NEW LEAD Team Consultant Info

NEW LEAD Team Consultant Info

Welcome!

Thank you for thinking about applying to be a LEAD Team Consultant. We’re excited to meet you and consider your application to join us!

There are 3 steps to complete the application process. You must complete all 3 steps and submit all required information by 11:59 pm, November 12th, 2017 to be fully considered as a candidate.

  1. Complete an online application
  2. Submit a 60-second elevator pitch video.
  3. Answer the Online Video Interview Questions.

All finalists will be required to complete a fourth step:

  1. Deliver a 30-minute training workshop on Dec. 2nd on a leadership topic of your choice.
    • Click Here for more information. REMEMBER: only finalists are required to complete this step.

Final decisions about successful candidates who will be offered a position will be announced via email no later than 3:00 pm, Friday, December 8th.

What if I’m hired, then what? All members of the LEAD Team, both those newly hired and those returning, are expected to participate in key events, as listed below:

  • All LEAD Team members will be required to attend a 4-day retreat, Jan. 3rd-6th, prior to school starting.
    • Food & overnight accommodations will be provided at no cost.
    • All LEAD Team members are paid for all workshop and training time during the retreat.
    • Newly hired LEAD Team members will complete about 1/3 of the 60-hour certification training during this retreat.
    • Missing any time of this retreat for newly hired LEAD Team members is NOT AN OPTION.

What do I do now? Ask questions, get more info, apply!

  • Email questions to dux@jmu.edu
  • Speak to any LEAD Team member (see our Student Staff page for team members)
  • Make an appointment with the Director, Michael McCleve, via email: mcclevmr@jmu.edu or call 540-568-5902.
  • Apply! Remember: Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, November 12th!

 

Info for the
Dux Leadership Center LEAD Team Consultant

The Dux Leadership Center (“dux” is the Latin word for “leadership”; pronounced “dukes”), is JMU’s leadership resource center for students. We help students become better leaders. Our mission is to “develop the desire to grow, lead, and inspire.”  We offer programs, workshops, conferences, books, videos, and equipment resources, as well as consulting assistance and partnerships in any way possible to further the development of skills, abilities, and knowledge related to leadership.

The LEAD Team (Leadership Education and Development) is a small group of hired student employees who help create, develop, and deliver many of those programs and resources listed above. Individual members of the team, LEAD Team Consultants, are paid for working 8-12 hours/week in the Dux Center. Some of those hours are maintained on a regular schedule in the office and some are fulfilled delivering workshops, seminars, and other training experiences in the evenings and on the weekends. No work is ever required on Sundays.

What are the specific job responsibilities? LEAD Team members will be expected to:

  • Complete the LEAD Team 60-hour presenter/facilitator certification training. (Training time is paid.)
  • Develop content expertise in at least 3 specific areas.
  • Deliver presentations, workshops, seminars, and other learning experiences to help other students develop their leadership skills and expertise.
  • Learn and develop personal coaching skills and apply them in 1:1 consultations with other students
  • Assist in the ongoing development and evolution of the Dux Leadership Center, including refining existing programs, developing new programs, and eliminating ineffective programs.
  • Carry out evaluations of training sessions delivered, completing summary reports, and providing recommendations for future sessions.
  • Attend staff development meetings weekly.
  • Meet weekly in one-on-one meetings with the director of the center.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 (and up to 12) consistent, formal office hours in the center.
  • Fulfill a work contract from January – December.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

What workshops are offered? Currently LEAD Team members are responsible for delivering the following workshops offered through the Dux Center:

  • StrengthsFinder & Strengths-Based Leadership
  • DISC Personality Profile Assessment
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Student Leadership Challenge
  • FISH! Philosophy of Customer Service
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Intent-Based Leadership
  • Powerful PowerPoint Pointers
  • 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
  • …other customized & unique presentations

What’s in it for you? LEAD Team Consultants will gain practical, employment-related experience in a highly energetic, fun environment. Students who are hired can expect to:

  • Become qualified as certified training & development presenters.
  • Deliver 3-5 (or more) high quality, experiential learning oriented workshops, or seminars each semester.
  • Participate as a member of the LEAD Team in the process of identifying appropriate areas for the development of new programs, creating those programs, and delivering them to JMU students.
  • Learn effective, high-end strategies and techniques for delivering presentations, dealing with difficult participants, and engaging others in effective leadership learning environments.
  • Gain an understanding of leadership development theory & a variety of leadership theories.
  • Become content experts in several current, cutting-edge leadership principles and practices.
  • Become part of a fun, enthusiastic, close-knit group of other students and professional staff, working collaboratively, with respect and regard for each other and the work we do.