Assistant Director for Leadership Programs

Posted in on 06/13/2013

East Carolina University

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Greenville, NC


Greenville, NC

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The Center for Student Leadership and Engagement (CSLE) is a unit in the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership within the ECU Division of Student Affairs. The Center encourages, supports, and shapes a culture of civic responsibility through the use of leadership education and experiential learning; thereby, empowering leaders to make positive impacts on campus and in their communities. This position supports student leadership development and service through a series of programs to assist students in developing the skills, knowledge, competencies, and values necessary to become effective leaders and citizens. The programs offer students basic skills training as well as opportunities for personal growth, networking, and capacity-building that provide a foundation for ethical action and commitment throughout their lives.


1. Work with the CLSE Director and Associate Director to provide administrative oversight and development for the coordination of major campus student leadership programs specifically with regard to the Leadership Resource Team, Walter and Marie Williams Leadership Award Program, LeaderShape©, Leadership Odyssey and Leaders without Borders.

2. Create, develop and implement leadership curriculum and programming for the ECU community in alignment with ECU’s stated goals, directions and vision.

3. Work collaboratively with Student Affairs assessment to develop a comprehensive and collaborative culture of evidence related to student leadership development.

4. Create a catalyst for Student Involvement and Leadership and Student Affairs with regard to student leadership programming, resources, and academic collaborations.

5. Develop and implement benchmark student leadership programs and concepts for the campus community; design and offer direct academic instruction on relevant subject matter in collaboration with faculty and academic departments to support the general curriculum and university mission.

6. Work collaboratively with the Chancellor’s Leadership Advisory Committee, the Leadership Collaborative, and other campus leadership initiatives.

7. Administratively recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate paid and student staff members in the Center.

8. Assist in the development a long-term strategic plan for a comprehensive student leadership program on both east and west campus.

9. Be a part of a teaching team within CSLE that is responsible for a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester (fall, spring, summer) of leadership-focused coursework within the College of Health and Human Performance.


1. Engage in individual and group counseling to help students achieve more effective social, personal, professional, and educational development.

2. Advise students on university policies and procedures.

3. Serve on various Student Affairs and university wide committees.

4. Provide on-site coordination and supervision during programs/events.

5. Develop evaluation instruments and prepare summative reports for each program.

6. Recruit faculty and staff from across campus to assist in program development, staff selection, and facilitation.

7. Assist with design of publications, website, and other marketing materials


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree; or, a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or related field of study, required.

Successful experience at the collegiate level in the area of program coordination, student activities, and student organization advising;

Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing a theoretical foundation related to the principles and practices of leadership development and application desired;

Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.

Strong technical background would be an asset for the successful candidate.


Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume/vitae, and a list of references including contact information online.

In addition, each candidate should arrange to have a minimum of three signed letters of reference that speak directly to the candidate’s qualifications for this position submitted to the Chair of the search committee at the address indicated below:

Emily McLamb
Director for Student Activities and Organizations
Rm. 112, Mendenhall Student Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Additionally, original official transcripts, as well as a criminal background check, will be required upon offer of employment.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

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