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Director of Organizational Leadership

Employer
Buena Vista University
Location
Storm Lake, Iowa, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details



Buena Vista University invites applications for the Director of the Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership. The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program is a 30-credit-hour, online program with 4 track options. The director teaches courses within the program and is also responsible for a range of administrative duties. This is a full-time, off-sight, tenure-track assistant, or associate professor position with a 12-month contract. Courses are offered in an 8-week, online format, with 6 terms per year. Directors have a 5/6 course load with a release from teaching during one term annually. In addition to teaching courses in the program, the director is responsible for program oversight; hiring, mentoring, and evaluating faculty; scheduling and assigning faculty to courses; participating in assessment and program improvement; and admitting, mentoring, and advising students through program completion. The director is assisted by the Director of Graduate Programs.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in communication, leadership studies, or a closely related field. Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching in an online format. Experience in personnel and budgetary management, as well as curriculum oversight and development are desirable. A successful candidate must demonstrate support for the university’s mission, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work collaboratively. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, assessment, presentation, and communication skills, and must demonstrate effective leadership, strategic planning, writing, and intercultural skills.

To apply, submit your letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable with application; official copies will be required for appointment), teaching philosophy statement, current vita, and at least four professional references (including title, address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Review of applications will begin June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2024.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity. A background check will be completed on the final candidate.

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

While this position may be remote, in Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most importantly, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake.

Company

 Buena Vista University

BVU, a private university, is a community of doers, cultivators, and creators who believe in transformative higher education. At BVU, we possess an innate instinct to build. It’s rooted in our identity as Beavers and in our belief that we can and should better the world around us. We are an institution forging new ways of learning and serving. We are committed to empowering our students and know that their work does not just stay in Storm Lake, Iowa. Beavers carry it with them as they build throughout the region and across the globe.  

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at BVU.edu/StormLake.

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