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Program Manager for Leadership Studies & Development

Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Program Manager for Leadership Studies & Development

University of Maryland, College Park

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union

For details and to apply:

Position 113263 or

Best Consideration: March 8, 2023


The Program Manager for Leadership Studies and Development focuses on academic and co-curricular leadership education initiatives affiliated with the Leadership and Community Service-Learning office within the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life. This includes collaboration with 1) the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE) in the College of Education on leadership studies courses and programs, and 2) co-curricular leadership development initiatives under the Maryland Leadership Education and Development (MLEAD) program area within the LCSL portfolio. Leadership Studies includes a 15-credit Minor, 21-credit Certificate and 30+ course sections serving 500+ students annually. The MLEAD initiative includes 15+ co-curricular leadership development programs serving 600+ student participants annually. Utilizing a critical theory approach to the study and development of student leadership, this role develops, implements, and advances leadership learning through a variety of contexts and learning environments. The program manager integrates co-curricular and academic leadership offerings to maximize students’ leadership education and development.

Strategy & Partnerships (20%)

  • Serve as a liaison to the CHSE in the College of Education and any faculty and staff affiliated with the Leadership Studies academic program.
  • Oversee the strategy, management, and assessment of all MLEAD Programs, including 7+ co-curricular leadership development programs serving 300+ student participants annually.
  • Collaborate with partners across campus to ensure successful design and implementation of leadership education initiatives in curricular and co-curricular contexts, including but not limited to the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, Division of Student Affairs, CHSE Department and College of Education, other academic and administrative units as appropriate.

Teaching & Curriculum Design (25%)

  • Maintain a teaching load of 1-2 courses in Leadership Studies during fall, winter, spring, and summer terms as needed and appropriate.
  • Design and implement curriculum and course assessment to ensure best-practices, integrate high-impact learning, maximize accessibility, and center diverse identities and perspectives.
  • Utilize culturally responsive and critical pedagogical approaches in course teaching and design.

Program & Course Administration (30%)

  • Manage budget and fiscal operations for programs and initiatives including preparation of an annual budget, tracking expenditures, and reporting and predicting financial trends, as needed.
  • Facilitate recruitment and marketing efforts to attract and retain students in courses and programs.
  • Conduct academic advising with undergraduate students in the Leadership Studies program and manage academic systems as needed.
  • Schedule courses each semester and manage related course materials.

Supervision & Instructor Support (20%)

  • Supervise the Coordinator for Student Leadership Development who is responsible for the daily operations and implementation of all co-curricular leadership programs offered through the MLEAD initiative within LCSL. Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with strategic planning, professional development, feedback, and performance review.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate instructor, adjunct faculty, and graduate teaching assistants for Leadership Studies as needed.

Unit & Departmental Initiatives (5%)

  • Assist in unit and departmental goal setting and completion.
  • Attend and support divisional and departmental events and training as needed.
  • Contribute to LCSL-wide initiatives including assessment and data management, mid-year and annual reports, student appreciation, student leader retreat, staff training and development, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Leadership Studies, or related field 3+ years of full-time professional experience or equivalent in leadership education (or related field), including co-curricular and/or academic programs in a college or university setting Demonstrated capacity to navigate academic systems and processes Demonstrated experience in mentor, advisor, and/or supervisory roles Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion in action Demonstrated knowledge of leadership studies and student development, scholarship of teaching and learning, pedagogical approaches to teaching leadership, program administration and assessment best practices, and curriculum design Demonstrated effectiveness in working with college students, colleagues, and community constituents Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills


  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Leadership Studies, or related field 4+ years of full-time experience preferred Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning innovation, curriculum development, student development, critical pedagogy, and community-based learning Demonstrated proficiency in navigating and managing academic systems and processes Demonstrated experience supervising graduate student and full-time staff Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to community engagement, social justice, and inclusion; solid understanding of cultural responsiveness and critical theory

Physical Demands:

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus (or at times further travel may be required). There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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