The Dana School of Music seeks a dynamic Director of Athletic Bands for a full-time, non-tenure-track position as Lecturer in Music. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain and grow a thriving athletic band program that serves as an essential ambassador for the University in conjunction with YSU Athletics and at recruitment events and other University functions. Additional responsibilities will include classroom teaching in areas consistent with the candidate's expertise. Responsibilities: Administering and directing the Youngstown State University Athletic Band area, including the Marching Pride (marching band) and basketball pep band; leadership in drill design, marching fundamentals, logistics, planning, and implementation of the athletic bands throughout the academic year, including organization of pre-season band camp, managing band leadership and staff, and maintaining a budget (under supervision of the Director of the Dana School of Music); coordination with University Athletics programs; work closely with the Director of Bands on a unified vision and recruitment plan for the band program; teaching additional courses and/or ensembles reflective of the candidate's strengths and needs of the Dana School of Music. Recruitment efforts will include developing and maintaining rapport with regional high school band directors, outreach to regional schools and musical organizations such as the Ohio and Pennsylvania Music Educators Associations, organizing recruitment events, hosting high-school bands on campus, and offering workshops for bands and educators. Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university provided tools and resources. The Youngstown State University
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.
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