Professional Leadership Position Listings


The following reflect recent position listings that impact the field of Leadership Education.  To post a position please contact our Director of Member Services and Communication at ghock@humansci.msstate.edu.  Positions will remain posted for a maximum of 6 months (or until filled). 

Positions Available

Leadership Development Faculty, US Office of Personnel Management
Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, VA
(posted 10-19-14)

The   Federal   Executive Institute (FEI), an elite education Institution for public-sector, executive development, seeks to fill multiple full-time faculty positions for a temporary not-to-exceed three year appointment. FEI, under the US Office of Personnel Management, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and provides executive-level education to senior executives in public service.

 As a faculty member, you will:

  • Research, design and teach graduate-level courses;
  • Facilitate leadership teams;
  • Design,  lead  and  deliver  leadership  programs  for  Federal agencies;
  • Coordinate FEI programs of various types;
  • Consult with agencies on leadership, performance-management, strategic planning, and related topics;
  • Provide leadership within FEI through such means as chairing committees and serving on work groups.

Desired   candidates   will   have   a   terminal   degree   from   an accredited  institution or  equivalent  background  in a  relevant discipline.  Relevant disciplines include (1) leadership theory and practice, (2) organizational design or (3) global/ international/ inter-cultural studies. Candidates should also have personal experience in developing/educating senior leaders. This experience might include instruction, organizational design or development  consulting; client  needs  assessment,  intervention delivery, executive brainstorming/creativity workshops, executive coaching, strategic planning and/or global leadership.  FEI is particularly interested in candidates with experience in executive leadership development and education and/or practical experience in leadership theory, organizational design and/or international/ intercultural studies. Experience working with Senior Federal executives or in the public sector is also highly desired. FEI seeks self-motivated learners who are comfortable working in a collegial setting, using a wide range of adult learning methods.

 Applications must be received by November 15, 2014. To apply please visit:

USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/383431100  and reference vacancy announcement number 15-004-LMW-FM.



Assistant or Associate Professor, Community Leadership
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
(posted 10-19-14)


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POSITION DESCRIPTION, COLLABORATIONS AND FACILITIES: The faculty member will engage in advancing the community leadership curriculum in the ACEL Department by demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, and service. He/she will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the community leadership major, the leadership studies minor and other ACEL emphases. The successful candidate will provide dynamic leadership for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. Academic and career advising is expected. The incumbent is expected to interact closely with all components of the ACEL Department and targeted partners in the CFAES. The incumbent will also be expected to seek internal and external research support funds from government, industry, and other sources. Areas of research related to the department mission include: (1) an examination ofaspects to build vibrant, resilient communities that encourage youth and adults to become future members and leaders of the community, (2) the development of mechanisms to evaluate the capacity of a local community to lead positive change, and identify the factors that exert significant influence on change processes and outcomes, and (3) the design and testing of models for increasing civic engagement in local communities and for increasing the social capital of local communities. Excellent scholarship is clearly expected. The teaching component of this position includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and the delivery of instruction in multiple conveyances.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ph.D. in community leadership development or closely related field; excellent written and oral communication skills. Evidence of leadership experience in communities. An expressed interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. Experiences with academic and career advisement is essential.  Demonstrated research expertise in an area that complements community leadership is necessary. Applicants need to provide evidence of their ability to secure extramural funding from private and public sources as well as evidence of scholarly ability and productivity.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Community leadership program development and implementation experience. Expertise in teaching graduate level courses in research methods, data analysis, and data interpretation.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2014. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae; copies of academic transcripts; copies of a maximum of three relevant publications; and statement of research interests and approach to teaching community leadership. Applicants must also provide contact information for three professional references.

For more information or questions regarding the position contact:  Dr. Bob Birkenholz, Search Committee Chair, at (614) 292-8921 and via email birkenholz.1@osu.edu, or Department Chair, Dr. Gary Straquadine, at (614) 292-6909 or via email at straquadine.5@osu.edu.


Assistant Lecturer, Agricultural Leadership and Development
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
(posted 10-1-14)


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Position Available: January 1, 2015 or as negotiated.

Position Description- Assistant Lecturer, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities in teaching Agricultural Leadership and Development courses, both face-to-face and online, in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. Appointment is for a 12-month position with potential for annual reappointment pending satisfactory performance and funding.

Major Duties and Responsibilities- The key person will (1) teach four undergraduate courses each long semester and two undergraduate courses each summer; (2) support the Leadership work group; (3) demonstrate excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; and (4) perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications- Earned master’s degree in leadership or closely related field by the start date. Depth of knowledge within the field of leadership and previous teaching and/or training experience are required. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate by the start date and with relevant professional or industry experience and teaching and/or training experience in higher education settings.

