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Assistant Director

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Location: *Remote
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: October 14, 2022

Assistant Director – The Assistant Director is a full-time position at this statewide organization with
responsibility for designing and delivering expanded outreach to graduates of the William C. Friday
Fellowship for Human Relations and supporting them as they lead uniquely in their many and varied
communities. This will include singular or repeated in-person and virtual events in line with the stated
mission, vision, and values of the organization. This position is responsible for an annual event (All
Fellows Gathering) and other connective work directed at both Friday Fellows and the larger
communities in which they lead. The Assistant Director will support the Director in the management of
the organization and additionally support the Lead Faculty and the flagship Friday Fellowship program as
directed. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director and will work collaboratively with other
WLI staff on development and direction of all program content and activities furthering WLI’s
interrelated organizational design and goals.
Major Responsibilities
Fellows Network
• Intentionally seize and create the circumstances and opportunities for Friday Fellows to
(re)connect and collaborate in their communities.
• Conceive, develop, and implement the programmatic vision and focus for All Fellows
Gatherings and other annual/regular Fellows convenings.
• Convene gatherings of Fellows and non-Fellows across the state to build several cross-sector
collaborative ventures that are ultimately self-sustaining.
• Develop each community gathering in a model consistent with organizational values.
• Maintain contact with Fellows and record the ways they are leading (community events,
social media, public communications, etc.) with the goal of connecting Fellows to work
collaboratively in their regions and local communities. Support Fellows working together to
model and achieve collaborative leadership.
• Connect these local collaborations with others throughout the state and beyond using the
Fellows as relationship sustainers.
• This work will overlap with the work of the Director and will require collaboration for
appropriate statewide coverage.
• Research and align latest in leadership development theory and network leadership theory
to ensure the Fellows from previous classes remain informed of current tools and
possibilities in alignment with organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Fellowship Program
• Follow and practice the curriculum and programming of the current class to support the
facilitation, direction, or management of the class as directed by the Lead Faculty.
• Collaborate with the Lead Faculty or others in the work and design of the class that
implements and realizes the organization’s values.
• Attend retreats and support logistics for the program in consultation with the Lead Faculty
Communications and Marketing
• Working collaboratively with the Director, Board of Advisors, and other committees,
develop and implement appropriate public profiles for WLI.
• Network on behalf of WLI with other organizations and potential partners.
• Collaborate with WLI staff and board on methods to express or refine alignment of
organizational values and publicly visible activity.
Fiscal Management
• Develop and submit program budgets to Director for approval.
• Manage program expenditures within approved budget.
• Reconcile and provide documentation for program expenses.
Program Evaluation
• Establish outcomes for components of Fellows Network programs and evaluate progress
with the intent of demonstrating various forms of impact in multiple time intervals.
Other Responsibilities
The Assistant Director will cross-train continually with the Director to support all WLI staff and ensure
the effective day-to-day operation of the organization including the current Friday Fellowship class.
• Deep understanding and commitment to North Carolina, Wildacres Leadership Initiative,
and the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations mission, vision, and values.
• Ability and willingness to create and hold spaces for differing beliefs and belief systems.
• Understanding of, and adeptness with, group dynamics.
• Professional and personal style consistent with the philosophy of the organization.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Understanding of forms of presence as a collaborative tool.
• Demonstrated history of successful group facilitation.
• 6-8 years professional experience in relevant work such as leadership development
education, adult training and facilitation, teaching, community development, managing
teams across a large geographic area, alumni relations, statewide association/chapter
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work with people across all differences.
• Superior communication skills, with ability to relate to diverse constituents.
• Effective presentation and outreach skills.
Other Requirements include
• Current driver’s license and ability to travel throughout North Carolina.
• Some weekday, weekend, and evening travel required including at least three 4-day
weekend retreats per year at locations throughout the state.
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$62,000-$65,000 salary; additional health insurance stipend paid as salary;
45 days per year paid time off; no separate medical package; employer-paid retirement contribution
after 12 months
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter addressing your interests and qualifications for the
position, and a list of three references along with their contact information. Please submit your items in
a pdf format using this naming convention: “AssistantDirector-FirstNameLastName”
Email your application to
Application review will begin on October 14, 2022 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is
Wildacres Leadership Initiative is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates