Assistant Director, Roan Scholars Leadership Program

The Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University is seeking a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as our Assistant Director.

The Roan is the university’s premier leadership-focused, competitive scholarship program. Primarily privately-funded, the Roan attracts high achieving students from across the Appalachian Highlands region who have demonstrated the potential, desire, and drive to become exceptional leaders. Through four years of unique out-of-the-classroom experiences, we challenge, inspire, connect and support Roan Scholars to help them learn, grow, and realize their potential to positively impact our world.

Our Assistant Director is responsible for all aspects of Roan Scholar development - planning, coordinating, and overseeing programming, leader development, and enrichment activities for Roan Scholars; as well as coaching, mentoring, and meeting regularly with these students throughout the year. This individual maintains contact with Roan Alumni, helps ensure regular program communications with them, and facilitates Alumni connection with the program and with Roan Scholars by planning and coordinating events and other engagement opportunities. The Assistant Director coordinates with the Roan's assigned Development Officer regarding opportunities for Roan supporters to engage with Roan Scholars and stay connected with the program; assists, as needed, with overall daily operations of the program – including recruiting and selection, scholarship administration, and fundraising; and represents the Roan at campus and community events, as well as regional and national conferences.

About ETSU and the Appalachian Highlands:
ETSU was founded in 1911 with a singular purpose: to improve the quality of life for people in the region and beyond. The University currently enrolls nearly 14,000 students from all 50 states and 50+ countries. Set in an outdoor-lover’s paradise, ETSU’s main campus is located in beautiful and vibrant Johnson City, TN. It is a short drive to numerous thriving mountain towns including Bristol, Kingsport, and historic Jonesborough, as well as Asheville in bordering North Carolina. And with gorgeous lakes, rivers, and hiking and biking trails nearby – including more than 100 miles of the Appalachian trail – there is always something new to explore.

To apply, visit ETSU’s eJobs portal (direct link for this posting is:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Collaborative; flexible; creative problem solver; able to think strategically
- Possess excellent written and verbal communications (and presentation) skills; ability to craft and share compelling narratives
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to lead teams and to work effectively as a member of a team
- Ability to work independently, effectively translating guidance and intent into desired outcomes
- Possess well-developed planning and organizational skills
- Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, diverse projects, meet deadlines, and consistently produce high quality results
- Familiarity with educational outcome assessment and program evaluation  
- Possess strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends 
- Commitment to the Roan Program's mission, vision, and values; invested in the development of young leaders

Required qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree 
- Two or more years of experience working with high-achieving college students as part of a scholarship program, admissions, leadership development, or advisement team
- Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred qualifications:
- Advanced degree 
- Direct experience with leadership development programming, coaching, and mentoring college students