Salary and Benefits- Competitive with peer universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applicants must complete a faculty application online at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu and submit a cover letter, transcripts, a curriculum vitae/résumé, a list of three references, and an educational philosophy as attachments to the online application. Applications not completed through the online application system will not be accepted. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries to:

Lori Moore, Search Advisory Committee Chair, ALEC Department, 2116 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2116, llmoore@tamu.edu


Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
(posted 9-29-14)



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Washburn University seeks a dynamic and innovative educator to serve as the inaugural Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership. The Farley Professor has great opportunity and responsibility in providing vision and energy to a campus-wide focus on ethics and leadership. This vision will be achieved through efforts in both the curricular and co-curricular facets of the institution and will require creative thinking, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. The Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership reports to the Director of the Leadership Institute and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will focus programmatic efforts within the Leadership Institute, but also in other academic units across campus. This is a non-tenure track, 12 month, academic appointment beginning July 2015 with possible annual renewal for up to 2 additional years.

Curricular Responsibilities:

-Teach university ethics courses (including 1-2 sections of LE200: Ethical Responsibilities of Leadership per academic semester with opportunity to support ethics courses in other departments)

-Investigate additional curricular opportunities for ethics education throughout campus (i.e. independent studies, special topics courses, additional course development)

-Serve as a resource relating to the ethics undergraduate student learning outcome goal at Washburn University

Programmatic Responsibilities:

-Develop, facilitate, and assess outcomes of seminars, workshops, speakers and special events (including Fink Professor of Leadership opportunities) related to ethics and leadership across campus

-Conduct outreach efforts to Washburn University programs to support education in ethics and leadership (i.e., meet with student organizations, create student visits to local organizations, etc.)

-Provide guidance related to ethics education in the co-curriculum (both within the Leadership Institute and across campus) through involvement on campus committees

-Develop partnerships with community and campus constituents and provide opportunities for learning related to ethical leadership within the Topeka, Shawnee County and Northeast Kansas communities

-Seek opportunities with Washburn University and Washburn Tech departments as well as local businesses and government entities to apply and conduct research on ethics knowledge, applications, and outcomes.

-Depending on qualifications, the individual may receive joint appointment within an academic department for the appointment period

-Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or the VPAA

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Master’s degree with two years teaching and administrative experience in higher education. Demonstrated ability to teach and administer educational programming at the University level.

Preferred: Earned Doctorate. Five years of administrative experience in a higher education setting in areas such as community outreach or administration of a speaker series. Interdisciplinary background with focus in areas such as Philosophy, Law, Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Business or Industry. More than two years of full-time teaching experience at the post-secondary level involving leadership theory and literature.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit a curriculum vitae/resume, letter of interest including vision for campus development of ethical leadership education and names/titles/phone numbers of five professional references to Gayle Davis, Sr. Administrative Assistant (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621), preferably in PDF format, at leadership@washburn.edu.

Application review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

Direct questions to Dr. Michael Gleason, Director of the Leadership Institute, at michael.gleason@washburn.edu. Additional information about the Leadership Institute can be found at www.washburn.edu/leadership. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE. http://www.washburn.edu



Open and Multiple Ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of National Security Affairs
U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI
(posted 9-11-14)


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A Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline for at least one of the following areas: 1) international relations and regional security studies; 2) foreign policy analysis and U.S. foreign policy; or, 3) leadership studies.
Beyond this minimum qualification, strong consideration will be given to candidates with scholarly or professional expertise that enables them to teach, research, and contribute to curriculum development in broad aspects two or more of these areas. Additional desirable qualifications include: relevant applied professional experience such as in government or international organizations; teaching experience that demonstrates consistent teaching excellence (ideally in the context of graduate-level professional education); a scholarly record that demonstrates significant future potential for a robust agenda of research and publication in relevant scholarly or policy areas; and, a commitment to collegiality and an interdisciplinary ethos.

Specific responsibilities for this position include: teaching modules within two core curriculum survey courses in contemporary security studies; developing core curricula including individual class sessions; developing and teaching elective courses; active professional development and contribution including through research and publication; and, service to the department and college. Teaching load is 2/2/0 based on a 10-month trimester system. This involves teaching up to two seminar sections (11-16 students) in each of the fall and the winter trimesters, with a spring trimester and summer inter-sessional period devoted primarily to research, curriculum development, and college service. The position is for a full-time, 12-month, renewable multi-year appointment at a rank commensurate to qualifications. Salary is competitive at all ranks and faculty members also receive a generous federal civil service package of health, retirement, vacation, sick leave, and other benefits.

