D.Min. Program and Lay & Continuing Education Director Sought
Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry program and Director of the Lay and Continuing Education programs.
The Director of the D.Min. Program and Lay and Continuing Education position provides leadership for Lexington Seminary’s D.Min. program and non-credentialed programming in lay and continuing education (currently the Creating Vital Congregations webinar series and the Lay School of Theology). This is a half-time (50%) position. The position reports to the vice-president of academic affairs and dean.
1. Carries out the academic administration of the D.Min. program
a) Recruits D.Min. project advisors and readers as approved by the D.Min. Committee
b) Maintains the “course” in the LMS interpreting the program for faculty and project advisors/readers
c) Maintains the “course” in the LMS for listing potential project advisors and readers for student seeking same
d) Reviews program policies and proposes needed revisions
e) Serves as the liaison between students in the program and the D.Min. Committee
f) Collects and compiles program assessment data as defined in the assessment plan for the D.Min.
g) Reports to the Faculty Council on the D.Min. program
2. Serves as the faculty advisor for all D.Min. students
3. Assists the Office of Admissions in promoting, recruiting and admitting DMin students
a) Advises on marketing strategies and materials
b) Provides needed content for marketing materials
c) Assists in promoting the program at conferences
d) Assists in recruiting activities and work with prospective students
4. May teach DM 811, Introduction to Doctoral Studies: Research, Writing, and Critical Theological Reflection, and/or DM 890, Writing the D.Min. Project, as needed and assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
5. Oversees and manages the seminary’s programs of lay and continuing education
a) Determines the annual line-up and schedule of offerings for the Creating Vital Congregations webinar series, and the Lay School of Theology
b) Identifies and recruits leaders for the webinar series and Lay School
c) Develops and – in collaboration with the Dean’s Office and Advancement Office – implements appropriate marketing strategies for the Creating Vital Congregations webinar series and Lay School of Theology
d) Obtains and provides copy for marketing materials for the webinars and Lay School
e) Oversees the provision of the necessary technical support for broadcast of webinars and Lay School
f) Serves as institutional host for the webinars and Lay School
g) Assesses the efficacy of the webinar series and Lay School
h) Develops strategy for further expansion and development of lay and continuing education to meet emerging needs in the church
i) Reports to the Faculty Council on lay and continuing education programs
6. Attends meetings of the D.Min. Committee and Faculty Council
Desired Education and Experience
• A Master of Divinity degree
• A theological doctorate strongly preferred or other appropriate terminal degree
• Experience as pastor of a congregation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Excellent skills in written and oral communication
2. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
3. Ability to work with a variety of people – students, staff, faculty, judicatory personnel
4. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office word processing, desktop publishing, e-mail/task management, as well as comfort with Skype and social media
5. Flexible, cooperative, and problem-solving orientation to work and relationships
6. Organized and detail-oriented
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the local church and an appreciation for the role theological education in strengthening pastoral and lay ministry. She/he must be a team player with excellent written and oral communication skills that support the academic and administrative needs of the position.
To apply for the position please submit a letter of application, 3 letters of reference including someone acquainted with your ministry in the local church or as a church administrator, a CV and unofficial copies of all academic transcripts. Mail information to Lexington Theological Seminary, Search Committee for the Director of D.Min program and Director of Lay and Continuing Education Attn: Dr. Charisse L. Gillett 230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 300 Lexington, KY 40503. Information may also be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is August 20, 2017 and the anticipated start date is September 20, 2017. This position reports to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean.