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Company: Education, Chicago, IL
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

COMPANY was founded in 1855 by seven Congregational Churches in the Midwest. From its inception, COMPANY has been leading at the forefront of theological education and social justice realization. An independent, interdependent, prophetic voice and innovative leader for theology in action, COMPANY prepares students to be leaders for the next , to serve as dynamic changemakers in the world. COMPANY’s prolific alumni/ae are among the world’s most esteemed and diverse faith leaders, theologians, teachers, activists, and advocates for social justice.
Today COMPANY prepares its students for leadership roles in faith communities and not-for-profit organizations. With a collective student body of 240 students, COMPANY has annual revenues of $5.7 million and an endowment of $22 million. COMPANY seminarians come from a variety of faith traditions seeking an innovative theological education. The student body, faculty, staff and board are intentionally diverse, in recognition of the value diversity brings to the flourishing of life. This is a time of change and promise at COMPANY. During this period of rapid changes and challenges in society at large, faith institutions, higher education and theological education, COMPANY continues its long tradition of innovation in providing leadership across multiple contexts, demonstrating its ability to adapt to needs while maintaining its values and commitments. Now more changes are at hand. Our President Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt will complete a successful 10-year tenure and retire in 2018. COMPANY’s Board of Trustees is searching for our next President. We seek a bold and inspiring leader to: Provide imagination and inspiration in developing programming consistent with emerging needs in progressive ministry and not-for-profit environments. Serve as the principal voice for the seminary in the public arena, capturing our mission, values and sensitivities to today’s world and its challenges. Engage in innovative resourcing for funding, alumni support and philanthropy, ensuring continued sustainability and growth. Strengthen our organization, faculty and administration with compassionate leadership, prophetic thought and audacious foresight. Be a compelling public theological leader who embodies and articulates the mission, messages, and values of COMPANY. THE PRESIDENT The President will be a compelling, confident, and prophetic theological leader. The President will have proven success innovating in relevant organizational contexts. The President will have passion around COMPANY commitments and will possess an eagerness for growth and for enabling the success of staff, faculty, students, trustees, and trustees. The President will build trust, uniting and inspiring the COMPANY community around compelling vision and direction. The President will be a generous listener, relationship builder, and effective communicator. The President will engage and guide the board, faculty, staff, and community toward vision, goals, and priorities that reflect and enhance the unique potential of the institution. The President will lead the institution to increase and diversify resources, including philanthropic support, tuition and earned revenues. The President will have a proven record of resource growth and collaboration development, as well as the ability to attract and connect people of all kinds to COMPANY. The President will be a vibrant public theologian and face of COMPANY. The President will embody and articulate the mission and messages of COMPANY commitments. The President will be a great storyteller, communicator, and spokesperson. The President will have proven organization leadership and financial expertise. The President will listen actively, build trust, and empower high performance and collaboration. The President will be skilled in leading change, change management and conflict resolution, and will be knowledgeable about online education and technology. The President will value and build on the positive aspeCompany of COMPANY, and will make decisions and change as necessary to enhance viability and excellence. The President will create space for the development and implementation of a viable new model for theological education. By leveraging COMPANY assets and passion, collaborative partnerships, new ideas and strategic risk-taking, the President will be a catalyst for creating a new and viable model for theological education that will ensure COMPANY’ strength, vibrancy, and impact for coming generations. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The President will be savvy and culturally fluent about the world, religious landscapes, theological education, and higher education. The President will have a strong, relevant track record, demonstrable call and passion for COMPANY, its uniqueness and its potential. The President will have personal assets that include: High self-awareness, emotional intelligence, self-confidence and humility. A compelling, approachable personality and listening skills that engender trust, openness, and creativity. Cultural fluency and inclusiveness. Courage, innovative and entrepreneurial abilities, proven organizational leadership, decision-making, and conflict-resolution skills. Ability to set goals and plans as well as the ability to hold the organization accountable. Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and be hands-on when appropriate. A non-anxious presence, high energy and a can-do, resilient approach. THE RELATIONSHIPS The President reports to the Board of Trustees and leads a staff of about 40 faculty and staff members. Direct reports include the leaders of Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Recruitment and Admission, Communication and Marketing, Advancement, and the InterReligious Institute.

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