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Executive Director of the Seton Hall Enduring Leadership Development Initiative

Apply now Job no: 493019
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

The ED is responsible and accountable for developing and implementing the strategic vision of the Seton Hall University Enduring Leadership Development Initiative (SHEL). The ED will be a term faculty member, residing in the Stillman School of Business.  Job responsibilities are detailed below.  This is a 12-month appointment. The dean of the Stillman School of Business, in conjunction with the deans of the participating colleges, will evaluate the performance of the ED.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The ED is responsible and accountable for developing and implementing the strategic vision of the Seton Hall University Enduring Leadership Development Initiative (SHEL). The ED will be a term faculty member, residing in the Stillman School of Business. Job responsibilities are detailed below. This is a 12-month appointment. The dean of the Stillman School of Business, in conjunction with the deans of the participating colleges, will evaluate the performance of the ED.

 Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing the standards of admissions for all leadership students in the respective colleges
  • overseeing the standards of retention for all leadership students in the respective colleges
  • operationalizing the SHEL's six enduring domains: ceaselessness (persistence and resiliency), change management, character, civic engagement, collaboration, conflict management, and courageous communication; defining the terms, the stages of development or benchmarks during the four year program, and their metrics of success
  • developing the programmatic activities / experiences that will ensure the opportunities for students to develop in the respective domains. These include both centralized and decentralized activities, including speakers, field trips and other events, all aimed to a specific leadership domain.
  • assessing the actual development of the domains among the students, taking corrective action on improving the development pathways for actual development
  • preparing the annual report of the SHEL and other regular reports requested by the respective colleges
  • participating in rankings of leadership programs, regionally, nationally, and world-wde
  • designing and the subsequently implementing the annual research initiative of the SHEL, as a branding feature of it
  • overseeing the Leadership Council, including developing its charge, staffing it with representation from all the participating colleges, establishing the term limits and obligations for Council members, fashioning its agenda, and establishing its chair and standing committees
  • actively seeking out continuing education and other fee-based learning opportunities, to help support the SHEL
  • leading the development and implementation of all marketing materials, including both digital and traditional media
  • engaging in fund raising and other development opportunities, including seeking out grant and foundation applications
  • ensuring the quality of college leadership programs
  • providing performance feedback and development opportunities for the associate directors in their work; providing input to the college deans on the work of the associate directors and their impact on the success of their college programs
  • developing competitions for students, to demonstrate their mastery of the domains; developing multi-university competitions for student growth
  • acquiring the leadership coaches who will counsel the students; working with the associate directors to establish counseling sessions and data collection
  • ensuring that each associate director has a development plan for each student in the program, with relevant benchmarks, to establish their development in the leadership domains
  • determining and acquiring personality tests or other instruments to assess students’ own level in the respective domains of the SHEL; use these as input to students’ coaching sessions and as a roadmap to fashioning development opportunities
  • ensuring student recruitment for new students is expansive, working with the college associate directors; attending open house and other recruiting events; developing communications plans and other forms of outreach to attract new students
  • developing the specific thought leadership project for the SHEL and otherwise being steadily involved in the creation and dissemination of leadership research / counsel
  • designing scholarships and other awards for outstanding leadership students
  • managing the assets of the SHEL and evaluating the staff
  • conducting longitudinal research on the success of its graduates
  • developing a vibrant continuing education program on leadership development


Required Qualifications:

  • The ED will have proven professional leadership experience. He/she will possess the Ph.D. in leadership, management, business, or an allied field, with scholarly accomplishments. He / she will have a proven record of administrative accomplishments. Candidates who have been employed by a college /university that has stressed leadership development and have been directly engaged in undergraduate leadership development will be deemed highly competitive.
  • The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively, to be entrepreneurial, with the ability to communicate passionately about leadership. The candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and must be an exemplar of the domains of the SHEL.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • References should be included in your CV.
  • The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.

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