Coordinator of Leadership Programs
Centennial Center for Leadership


Established in 2008, the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) is positioned organizationally in academic affairs and is dedicated to academic enrichment as well as applied learning experiences. The CCL has made a clear choice not to subscribe to one model or static definition of leadership. Rather, it embraces the complexities of leadership, teaches a variety of theoretical models within a range of practical application and remains anchored by a strong interdisciplinary approach.

At the core of the CCL's work is a commitment to the study of leadership and the development of leaders. A mainstay of the CCL's programming is the focus on Leading Self, Leading Others and Leadership in Action, which is characterized by an on-going practice of examining beliefs and values, embracing work within and across differences and aligning passion with thoughtful purpose begets authentic, culturally-relevant leaders who have the capacity to solve significant challenges.

Revolving around its core ecosystem model are four focus areas: leadership development, entrepreneurial leadership, global leadership and community leadership. Embedded in the ethos of the Colleges, these specialty areas are uniquely fostered by a liberal arts environment. For the future, the CCL plans to deepen its impact and strategically build a portfolio of distinction in programming, curriculum, research and scholarship across all four of the focus areas.


  • Coordinate, instruct and advise students within the HWS Leads certificate program.
  • Teach Leadership Theory courses and a Public Speaking course.
  • Advise students in Practicum and Fellowship experiences.
  • Recruit a new cohort.
  • Organize the Leadership Institute (LI), which is a professional style a two and a half day conference.
  • Organize the Leadership Cafe series.
  • Coordinate outreach and marketing for the Centennial Center for Leadership.
  • Maintain the website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
  • Develop relationships with campus and community constituents.
  • Create and innovate new programming.
  • Manage office tasks: assist with budget, strategic planning, annual reports and oversee student workers.
  • Manage Student Advisory Board.
  • Coordinate and report data on learning outcomes for CCL programs.
  • Contribute to coordination of additional CCL programs such as The Pitch.


A master's degree and one to three years relevant experience that can be applied to an educational environment is required. A member of a team of professionals, the coordinator would require an energetic, passionate individual who can contribute to a collaborative working environment. A strong desire to enrich student leaders, develop compelling programs, organize applied learning activities and cultivate relationships on campus and within the community is necessary. Discretion and sound judgment is required in dealing with students, faculty, administrators, parents, and communicating with all constituencies. An ability to work as a team member to build strong working relationships across campus and in the broader community is necessary. The successful candidate will have advanced computer literacy and knowledge of various office practices and procedures, budget management, and be competent in managing social media marketing. Requires strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team. Must be well organized and have the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. Attention to detail imperative Creativity, resourcefulness, and the capacity to take initiative are important.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried (exempt) position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The role may require evening and weekend responsibilities. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu

Please note:If materials are sent electronically, please include your last name within the file's name. Thank you.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.