Assistant Director of SLICE (Leadership Development) - Division of Student Affairs

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Carnegie Mellon University
Arsenal, PA
Sep 07, 2022
Oct 09, 2022
Student Affairs
Position Type
Assistant Director
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Organization Type
College / University
The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) at Carnegie Mellon University consists of experienced professionals with an outstanding ability to: cultivate relevant, one-to-one mentoring relationships with exceptional students; deeply influence the growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow; craft unique experiences building on the talents of a diverse, multifaceted community; and contribute to our Student Affairs Division whose cornerstone is a deep, sustained dedication to the ongoing care of its students.

Carnegie Mellon University is searching for an Assistant Director of SLICE to join its dynamic team. Engaging with students as they interact with our department, you will serve as a primary point of contact and specialist in student leadership development and recognition. You will have the exciting opportunity to forge university-wide relationships with other educators, write curriculum, facilitate leadership education, and influence the trajectory of our student leadership development efforts.

The Assistant Director of SLICE role is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an innovative and exciting work environment. In addition to partners across the university, you will work closely with SLICE colleagues overseeing student activities, student government, fraternity and sorority life, civic engagement, and operations to advance our forward-thinking mission to facilitate students' development of self and community as active global citizens. As we strive to accomplish our mission, our efforts and approaches are undergirded by a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Core Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and launch the Charpie Leadership Institute including curriculum development and facilitation, selection process, budget management, and student and staff mentorship elements
  • Management of the first year Emerging Leaders program including curriculum development, planning for an overnight retreat and post-retreat small group civic engagement experiences, and selection and supervision of student mentors
  • Coordinate student recognition programs including the SLICE Awards, a campus-wide Senior Leadership Recognition program, and everyday recognition of student leadership efforts
  • Implement a campus-based LeaderShape Institute including year-round connection points
  • Coordinate across Carnegie Mellon, and specifically with student affairs partners, opportunities for development and facilitation of leadership-related content
  • Create and facilitate tailored educational leadership workshops for campus partners including student organizations
  • Further partnerships with faculty on co-curricular learning and leadership development competency areas via committee work and focus on individual relationships
  • Integrate leadership theory, models, and learning outcomes into the work of the SLICE department
  • Stay connected to the leadership development educators network to understand standard methodologies in the field
  • Supervise the SLICE Graduate Intern responsible for supporting varying department programs and initiatives.
  • Provide general ad hoc advisory support to our 300+ student organizations on campus

SLICE staff members are passionate about our work, iterating toward excellence to achieve our mission. We are seeking an adaptable staff member who works well on a team, takes initiative, and has a positive outlook and attitude. SLICE values colleagues who are committed to continued personal and professional growth and are invested in making the world a more just and equitable place.

You should demonstrate:
  • Proven track record to champion an innovative and collaborative work environment
  • Proven problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills, and oral, written, and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Commitment to justice and equity-based approaches

  • Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Leadership Development, or related field required.
  • Two years of related experience is required, and three to four years of related experience in a student affairs setting is preferred.

  • Successful Background Check

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.


Pittsburgh, PA

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Student Programs

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Staff - Regular

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Full time

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