Dir. Rice Cntr for Leader Dev

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Director, Rice Center for Leader Development reports to the Commandant of Cadets with duties that include: Oversee the Corps’ leader development program by continuously updating and improving course materials. This includes creating, managing and updating all accredited courses taught to the cadets. The incumbent will coordinate, train, and support the assistant instructors who teach these courses in addition to teaching several courses each semester. Coordinate and schedule academic classrooms with sufficient size to conduct accredited courses taught to the cadets. Support development and maintenance of learning management systems for all accredited courses taught to the cadets. Support the Deputy Commandant, VPI Battalion, who is responsible for the Citizen-Leader Track program. This may include developing academic courses and coordinating guest speakers. | Oversee the Corps' academic success programs designed to assist cadets with their academic performance. The goal of this program is a regimental average GPA of greater than 3.0. Plan and execute Corps periodic invitational leadership conference attended by cadets and staff from senior military colleges, federal service academies, junior military colleges and other selected institutions. Plan and execute the annual Senior Military College meeting when held at Virginia Tech. Oversee cadet participation in national leadership conferences. Serve on various university and division academic committees such as the academic advisory council. Coordinate and host guest speakers as part of the Cutchins Leadership Lecture series. Advise cadet academic officer and committees, and serve as liaison to university and college organizations such as Omicron Delta Kappa, the Cadet Honors Committee, and Golden Key. Supervise the process to secure venues large enough for the regiment to assemble such as Cutchins Leadership Lecture speakers. Help support efforts to develop and coordinate opportunities for cadets to engage in international travel and global engagement. Write articles for the Rice Center section of the Corps Review. Perform additional duties as directed by the Commandant of Cadets. The incumbent also reports to the Dean of the Pamplin College of Business with duties that include: Oversee the administration, award of, and periodic review of the Corps of Cadets Minor in Leadership Studies, including the verification of credits, leadership progression, and the requirement to successfully hold three, semester-long leadership positions. Maintain the requirements for the degree. Supervise the administration of 16 accredited courses that comprise the academic component of the leader development program. This includes one weekly evening lab for freshmen. Supervise the creation of new courses through the university's governance process, including revisions to course material. Oversee the Corps academic advisory program, working with cadets having academic issues and their academic advisors. Support cadets with special topics courses, independent studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Serve on college committees such as Pamplin Faculty Advisor committee, Pamplin Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and Management Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Required Qualifications

Masters Degree and/or related experience. Prior military experience. Experience in creating and implementing programs. Experience in supervising staff and/or students. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Strong communications skills. Collaborative work style. Experience that would demonstrate the ability to work effectively with university constituents, academic departments, and student support programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate/terminal degree in a field related to education, such as Instructional Design or educational leadership. Prior teaching experience in higher education. Experience with communications technology and database management. Experience in developing course curricula, learning objectives, and supporting lesson plans. Knowledge of leadership and ethical theory and the ability to integrate theory with practical application. Experience counseling and mentoring students on academic matters. Military command experience. Experience with a senior military college, military service Professional Military Education (PME) school, or federal service academy.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$70,000 - $75,000

Review Date

June 2, 2021

Additional Information

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidate who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact (Leketa Miller) at (leketa@vt.edu) during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 5, 2021
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