Omicron Delta Kappa is seeking a Director of Leadership Programs

15 Jun

The Director of Leadership Programs (DLP) serves in the primary educational development role for the Omicron Delta Kappa Society (O∆K) national headquarters and works closely with the HQ staff, circle officers, and student leaders to provide excellent training, development, and service to the more than 300 circles located on college campuses around the country.

The primary duties include development and implementation of broadly defined skill enhancement, professional development, and career advancement programs, grants and workshops for O∆K members. The DLP will strive to
1) strengthen the value of the O∆K experience for members by fulfilling the O∆K goal to help train the next generation of non-profit volunteer and professional leaders;
2) showcase the value of O∆K involvement by demonstrating the unique and meaningful impact O∆K has on its members; and,
3) sustain the value of the O∆K experience by supporting ethical leadership development, engagement of leaders from diverse backgrounds, and facilitating outreach to other collegiate and community leaders.

The Director of Leadership Program will have specific duties in the following areas: leadership program development, membership services, professional and career development programs, convention and workshop coordination, web and social media management, board and volunteer support functions, and other duties as assigned by the Associate Executive Director.

The Director of Leadership Programs is a full-time staff member based at the O∆K National Headquarters in Lexington, Va. The position reports to the Associate Executive Director for Business and Membership Services and serves on the Membership Services team.

This is a non-exempt position. Significant evening/weekend work and travel is required.

• Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs administration, non-profit leadership, or related field from an accredited college or university is required. A willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations individually and as part of a team is required.
• Experience with non-profit organizations, student organization administration, and major event planning as highly desirable.
• Knowledge and ability to apply leadership theories, concepts and best practices to programs, curriculum instruction, and other activities is highly desired
• Ability to present leadership workshops and training sessions in multiple formats (e.g., in-person, web-based and recorded).

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

High Proficiency in the following areas:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Presentation design and delivery
• Event planning and implementation
• Experience working with business and learning technologies
• Social media and web content delivery

Proficiency in the following areas:
• Budget and financial management tools
• Research methods
• Writing for publication

Personal characteristics
The Director of Leadership Programs should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
• Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices. Ensure behavior is consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization.
• Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Communicate Effectively: Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
• Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
• Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions, which are timely, and in the best interests of the organization.
• Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details using data and information management tools.
• Plan: Set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
• Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

The salary range for the O∆K Director of Leadership Development is $38,000 – $40,000 a year (commensurate based on education and experience) plus full benefits including life, dental, and health insurance and retirement contributions. Professional development opportunities are available as negotiated. Personnel at Omicron Delta Kappa’s national headquarters have free parking and access to recreation and library facilities at Washington and Lee University.

Submit a cover letter, resume or vitae and three references to Dr. Timothy A. Reed, Associate Executive Director for Business and Membership Services, via Review of applciations begins July 5.  This position is open until filled. August 15, 2017, start date is highly desirable.

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