The Christian Study Center is seeking an Executive Director to oversee every facet of the ministry and provide leadership for our future growth and direction. The Executive Director working with the Board of Directors and staff, will cultivate and implement a vision for continuing our work of encouraging a thoughtful consideration of a Christian understanding of life in the academy and in our chosen vocations. The ideal candidate will value working in collaboration with CSC stakeholders, the university, campus ministries, local churches and the larger Gainesville community.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Persons interested in applying for this position should send application via email to email@example.com. The required application materials include: Cover letter with a description of your qualifications and vision for the position, evidence of teaching effectiveness, philosophy of education, résumé/CV, and contact information for at least three references.
The board of the CSC is searching for a passionate and energetic leader to succeed our founding director, Dr. Richard Horner. This person will be expected to oversee the various ministries of the center including our educational program, publications, and communications. Throughout our history, the study center has respected the work of the university and our executive director will continue that posture working alongside rather than in opposition to the academic community. As we move into our next 20 years, this person will have the responsibility and freedom to cast a vision for the future of the institution, working with the board and fulltime staff. The ED will be the direct supervisor of the Associate Director of Educational Programming, Office Manager, Pascal’s Coffeehouse Manager and will have oversight of and responsibility for institutional and financial development. As part of his/her duties, the Executive Director will ensure that financial development expands allowing for growth as the Lord leads. He/she will continue our tradition of grounding our working relationships in love, truth and grace while being sustained through prayer.
Specific duties: these may be delegated as appropriate
teaching in appropriate venues
leading the staff in their personal and professional development while leading the institution
serving as the face and spokesperson for the CSC
financial development and oversight
relationship building with the university including faculty, chairs and administrators
engagement with other study centers and the Consortium of Christian Study Centers
communications of all types and through different media
writing for our publications and scholarly work within his/her own discipline
building and maintaining relationships with local churches and clergy
Additional Salary Information: negotiable
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About Christian Study Center of Gainesville, Inc
The Christian Study Center brings together students, faculty, and community members to explore the intellectual and cultural resources of the Christian tradition. Drawing on these resources we engage at the highest levels of scholarship in order to address enduring human questions and respond to challenges created by contemporary culture.
While the center’s guests represent a broad range of viewpoints, the Study Center roots its work in the Christian faith as articulated in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and as summarized in the early creeds of the Christian Church.
In keeping with its Christian commitment, the Study Center takes a conversational approach to its educational program and promotes academic freedom. We seek to enlarge and extend conversations rather than narrow or end them, and we gladly share our lectern with those who share our questions — whether or not they share our Christian commitments.
The Study Center supports higher education, affirms critical thinking, works collaboratively with the University of Florida, and seeks to contribute to the intellectual life of the university community. In all it does the Study Center promotes human flourishing and serves the common good.