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  • 13 Sep 2018 10:00 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Student Affairs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, innovative, caring, and learning-centered environment. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life. As such, staff strive to engage every student in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto Ut Prosim as a way of life. The Director of VT Engage is fundamental in aligning staff, services, learning methodologies, and departmental initiatives toward these aspirations. They must thrive in a dynamic, student-centered, engaging team atmosphere and must be committed to leading and challenging staff and students to engage fully in vital and vibrant learning environments that support holistic development.

    VT Engage seeks to equip students to serve as change agents who make the world more equitable and just through their commitment to community and civic engagement. The Director of VT Engage leads a team of dedicated individuals who work in collaboration with student affairs colleagues, academic experts, and community partners to design and implement mutually beneficial initiatives that prioritize community need and partnership development while helping students think more critically about themselves, the communities they work with, and the social issues they encounter. This office embodies innovation, creating exciting new and impactful programs and services to enhance the institution’s mission. The director is integral to the university’s efforts to prepare students to be active, informed, and civic minded global leaders with a passion for addressing complex social problems. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the director is a collaborative and highly visible leader who serves on the student affairs leadership team and participates as a member on various student affairs and university committees.


    The successful candidate must possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field, a minimum of five years of related experience including demonstrated progressive growth in leadership and supervision of professional staff in a higher education setting, and expertise in the areas of leadership education, community, and civic engagement are required. In addition, the director must have a proven commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities. A doctorate in a related field and solid grant writing and/or previous experience with advancement work and fundraising are preferred.

    Application and Nomination

    Review of applications will begin September 11, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

  • 10 Sep 2018 1:37 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

    Please visit the link below to apply for a Leadership and Organizational Development Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the University of Georgia. The position is housed in the Office of Learning and Organizational Development under the Associate Dean of Extension. The position will conduct research as well as development and implement national level leadership development programs under the supervision of Dr. Rochelle Sapp. For additional information or questions, please contact Rochelle at or 979-571-3067.

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  • 27 Aug 2018 2:53 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    The Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (DFBL) anticipates filling at least two full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Leadership, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or other behavioral science fields (e.g., psychology and sociology) where the primary focus of their studies, teaching, and research is leadership in organizations. Ideal candidates should have teaching experience in the respective discipline at the undergraduate level. They should be willing to regularly teach introductory undergraduate courses in one or more of these disciplines and to mentor undergraduate research.

    The U.S. Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead in the United States Air Force and in service to our nation. Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors. The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators. The curriculum includes core academic and professional courses, and 27 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors.

    The United States Air Force Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students. Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience, and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.

    Salaries are competitive, include a cost-of-living adjustment, and also cover non-teaching summer months. Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae; a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant’s qualifications meet the requirements of the ad, to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion; and a listing of at least three references that we may contact later in the review process. 

    Appointment to this position begins 24 June 2019 and ends 30 June 2022. Subsequent re-appointments will be considered based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. 

    To apply: Go to Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Applications must be received by October 16, 2018

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  • 21 Aug 2018 11:39 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    The Organization:

    The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation conducts world-class leadership development and other innovative experiential learning programs. It is the nation’s longest continuously running agricultural leadership program with an expanding range of leadership development opportunities to meet the diverse 21st century needs of California agriculture. The Foundation’s flagship program, the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP), has in excess of 1,300 alumni.

    The educational components are delivered in collaboration with four university partners: University of California - Davis; California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University - Pomona; and California State University - Fresno. A faculty member from each campus works in coordination with the respective Dean of the College of Agriculture to facilitate seminar activities specific to the expertise of that campus. Campus Core Faculty members form the heart of the Education Team, which also includes the Director of Education (DOE) and two alumni of the program. This position is with the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, which operates as a state and federal 501(c) 3 non-profit public benefit corporation, and is independent of the program and administrative structure of the partner universities.

    Overview of Position:

    The Director of Education (DOE) is responsible for the curriculum, in coordination with the four partner university deans, as established under an MOU, and for delivery of the leadership content presented in the campus and travel seminars. The DOE works closely with the Core Faculty from the campuses as well as the President of the Foundation. The collective education team is responsible to the Board of Directors through the President. As directed by the Board, the DOE is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Foundation to continue to deliver innovative and transformational leadership content that is challenging in order to improve the overall condition of agriculture in the state of California.

    Rather than focusing on agricultural content, the CA Ag Leadership Program emphasis has been described as “leadership from the inside out”. That is to say there is a deliberate focus on self-awareness, social awareness, emotional intelligence and other content that relates to self-improvement and the “inner journey” of leadership development.

