LEAD Instructor (Temporary)

Position Description

The LEAD Instructor is a key role for delivering on The Washington Center’s promise to students to provide them with a transformational experience – setting them on a course of achievement, leadership and civic responsibility.  In this role, the LEAD Instructors are responsible for working directly with college and university students to provide excellent instruction, advisement, and professional exploration through the LEAD curriculum and internship experience.  The LEAD Instructor plays a vital role in helping students explore certain careers paths through advising and mentoring throughout the semester. Ideal start date for the position is May 20th, and the position will run through August 23rd, 2019. 

Required Education and Experience  

Required Education and Experience: An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. 

  • Master’s degree in Experiential Education, International Education, Academic Advisement, or other related degrees. 
  • One to three years of work experience.     
  • Experience in leading professional exploration and development in a variety of fields. 
  • Strong ability to advise students regarding their career and professional goals.
  • Experience instructing students in a classroom or small group setting or conduct training programs/seminars/workshops on relevant educational topics required.

Preferred Education/Qualifications and Experience 

  • Experience in working with college students in advising, mentoring, teaching or supervision capacities within specific area desired.
  • Experience in leading professional exploration and development in a variety of fields.
  • Knowledge regarding career development and coaching are desired. 


Required to perform the job successfully 

  • Customer Satisfaction.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration.
  • Initiative.
  • Self-Awareness.
  • Leads People, Develop Others, Empowers Others.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of higher education field and landscape.
  • Track record of presentations and ability to lead training and development opportunities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to generate experiential education opportunities that enhance participants’ experience and offers opportunities for theoretical knowledge becoming practically applied. 
  • Demonstrates understanding of diversity issues within a higher education and professional environment and actively addresses situations to ensure cultural and global competency.
  • Proven ability to articulate organizational objectives and development goals.
  • independent judgment and initiative.

Supervisory Responsibility 

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Equipment Used to Perform the Job

Which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly: 

  • Standard office equipment including a facsimile machine, photocopier, and telephone system.
  • Personal Computer, job-related software and printer.   

Physical Abilities

Commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform described essential functions of this job. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.

Application Instructions

To apply to this position, please do so via our online application form.

This job description no way states or implies that these are the only duties preformed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subjected to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.