Program Director, Master of Science in Organization Development, American University

Washington D.C.
Salary and benefits are competitive.
Oct 21, 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Full Time

The Master of Science in Organization Development Program in American University’s School of Public Affairs seeks an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader, who is passionate about creating and educating the organizational change leaders of tomorrow to serve as Program Director. The appointment is a non-tenure track faculty position and will commence on January 6, 2020. In addition to directing the program, the position will teach three classes during the academic year.

As it celebrates its 40th year, the AU MSOD Program has transformed over 1,800 graduates into exceptional leaders. Our graduates are business executives and non-profit managers, consultants and entrepreneurs, community activists and federal employees. The program was created by several of the founders of the field of organizational development and carries on their legacy of experiential education in a cohort-based model, with a strong focus on interpersonal interaction, use of self, social justice and diversity, and global effectiveness. Students are supported by faculty, coaches, and facilitators in building a learning community, international consulting projects, and a rigorous and demanding practicum.

The Program Director will assess and build on the strengths of the current program, including its focus, curriculum, and structure to assure that it remains state of the art and responsive to the needs of organizations and communities. The Program Director will represent the program to external constituencies and take an active role in recruitment of students. The Program Director will also oversee the program’s personnel, operations, budget, and external communications with the assistance of an Assistant Director.

We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial experience in consulting to and managing large scale change at a high level in the private sector; non-profit, public sector; or international organizations. The candidate should demonstrate a talent for and interest in teaching and mentoring students. We are particularly interested in practitioners who can help us develop flexible new educational programs and raise the visibility of the School. This position will require some weekend and evening hours.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references. If you have any questions, please email American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.