Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Director Leadership Institute

(Recruitment Number 3830912)

Washburn University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Leadership Institute.  The university seeks a strategic thinker, with strong and positive connections to the businesses in the community as well as regionally, who has a strong understanding of organization.

Please see: http://www.washburn.edu/academics/leadership-institute for more information about the Leadership Institute. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of the Leadership Institute is responsible for the following activities:

  • Developing and implementing a Strategic Vision for the Leadership Institute.
  • Recruit students to the program and general program promotion both internally and to the external community.
  • Coordinate and lead faculty/staff regarding Institute projects, curricula, student experiences and opportunities.
  • Develop and/or enhance the Leadership Institute mentoring program.
  • Coordinate the efforts in public relations and fundraising in conjunction with the appropriate campus departments/resources.
  • Recruit a broad array of community leaders within the region to serve as program adjuncts and guest lecturers with the goal of establishing intern sites and Transformational Experience opportunities in the community.
  • Teach leadership courses as appropriate to the goals of the Institute.
  • Collaborate with other university faculty, Deans and Directors encouraging and facilitating participation in the courses and activities provided through the Leadership Institute.
  • Oversee leadership activities outside of class.
  • Participate in University Service/meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the VPAA.

Please Note:  This position may warrant an academic appointment in a discipline depending on the qualification of the candidate.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters’ degree with a demonstrated ability to teach at the University level.  Knowledge of leadership theory, literature and pedagogy.  Leadership positions with at least one position at the management level of an organization (or full organization) including direct supervision of others.  Applicants must have a demonstrated success with generating support through volunteers, internal and external agencies.  Interest and potential to fundraise through relationships with constituencies.  Experience with budget management, development of partnerships, promotion of program goals as well as the University/agency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Earned Doctorate complemented by research and/or scholarly activities in leadership, a strong and positive connection to leaders in Topeka, Shawnee County, Northeast Kansas and the Midwest.  Administrative experience in a higher education setting.  Significant teaching experience.

Application Procedure:  Interested individuals should send confidential inquiries to the Leadership Institute Director Search Committee, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621.  Applicants should include a letter outlining experience in academic administration, scholarship, teaching and research, a current vitae, and names and e-mail information for five professional references.  Finalists for the position will be required to provide official copies of postsecondary transcripts.

To ensure full consideration, complete application documents should be received by November 1, 2012.  Review of applicants will continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been selected.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The position is available immediately upon completion of the search and includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. 

TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.