The Assistant Director of the Laspa Center for Leadership plays an integral role in the delivery of programs and services that support the mission of the Laspa Center for Leadership. Reporting to the Director of the Laspa Center, the Assistant Director is responsible for implementing programming focused on co-curricular women's leadership development and education within a liberal arts setting, The Assistant Director will work closely with Scripps students, including supervising student employees and developing relationships with student groups to foster individual leadership development and to extend the reach of the Laspa Center to all Scripps students.
This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.
Manage Laspa Center student intern program, including recruitment, training, and supervision of up to 10 students annually, modeling positive leadership that aligns with the Center's core values.
Develop, facilitate, and evaluate leadership-based workshops and programs within a framework/curriculum focused on holistic leadership competencies, theory, and practices geared toward those who identify as women.
Plan and execute the annual college-wide Student Leadership Institute, working closely with guest speakers and visiting scholars on leadership curricula and presentations.
Serve as project manager for leadership-related excursions as needed, traveling with student groups to provide logistical support and accountability.
Support Laspa Center grants and awards program by managing outreach, organizing applications, and coordinating post-award follow-up activities.
Strategically develop relationships with student leaders and student groups.
Strategically market the Laspa Center through relevant social media channels, leveraging signature programs, and strategic partners.
Write and/or edit publications and reports and support website content and design as needed.
Actively support Scripps' Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of all job duties.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Experience with workshop and program development, facilitation, and evaluation in a higher education environment.
Experience in analyzing data for purposes of planning and evaluation.
Ability to prioritize work on simultaneous projects with an ability to meet deadlines and strong time management skills.
Ability to compose high-quality written communications, correspondence, reports, and similar documents with attention to detail.
Strong verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking is a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion/inclusive excellence.
Strong interpersonal and networking skills and proven experience in working effectively with diverse and multiple constituencies.
Ability to be proactive in working both independently and collaboratively.
Experience with Microsoft Office is required.
Demonstrated commitment to women's education, women's leadership, and an interest in working in a collaborative and creative environment.
Experience working with a diverse constituency.
Understanding of leadership development theory or experience with leadership curricula
Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science, organizational studies, education, or related field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Master's degree is preferred.
2-3 years of experience working in higher ed setting or leadership organization is required.
2-3 years of experience with workshop and program development, facilitation, and evaluation in a higher ed setting is required.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES:
HOURS & CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is a regular, full-time, exempt, 12-month, benefits-eligible position.
The regular scheduled hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Hours may vary due to the needs of the College or department.
Salary range: $64,480 to $66,560 annualized. The salary of the finalist(s)
selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.
Will supervise student workers.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books, and packages.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.