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Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizational Development (Senior Student Services Progra...

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
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Search #: 497509
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The Department of Student Activities (DSA) at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizational Development (Senior Student Services Program Administrator). This position works under the direction of the Director of Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) and develops and delivers programs and services related to student involvement in the Leadership and Organizational Development area. This position supervises the Coordinator of LOD’s Student Organization Support area and up to three Graduate Assistants, in addition to having responsibility for other programmatic offerings within the area, and works to collaboratively provide intentional and consistent programs, advisement, and support to all staff, students, and programs in the LOD area as needed.

Leadership and Organizational Development’s mission is to provide intentional, challenging, and educational experiences that are inclusive, adaptive, and accessible. We aim to empower individuals and groups to elevate their leadership identities and strengthen active membership in their communities. LOD offers a full portfolio of high-quality leadership development programs and services – focusing on individual knowledge and character development, group/organizational leadership, and community-based leadership. Offering non- and for-credit offerings our programs are based in leadership theory and apply multiple instructional formats (e.g. classes, workshops, outdoor and experiential opportunities, and one-on-one advisement).

The Department of Student Activities offers a diverse and exciting portfolio of educational, social, and recreational programs for the entire campus. The related programs and services reach from the classroom and residence halls to the sidelines and beyond and engage students with unique programs and initiatives defined by their quality, creativity, and effectiveness.

Student Activities staff are a progressive team of individuals, dedicated to the profession, prideful of our University, and committed to excellence.

The Division of Student Affairs and staff in the Department of Student Activities are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

For additional information about the University or Student Activities and Leadership and Organizational Development, visit our website and


Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Activities/Director of Leadership and Organizational Development, this position will:

  • Be responsible for the oversight, coordination, and implementation of various leadership development programs and major events.
  • Develop and facilitate customized educational workshops, seminars, and retreats related to personal leadership and character development for various campus constituents.
  • Hire, train, and supervise the Coordinator for Student Organization Support and Leadership.
  • Be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, intentionally structured, pedagogically sound student organization advisement model.
  • Manage the recruitment and selection process for student leadership development experiences, scholarships, and award programs.
  • Act on behalf of the Director of Leadership and Organizational Development as appropriate; coordinate the appearance of prospective speakers and presenters in support of related programs.
  • Serve as the Assistant Director of the Leadership Learning Community providing recruitment, advisement, and programmatic support as needed.
  • Provide additional facilitated experiences for the University, Division, Department, and Area as needed.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and support students (undergraduates and graduates).
  • Establish collaborative relationships with University colleagues and external vendors/partners; provide on-site supervision of events/programs.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of budgets and expenditures.
  • Be responsible for providing, supporting, and participating in programs, services, and initiatives focusing on anti-racism, social justice, and the fostering of a campus community that is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to all.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to policies, procedures, and operations of programs and services.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of program evaluation/assessment data.
  • Serve on University/Department committees.
  • Assist and/or be responsible for assigned special projects.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of related experience (at least two years of experience serving as an advanced/senior team member or working as a project lead) OR a Master’s degree and at least four years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of/experience presenting content related to theories and principles of personal leadership and character development.
  • Experience serving as a supervisor to graduate or professional staff.
  • Experience advising and/or supervising college students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Articulated commitment to, demonstrated understanding of, and/or experience working with diverse populations.

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, student counseling, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of/experience applying/presenting college student development theory.
  • Training/certification and experience facilitating one or more of the following: MBTI, StrengthsQuest, DiSC, and/or other similar personality assessment instruments.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating principles of diversity and inclusion into all aspects of program management.
  • Experience/ability to conduct program evaluations and assessments.
  • Experience fostering/building relationships with community and campus partners.
  • Experience presenting information effectively to various constituent groups.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends.

This is a full-time position and includes an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement, as well as employee tuition waivers at the University of Connecticut. The salary range is $70,374 to $73,000 commensurate with education and experience. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #4967509 to upload a cover letter that addresses how the candidate meets each minimum qualification, a resume that demonstrates how the candidate meets any additional qualifications, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Screening will begin immediately.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 4, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Jun 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 04 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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