Leadership Fellows Program Consultant-Trainer
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 12:00 AM

Organization: The Texas Medical Center Library
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Closing Date: March 8, 2021

Opportunity Description

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries is seeking a consultant-trainer for its Leadership Fellows Program, which is jointly sponsored with the National Library of Medicine.

Below is an overview of the position description.  You can obtain a full job description by contacting the Program Director at [email protected].  The full job description contains a timeline/calendar for the leadership program year, delineating the time commitments for the leadership consultant-trainer.

Our current consultant-trainer Kathryn Deiss ([email protected]) may be contacted if you have questions about the position and the program. 

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
Leadership Development Consultant-Trainer Description  

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries.  The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program consultant-trainer designs and facilitates the curriculum and multiple components for this year-long program. This position works closely with the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program to evaluate cohort needs, develop appropriate changes to the curriculum throughout the year of the Program, and help to evaluate the Program’s success at key points during the year.  The leadership trainer is responsible for facilitating and teaching leadership topics through in-person and virtual sessions.  The position works directly with fellows and mentors when debriefing leadership assessment tools and providing advice when issues arise during the program year.  Additional duties and skills include: identifying handouts and other content and materials for the leadership topics; managing and assessing the group dynamics, relationships, and learning needs; and flexibility, agility, and a highly collaborative spirit.

The year-long program starts in early October with the deployment and debriefing of leadership assessment tools, an evening social gathering and day-long orientation in early November, monthly virtual sessions from January through August, a multi-day Leadership Institute in April (April 5-8, 2022, Washington DC), and two-day “capstone” event in Washington DC in early fall.

The full version of the leadership consultant-trainer position description is available from the Leadership Fellows Program director Pat Thibodeau, [email protected].


How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, you should submit the following to AAHSL Office, [email protected]

The deadline is March 08, 2021.

  • Statement of interest in and qualifications for the leadership training
  • Current CV
  • List of client references from prior training work
  • Proposed budget – fees/contract costs for teaching and preparation time;  NOTE: travel costs including lodging and per diem expenses are covered by AAHSL in addition to the consultant/trainer fees.

We hope to start interviewing applicants in late March and make a final decision by May.  The Future Leadership Committee, which oversees the program, has planned on having overlap between the current consultant-trainer and the final candidate before the program begins in October/November.  The Program Director and chairs of the committee will also provide more information about the history of the program, current plans, and the general structure over the course of the year.