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William R. Harvey Leadership Institute
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The William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University is accepting nominations and applications for the full-time position of Director effective January 2014.  Founded in 1868, Hampton University (www.hamptonu.edu) is a nationally recognized HBCU (Historically Black College & University) located on 314 acres of the Tidewater Peninsula.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher education and all programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the American Council on Education.

The William R. Harvey Leadership Institute offers the undergraduate student a curricular option that enhances the University experience.  Students who are selected for this program are considered Leadership Fellows and will earn a minor in Leadership Studies upon successful completion of the eighteen credit hour curriculum.  It is an intensive, interactive program designed to develop entry-level leaders with the character and integrity to ethically lead and serve.  A pivotal component of the program is 400 hours of service learning experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute reports to the Provost and is the primary spokesperson for the Institute; representing it both locally and nationally at professional activities.  The ideal candidate must be able to perform a mixture of administrative and academic functions set forth below:

  • Develop and implement the strategic goals for the direction of the Leadership Institute, including the organization of the High School Leadership Summit.
  • Prepare and manage the Leadership Institute’s annual budget.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Leadership Institute and supervise staff.
  • Teach various courses, prepare presentations, and pursue research opportunities.
  • Recruit prospective students and counsel students currently enrolled in the Leadership Institute on career and academic matters.
  • Monitor student performance and outcomes.
  • Identify external funding sources and obtain external funding, especially from national agencies and foundations.
  • Engage in outreach activities on the local, regional, and national levels in an effort to create leadership opportunities and partnerships that will enhance the educational experience for Hampton students.
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective speakers, agencies, and employers for various events hosted by the Leadership Institute.
  • Forge strong collaborative relationships with campus administrators in order to develop new initiatives for the Leadership Institute.
  • Serve on University committees, as appointed.
  • Remain current with trends in the field of Leadership Studies.


The successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree, preferably in the area of education or leadership studies.  A minimum of three to five years of leadership/management experience combined with prior teaching experience is also required.  Preference will be given to candidates with research experience.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, Hampton University Faculty Employment Application, personal contact information, and names of three professional references along with postal addresses and telephone numbers to:

Atty. Tracy Blizzard
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668

**Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


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