The Clifton Strengths Institute is a first-of-its-kind program promoting student development and success through helping students discover their CliftonStrengths to maximize their potential. The Institute was founded in August 2015 with the goal to help Nebraska, the nation and the world identify the next generation of high-achieving leaders, entrepreneurs, and business builders to develop economic growth and prosperity. The Clifton Strengths Institute is a model for other organizations to learn to recognize individual potential and develop leaders who build and strengthen businesses and create more great jobs and great lives.
The Clifton Strengths Institute Assistant Director is one of two and will help with the advancement of the mission and purpose of the Clifton Strengths Institute. This position's efforts are focused on the Clifton Builders Program. The Assistant Director for the Builders Program will be innovative in creating new programs and opportunities for students selected into the Clifton Builders Program. This program is cohort-based and designed to identify and develop students with high entrepreneurial and leadership talent who aspire to change the world by building new businesses, teams, or communities through leadership and involvement. This Assistant Director will lead future entrepreneurship-focused programming. We are seeking an individual who is a self-starter, social influencer and is passionate about challenging students to act upon their potential to create impact. Additionally, we are seeking an individual who works well with a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, start-up like environment.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree plus two years of documented experience advising, coaching, mentoring, or working with people around their development using the CliftonStrengths assessment. Experience functioning in a leadership role. Experience presenting to large and diverse groups. Knowledge of the CliftonStrengths assessment and demonstrated ability to employ strengths-based methodologies. Ability to manage multiple priorities and programs to provide excellence within a demanding, high-visibility environment. Proven ability to develop cooperative, professional working relationships and maintain them over time. Demonstrated ability to use Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and related programs. Must be able to develop and manage courses in Canvas. Responsibility, a positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, and strong communication skills. Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to creatively implement solutions.
Master's degree in business, student affairs or related field. Experience with student advising. Experience coaching entrepreneurs. Gallup Global Strengths Certification.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.