The Harris Leadership Development team oversees a portfolio of required and optional leadership programs at the Harris School of Public Policy. The leadership development programming includes the Harris Writing Program, which helps students write for public policy audiences. The Assistant Director will spend about eighty percent of his/her time overseeing the Harris Writing Program, but will also assist with various program, event and office management tasks within the Leadership Developmentâ™s
Plan, organize and implement the Harris Writing Program
Work with faculty to develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments in the Core Curriculum classes, as well as electives
Manage and coordinate training and work of Writing Program Teaching Assistants
Assist students in improving their writing skills, particularly as they communicate evidence-based policy analysis
Design innovative programming to teach students to communicate persuasively
Provide detailed feedback on written assignments
Conduct writing skills workshops, including one focused on policy memos
Host office hours to provide one-on-one assistance to Harris students
Design and implement strategies for student engagement in the Writing Program and promote programs to attract students to participate in the Writing Program and Leadership Program activities
Support programs, events and activities for the Harris Leadership Program
Coordinate with facilitators (internal and external), vendors and staff regarding Leadership Program logistics and programming
Maintain various platforms for student communications, such as Canvas, Google Drive, etc.
Create and manage online surveys, summarize data, and create reports
Manage technical needs for webinars, conferences, etc., as needed
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
Masterâ™s degree strongly preferred
A minimum of three years of relevant experience required
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated proficiency in writing and editing skills
Advanced education and training in a writing field is preferred
Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills
Advanced presentation skills (presence, public speaking, audience engagement)
Supervisory experience preferred
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required
Proven computer and research skills (e.g. MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook emails systems) required
Demonstrated success in informal and formal mentorship of students and the ability to follow through on details to ensure positive communication and relationships
Familiarity with higher education environment, and familiarity with the Harris School or public policy graduate school preferred
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