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Assistant Director for Leadership Development-Appalachian State University

12 Mar 2019 4:51 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Leadership, Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience (inclusive two graduate assistant years counting as one year), engaging professionally in the engagement and/or development of undergraduate college students.
  • Demonstrated engagement with extended orientation programs and large-scale university-level campus programming.
  • Demonstrated experience as a facilitator or instructor of leadership development trainings, workshops, programs, or classes for undergraduate college students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct experience in leadership of extended orientation programs as an undergraduate and/or graduate student or full time staff.
  • Experience in college level student advising.
  • Demonstrated experience in the nurturing of, and engagement in, inclusive learning spaces.
  • Demonstrated experience with concepts of inclusive excellence and social justice and understanding of their role in developing inclusive communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and coordinating leadership programming.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team atmosphere.
  • Supervisory experience with student staff.
  • Basic familiarity with budget management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director for Leadership Development works with students, faculty and staff in the coordination and implementation of leadership education and development programs. The position functions as an integral member of the Leadership Development staff team within the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of the redevelopment and expansion of The Appalachian Trailhead Experience (extended orientation program).
  • Development and implementation of leadership programs designed to assist students in their personal development.
  • Support of and/or responsibility for coordination of other leadership programs which could include one or more of the following: Student Leadership Consultants, a peer education group; Emerging Leaders program; Appalachian Leadership Forum; Leadership 101, a leadership development series; Leadership Certificate program.
  • Management of budgets associated with programs supervised.
  • Shared supervision of graduate assistants.
  • Supervision of undergraduate student staff.
  • Service as an adjunct instructor for recurring leadership courses offered through the Leadership Studies Minor.
  • Consultation, advisement and support to students.
  • Service as the department representative on university committees.
  • Maintain current understanding of best practices in the field of leadership and student development and engaging in continuous professional development.
  • Fulfill other duties assigned by the Associate Director and Director.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
8:00-5:00 pm; flexible schedule required for this position as it does involve evening and some weekend work.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: Yes

Suggested Salary Range: $48,000-$50,000

Physical Demands of Position

General office environment.

Posting Date: 02/07/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Initial Review Date

Proposed Date of Hire: 06/03/2019

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