Assistant Director of Wilks Programs

Oxford, Ohio
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description Summary: Job ID: 4253 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)


The Assistant Director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute is responsible for providing curricular, logistical and administrative support for all Wilks programs as well as serving as the lead for Institute communications and marketing efforts.  Additionally, the Assistant Director develops and implements Institute assessment initiatives and leads undergraduate staff hiring, training and professional development.  The Assistant Director also fosters close working relationships across the Division of Student Affairs, with colleagues in academic departments, and with community organizations.  


The Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute is the hub for leadership development in the Division of Student Affairs and plays a central role in creating a culture of leadership at Miami University. The Institute develops ethical and transformational leadership in Miami students to ensure graduates are prepared and inspired to serve and lead beyond the university. The programs, initiatives, and opportunities provided by the Institute are guided by core values of ethics, authenticity, student-centeredness, professionalism, inclusion, and collaboration.


Minimum Qualifications: Education:  Master's Degree in Leadership/Management or Education or related discipline. 


Work Experience:  3 or more years of work related/relevant experience. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Knowledge and effective application of student development and leadership theories. Proven ability to work with diverse populations. Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative. Demonstrated experience in training and supervising staff. Knowledge of proven assessment practices. Familiarity with social media accounts and website/CMS management


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