Job Details
Associate Director, Center for Congregational Resources
Staff: Full-time Staff
100135 Academic Grants
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

The Associate Director for the Center for Congregational Resources (CCR) is responsible for day-to-day operations of assigned Center grant projects and programming.  This includes supervising contract employees, managing assigned grant funds, preparation of various reports, and interacting with congregational and Judicatory leaders.

  • Cultivate relationships with local pastors and Judicatory leaders from various denominational backgrounds to ensure that a diverse constituency participates in the CCR’s programs, projects, and events.
  • Interact with students, administrators, faculty, and staff and the broader community to support success of the Center’s grant projects and programming.
  • Collaborate with the Director and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs to research and write new grant proposals in pursuit of additional streams of funding for the Center.
  • In conjunction with the Director and Center Program Manager, plan events, seminars, conferences, and lectureships, including selection of topics, identification of presenters and event leadership, in support of ongoing programming and grant projects.
  • Administer and oversee the development and implementation of grant-related learning modules, including, as needed, enlistment of persons tasked to create modules.
  • In conjunction with Director and Resource Strategists, design and create content for new learning resources, and review existing resources for the CCR’s Resource Library.
  • Act as a Resource Strategist and peer group facilitator for current and future grant initiatives as needed or assigned.
  • Administer assigned grant program budgets in conjunction with Director and Program Manager and in accordance with University policy.
  • Supervise assigned grant-related Resource Strategists, part-time student workers, interns, and contract personnel involved in the grant projects.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of assigned grant projects.
  • Prepare annual reports to University officials and funding agencies.
  • Assist the Center’s Congregational Research Strategist in project-related research.
  • Work collegially with other CCR staff; a collaborative, “team” mindset is an expectation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director in support of Center priorities and/or activities.
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Religious Education (MRE), or equivalent theological degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ ministerial experience in the congregational setting or a church-related organization.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Experience and success seeking grants, including writing grant proposals.
  • Knowledge of basic financial accounting practices.


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