Assistant Director for Leadership Engagement

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Director for Leadership Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing leadership education and programming that advances the objectives of VT Engage: The Center for Leadership & Service Learning. The position manages all aspects of student leadership programs including; The Big Event at Virginia Tech, and the National Society for Leadership & Success at Virginia Tech.

They will also lead multiple campus wide initiatives for leadership development including the I WILL Leadership Institute, and Lead for Good workshop series.

The Assistant Director will coordinate efforts with curricular programs to cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships on leadership with campus and community partners as needed. This position will work to develop student leadership competencies to support student learning in leadership education in conjunction with the associate director of VT Engage.

The Assistant Director is a key member of the VT Engage management team and reports to the Associate Director for VT Engage. The position will directly supervise the Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Civic Engagement.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in higher education administration, leadership education, nonprofit management, or related field.
• Demonstrated commitment to issues and initiatives related to social justice, leadership education, or community engagement.
• Must be detail-oriented.
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Some evening and weekend work required.
• Experience with supervision of student staff or volunteers required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Hold a valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing
• Demonstrated knowledge of student development and leadership theories.
• Experience developing partnerships with student affairs areas or community-based organizations.
• Knowledge of assessment of student learning, community impact or leadership education.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$53,000 - $55,000

Review Date


Additional Information

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 military 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.

About VT Engage

VT Engage: The Center for Leadership and Service Learning enhances the student experience by providing leadership education, civic engagement and service learning opportunities within the Virginia Tech and New River Valley community, nationally, and globally. VT Engage is dedicated to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs. Our team works to equip civic leaders to create a more just world. Our team facilitates leadership, service learning, and civic engagement experiences that advance community priorities, contribute to student development, and embody Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Our team strives to engage students in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: commitment to unwavering curiosity, pursuing self-understanding and integrity, practicing civility, preparing for a life of courageous leadership, and embracing the University’s motto Ut Prosim as way of life. Further, our team sees the Principles of Community as fundamental to Virginia Tech’s on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a dynamic community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. The Virginia Tech Principles of Community are described at:

About Student Affairs

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 candidates 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!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kathy Flint at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 19, 2022
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