Applications for this position will be accepted until October 24, 2014 and must include the following: 1) a detailed cover letter specifying the academic rank being applied for and addressing the specific qualifications noted above; 2) a CV; and, 3) prior teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants for assistant or associate rank must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately, while senior-level applicants may instead provide a list of three references. If you have current or previous military service, please also indicate military ranks and dates of service.

 Applications referencing VA#NSA-15-01 should be submitted by email to NSAvacancy@usnwc.edu. Separate letters of reference should also be sent to this email address or mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College, Conolly Hall, Suite 318, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI  02841-1207

 Please direct any questions to Prof. David Cooper, NSA Department Chair, at david.cooper@usnwc.edu. The U.S. Naval War College is an equal opportunity employer.



Leadership Program Manager
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, Salinas, CA
(posted 9-3-14)


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Overview of Position:

Under the general direction of the foundation president and the Director of Education, the Leadership Program Manager performs administrative functions and services for a variety of activities that support the implementation of CALP and related programs including - but not limited to - recruitment, curriculum delivery and evaluation, organizing national and international travel seminars, and oversight of educational and administrative technology. This requires regular participation in planning and development activities and, as required, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals. The position will serve as a major contact for the program and will manage relationships with outside entities or agencies and manage sensitive information and situations. The position may oversee day-today program operations and provide lead work direction to other professional or administrative staff.

Specific Job Tasks

  •  Assist the DOE in the management and advancement of the Foundation’s educational programs. (30%)
  • • Manage the recruitment process for the next class of fellows, from initial on-line application through to final selection and candidate notification (20%)
  • • Support curricula development, delivery and evaluation in partnership with the DOE and Core Faculty. (10%)
  • • Assist DOE in shaping national and international trips. (10%)
  • • Design, conduct and assess routine program evaluations. (5%)
  • • Work with the Program Coordinator to ensure the logistics necessary to support the educational mission of the Foundation are in place. (5%)
  • • In coordination with the CEO and DOE work with stakeholders to ensure the educational programs meet Foundation mission, vision and purpose. (5%)
  • • Take responsibility to ensure the appropriate technology is in place and functioning appropriately to support the mission of the Foundation and the program. (5%)
  • • Assist the DOE in the preparation and monitoring of the educational programs budget. (5%)
  • • Remain current in area of adult education and leadership theory through professional development (5%)

Required Qualifications

  • • A Bachelor’s degree is required, but an advanced degree in a relevant field would be preferred, with at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in adult, community college or university-level education.
  • • Demonstrated ability to manage and evaluate outcomes of professional and personal development programs.
  • • Motivated individual who can demonstrate innovation while working with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative and consultative environment.
  • • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal).
  • • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people of different demographic and cultural backgrounds.
  • • Ability to engage and work effectively with stakeholders, including program participants and graduates, their family members, a board of directors, the partner university deans, alumni or stakeholder advisory councils, educational teams, and program staff.
  • • Experience with project and program management, including strong organizational, evaluative and time management skills.
  • • A track record of fiscal responsibility and excellent budget management skills.
  • • Ability to travel extensively statewide, nationally, and internationally and work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and evenings.

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • 1] A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position and presentation of the candidates experience and interests as it addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description.
  • 2] A Curriculum Vitae summarizing the candidate’s education and working experiences including publications, grants or contracts related to these experiences.
  • 3] The names, position titles, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s accomplishments and potential for success.
  • 4] An example of a quantitative evaluation tool created by the candidate as a means for assessing the impact of an educational program.

 

The position is open until filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications received before October 1, 2014. Early response is encouraged. We intend to have the successful candidate begin work no later than January 1, 2015 in order to support the recruitment of Class 46 and the national travel seminar for Class 45.

Please address all nominations, inquiries, and requests for materials to:

Mr. Bob Gray, President and CEO, California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, P.O. Box 479, Salinas, CA 93902, 831-585-1030, Bob.Gray@agleaders.org, www.agleaders.org


Associate Director, Academic Leadership Collaborations
Illinois Leadership Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(posted 7-29-14)


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Primary Responsibilities of Position:

The Associate Director serves as a member of the Illinois Leadership Center Team and reports to the Director of the Illinois Leadership Center. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is to provide strategic leadership for academic partnerships and collaborations. The Associate Director designs, develops, and integrates leadership education within academic curriculum, programs, and services by creating and sustaining strong connections with faculty and academic departments. In addition, the position is responsible for oversight of leadership curriculum within ILC programs and directing assessment and evaluation of ILC programs and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in leadership studies, organizational behavior, human development, curriculum design or a related field.

