University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Assistant Director (A1800421), Illinois Leadership® Center

Assistant Director (A1800421)
Illinois Leadership® Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Leadership Center is a highly successful partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a premier public research university located in east-central Illinois. The Center serves as a focal point for student-oriented leadership initiatives on campus, bridging learning and development opportunities between academic curricula and student affairs programs and services. It has an established record of student involvement in academic leadership courses, workshops and conferences, educational programs, and consulting services. The Center’s vision is to be an internationally acclaimed provider of leadership education, research and practical opportunities for students.

Primary Responsibilities of Position:
The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Illinois Leadership Center staff and reports to the Director of the Illinois Leadership Center. The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating the Illinois Leadership Certificate Program including student support and coach recruitment/training. The Assistant Director will also assist with the development and implementation of other Leadership Center specific programs and activities as assigned.

Job Description:

  • Manage the programmatic functions of the Leadership Certificate Program consisting of over 600 students and coaches.
  • Recruit, support, and provide resources to faculty, administrators, and alumni serving as leadership coaches (mentors) to students in the Leadership Certificate Program.
  • Supervise a graduate assistant, Graf student intern, and student workers related to assigned projects.
  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of other Leadership Center programs including but not limited to the Leadership Certificate, and ILC Welcome Week Activities.
  • Manage hiring and training of all student staff (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Coordinate the ILC Student Employment Initiative including the recruitment, hiring, and training of student staff.
  • Coordinate the programming functions of The Institute by LeaderShape.
  • Serve as a member of an Illinois Leadership Coordinating Committee work group as assigned.
  • Support Leadership Center programs and special events when it is a priority for the Center (e.g., attending i-Programs, weekend programs or evening workshops when necessary).
  • Serve as a resource to campus areas including all academic units and student affairs departments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Two years’ experience in student affairs, leadership education or a related field.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate leadership programs or workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to create positive working relationships across student affairs and academic affairs to plan and implement co-curricular programs.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in leadership, organizational development, college student personnel, or related field.
  • Strong organizational skills and working effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience with the recruitment, hiring, and training of student employees.
  • Experience managing budgets.

Appointment Type: Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment.

Salary Range and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2018.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and three references by July 23, 2018.

This position is a security sensitive position. A background check is required for the finalist and final offer will be contingent upon the results of the background check.

In employment, as in education, the University of Illinois is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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