The Payne Center for Leadership Development engages and supports all students seeking to develop their leadership potential and inspire positive change on campus and in their local and global communities. Our programs, services and resources offer students a deeper understanding of leadership in the Jesuit context and Social Change Model of knowing self, building community, and impacting our world.
The Director for the Payne Center for Leadership Development provides overall leadership and administration for the Payne Center for Leadership Development (PCLD) including staff supervision, budget management, and the development and assessment of co-curricular programs/services designed to advance student success through engagement. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Students in the Student Development division, the Director of PCLD is responsible for the administration of major undergraduate program areas including Community of Leaders, The Coughlin Learns to Lead Floor, lectures and events, educational programs, leadership programs, and operation of the center. This position works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the University community to promote programs which complement the students’ academic experience. The director will also maintain a strong partnership with the donor for the center.
This position requires vision, energy, flexibility, the ability to work nights and weekends, and a commitment to ethical and moral leadership development of students and diversity. The ideal candidate is a passionate, energetic, and self-motivated team player with sound judgment, management and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple projects. Demonstrate knowledge and thorough understanding of student academic and social development; leadership theory; student engagement and learning strategies.
-Master’s Degree in Leadership/Management/Higher Education or related discipline - Three (3) years of professional student services work or leadership/professional development field; - Experience supervising employees; - Experience managing a budget; - Significant presentation and public speaking experience; - Demonstrated ability to complete assignments without detailed instructions; - Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise and organize programs and activities; - Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse student population; - Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; - Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.; - Experience advising, mentoring and/or supervising college students or young people; - Demonstrated ability to build coalitions of diverse stakeholders; - Demonstrated ability to design and implement programs, initiatives, and/or businesses that generate impact, and create opportunities; - Fluent with office software
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.