• 5-7 year’s professional experience in leadership education, higher education, classroom teaching and/or a related field.

• Knowledge of current curricular and co-curricular leadership education best practices and recent research.

• Demonstrated ability to serve diverse populations within the context of leadership education.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in leadership studies, organizational behavior, human development curriculum design or a related field.

• Demonstrated ability to create positive working relationships to plan and implement curricular and co-curricular leadership education

Appointment Type -Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment.

Salary Range and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Anticipated start date is November 2014.

Application: To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references at http://jobs.illinois.edu by August 13, 2014.

For more information about the Illinois Leadership Center, see http://www.illinoisleadership.illinois.edu

Extension Educator, Leadership and Civic Engagement
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, Morris or Moorhead, Minnesota
(posted 7-20-14)

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The Center for Community Vitality of the University of Minnesota Extension enhances Minnesota’s social, economic, civic, and technological capacity in communities.  We seek candidates to join our innovative, intelligent, entrepreneurial staff and help Greater Minnesota’s communities build a stronger future.

This Leadership and Civic Engagement Extension Educator will be based in either the Morris or the Moorhead Regional Extension office and will primarily serve a region of 11 or more counties in west central Minnesota (which also has a Community Economics educator assigned to it.) This Extension Educator meets program area outcome and impact goals through education, outreach, applied scholarship and leveraging of University of Minnesota resources for and with communities. The educator also serves as a member of a statewide program team that serves other regions and the entire state of Minnesota. 

Required:  A Master's degree at time of appointment in leadership development or studies (personal and/or community); educational, counseling or clinical psychology; and/or in public or civic engagement, community studies, sociology, communication, adult learning or a closely related field.

Application Review:  The review of applications begins on August 18, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.

 To learn more about this position and to apply, visit:  @ http://www1.extension.umn.edu/about/employment/ or call 612-624-3717

Director, High School
UNO Charter School Network
(posted 6-21-14)

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High School Director
The High School Director is the school’s instructional leader whose primary responsibility is to set the school’s instructional strategy and ensure its successful execution. Through this means, the High School Director accepts responsibility for the achievement of the school’s academic goals.
The High School Director is also the school’s visible leader and is responsible for engaging key constituents – students, teachers, parents and community – to create a school environment that empowers students to achieve ambitious learning goals, thus preparing them for the finest area high schools, colleges, and lifelong learning. Utilizing the school as a catalyst for building community, the High School Director contributes to UNO’s goal of supporting the broader success of Hispanic and other minority, urban families.
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Achievement and Success:
  •  Meet targets for overall school achievement and academic progress for all individual students
  •  Monitor and track trends in student performance across all academic areas, including specialized instruction, to ensure performance of school toward meeting UNO’s vision and mission
  •  Work directly with teachers to continually improve student achievement, including ensuring the right tools and development plans are in place to assist.

School Leadership:
  • Be the visible leader of the school by overseeing and providing communication with parents, students, and UNO personnel, and maintaining a leading presence at school events
  • Oversee and evaluate the work of the Master Teacher(s) to ensure consistency with the defined characteristics of the Master Teacher role and teacher performance
  • Drive instruction and support teacher improvement towards meeting STRIVE school goal metrics as well as overall student and school performance
  • Set the school’s instructional strategic plan and ensure its execution
  • Create and sustain a culture of excellence among school staff to carry through key areas of UNO culture, student discipline, classroom management, assessment, data analysis, instructional planning, instructional delivery, and use of the curriculum to improve teachers’ skill levels.

Personnel Management and Development:
  • Supervise school personnel in all aspects of work, and evaluate according to Key Performance Indicators and specific performance goals
  • Develop Employee Improvement Plans and oversee the interventions used to implement these plans
  • Review and compile information regularly from teacher performance evaluations provided by a Master Teacher; conduct observations, as well as individual and group meetings, taking final responsibility for the evaluation of each teacher
  • Design group and individual professional development, in collaboration with the Master Teacher(s), and set clear expectations for development and improvement
  • Manage hiring and dismissal (non-renewal) of teachers with student success and performance in mind.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Commitment to Equity: Passionate about ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations. Builds positive relationships in and out of the organization.
Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the improvement of UNO Network performance and school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic organization; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others
Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Communication and Customer Service Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to customer needs in a high-quality and courteous manner.

