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Assistant Director, Leadership Education and Development

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jan 31, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Director, Leadership Education and Development Position Number 070681 Department Leadership Education - 335500 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 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Student Development, Student Affairs, Leadership Studies, Higher Education, or a related field
  • Minimum of three years full-time experience working in student leadership development in higher education or a related context; two years of relevant Graduate Assistantship work may count as one year of full-time experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership program development and delivery including training and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with college students, colleagues, and community constituents as educator, advisor, and leader
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills
License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Program Planning + Delivery
  • Overseeing 3 co-curricular leadership programs focused on the development of students’ efficacy, capacity, motivation, and enactment of leadership.

  • Creating programmatic goals and implementing the processes, structures, and tasks needed to attain them.

  • Coordinating logistics (i.e. reservations, transportation) and financial administration (i.e. budgeting, purchases, revenue generation) needed to turn plans into programs.

  • Managing the promotion of programs and registration of student participants.

  • Evaluating and assessing students’ learning and programmatic effectiveness through formal and informal methods.

Advising + Supervision
  • Hiring, coaching, and supervising 1 Graduate Assistant and graduate/undergraduate interns as needed.

  • Recruiting, training, and developing a student leadership team of 15-20 students responsible for delivering leadership content to their peers.

  • Providing developmental feedback and performance evaluation for staff and student leadership team.

Curriculum Design + Instruction
  • Utilizing research, theories, models, and standards in the leadership field to design a robust and inclusive curriculum for curricular and co-curricular experiences.

  • Integrating diverse scholarship and critical pedagogy into leadership education efforts.

  • Teaching 1-2 classes per semester in the Leadership Studies Minor.

  • Contributing to strategic planning, academic administration, and student advising in the Leadership Studies Minor.
Suggested Salary Range $48,000-$52,000 Physical Demands of Position
General office environment.

Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation. Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• List of References with Contact Information AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link
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