Faculty Administrator and Director, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Sciences

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Faculty Administrator and Director, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government

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The University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks applications for the 12-month, full-time, non-tenure earning position of faculty administrator and director of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government.


The Lou Frey Institute is situated in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs in UCF’s College of Sciences and promotes the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens. Over the past decade, the non-partisan institute has developed an extensive portfolio of successful work in civic education and engagement that includes policy analysis and development, the provision of instructional support for teachers in Florida and other states, the provision of civic learning support tools for students, research and data analysis to support continuous improvement of student achievement in civics, and support for communities seeking to enhance citizen engagement. Through various online platforms, the institute currently provides support to about 7,000 teachers and over 100,000 students each school year. The significance of the institute’s work has been recognized nationally. More information about the Lou Frey Institute is available at http://loufreyinstitute.org/.


Building on the current record of accomplishment, the director, in collaboration with institute staff, will provide vision and leadership to shape and strengthen existing programs and develop new initiatives that fulfill the institute’s mission. The successful candidate will also work to represent the institute with partners across the university, in the state, and throughout the country in order to continue to expand the scale and scope of the institute’s impact. In addition, the director will work closely with the institute’s advisory board members to ensure that the mission of the institute is fulfilled. This position will include both administrative and programmatic responsibilities.


UCF, one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 72,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened more than 50 years ago. The university is classified as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit https://www.ucf.edu.


AA-College of Sciences, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs

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Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience in education, political science, or another relevant field. Candidates must also have knowledge of the civics education field and management or leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have: (1) demonstrated experience with civic learning, assessment and engagement; (2) strong leadership and experience leading budget management and financial decision making; (3) strong leadership and managerial experience in organizations and program development; and (4) experience working with K-12 teachers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is open to current UCF employees only.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following: 1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest; 2) a current CV; 3) a vision statement; and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references.


Note: When applying, please have all documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


All application materials must be submitted no later than March 18, 2021.


Questions regarding the position may be directed to Valerie McVey, chair of the search committee, at valerie.mcvey@ucf.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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