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Job Title: Graduate Assistant, Project CLEAR

Department: University Advancement

Reports To:  Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer

Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.

General Description:


Our world is facing unprecedented challenges and it is incumbent upon our universities to develop the skills,
capacities, and dispositions inherent to addressing these challenges in our learners. If you are passionate about guiding the next generation of leaders through the complexities of our world and developing their ability to create strategic vision and produce intentional action while listening to, learning from, and walking with
organizations and communities for the future, we need you.


The Center for Leadership & Character as a subset of University Advancement at William Woods University is
primed to meet the complex challenges of our world through our dynamic students. From the erosion of ethical standards in organizations and the ever-changing political landscape, to the consequences of climate change and global inequities, our students stand ready, as leadership is not about knowing, it is about doing.

As a university-wide space for interdisciplinary leadership learning, the center is committed to and passionate
about advancing our university mission of actualizing a student-centered learning environment valuing inclusion, creativity, and intellectual inquiry. One specific application of this is through the grant-funded initiative, Project CLEAR (Creating Leadership Entrepreneurship Action & Response) provides scholarships to undergraduatestudents to develop and implement entrepreneurial initiatives within socially vulnerable communities across Missouri. Understanding this, we invite applications for a graduate assistant position reporting to the Principal Investigator for the Project CLEAR grant.

Additionally, opportunities to contribute to and lead innovative research projects and service that advances the
broad fields of leadership, leadership learning, and leadership development within the context of leadership and character are available.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performing daily operations (functional areas – experiential leadership learning, corporate and community
connections, research)
2. Developing and facilitating formal and informal leadership learning initiatives
3. Planning, managing, facilitating, and evaluating programmatic events
4. Assisting in the data collection, analysis, and dissemination of research
5. Assisting in the development and management of community and corporate partnerships

Position Requirements:


Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating 1) desire to work with diverse interdisciplinary student
populations within leadership learning environments, 2) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, 3)
evidence of well-developed collegiality and a commitment to service, 4) an interest in and commitment to
interacting with businesses, government organizations, non-profit/community, and higher education institutions locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, 5) an interest in and commitment to helping build leadership and entrepreneurship initiatives on campus and in the community, 6) experience with or desire to engage in highquality leadership research that advances industry, communities, and student success, and 7) awareness of andsensitivity to educational goals tied to equitable and just practices that advance the success of diverse student populations.


Qualified candidates will be enrolled in, registered for coursework, and maintain satisfactory academic
standing in a full-time graduate degree program at William Woods University. The successful candidate will
demonstrate 1) knowledge of and capacity for leadership, entrepreneurship, and effective decision-making, 2)
creativity and problem-solving capacity, 3) desire and/or experience for developing and coordinating
undergraduate and graduate student programs and activities, 4) skill or willingness to develop skill in
providing high-quality engaged leadership learning via formal (academic courses) and informal
(instructor/student mentoring/coaching) settings, and 5) evidence of well-developed, collegial, and
collaborative organizational skills.

Work Schedule:


This is an exempt, 12-month half-time (20 hours/week) position that occasionally
requires travel and weekend/evening event coordination.


A standard graduate assistant compensation package is provided.

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer