Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Starting at $48,000; commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.

Doane University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Leadership and Service at its nationally recognized campus in Crete, Nebraska. In collaboration with the Director, you will develop, facilitate, and enrich Leadership and Service initiatives and coordinate leadership development activities and events.

A significant part of the Assistant Director's role is the ability to impact student development on campus. You will serve as a crucial staff member who works closely with the Hansen Leadership Program (HLP) and Directions Leadership Living Learning community. Additionally, you will teach courses within the cohort, supervises the Directions mentors, and advise the Relay for Life and Doane Serves student organizations.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are mission-imperative areas in the Doane community, and this position should be a leader in promoting an inclusive and equitable environment. Career, Leadership & Service must model an environment that supports students of all identities, worldviews, and backgrounds, while actively identifying and eliminating systemic barriers that have created disparities in outcomes for underrepresented students. The Assistant Director should be well-prepared to lead with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind and must strive to embed these principles throughout Career, Leadership & Service systems, policies, procedures, evaluations, and services.

Essential Responsibilities Related to Leadership:

  • Collaborates with the Director of CLS to revise, update and expand leadership development curriculum and initiatives within Student Affairs. Specifically, work with the Hansen Leadership Program and Directions Leadership Cohort.
  • Provide instruction in the Leadership minor, housed in the College of Business, for first and second year Directions students.
  • Coordinate and track Directions scholarship requirements to increase retention.
  • Select, train, and supervise Directions mentors who meet with Directions students weekly. Oversee the mentorship program and its students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of CLS in advising student leadership groups within the HLP.
  • Responsible for ensuring websites and print materials pertaining to HLP are current.
  • Assist with recruitment, interviewing, and onboarding of new students in the Directions Leadership Cohort.
  • Assist in the execution of New Student Orientation including Enrollment Days, Fall Orientation, and Spring Orientation
  • Assist with the coordination of and implementation of schedule, program logistics, and staffing related to Transfer Student Orientation.

Essential Responsibilities Related to Service:

  • Serve as the main campus staff advisor for Relay For Life, the campus-wide philanthropic event focused on fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
  • Select, train, and supervise Doane Serve student site leaders who manage multiple signature service events including alternative breaks, blood drives, the mobile food pantry, a student food pantry, and others.
  • Identify, visit, and orient community partner organizations to develop meaningful, impactful, and reciprocal partnerships.
  • Solicit and evaluate feedback from partner organizations related to the satisfaction and effectiveness of partnerships.
  • Cultivate productive partnerships with campus partners and other Doane University institutions (Doane Lincoln, Omaha) including opportunities for service programs.
  • Manage a volunteer database (Helper Helper) that assists students in tracking volunteer hours and locating volunteer opportunities.
  • Responsible for ensuring websites and print materials pertaining to service programs are current.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities Proven for Success:

  • Experience in programming and/or leadership development
  • Demonstrated commitment to service/community engagement
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Teaching and/or facilitation skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, student-centered environment
  • A strong desire to work with students and help them develop as community-orientated leaders

Education/Training Required:

  • Bachelors degree

Education/Training Preferred:

  • Masters degree

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • A valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the university's automobile insurance provider

At Doane you will enjoy a balance between life and work:

  • At Doane, you'll find that we're sensitive to your life outside of work, and we want our employees to enjoy their time at Doane as much as they enjoy their time away.
  • Our time-off plans offer staff a generous paid leave and eight paid holidays each year.
  • Offices close additional days around the winter holidays each year at no vacation expense to our employees.

Benefits offered:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless, and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.

Apply for this position at Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 19, 2023. The position will remain open until filled, with a preferred start date of July 2023.

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Doane is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.

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