Associate Director, Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development
Job no: 494076
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Associate Director will be responsible and accountable for developing and implementing the strategic vision of the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development (the Center) – the business leadership program of the Seton Hall University Buccino Leadership Institute. The Associate Director will be a contract faculty member, housed in the Stillman School of Business and reporting to the Executive Director of the Buccino Leadership Institute (the Institute). This is a 12-month appointment.
The Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development is one of six interdisciplinary centers that comprise Seton Hall's Buccino Leadership Institute. Launched in Fall 2018, the Buccino Institute is the first interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership program of its kind in the nation. The Institute fosters leadership skills across every field of study — arts, sciences, business, education and beyond — throughout a student’s entire undergraduate journey. The Institute’s interdisciplinary nature breaks down the barriers from one discipline to the next, so students can reflect on key leadership competencies or “pillars” that they will cultivate no matter their current major or future path. Founded in 1995, the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development is the oldest and largest of the interdisciplinary centers, currently supporting 94 undergraduate business students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Associate Director will be responsible for the continued personal and professional development of the students and alumni of the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development, consistent with the strategic goals and objectives of the overarching Buccino Leadership Institute. Responsibilities include:
- Developing programs, plans and initiatives that ensure alignment with and achievement of the Institute’s vision, mission and strategies.
- Working with Associate Directors of the other school/college cohorts to operationalize the Institute program pillars – ceaselessness, change management, character, civic engagement, collaboration, conflict management and courageous communication – and the metrics by which their achievement will be measured.
- Designing, developing and delivering Center learning sessions (exclusive of Institute sessions) aligned with program structure and annual learning objectives (includes classes, speaker series, workshops, lunch and learn sessions).
- Assessing students’ development with respect to the Institute’s program pillars and taking corrective action as necessary.
- Supporting Institute Coaching and Mentoring assessment processes by participating in and supporting student participation in these processes.
- Leading Inter-disciplinary Teams (IDT) as part of Institute Learning workshops.
- Empowering students in their development and leadership of additional initiatives that serve as growth experiences and contribute to the Center’s offerings.
- Growing and challenging the Leadership Development Advisory Council of senior executives by providing them opportunities for engagement with the Center’s students, alumni and one another.
- Providing oversight and support for functioning of the Center’s advisory boards: Alumni Advisory Board; Women’s Leadership Program Executive Advisory Board; Student Class Representative Advisory Board; Initiative Heads Advisory Board.
- Developing internship and career opportunities for students, alumni and Council members by creating and sustaining strong professional and personal networks.
- Expanding the Institute’s visibility and impact through continued leadership of the Collaborative Leadership Forum of Colleges/Universities, a related leadership initiative.
- Fostering community outreach by sponsoring the Junior MBA Program with local high schools.
- Proactively promoting the Center to increase visibility of the Center’s value and achievements.
- Actively supporting Seton Hall’s University Advancement team in serving as a point of engagement for executives, alumni and business professionals.
- Designing and executing the Center’s signature learning experiences (e.g., Leadership 101; Leadership Perspectives; Journey of Self Discovery; Ideas & Trends; Crisis Management).
- Working with Enrollment Management and the Institute’s Executive Director to identify and communicate with potential leadership candidates.
- Providing communications status reports to the Institute’s Executive Director at Executive Director/Associate Director Meetings and as needed given the urgency of the information.
- Managing space, funds and other resources to support Center activities.
- The Associate Director will have demonstrated professional leadership experience with a proven record of accomplishment. Highly competitive candidates will have experience in developing and executing outcomes assessment. Candidates must have a graduate degree, with an MBA or PhD preferred. The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated record of thought leadership or expertise (e.g., publications, presentations or other recognition) in the domain of leadership development as well as practical business experience.
- The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively, to be entrepreneurial, and to communicate passionately about leadership. The candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Preferred candidates will have experience coaching others, ideally as an ICF-certified coach. Certifications to give professional assessments such as DISC, Eqi-2.0, and StrengthsFinder are a plus.
- General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- CV should include references.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
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