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University of Virginia Assistant Director for Leadership Development in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Assistant Director for Leadership Development supervises the Leading, Educating, and Developing (LEAD) ( , Senior Executive Institute (SEI) ( , and other similar leadership and professional development programs at the Virginia Institute of Government ( which is part of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service ( .

Job Description :

  • Responsible for the success of all in-person and virtual program operations.

  • Design and update program curriculum that enhances leadership and management skills. This includes studying evolving local government best practices.

  • Create and implement program marketing and recruiting efforts for potential participants.

  • Supervise internal staff and relationships with key partners to ensure program success.

  • Manage a roster of external trainers, facilitators, and other consultants.

  • Participate in continuing education and other professional development activities.

  • Attend conferences and other related activities to market programs and recruit participants.

  • This position requires a strong commitment to customer service and servant leadership.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration/public policy, organizational psychology/leadership, education, or other related field

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience leading or coordinating professional development programs for local government senior executives and managers

  • Experience facilitating teams

  • Leading or coordinating organizational development training and programs

Preferred additional qualifications :

  • Significant experience with MBTI, EQ, and other related formats

  • Experience facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion training

  • Experience with psychological safety training or related programs

  • Experience managing virtual programming

  • Experience managing professional development programs and curriculum in a higher education setting

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, conferences, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at .

Please apply through Workday, and search for "R0028424". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements ( webpage.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA ( and Why Charlottesville ( webpages