QUALFICATIONS

Education
Bachelors Degree.
Masters Degree or higher in education or related field (preferred).

Experience
Minimum three years teaching experience.
Minimum two years of school leadership or management experience (strongly preferred).
Proven track record of academic progress of students under his/her leadership.

Certification
Illinois Type 3 or Type 9 or equivalent (strongly preferred).
Illinois Type 75 certification (strongly preferred).

For more information and to apply, contact:
Krissi Osborn, Lead Recruiter
Email krissio@proactsearch.com
Phone 800.944.6129
TEL 800.944.6129·FAX 866.929.0374 http://www.proactsearch.com · info@proactsearch.com

Associate Professor/Professor, Agricultural Leadership
Texas Tech University
(posted 6-19-14)

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Available: January 1, 2015

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin July 25, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be a faculty member in Agricultural Education and Communications. The individual selected for this position will work in conjunction with the CASNR Dean’s office and the six departments within the college to develop the Leadership for Life Academy. This will include the organization of an advisory committee of successful and outstanding individuals in the state of Texas. Preference will be given to individuals with previous success in the development and/or direction of leadership academies, institutes, or certification programs.

This person will have a teaching and scholarship responsibility within in the discipline of agricultural leadership, with teaching and advisement of both undergraduate and graduate students. Service and scholarship to the department, college, university, and professional societies is expected. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities and will play an active role in the growing graduate program in the department.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Agricultural Leadership or Agricultural Education or Agricultural Communications, or related area with an interest in leadership development. In addition to a successful track record in the development or direction of leadership academies, institutes, or similar organizations, candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenured/tenure-track academic appointment. It is expected that an additional 3 months of summer support can be realized through extramural funding or teaching.

Application: Applicants must apply on line at: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php and select Requisition ID 769BR.

Please upload a cover letter and complete curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting professional activity and qualifications. In addition please provide a complete description of your research, teaching, and industry activities. Please provide the names of three individuals who can provide a reference about your qualifications and can be contacted for a letter if needed.

Contact Information: Dr. Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, (806) 834-4578, cindy.akers@ttu.edu


Director, Leadership Development

American Farm Bureau Federation
(posted 5-5-14)

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION®

Position Announcement - Washington, DC


TITLE: Director, Leadership Development

DEPARTMENT: Organization

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To design, develop and implement leadership development programs for AFBF and state Farm Bureau employees and volunteer leaders.

REPORTS TO: Director, Learning and Development

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Design, develop and present professional development programs for volunteer leaders and employees of state Farm Bureaus and American Farm Bureau, affiliated companies and others requesting AFBF training programs. The training topics include a range of soft-skill and organizational development programs such as public speaking, emotional intelligence, personality profiles, leadership, teambuilding and communication.
· Consult with state and AFBF staff to develop and present customized professional and leadership development programs.
· Recommend opportunities to provide developmental training programs to organizations and companies outside of Farm Bureau.
· Review, evaluate and update current training programs.
· Plan and implement training conferences.
· Promote organization development and leadership development services of American Farm Bureau to state Farm Bureaus, affiliated companies and others.
· Assist state Farm Bureaus in planning and implementing leadership development programs.
· Evaluate and recommend commercial training programs that should be included in AFBF’s training library.
· Build and maintain relationships with state Farm Bureau staff and others utilizing AFBF training programs.
· Provide details for reports to the AFBF Board of Directors.
· Provide staff assistance at AFBF annual meeting and other AFBF programs as needed.
· Maintain an in-depth knowledge of adult education and leadership development theory and application.

RELATIONSHIPS:
Maintain a team environment with staff and support staff of the Organization Department and other AFBF and state staff.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED:
· Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
· Minimum three years related work experience
· Excellent presentation skills
· Experience designing training programs for adult audiences
· Strong time management and organizational skills
· Experience in building and maintaining professional partnerships
· Experience with word processing and preparing visual aids in Microsoft Office
· Strong writing ability
· Strong problem solving ability

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/SKILLS:
· Masters degree in Training and Development, Adult Learning, Organization Development or related field
· Experience in associations and/or working with volunteers, especially in agriculture
· Knowledge of e-learning and distance learning technologies

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
· U.S. travel required approximately 50% of the time. Actual travel varies at different times during the year.

To apply for this position, please send cover letter and résumé to Stefphanie Gambrell, Human Resources Manager, American Farm Bureau Federation, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 1000W, Washington, DC 20024. Electronic applications will be accepted at careers@fb.org. The deadline for application is May 26, 2014.




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