Council Coordinator
Posting Details
Position Title:
Council Coordinator
Program Evaluation Division
Position Number:
Closing Date:
1/7/19 5:00 p.m.
Posting Description

Council Coordinator

Depends on Qualifications
Wake County, NC
Job Type
Time-Limited Full-Time
General Assembly
Job Number
1/7/2019 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work

*** Recruitment Range: $95,000 - $115,000***

***This is a Time-Limited position.***

The Child Well-Being Transformation Council established by State law consists of 25 members: 12 appointed by the General Assembly and 13 by the Governor. The Council serves as a means for coordination, collaboration, and communication among agencies and organizations involved in providing public services to children, such as child care, health care, education, social services, and juvenile justice. This position reports directly to the Director of the Program Evaluation Division for administrative purposes. See  for more information about the Program Evaluation Division.
The Council Coordinator serves as the lead staff person for the Child Well-Being Transformation Council, which will function as an interim, oversight committee. The Council Coordinator is a full-time, time-limited position that will be treated as a permanent employee of the General Assembly until the Council terminates on June 30, 2020, pursuant to law. The Council Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the council by organizing council meetings and meeting speakers, performing policy tasks as requested by the Council, and coordinating Legislative Services Office staff assistance for the Council. As the leader of a two-person office, the Council Coordinator will identify and provide the Council with relevant information about existing child-related programs in North Carolina and assist the Council by creating formal policy recommendations and statements. The Council Coordinator will facilitate the creation of a strategic plan, including a mission, value statement, goals, objectives, and an action plan to accomplish the Council's purposes. The Council Coordinator may assist the Council with a method or resources to compare North Carolina's child-related programs, measures, and outcomes with those of other states. The Council Coordinator will compile and analyze data; write reports, memos, and papers that present findings; and deliver formal presentations to legislative committees and State agency boards and commissions. The Council Coordinator may be called upon to lead projects, perform technical assistance, assume additional work assignments, and provide assistance to the Council Co-Chairs.
  • Organize Council meetings, which will occur a minimum of four times per year.
  • Invite and arrange speakers and experts to appear before the Council.
  • Identify important policy issues for Council consideration.
  • Serve as the lead point of contact for the Council to the public, legislators, state agencies, and other organizations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with agency employees and other public and non-profit organizations that provide services to children or conduct services research and monitoring.
  • Identify and evaluate cross-department issues, cross-department planning, and strategic planning.
  • Oversee and delegate work to the Council's Research Assistant.
  • Prepare RFPs and RFQs and manage consultants and contractors.
  • Prepare and manage the Council budget and paperwork, and work in close consultation with the Director of the Program Evaluation Division for administrative purposes.
  • Produce and maintain Council meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, and a website as required by the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.
  • Write clear, comprehensive reports with conclusions and recommendations that are useful to the Council.
  • Deliver formal presentations to legislative committees and boards and commissions.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Council, or the Council Co-Chairs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local government organization and functions for child-related issues.
  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and procedures of public policy formation, consensus building, and legislative committee operations.
  • Ability to manage staff and coordinate meetings with many participants and presenters.
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to express conclusions clearly and logically in oral and written form.
  • Strong skill in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and at least a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social science methods with more advanced knowledge preferred. 
  • Willingness and ability to work extra hours during legislative sessions and in the interim.
  • Ability to maintain composure and work cooperatively under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, and State government staff on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work objectively and impartially with members of all political parties and independents.
  • Willingness and ability to travel overnight at State expense.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's degree in public administration, public policy, education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field.  An earned doctorate in a related field may substitute for one year of directly related experience. 
  • One year of direct experience managing, leading research projects for, or providing staff support to a legislative or State-wide committee (preference given to five years of direct experience).

Supplemental and Contact Information

***NC General Assembly Positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act.*** 

Each of the following is required to be submitted by the applicant:

  1. A General Assembly Application, available through the NC General Assembly website:
  2. A detailed cover letter addressing each minimum qualification individually, describing experience relevant to the work of the Children's Council, and reasons for interest in joining the Council.
  3. A current résumé (maximum 2 pages).
  4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial versions acceptable at time of application). The Program Evaluation Division will not offer employment unless the applicant has furnished the Division an official transcript.
  5. A sample of written work, which should reflect only the applicant's own work, with a note on the first page explaining the extent to which the sample has been edited by another. There is no maximum allowed length for a writing sample, but a writing sample exceeding five pages may not be considered in its entirety.
  6. A list of three academic or professional references including name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and relationship to the applicant.

All required information (application, cover letter, resume, unofficial or official transcripts, writing sample, and three references) must be received in the NC General Assembly Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2018. Incomplete applications and applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications, including the minimum education and experience requirements, will not be considered.  

Agency Contact Information:
NC General Assembly
Human Resources Office 
(919) 715-1210

***Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.***

The General Assembly offers employees and their eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. The employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefits which can enrich their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (flexible benefits - a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), paid vacation, sick, community service leave, and more. 

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