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Program Coordinator/Leadership Studies Lecturer-Washburn University

26 Mar 2018 3:22 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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Washburn University invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator/Leadership Studies Lecturer with anticipated start date July 1, 2018. The Leadership Institute seeks an innovative educator committed to providing an enriching leadership education achieved through both the classroom and co-curricular learning opportunities. The successful candidate will collaborate with Leadership Institute faculty, campus and community partners and will be committed to a team-based inter-disciplinary approach to leadership education. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills in these collaborations. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track appointment. Reporting to the Director of the Leadership Institute, this position will assist with the continued development of the Leadership Institute curricular and co-curricular programs. This position has the possibility of renewal contingent on the need for services and the availability of funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with eighteen hours of coursework in leadership or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience administering co-curricular programming.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate.
  • Experience teaching leadership studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students.
  • Experience in developing intra-institutional collaborative partnerships.
  • Evidence of creative thinking regarding approaches to program creation, problem solving and program renewal.


  • Serve as co-advisor for the co-curricular Student Leadership Council and facilitate activities related to the mentorship of student leaders and support of Leadership Institute events.
  • Assist in continued development of the Leadership Challenge Eventâ„¢, High School Leadership Academy, and other programs related to high school outreach.
  • Collaborate in developing, teaching, and assessing outcomes of seminars, workshops and other LI educational activities that contribute to the development of students and enhance their LI experience.
  • Advise students related to academic requirements for Leadership Studies Minor and scholarship requirements.
  • Teach relevant Leadership Studies courses half-time.
  • Serve on various campus committees as relevant and appropriate to develop and strengthen campus connections.
  • Maintain an active presence within the Leadership Institute Office and at Leadership Institute events.
  • Develop partnerships with community and campus constituents and provide community opportunities for learning related to ethical leadership.
  • Assist the Director and Associate Director with advisement of students participating in the Leadership WTE (Washburn Transformational Experience) and completing internship experiences.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin April 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Send application letter which includes philosophy of leadership education, vita, copies of transcripts and name/addresses/phone numbers of 3 references to: Gayle Davis, Washburn University Leadership Institute, 1700 SW. College Ave., Topeka, KS. 66621 (do not send additional materials until requested). Only electronic applications and application materials will be accepted. Materials should be emailed to For questions, Dr. Michael Gleason may be contacted at: The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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