Miami University — Assistant Director for Wilks Leadership Programs

Job 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.”

Basic 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.

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