Opening: Director of Continuing Education

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has a long tradition of continuing education with a robust program that serves around 2500 learners on an annual basis. Building on this success the Seminary is poised to enhance and expand its offerings in continuing education both for professional development and lifelong learning – particularly in the area of hybrid/online opportunities. To that end the Seminary has made a substantial investment to support the marketing, administration, and delivery of continuing education courses and programs. The new director will have an outstanding opportunity to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of continuing ministry education in the 21st century.

The Director of Continuing Education is responsible for oversight and management of the overall operations of the Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and Special Events; provides leadership in delivering educational opportunities for multiple audiences including clergy and laypersons; serves as liaison to religious and community organizations in matters pertaining to continuing education.

Master’s degree required; Doctorate preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience in continuing education administration for a seminary, university, college, school, or business. A demonstrated record in developing innovative new programs will also be highly regarded. Candidates with well-established networks of professional and continuing education thought leaders are desired. The ideal candidate will be ordained and familiar with academic culture, possess an understanding of theological education, and have a Christian commitment compatible with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2013. The search committee will begin to review applications on April 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must supply a letter of intent, résumé, and names and contact information of at least three references. In addition, applicants are expected to supply a 2-3 page summary of their ideas about how to build a continuing education program to meet the needs of the 21st century church. All these materials are to be submitted to Diane  Reynolds, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Electronic submissions to dreynolds [at] pts [dot] edu are preferred.

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