Join our team and contribute to an initiative that shapes the leaders of tomorrow, making a lasting impact on both our University and the global community. Apply now to embark on this rewarding journey of fostering student success through the power of interconnected leadership experiences.
Position Overview: The University of Missouri seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking mid-career Student Affairs professional to join our team. This role will play a vital part in advancing the mission of a new leadership initiative in partnership with the Novak Leadership Institute. The initiative focuses on empowering students to discover their unique potential and foster essential leadership skills. This extraordinary opportunity will allow you to play a pivotal role in fostering student success and making a significant impact on both our University community and the wider world. This position will report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs with a dotted line to the Novak Leadership Institute Executive Director.
Collaboration and Execution: Working hand-in-hand with the Novak Leadership Institute, academic departments, administrative staff, and student leaders, you will actively participate in designing and executing an impactful cross-campus leadership curriculum based on the Columns of Student Learning and Development framework . By fostering strong cross-campus collaborations, you will ensure a cohesive approach to connecting leadership experiences and creating a common leadership language across our University.
Strategic Communication Development: Collaborating closely with our marketing and communications team, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategic communication initiatives aimed at promoting the University of Missouri Leadership Edge program, as well as conveying its mission and values effectively. Your expertise will help create compelling narratives that resonate with our diverse student body.
Research-Based and Data-Influenced Decision Making: In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs assessment team, you will leverage current research and data analytics to evaluate the impact and efficacy of campus leadership programs and communication strategies continually. By drawing insights from data, you will be instrumental in refining and optimizing outreach efforts and evidence-based leadership opportunities that promote student success, engagement, and belonging.
External Partnerships: Building and nurturing relationships with media outlets and strategic partners will be a key aspect of your role. Your proficiency in fostering meaningful connections will ensure the effective dissemination of key messages about the Leadership Edge program, elevating its visibility and impact.
Student Recognition: Working closely with internal teams, you will actively highlight and celebrate student achievements and success stories. By recognizing and amplifying their accomplishments, you will underscore the significance of leadership experiences across our campus community.
Consultation: Monitor progress and offer advice and expertise to campus leadership programs and experiences to ensure significant educational benefits for student participants. Encourage a variety of approaches to leadership development based on institutional priorities and Divisional strategic plans.
40 hour per week with nights and weekends possible based on departmental and university needs.
University Title: Educational Program Manager
Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Submit application, resume, and cover letter for consideration.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
A wealth of experience in Student Affairs, preferably with a focus on leadership development and programming.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including academic departments, administrators, and student leaders.
Proficiency in utilizing data analytics to make informed decisions and measure the effectiveness of communication strategies.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling messages tailored to various audiences.
Adept at cultivating relationships with media outlets and strategic partners to amplify program messaging.
A passion for empowering students and connecting them with meaningful leadership experiences across the campus community.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to designing exceptional out-of-classroom experiences to help Mizzou students succeed on campus and after graduation. The division houses the departments of the Dean of Students, Student Health & Well-Being, Recreation Services and Residential Life. Our priorities are student success, emotional well-being, diversity and inclusion, and healthy organization. Our work stands on the pillars of trust, compassion, stability, hope and growth.