    Under the general direction of the President, the DOE performs administrative leadership 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 implementation activities and, as required, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals. The position will serve as a prime contact for the program and will manage relationships with outside entities or agencies and manage sensitive information and situations. The position may oversee day-to-day program operations and provide lead work direction to other professional or administrative staff.

    Specific Job Tasks

    • Manage and advance the Foundation’s educational programs. Includes annual recruiting effort for next class fellows, including planning and on-site interviews (25%)
    • Support curriculum development, delivery and evaluation in partnership with the Core Faculty. (15%)
    • Design the national and international seminars. (20%)
    • Conduct and assess routine program evaluations. Design new tools as needed. (10%)
    • Work with the Program Coordinator, a staff support position, to ensure the logistics necessary to support the educational mission of the Foundation are in place. (10%)
    • In coordination with the president, work with stakeholders to ensure the educational programs meet Foundation mission (We grow leaders who make a difference), vision (To be a catalyst for a vibrant agricultural community) and purpose. (5%)
    • Ensure the appropriate technology is in place and functioning appropriately to support the mission of the Foundation and the vision of the program. (5%)
    • Assist the president 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%)

    Selection Criteria

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in the quality of his/her professional experience.


    • Minimum of a BA or BS degree. Preferable, but not required: advanced studies in leadership leading to a Masters or Doctoral degree
    • Work experience of ten years or more in an appropriate management position that demonstrates understanding of organizational behavior, demanding work and goal accountability.
    • Demonstrated 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 team, 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.

    Preferred Candidate Attributes:

    • Demonstrated familiarity with the issues impacting society and agriculture, preferably in a context appropriate to California.
    • Knowledge of the literature in leadership development and with experience teaching and/or coaching using these basic principles.
    • Would be considered a model for what the program teaches, being open minded, humble and modeling leadership as service to others.
    • Experience with the process of teaching part-time adult learners engaged in a continuing education and developmental experience.
    • Effective teacher of leadership or related subject matter using instructional methodology beyond the lecture format including group facilitation, coaching/mentoring, and empowerment of self-directed learning.
    • The drive and enthusiasm necessary to attract new program participants.
    • Demonstrated willingness to proactively and collaboratively work to move programs in new directions.

    Additional Information:

    The position could be located in any partner university location, in Salinas (headquarters), or any acceptable in-state location as the candidate prefers.

    The Foundation’s Terms and Conditions of Employment apply to this exempt position.

    A current driver’s license and United States passport are required.

    Salary Range: commensurate with education and experience.

    Application Procedure

    A completed application will consist of:

    1] A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position and presentation of the candidate’s 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 addresses 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 September 30, 2018. Early response is encouraged. We hope to have the successful candidate begin work no later than January 1, 2019.

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

    Mr. Barry Bedwell, President
    California Agricultural Leadership Foundation
    P.O. Box 479
    Salinas, CA 93902


    CALP is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion or veteran status.

  • 16 Jul 2018 6:44 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

    See full listing here-QUICK CLOSING of July 31, 2018

    A Tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position is available in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The faculty position is provided on a 9-month (academic year) basis, with tenure residing in a department appropriate for the candidate’s area of research in the College of ACES, and will reflect a 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. The position announcement may be found at the following website on the U of I Job Board:

    Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in agricultural leadership; leadership education; agricultural education or communications; organization development; leadership; higher education; or any other closely related field. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with undergraduate and graduate students as well as local, national/global groups required. Successful candidates must have a proven record of excellence in teaching and student centered/service learning in the context of leadership development, and scholarly research, publication and engagement. 

    Responsibilities: Build a strong international reputation through research, teaching and engagement in human capacity development related to agricultural leadership, education and communication that fits the College’s proposal for a new interdisciplinary program (to be named as the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) program.) The successful candidate will teach leadership theory and practice courses, including the introductory leadership course that each semester enrolls 160-180 students. Teaching responsibilities may include courses focused on leadership communications, leadership ethics, leading groups, and professional and employee development. Opportunities may also exist to organize study abroad programs. The candidate will conduct scholarly research in the broad area of leadership and/or student development in preparation for professional success, attract external competitive research funding, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with student recruitment, advising, coordinating programs, and serving on relevant committees.

    Closing Date: To receive full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2018

    Applications: Candidates should create a profile at and upload their Curriculum Vitae (including email address), a letter of interest which includes a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and experience by July 31, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.

    For more information, contact Prasanta Kalita at (217) 333-3380 or

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