<p>The Director of Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs leads the Boreas Leadership Program, the IonE Associates’ Program as well as coordinates the ANGLES Network—an international network of graduate leadership sustainability programs. The Director imagines, develops and implements programming and curriculum by working with other IonE staff on strategic communications and event management, managing a network of trainers and speakers for program delivery, maintaining a network of environmental leaders beyond the university, and connecting with other leadership development programs in Minnesota and around the world. In addition, the successful candidate is an expert in pedagogical design, assessment and takes a creative approach to tailoring curriculum for a variety of audiences including graduate students, post-docs and faculty. The successful candidate plans and executes highly complex, large-scale events and conferences designed for the University community and provides leadership training for other organizations and institutions both nationally and internationally. Finally, the Director stays up-to-date on environmental leadership development practices and literature and contributes to IonE and other communication channels with popular and academic writing and research. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in securing grants and other funding opportunities to sustain the programs.<br /><br /><strong>Descriptions of (sub)Programs within the Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs</strong></p><ul><li>Boreas Mission: The Boreas Leadership Program trains and develops the next generation of world changers to catalyze social and environmental solutions. Boreas offers co-curricular leadership development opportunities that build on the strengths of graduate education to create effective change agents.</li><li>IonE Associates: IonE Associates are relatively early-career researchers at the University of Minnesota seeking training and mentorship to develop engaged and interdisciplinary careers in environmental scholarship. IonE Associates are those individuals with the greatest promise to become internationally recognized for their environmental and sustainability research and those most likely to affect transformative environmental outcomes.</li><li>A Network for Graduate Leadership in Sustainability (ANGLES): ANGLES is an international network of institutions committed to developing a generation of societal change agents capable of drawing on scholarly expertise and leadership capabilities to catalyze collective impact on sustainability challenges.</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Principal Duties and Responsibilities:</strong></p><ul><li>30% Provides intellectual and strategic direction for the Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs<ul><li>Provides vision and execution of programming through scholarly research, program assessment, pedagogical design and strategic planning</li><li>Articulates programs’ missions and vision within university and societal contexts</li><li>Prioritizes and pursues opportunities to improve, expand and scale programs to maximize impact and outreach</li><li>Identifies programmatic, partnership and development opportunities, including, securing new funding streams to support programs through grant-writing, fundraising and consulting</li></ul></li><li>20% Program Delivery and Curriculum Development<ul><li>Evidence of and a commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate, post-doc and faculty levels</li><li>Develops curriculum and online curriculum platform for external institutions and partners using best practices in andragogical design</li><li>Creates and facilitates networking events and works with IonE staff to facilitate events.</li><li>Creates marketing and manages application process in coordination with the Faculty Advisory Council and other stakeholders</li><li>Mentors and informally advises Graduate Leadership students, particularly student advisory team students and IonE faculty Associates</li><li>Creates and convenes opportunities for the wider U of M community, including a one-day conference, Speaking Science</li><li>Creates, coordinates and facilitates a two-year cohort leadership development program (IonE Associates) for faculty with the Director of the Institute on the Environment which includes engaging with state legislators, key University administrators, and monthly teaching duties</li><li>Evaluates programs’ effectiveness through survey design, focus groups and innovative research methods and develops best-practices for adaptation by other institutions and organizations</li></ul></li><li>20% Scholarly Activity<ul><li>Maintains working knowledge of environmental leadership and general leadership development literature and practices</li><li>Pursues academic research on environmental leadership, PI/Key Personnel of sponsored research</li><li>Presents about the Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs, and all subprograms, at key academic conferences</li><li>Contributes popular writing on environmental leadership to IonE and other communication channels including high-impact publications</li><li>Translates programmatic, curricular and research outcomes and is identified as a go-to leadership expert for the local and national media outlets</li></ul></li><li>15% Program Management<ul><li>Develops budgets</li><li>Work with fellow IonE staff on managing payments</li><li>Manages programs’ communications including website content, social media, and email</li><li>Organizes outside trainers and special guests</li><li>Manages Boreas Student Advisory Team</li><li>Works with Faculty Advisory Council on key decisions regarding the Associates program</li><li>Serve as the administrative hub for the ANGLES Network providing support and opportunities for members of the ANGLES Network including organizing meetings and conferences</li><li>Work with IonE event staff to ensure event and workshop success</li></ul></li><li>15% Network Building and Stewardship<ul><li>Foster and provide vision for the international ANGLES network (A Network for Graduate Leadership in Sustainability)</li><li>Develops relationships with key university faculty and staff to share information about the programs and offer support for their work and interest in leadership development</li><li>Engages with the community and individuals, particularly for connecting students and faculty to opportunities, and bringing in trainers, guest speakers and potential collaborations</li><li>Represents IonE and the Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs to various professional networks</li><li>Develops and maintain relationships with other universities working on environmental leadership development</li></ul></li></ul><p> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;">Working Conditions: The majority of the work in this position is performed in a general office setting. IonE offices and meeting spaces are accessible and the building has accessible gendered restrooms on-site. Non-gendered restrooms are accessible through the tunnel system but would not be considered convenient for regular daily use.</span></span></p><p> </p>
<p><strong>Required Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li>Advanced degree in relevant field with at least 4 years experience OR a BA/BS with at least 6 years of relevant post degree experience</li><li>Experience teaching leadership workshops or courses at the university level</li><li>Proven track record of securing grants and fundraising</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li>Experience developing local and national conferences</li><li>Outgoing, self-motivated, self-directed, self-accountable</li><li>Visionary</li></ul>
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