[URBANTH-L]JOB: Director of the Center for NGO Leadership & Development (Northern Illinois U)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 9 13:03:35 EDT 2009

From: Kendall Thu <kthu at niu.edu>

Center for NGO Leadership and Development: Director

Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring an entrepreneurial 
individual to become the first Director of the Center for NGO Leadership and 
Development (NGOLD), pending budgetary approval. The Center for NGO 
Leadership & Development is one of NIU's strategic planning initiatives, a 
new interdisciplinary unit that involves multiple departments and colleges. 
A primary responsibility of the director is providing leadership and 
teaching in a new undergraduate major in Community Leadership & Civic 
Engagement (CLCE). The director must be able to lead diverse faculty, staff, 
and students associated with NGOLD to achieve its mission of integrating 
undergraduate and graduate curricula and conducting scholarly research 
relevant to domestic and international settings. A primary goal of the 
center is engagement, outreach, and consulting, particularly with some of 
the 9,000 NGOs in the Chicago area. More information may be found at 

This position requires a Ph.D. and a research record appropriate for 
appointment as a full or associate professor with tenure; the field of 
scholarship is open. Additional requirements include at least 5 years of 
experience in domestic or international NGOs, including some combination of 
research, teaching, consulting, or managerial experience and a record of 
obtaining external funding for NGO-related activities and programming. The 
ideal candidate will also possess experience in public service leadership 
and/or experiential learning. The normal teaching load for the director is 1 
course per semester, which will include undergraduate, masters (MA and MPA), 
and doctoral courses. The ideal candidate will begin January 2010 and be 
able to matriculate the first undergraduates in the new CLCE major in the 
fall 2010 term.

The main NIU campus is located in DeKalb, Illinois, a welcoming community 60 
miles west of Chicago. NIU enrolls more than 22,000 domestic and 
international students, including over 6,400 graduate students, and offers 
instruction in DeKalb, Hoffman Estates, Rockford and Naperville to serve the 
metropolitan Chicago region.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information 
for three references. These required materials may be submitted 
electronically or by US mail; supplemental materials should be submitted by 
US mail. Review of complete applications will begin on October 12, 2009, but 
the search will remain open until the appointment is made. Send applications 
to: Professor Kurt Thurmaier, Division of Public Administration, Northern 
Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, or kthur at niu.edu. Northern Illinois 
University is an AA/EEO institution that strongly encourages applications 
from women and minority candidates. 

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