Assistant Director of SLICE (Leadership Development)
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
Proven problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills,
and oral, written, and interpersonal and intercultural
Commitment to justice and equity based approaches
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
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
Are you interested in this exciting
opportunity? Please apply!
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available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
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