Assistant Director for Wilks Leadership Programs
Job Description Summary: Job ID: 6952 - FT - Unclassified (salaried) The Assistant Director for Leadership of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute is responsible for providing curricular, logistical and administrative support for all Wilks leadership programs as well as serving as the lead for Institute assessment initiatives, staff hiring, training and development. The Assistant Director also fosters close working relationships across the Division of Student Life, 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 Life 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 core purpose of the Institute is to "Inspire Action." Duties/Physical Demands: Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Exercise collaborative leadership within the Institute to ensure the productivity of program project teams and provide expertise to meet desired student leadership learning outcomes. Coordinate Institute assessment efforts to include development and tracking of key performance indicators, creation of annual assessment plans, tracking and reporting of assessment efforts and leading the development of learning and behavioral outcomes for office initiatives. Manage hiring procedures for professional, graduate and undergraduate staff as well as create and implement staff development initiatives. Supervise Graduate Assistant, Graduate Practicum students and 1-5 undergraduate student employees. Teach EDL 290, Nature of Group Leadership (Scholar Leader Living Learning Community) or similar course on a rotating basis (typically every other year). Actively participate in Student Affairs and University committees, to include service as an advisor for the Associated Student Government. Physical/Environmental Demands: Office environment/no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree in Leadership/Management or Education or related discipline. Work Experience: 0-3 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 student staff. Familiarity of proven assessment practices. Familiarity with social media accounts and website/CMS management. OEEO Statement: The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.