Assistant Director, Leadership Education and Development
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.
- 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
- Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication
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
- 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
Curriculum Design + Instruction
- Providing developmental feedback and performance evaluation for
staff and student leadership team.
- 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
- Contributing to strategic planning, academic administration,
and student advising in the Leadership Studies Minor.
Suggested Salary Range
Physical Demands of Position
General office environment.
Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
• Cover Letter
• List of References with Contact Information
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
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
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