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The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will work closely and creatively with the director to build our curricular and co‐curricular initiatives and programs in terms of both enrollment and participation numbers as well as campus and community impact. It is, therefore, imperative that the Assistant Director is professional and knowledgeable about the institutional and departmental resources available. The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will also be involved in assessment, data gathering, marketing and communication efforts for the LEV program which will require creativity, patience and a willingness to collaborate with other offices on‐campus. Teaching is an important part of this role as well, therefore, the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs must be willing to engage in the scholarship of leadership, ethics and values and must have excellent skills in knowledge dissemination and student engagement in the classroom. The ability of the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles is critical to this role.
The Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program draws upon the overall liberal arts education embraced at North Central College to put the study of leadership and ethics into action. The Program is critical component of our efforts to pursue our mission statement promise of producing “curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders.” Our diverse range of Academic and Co‐Curricular opportunities allow students to gain practical training and help students develop as campus leaders and community contributors, now and in the future.
Description of Key Responsibilities
1. Teach designated LEV courses, and, if appropriate the Certificate program (8-10 credit hours per academic year).
2. Spearhead efforts to build robust enrollment in LEV academic majors, minors and concentrations.
3. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation in research and presentation opportunities for LEV students including Richter Grants, Rall Symposium presentations and honors theses.
4. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation numbers in and high‐impact, high‐visibility social impact initiatives for our three core co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.
5. Actively advise and nurture our three core LEV co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.
6. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, co‐curricular programming and workshops (e.g., FYE workshops, NCC Leadership Conference workshops, etc.).
7. Coordinate efforts related to academic assessment and program review in LEV.
8. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, marketing and social media efforts.
9. Coordinate efforts related to student data collection and reporting for programs in LEV (e.g., maintaining enrollment and retention data as well as student survey data).
10. Serve, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, as the LEV representative at admissions and visit day programs.
11. Conduct LEV presentations across campus for a variety of constituents.
12. In concert with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, strengthen and maintain relationships with other academic units, student affairs, admissions, College Scholars and athletics.
13. Assist with preparation of key strategic documents such as annual reports and other broad‐ reaching publications.
14. Serve, where appropriate, on campus‐wide committees as assigned.
15. Supervise and oversee, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, student workers and/or practicum students.
16. Other job related duties as assigned.