Washington & Jefferson College — Director, Center for Ethical Leadership

Washington & Jefferson College is seeking a founding director for its Center for Ethical Leadership, the hub and catalyst for curricular and co-curricular programming supporting a new strategic plan to ensure that all students develop the commitments and competencies required for ethical leadership through learning grounded in intellectual engagement and professional preparedness in the context of a residential liberal arts education.

The directorship is a year round appointment which will include teaching, likely one course per semester. The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred), a track record of teaching courses relevant to ethics and/or leadership, and demonstrated experience developing co-curricular programming (e.g., lecture series, faculty development, service learning, community engagement, internships, etc.). Pursuant to our vision of cultivating a community where all students, faculty and staff are respected, supported, and able to thrive, candidates will be expected to provide evidence of their past and potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic community. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate a tenure-track faculty appointment in the appropriate department is a possibility.

The following are the principal responsibilities of the Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership:

Ethical Leadership Program Oversight

  • Collaborate with the Division of Academic Affairs and members of the faculty to identify and provide development opportunities for faculty in diverse disciplines to effectively incorporate learning about ethics and leadership into their courses where appropriate. Research, plan, develop and implement new initiatives to further opportunities for ethical leadership instruction for faculty.
  • Collaborate with the Division of Student Life to develop programming that advances learning in ethical leadership through student organizations, athletics, and other experiences. Research, plan, develop and implement new initiatives to further opportunities for ethical leadership learning for students.
  • Partner with Pathways Advisors to build and facilitate connections with faculty, alumni, professional groups, and community organizations, resulting in ethical leadership-related practica, internships, service-learning projects, and mentoring relationships in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond.
  • Oversee and assess student progress toward the defined Ethical Leadership Outcomes, developing appropriate assessment methodologies for each.
  • Oversee selected academic and co-curricular programs to be based in the center (e.g., Conflict and Resolution Studies, Washington Fellows, etc.).

Budget Oversight

  • Work with the Vice President for Business and Finance to develop the center’s budget and manage budget expenditures.
  • Provide efficient and effective administration of the Center budget.
  • Work in collaboration with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, sharing program details and analytical support for dissemination to potential funders and for the development of grant proposals.

Center Operations

  • Submit an annual report to the President, the Dean of the College, and others to describe programming and assessed outcomes of student development.
  • Ensure the application of robust data analysis, reporting, budgeting and performance indicators to determine whether goals are being attained and adjusting as necessary.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

Job Description Status
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Application Instructions
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