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  Positions will remain posted for a maximum of 6 months (or until filled). 

Positions Available

Open and Multiple Ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of National Security Affairs
U.S. Navel 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 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 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,,

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 by August 13, 2014.

For more information about the Illinois Leadership Center, see

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:  @ 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.
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.

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.


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

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.

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
Phone 800.944.6129
TEL 800.944.6129·FAX 866.929.0374 ·

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: 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,

Director, Leadership Development

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


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

· 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.

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

· Bachelor’s Degree

· 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

· 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

· 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 The deadline for application is May 26, 2014.

Lecturer, Agricultural Leadership Education
University of Florida
(posted 5-5-14)

12-month non-tenure-accruing Agricultural Leadership Education Lecturer position within the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida. 

We encourage applications from individuals with a focus on Agricultural Leadership and global sustainability.  The successful candidate will work with the highly innovative Challenge 2050 Project, a multi-faceted IFAS-wide effort with international and domestic partners addressing unstructured, complex, and adaptive challenges (e.g., sustainable development, population fluctuation, food security) present in today’s global community.

The position listing can be viewed at  Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications
  TennesseeState University
(posted 4-25-14)

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This is a 12 Month tenure track faculty position with dual responsibility in teaching & outreach.

Duties include:
  • Further develops and implements a leading Agricultural Communication program (a concentration or minor), in cooperation with and as part of the Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Extension (AELE) faculty group that meets the needs of urban and traditional audiences.
  • Establishes the TSU Agricultural Communications as a prominent program in the state and among its peer institutions nationally and internationally.
  • Develops and teaches courses in communication such as print, broadcast (radio & tv), web, social media and other media forms as part of the agricultural communication curriculum.
  • Coordinates, recruits for, and grows the undergraduate program in Agricultural Communication on the Nashville Campus, including graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching of courses (from introductory level courses for the entire university to capstone internships in the program) in Ag Comm.
  • Establishes undergraduate internships in communications with Nashville area businesses and organizations.
  • Guides students in the development of their skills and abilities to communicate agricultural topics to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Teaches graduate level courses in the AELE Masters of Science distance education program.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of a Ph.D. degree in the department.
  • Secures external funding to support scholarship that positions TSU as a national leader in Ag Comm.
  • Publish scholarship in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participates in scholarly activities as part of professional development.
  • Engages with youth groups served by TSU's College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences (i.e. 4-H, FFA, MANRRS, MNPS agriculture students, etc.).
  • Executes extension education with a focus on (a) communicating agricultural and environmental sciences to urban and rural audiences and (b) working with Ext professionals on evaluating their communication efforts.
  • Assists the College of Agriculture, Human & Natural Sciences with selected communication efforts.
  • Participates in service activities at the department, college, and university level.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience

  • Doctorate in agricultural education, agricultural and extension education, agricultural leadership, agricultural communications, or a communications-related discipline, with a concentration in agriculture.
  • Excellent teaching, research, & service with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarly community &secure external funding to support creative work focused on promoting food, environmental, & social sustainability
  • Demonstrated interests in diversity and quality teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in higher education are required.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in oral & written communications in the context of agriculture & life sciences.
  • Ability to teach and work with distance education technologies in support of the academic, research, and extension programs in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Extension.
  • Ability to teach and work with social media in support of the Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Extension unit in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Ability to teach and work with radio, tv, and other innovative forms of audio/visual media.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, and industry professionals.
  • Exhibited initiative and drive when working with formal and nonformal education groups.

To apply go to

For more information please contact John Ricketts, 615-630-0526,

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor in Leadership Studies
Christopher Newport University
(posted 3-6-14)

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The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor position in Leadership Studies, effective August 18, 2014.  The faculty of the Department is committed to educating students to practice ethical, responsible leadership, and civic engagement.  This position is a one-year appointment, with potential for renewal for a second year depending upon the incumbent’s performance and University need. The appointment will be made at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, based on the candidate’s previous achievements in scholarship and teaching.  Phi Beta Kappa membership is desirable.  The teaching load is 3-3.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of the following courses: Self, Group and Leadership; Leadership Theory and Research; Leadership through the Ages; Values Leadership; Leading Change; Leadership Internship Seminar; and Cross-Cultural Leadership.  Faculty expectations, in addition to teaching, include productive scholarship, developmental advising of students, curriculum and program development, and university service. The successful candidate must be able to guide and assist undergraduate students in research projects related to leadership studies.  Experience as a student or faculty member at a liberal arts and sciences institution is highly desirable.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), syllabi and other evidence of teaching style and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: 

Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment, Leadership Studies (Visiting) Faculty Search, Search #8387, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072, Or

Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2014.
  Applications received after March 26, 2014, will be accepted but considered only if needed.  Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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