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Hannibal-LaGrange University seeks a director to oversee a new site in the Jefferson City Correctional Center (JCCC) immediately. JCCC is a maximum-security prison located in Jefferson City, MO run by the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC). This job is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Classes are scheduled to begin there June 1, 2020.
The director will be responsible for the administration and oversight of HLGU’s program at JCCC and be the primary point of contact for the program for HLGU, the MDOC, and all other constituencies. The director will also help raise money and awareness for support of the program.
Solid candidates should possess a doctorate degree in ministry, theology, biblical studies or another related field from an accredited institution and be academically qualified to teach in the program and meet other qualifications to serve as a faculty member in HLGU’s Division of Christian Studies. Ministry experience of at least five years and five years teaching experience at the collegiate or seminary level are also required. In addition, for considerations candidates will have demonstrated success in the following areas: administration, leadership and fundraising.
The position is full time and offers benefits as specified in the staff handbook. This position requires a very high degree of cooperative work with the MDOC and compliance with many MDOC policies, especially related to security.
Before hire, the successful candidate must pass the appropriate MDOC background and screening checks and be approved by the appropriate MDOC personnel.
Hannibal-LaGrange University values effective teaching and student mentoring and seeks faculty members who vigorously engage the ideas, concepts, and practices of their field from an orthodox, evangelical perspective in both their teaching and scholarship. Hannibal-LaGrange University is proud to be affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention and faculty must be professing Christians, actively involved in the church of their choice, and have values consistent with Baptist tradition.
Founded in 1858, Hannibal-LaGrange University is a four-year Christian university located in Hannibal, Missouri, just 100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. The mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University is to provide an excellent education in both liberal arts and professional disciplines in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.
To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and current CV, here.
In addition to articulating interest and qualifications, cover letters should describe the candidate’s commitment to Jesus Christ, calling to ministry and articulate an understanding of how teaching and training prisoners for ministry is a Christian vocation consistent with that calling.
For any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 573-629-3058, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hannibal-LaGrange University seeks to employ qualified individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, who can function effectively within the University’s mission and purposes
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent communication skills in all modalities: written, spoken, telephone, text, etc.
Excellent people skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide-variety of interest groups and constituencies.
Demonstrated fundraising ability or potential.
Knowledge of collegiate level educational practices, academic programs, structures, and curriculum.
Ability to develop the appropriate policies and practices that meet the needs and requirements of both HLGU and the MDOC.
Must have values consistent with the mission and purpose of Hannibal-LaGrange University.
Must agree to, sign off on, and abide by the standards of employment on the back of the application, on the yearly contract, and in the staff handbook.
Must meet qualifications to serve as a faculty member in HLGU’s Division of Christian Studies.
Must meet security clearance requirements for employment as determined by both HLGU and MDOC.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING
Doctorate from an accredited institution in the area of theology, pastoral ministry or a related field. (Strong candidates without a doctorate may be considered.)
A minimum of 5 years of ministry experience in a church or other setting. Senior pastoral ministry experience prefferred.
Supervisory and administrative experience required, including experience with budgeting processes.
5 years of teaching experience in an accredited college, university, or theological school setting.
Before beginning duties at JCCC, must complete the security screening and appropriate MDOC security training.