Associate Director for Leadership Programs

Western Carolina University is seeking an Associate Director for Leadership Programs. The Associate Director serves as a resource for the Faculty Coordinator of the Leadership Minor and assists in recruiting students, coordinates living learning communities with Residential Living and College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP), and teaches up to two LEAD courses per academic year. They will also create, implement, and review assessment projects for leadership programs and serve as the accountable officer for Leadership Programs and the programming budgets for Cat Camp, Disney and Whee Lead Conference. The Associate Director manages and maintains partnerships and collaborations with CEAP and Higher Education in Student Affairs (HESA) and implements leadership opportunities and programs for students. This position will supervise one professional staff member and create and implement staff training and development for student workers and professional staff members in the Department of Campus Activities. The Associate Director for Leadership Programs serves as a member of the Department of Campus Activities Leadership Team.

A Master’s Degree, in related discipline preferred, plus 2 – 4 years job-related experience in a university setting and teaching experience. The successful candidate must have exemplary organizational skills with a strong emphasis on detail and the ability to prioritize workload according to volume, urgency, etc. Required skills include strong computer skills using Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; strong leadership and program planning; excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Supervisory experience preferred as well as the knowledge and ability to apply the Social Change Model of Leadership Development to programs, curriculum instruction, and use of the concepts found within the Kouznes and Posner book, The Leadership Challenge. Knowledge of, and experience with, Residential Living a plus. Evening and weekend work may be required.

To be considered you must apply online. Please attach a current resume; cover letter; and a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information). For questions and additional information, please contact Jeff Hughes at 828-227-3620.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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