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    Posted 01-29-2019 08:42:00 AM

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    Executive Director, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government

    The University of Central Florida seeks applications for the position of Executive Director of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government. This is a Faculty Administrator appointment and is not tenure earning. A courtesy appointment with an appropriate academic department at the university is a possibility.

    The Lou Frey Institute is situated in the Political Science department in UCF's College of Sciences and promotes the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens. Over the past decade, the 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

    Building on the current record of accomplishment, the Executive Director, in collaboration with Institute staff, will provide vision and leadership to shape and strengthen existing programs and to develop new initiatives that fulfill the Institute's mission. The successful candidate will also work with partners across the university, in the state, and throughout the country to continue to expand the scale and scope of the Institute's impact. To accomplish these broad objectives, the Executive Director will also provide leadership in external funding from both public and private sources.

    Applicants must have (1) a terminal degree from an accredited institution; (2) demonstrated knowledge of current issues and literature related to civic learning, assessment, and engagement, or in a related field; (3) strong leadership and managerial experience in organizations and program development; (4) a record of relevant scholarship and/or writing in their professional practice; and (5) demonstrated success in external funding from public and/or private sources.

    In addition, experience in an academic setting, experience in applied empirical research and evaluation, and experience with distance learning, educational technologies, and working with public officials is strongly preferred.

    UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, 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 references.  

    The application deadline is March 29th, 2019. Please direct all questions to Dr. Tosha Dupras, search committee chair, at

    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: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

    Stephen Masyada
    Director, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship
    University of Central Florida
    Oviedo FL