Assistant Director for Leadership Training and Development

Assistant Director for Leadership Training and Development

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Job ID: 315820

Set on the banks of the Mississippi River and surrounded by a vibrant metropolitan community, the U of M-Twin Cities campus is an excellent place to work. We are a world-class public research university with unparalleled opportunities, dedicated to meeting the challenges of the future with a global workforce. Our faculty, staff and students come from around the world - 140+ countries!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the average stay of employees nationwide is 4 years. At the U of M, employees stay twice as long. They stay because their work matters.

Join our Orientation & First-Year Programs team!  As a department with the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Minnesota, the mission of Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

A primary function of OFYP is the coordination and development of a comprehensive student leadership and training program. The Assistant Director for Leadership Training & Development is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, and assessment of the student leadership training programs for 28 Orientation Leaders, 10 Transfer Student Ambassadors, 10 Event Staff, and 350+ student volunteer Welcome Week Leaders.  OFYP programs serve diverse populations including: freshman students, transfer students, and parents/families. This position has a dual report to the Associate Directors for Orientation Programs & Welcome Week and First-Year Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Qualifications:

  • A BA/BS degree plus at least four years related experience in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other related areas.
  • Two years’ previous experience in a higher education environment, orientation programming, leadership development and training, or experience in other related areas. 
  • In-depth understanding of student development and student transition issues.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage details related to leader schedules, programs logistics and training implementation.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other related areas.
  • Three years’ previous experience in a higher education environment, orientation programming, leadership development and training, or experience in other related areas. 
  • Previous experience developing training and facilitating leadership development workshops.
  • Previous supervisory experience of staff (student or professional).
  • Previous experience in orientation, transition and/or retention programming.
  • Previous experience coaching or mentoring individuals and teams.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plan, coordinate and develop the strategic vision for OFYP student leadership curriculum (35%)
  2. Implement the strategic vision for OFYP student leadership training & development programs (45%)
  3. Assess the strategic vision for OFYP student leadership training and development programs (15%)
  4. Participate in relevant professional development opportunities (5%)
  5. Provide support and assistance to any and all OFYP functions and programs as needed. Other duties as assigned to be determined.

TIMELINE

Application review will begin March 15th.  Anticipated start day, May 10, 2017.

APPOINTMENT & COMPENSATION

This position has the Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) classification in the Student Services Job Family Professional 3, is 100% time, 12-month annually renewable appointment.  This position is considered a strategic, mid-level position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a substantial benefits package. 

SALARY

Salary range for Student Services Professional 3: $44,000 - $48,000

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter which expresses your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your current resume and names and contact information of three professional references.  Use the link provided here to apply.

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