution of the UT system, welcomes
and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations,
and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic
freedom and integrity.



The mission of the Center for Literacy Studies is to support and advance
literacy education across the lifespan. The Center conducts research,
professional development, program evaluation and other work within family,
community, and workplace literacy contexts.



The Director oversees the work of the Center, raises funds through grants
and contracts, writes grant proposals and develops budgets, approves
expenditures of funds, and negotiates subcontracts. The Director also hires
and discharges personnel, acts as principal investigator for grants,
provides direct project oversight for some grants, and oversees a staff of
thirty to assure project work is conducted in accordance with contractual
agreements with outside funders. Working collaboratively with the Center’s
Senior Management Team, the Director develops strategic plans, markets the
Center, and integrates work with the College of Education, Health and Human
Sciences. The Director oversees a budget that is in excess of $3 million
annually. Currently, major funders include the National Institute for
Literacy, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the
Tennessee Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation.



Required Qualifications. A Master’s degree with a solid record of
management experience, plus experience in the field of education and/or
adult literacy is required. Demonstrated success in developing funding and
evidence of strong administrative, interpersonal and communication skills
are also required.



Desired Qualifications. A Doctorate, with a working knowledge of
professional development, technology, evaluation, education research and
curriculum development is preferred. Experience working in a University
setting is desired. Experience in fiscal management, including grants,
contracts and fee for service is desired, along with the ability to work
efficiently and effectively within a collaborative setting.



How to Apply. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and
resume or curriculum vita, including a list of recently funded grants and
contracts, and names and contact information for three references, to Dr.
Connie White, Search Committee Chair, at clwhite at utk.edu.



The search committee will begin its review of applications on January 15,
2008; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A
competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. More information
about the Center for Literacy Studies can be found at
http://www.cls.utk.edu/.



The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section
504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment
programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical
or mental disability or covered veteran status.