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Deputy Director, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership


Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 


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The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for the Deputy Director position.  The mission of the Stockdale Center is to empower leaders to make courageous ethical decisions. The Center’s primary audience is the Naval Academy community – midshipmen, staff, faculty and coaches – yet the Center also shares ethical leadership insights with influential national and international leaders and organizations.

The Stockdale Center is committed to the principles and practice of equity, diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment in which everyone is welcomed, supported, and inspired to share their diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas.


  • Assist the Director with the leadership of the Stockdale Center.
  • Serve as the Acting Director during the Director’s absence.
  • Manage the Center’s Strategic Plan and Organizational Manual.
  • Supervise the Center staff and coordinate internal administration, external contracts, and Center special events.
  • Oversee the development and execution of the Center’s gift and appropriated fund budgets.
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Commandant for Leadership and Character Development to ensure the Stockdale Center remains aligned with the Commandant’s priorities.
  • Coordinate with the Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation to support their efforts to obtain private funding for the Center.
  • Coordinate with Naval Academy cost centers and special staffs to facilitate Center programs and activities.
  • Interface with external organizations requesting support from the Academy in the fields of leadership, character and ethics.
  • Chair the Larson Ethical Leadership Award Selection Committee.
  • Present ethical leadership lectures and seminars for midshipmen, staff, faculty, coaches and external institutions.
  • Mentor midshipmen, staff, faculty and coaches to strengthen their leadership proficiency.
  • Represent the Academy on external committees and task forces.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director.

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • Master's Degree.
  • Senior civilian academic or former military personnel with administrative and operational experience and a background in education.
  • Expertise in strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel management, with a preference for additional experience with donor development.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.


  • Extensive experience with teaching, public speaking and seminar facilitation in the fields of ethics and leadership and a reputation for excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience interacting with high-level officials in the military, business, government and higher education.
  • Ph.D.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and three letters of recommendation that address the qualifications outlined above to the Deputy Director Search Committee, at

Please note: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 10, 2019. The position will remain open until filled


The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here

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The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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