Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Ten public universities. Georgia Tech enrolls 21,000 students through its Colleges of Engineering, Business, Computing, Sciences, Architecture, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a richly diverse campus, Georgia Tech is proud to be one of the nation’s top producers of women and African-American engineers. Campus life is an integral part of the Institute experience, with 10,000 students living on campus in residence halls and Greek housing. Students enjoy a well-rounded university experience with numerous co-curricular opportunities, a world-class recreation center, and intercollegiate athletic competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Georgia Tech campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the vibrant city of Atlanta, which is well-known for its excellent quality of life. Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement provides both strategic direction and tactical implementation of student-centered initiatives that build leadership capacity, global awareness, and an understanding of citizenship and the social change process among undergraduate and graduate students. The Director leads a team of three full-time staff and is integrally involved in promoting, supporting, and recognizing student engagement through active participation in over 500 chartered student organizations and community service programs, including the federally funded Jumpstart pre-K literacy program. Key responsibilities include building self-sustaining, student-driven programs; expanding campus and community partnerships in support of campus and community service initiatives; and developing effective assessment measures to evaluate learning outcomes in conjunction with staff and campus collaborators. In support of the Institute’s strategic goal to prepare students for global leadership, the Director will have a unique and exciting opportunity to design and implement a co-curricular leadership program for undergraduates. A key collaborator, partner, and resource in this co-curricular leadership program initiative will be the director of the LEAD program. The LEAD program sponsors the Minor in Leadership Studies, the Grand Challenges Living and Learning Community, and provides resources and support to campus leadership development initiatives. As a senior member of the Dean of Students staff, the Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement will support the broad goals of the Division of Student Affairs in fostering an inclusive community of care and supporting student learning and development.
Review of applications will begin February 25, 2013
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) and progressive experience in higher education leadership, student affairs, or related field. Documented supervisory experience, program development, project management, and superior relationship-building skills are required. Knowledge of community service/civic engagement and leadership development theories and models designed to build capacity and promote positive social change is essential. A track record of success working effectively with diverse populations and organizations; evidence of budget management capability; and the facility to collaborate broadly and innovate creative programs that address strategic priorities will also be important considerations in the selection of the Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply link below, complete the brief application form, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie Szymkowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
Search Lead: Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate
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