The Director of Undergraduate Programs will be responsible for two years of students and programs of the Buccino Leadership Institute, including learning coordination and operations. In addition, this position will assist in the continuing development and implementation of the strategic vision of the Buccino Leadership Institute. The Director of Undergraduate Programs will be a full-time appointment reporting to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Overseeing the standards of admissions for all leadership students across academic programs. -Ensuring student recruitment for new students is expansive by developing communication plans and other forms of outreach to attract new students; -Participating in University open houses and other recruiting events; -Assisting with the development and implementation of marketing and public relations materials, including both digital and traditional media; -Supporting recognitions and other awards for outstanding leadership students
2. Overseeing the continued development, expansion and assessment/impact of the leadership development curriculum for 2 years of the program, coordinating with the other director; -Continuing to develop the specific leadership attributes, characteristics or benchmarks that students will master during the four-year program, along with their metrics of success, in collaboration with the other director; -Developing programmatic activities / experiences that will ensure the opportunities for students to develop the leadership attributes, characteristics or benchmarks, including speakers,field trips, other events, and peer, alumni and executive mentorship opportunities; -Coordinating with faculty fellows to provide discipline specific learning, community building, and networking opportunities; -Seeking out new opportunities for programming assistance through fund raising and other development opportunities with the Executive Director and University Advancement, including seeking out grant and foundation applications; -Supporting student-led initiatives of the Institute; -Supporting Institute-wide marketing and PR efforts; -Further strengthening the Institute’s thought leadership work through research and publications.
3. -Assessing the actual development of leadership attributes, characteristics or benchmarks among the students, taking corrective action on improving the actual development pathways where necessary; -Overseeing the standards of retention for all leadership students in the respective colleges; -Preparing the annual report of the undergraduate programming and other regular reports; -Ensuring the quality of programs implemented by Faculty Fellows; -Continuing the use of instruments such as DISC, Strengths Finder and EQ-I 2.0 to assess students; use these as input to students’ coaching sessions and as a roadmap to future development opportunities; -Conducting longitudinal research on the success of Buccino Leadership Institute graduates;
4. -Ensuring a holistic student experience through collaborating with various campus partners such as Housing and Residence Life, the Center for Student Success, Student Affairs, ARC and others; -Providing performance feedback and development opportunities for the Associate Directors and Faculty Fellows in their work; -Administering issue resolution among constituencies when needs arise; -Overseeing and guiding student leadership coaches who will counsel the students; -Developing and monitoring the annual budget of the undergraduate program; and -Supporting the Institute Executive Director, Associate Directors and Faculty Fellows on other needs as may arise.
This position requires a full-time, on-campus presence to support students, engage with University leaders and monitor program delivery.
Master's degree with 3-5 years of related experience. The Director will have a portfolio of successful professional leadership experiences and achievements. Certifications in coaching, assessments, and trainings, as well as experience developing leadership programs and evidence of highly successful leaders who have benefitted from those programs will be considered.
The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively, be entrepreneurial, communicate passionately about leadership and have strong emotional intelligence skills. Strategic thinking, thought leadership, the ability to address the challenges of disruption in the professional world and technology, and a passionate pursuit of continuing to move from the ‘as is’ to the ‘what can be’ are key elements in candidate selection. The candidate’s leadership experience will reflect a deep valuing of the importance, richness and criticality of diversity in all its forms in personal and professional development. The candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be an exemplar of the highest principles, values and standards of Seton Hall University and the Buccino Leadership Institute.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.