Assistant Director of SLICE (Leadership Development)

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
May 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) at Carnegie Mellon University consists of experienced professionals with an outstanding ability to: cultivate relevant, one-to-one mentoring relationships with exceptional students; deeply influence the growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow; craft unique experiences building on the talents of a diverse, multifaceted community; and contribute to our Student Affairs Division whose cornerstone is a deep, sustained dedication to the ongoing care of its students.

Carnegie Mellon University is searching for an Assistant Director of SLICE to join its dynamic team.  Engaging with students as they interact with our department, you will serve as a primary point of contact and specialist in student leadership development and recognition. As Carnegie Mellon’s first full time role dedicated to this work, you will have the exciting opportunity to forge university-wide relationships with other educators, write curriculum, and influence the trajectory of our student leadership development efforts.

The Assistant Director of SLICE role is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an innovative and exciting work environment.  In addition to partners across the university, you will work closely with SLICE colleagues overseeing student activities, student government, Greek Life, and civic engagement to advance our forward-thinking mission to facilitate students’ development of self and community as active global citizens. As we strive to accomplish our mission, our efforts and approaches are undergirded by a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Core Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the Charpie Leadership Institute including curriculum development and facilitation, selection process, budget management, and student and staff mentorship elements
  • Management of the first year Emerging Leaders program including curriculum development, planning for an overnight retreat and post-retreat small group civic engagement experiences, and selection and supervision of student mentors
  • Coordinate student recognition programs including the SLICE Awards, a campus-wide Senior Leadership Recognition program, and everyday recognition of student leadership efforts
  • Execute a campus-based LeaderShape Institute including year-round connection points
  • Coordinate across Carnegie Mellon, and specifically with student affairs partners, opportunities for development and facilitation of leadership-related content
  • Further partnerships with faculty on co-curricular learning and leadership development competency areas via committee work and focus on individual relationships
  • Integrate leadership theory, models, and learning outcomes into the work of the SLICE department
  • Stay connected to the leadership development educators network to understand best practices in the field
  • Provide general ad hoc advisory support to our 300+ student organizations on campus
  • SLICE staff members are passionate about the work we do, iterating toward excellence to achieve our mission. We are seeking a staff member who is adaptable, works well on a team, takes initiative, and has a positive outlook and attitude. SLICE values colleagues who are committed to continued personal and professional growth, and are invested in making the world a more just and equitable place.

    You should demonstrate:

  • Proven track record to champion an innovative and collaborative work environment
  • Proven problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills, and oral, written, and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Commitment to justice and equity based approaches
  • Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Leadership Development, or related field required.
  • One to three years of related experience required, three to four years of related experience in a student affairs setting preferred.
  • Requirements:

  • Background check
  • Applications must include a cover letter and resume and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is a full-time role with an anticipated start date in mid July 2021.

    Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Please apply!

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