Executive Director for the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development

  • Arizona State University
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time Executive

Job Description

Executive Director for the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development

Barrett, The Honors College

Arizona State University


Barrett, The Honors College is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development. The ideal candidate will have a background managing strategic initiatives with an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a passion for collegiate personal development. This position will report to the Dean of Barrett, The Honors College.


The mission of the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development at Barrett is to inspire, educate, and assist students in the achievement of their personal best throughout the journey to success and happiness. The Lewis Center does this through a wide variety of innovative courses, workshops and an engaging speaker series. Offerings by the Lewis Center are exclusively for Barrett students. Although housed on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University, the Lewis Center serves students on all four of Barrett’s and ASU’s campus locations (Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, and West Phoenix).



  • Sets vision and manages the operations of the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development including an annual programming calendar
  • Oversees course offerings including courses related to self-awareness, personal values, personal character development, leadership, critical thinking, decision-making, risk-taking, career planning, success and happiness
  • Produces a speaker series and workshop series focused on personal development including programming to educate students in the areas of individual liberty, free-enterprise, personal responsibility, spirituality, family, diversity, community engagement and civic responsibility.
  • Prepares annual donor report to meet donor and college requirements
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community of advocates with Barrett, ASU community and external community, including guest speakers, collaborators and advocates
  • Develops a comprehensive communications to engage students in personal and professional development activities
  • Evaluates the impact of professional development courses, workshops and speaker series programs and implements enhancements to continually improve programming quality
  • Manages the unit’s budget and maintain reporting for expenditures for center
  • Researches and identifies additional funding sources and partnerships for the center
  • Works with Barrett Technology Office and University Technology Office to maintain events app and T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development webpage
  • Develops long- and short-range goals to strategically align center with overall goals of the College and University.
  • Oversees and participates in the hiring, training and evaluation of the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development staff and faculty.
  • Represents the college/department and serves on various department and university committees. Acts as liaison with faculty, advisors, administrators, and staff from both the university and external organizations.
  • Serves as representative of the University at state, regional and national organizations, boards, councils, and committees as assigned.
  • Represents Lewis Center at various College programs (Family Weekend, Convocation, Homecoming, etc.)
  • Overseeing the development and execution of external contracts and contractors with Lewis Center
  • Maintains vision of, and relationship with, Lewis Center donor(s)



Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work

Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds

Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities that may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts

Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions



Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals


Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment, and eight (8) years of related administrative experience which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.



  • Demonstrated passion for & commitment to the field of personal development
  • Experience working in or with an Honors College preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of budget management methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices
  • Experience managing both staff and/or faculty members
  • Ability to stimulate and implement organizational change
  • Strong verbal and written communication including professional presentations and/or public speaking
  • Evidence of a Master’s Degree or higher
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience working with developing relationships with external partners and creating a broad professional network
  • Strong organizational leadership and management experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial experience




Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.




Barrett, The Honors College: Established in 1988, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective four-year residential college offering special honors courses, study abroad, research opportunities, and merit scholarships to academically outstanding undergraduates at all four ASU campuses. Barrett has more than 7,000 students at the Tempe, Downtown, Polytechnic and West campuses of ASU.

Barrett Honors College has received many accolades including being called “the gold standard” among honors college in the nation by the New York Times and “Best Honors College” in the United States by Reader’s Digest. USA Today named ASU one of the 100 Best Value Colleges and cited Barrett as “outstanding. The 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges cites Barrett Honors College as one reason why Arizona State University is among the top 10 “Best Buy” public schools in the United States. Specifically, the guide spotlights the “ambitious honors projects” at Barrett Honors College. 

Barrett students benefit from the vast resources and numerous opportunities at ASU, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative universities, located in the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. 

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Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU/Barrett, The Honors College will not be a sponsor for this position.


Instructions to Apply :


Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.



Post dates: February 8, 2021 – March 1, 2021

Education Requirements

Master's Degree