The Associate Director for Leadership Programs serves as a senior leader in the Department of Campus Activities providing leadership and vision for the Leadership Programs unit. The Leadership Programs unit is responsible for providing leadership development for the students of Western Carolina University. The unit is comprised of the Associate Director, an Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, and a Graduate Assistant.
The Associate Director for Leadership Programs will bring an informed perspective on leadership development for college students and be able to lead the unit in creating new and innovative initiatives and programs.
Current initiatives of the unit include the Cat Camp Leadership Exploration (an extended orientation experience focusing on personal development), Freshman Leadership Initiative (a two semester living-learning community focusing on leadership development), and Whee Lead (a one day leadership conference for all students). The unit also partners closely with the academic Leadership Minor to recruit and train instructors and promote the minor. Members of the unit serve as course instructors for the Leadership Minor as posted in job descriptions and as approved annually by the Director of Campus Activities.
Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs or similar, discipline. 3-5 years of full-time experience in campus activities, leadership programs or similar area. Experience teaching multiple 2-3 credit hour courses centered around leadership theory or development. Experience supervising staff in a higher education setting.
Experience managing and leading change in an organization. Understanding of current trends and issues in higher education leadership development programming. Experience supervising full-time, master’s-level staff in a higher education setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Attach a cover letter, current resume, and a list of work related references (including contact information) to complete the application process.
For more information please contact: Bryant Barnett (Search Committee Chair), 828-227-7303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.