The Sewanee Center for Leadership was established to advance leaders and leadership in order to fulfill the University’s mission, foster continual University improvement, and achieve the values of EQB. The center provides an institutional structure for our community’s leadership development. It facilitates creative problem-solving, collaboration across groups, and our ability to harvest collective knowledge—and spur the action needed—to move Sewanee into the future.
The director of the Center for Leadership is chiefly responsible for providing strategic leadership and day-to-day management of all aspects of center operations. The director works closely with the center’s governing council, a representative body of employees charged with providing counsel and oversight to ensure the center’s strategy and direction align with university priorities, and that there are sound center operations, strategic policymaking, resource development, cohort selection, as well as programming assessment review for continual improvement.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
Spearhead strategic, long-term development of the center.
Collaborate with council co-chairs and members on strategic planning processes to determine strategic priorities.
Exploration of business development opportunities and extensions.
Work with advancement to secure additional financial resources for center improvements.
Establish collaborative external networks to create opportunities for center enhancements and extensions.
Oversee development of comprehensive and creative leadership learning programming and platforms.
Work collaboratively across departments and divisions to continually assess employees’ professional learning needs to develop and enhance core center programming, learning offerings, and resources.
Ensure the center is anchored by an effective curriculum to help achieve the center’s and the university’s talent development goals.
Spearhead design and lead special leadership development programming (lecture series, workshops, retreats, etc.).
Collaborate with Human Resources to support development of aligned learning and development programs for employees at all levels.
Direct the processes for assessing program effectiveness to ensure continual improvement.
Serve as part of the center’s instructional team, teaching lab courses as needed.
Manage day-to-day center operations, which includes managing all aspects of the center’s schedule from cohort matriculation to special events.
Direct seamless implementation of the Leadership Lab cohort processes: supporting the council’s cohort recruitment and selection processes, manage cohort orientation, coordinate instruction and provide guidance to instructors, and spearhead cohort assessment processes.
Provide advisory support and guidance to catalyst team work.
Design supplemental program supports to ensure cohort retention and success.
Work with the council and university marketing and communications to promote center programs to internal and external audiences.
Serve as the center’s chief spokesperson.
Prepare annual reports to university audiences and stakeholders on center progress.
Manage the center’s physical space, as well as develop future spaces for multiple use.
Coordinate the logistics for all center programming.
Support logistics for council meetings and convenings.
Support council processes regarding cohort recruitment and selection.
Provide regular updates to council members regarding center progress and emerging issues.
Ensure compliance with University policies, procedures, requirements and applicable legal regulations
Work with the special assistant for educational advancement to develop and manage the center’s budget.
Lead the necessary change processes to create a culture of productivity and engagement.
University Information: The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
EEO Statement: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Experience: 7-10 years of professional experience in human resources, talent management, leadership development, executive education or related fields.
Job Related Skills: Strategic planning and organizational management skills. Curriculum development and assessment, program development, management and assessment, syllabus development, adult education instructional practices, evaluation and assessment skills. Strong oral and written communication skills including public presentation skills. Project and event management skills. Budget development and management. Stakeholder engagement and management skills.
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.
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