Job Positions

Leadership Studies and Development

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Leadership and Community Service-Learning


University of Maryland

Date Posted:

Jun 18 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Best Consideration July 7th 2019

Position Description

The Program Manager for Leadership Studies and Development Programs manages an undergraduate academic minor and certificate as well as a co-curricular leadership development program. Utilizing a critical theory approach to the study and development of student leadership, this role develops, implements, and advances leadership learning through a variety of contexts and learning environments. The program manager integrates co-curricular and academic leadership offerings to maximize students’ leadership education and development. 

Leadership Studies is jointly positioned with the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education (CHSE) of the College of Education and with Leadership & Community Service-Learning (LCSL) unit of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center of Campus Life. LCSL engages students in experiential and community-based learning to foster socially responsible leadership.


  • Manage the Leadership Studies Program, including a 15-credit Minor, 21-credit Certificate and 30+ course sections serving 500+ students annually.
  • Oversee the management of all Maryland LEAD Programs, including 15+ co-curricular leadership development programs serving 600+ student participants annually.
  • Directly supervise the Coordinator for Student Leadership Development who is responsible for the daily operations and implementation of all co-curricular leadership programs. Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to project management oversight, professional development, feedback, and performance review. 
  • Directly supervise 2-4 doctoral students serving as core instructors in the leadership studies program. 
  • Direct all curriculum design, program management, course and instructor scheduling, and all other daily operations of the leadership studies program.
  • Serve as primary academic advisor to all students in the leadership studies minor and certificate programs. Includes responsibility for academic systems management and tracking in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Recruit, train, and guide part-time instructors and teaching assistants for leadership studies courses.
  • Manage fiscal operations for the leadership studies program and oversee the management of fiscal operations for all co-curricular leadership programs, including but not limited to program budgets, grant funding, course revenue generation, and program sponsorships. 
  • Design, implement, and review assessment processes for academic courses and co-curricular leadership experiences to ensure best-practices, high-impact learning, and accessibility.
  • Maintain a teaching load in the Leadership Studies program.
  • Collaborate with partners across campus to ensure successful implementation of leadership studies program, including but not limited to; the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life and Division of Student Affairs, CHSE Department and College of Education, Registrar, Bursar, and advising functions within academic units.
  • Serve as a contributing member of the greater LCSL unit, the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, and the CHSE Department within the College of Education. Attend mandatory events and offer critical support and feedback in the development of all three organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Required Documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. List of references

For details and to apply:

Institution Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Additional Information

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

Contact Information

Craig E. Slack


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Leadership Studies, or related field.
  • 3-4 years of full-time professional experience or equivalent in leadership education (or related field), including co-curricular and/or academic programs in a college or university setting.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage academic systems and processes, as well as advise students as a part of an academic program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leadership studies and student development, scholarship of teaching and learning, pedagogical approaches to teaching leadership, program administration and assessment best practices, and curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with college students, colleagues, and community constituents as educator, advisor, and leader.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, Leadership Studies, or related field
  • 4+ years of full-time experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning innovation, curriculum development, student development, critical pedagogy, and community-based learning
  • Demonstrated experience with academic systems and processes, as well as advising students as a part of an academic program
  • Demonstrated experience with fiscal management, fundraising, risk management, contract negotiation, personnel management, and supervision of a diverse staff
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to public service, social justice, and diversity; solid understanding of and appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences