Director of the Claremont Core

Job description


VISION: The vision of Claremont Lincoln University is a world that lives by the golden rule; a world in which disputes between those that have conflicting views are addressed peacefully without violence.

MISSION: The mission of Claremont Lincoln University is to be a place where students learn how to treat others as they would like to be treated. Students learn the skills necessary to understand differences among religions, governments, other organizations, and individuals; how to respect those differences; and how to cooperate and collaborate with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems between them peacefully without violence. Our students will integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change-how to implement the golden rule. Claremont Lincoln University embeds the golden rule in the Claremont Core® which teaches the skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change.


COMPASSION – Follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

INTEGRITY - Be consistent and transparent in our values, actions and outcomes.

RESPECT – Value and be mindful of others’ views and traditions.

DILIGENCE – Have a commitment to continually improve and the strength to make a difference.

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY – Hold ourselves accountable; deliver on our promises.

INNOVATION – Strive to define new ways to make education better.

LOYALTY – Support and allegiance to CLU and its mission.

SOCIAL IMPACT – make the world a better place.

SERVICE - provide a quality educational experience to all that encounter CLU.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:  The Director of the Claremont Core ® (MINDFULNESS, DIALOGUE, COLLABORATION and CHANGE) is an administrator with teaching responsibility and shall provide leadership for the Claremont Core ® Program, an integrated sequence of advanced courses in which students develop awareness of self and others, using dialogue and collaboration across differences, and effective strategies for organizational and community transformation. The Claremont Core ® courses are the required core competencies of all CLU degree programs and serve to ensure international recognition as innovative educational programs; relevant and significant to the practice of Organizational Leadership, Interfaith Action and Social Impact; and in executing operationally efficient leadership in society.

This is a leadership role at Claremont Lincoln University and Directors are expected to participate in University activities, address external audiences, model the values of the organization and set a positive example for innovation, cooperation and accomplishment.


All responsibilities are presumed to reflect the effective implementation of best practices. Technology will be leveraged as an enabler whenever practical.  Internal controls will be installed to ensure that all activities comply with acknowledged standards of fiduciary due care, non-conflicts of interest and confidentiality.

  • Recruit and identify a pool of potential faculty to teach courses in the Claremont Core ® at CLU;
  • Collaborate with faculty and subject matter experts to expand Claremont Core ® course offerings;
  • Provide faculty training, development and evaluation;
  • Actively manage division budget that includes four concentrations;
  • Lead monthly faculty engagement;
  • Demonstrate timely and supportive response to student issues;
  • Design and implement faculty meetings;
  • Design and participate in the periodic CLU Weekend Gathering events, especially the Saturday Educational Exchange;
  • Keep program courses and material current by using the University’s Curriculum Lab process;
  • Meet deadlines and follow organizational policies;
  • Contribute to the process improvement of all aspects of the program;
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Program Directors’ team to assure consistent, effective and innovative policies and practices for all programs;
  • Maintain professional and scholarly expertise and associations;
  • Actively and positively engage in Office of Academic Affairs and Academic Leadership Team meetings;
  • Organize and facilitate two faculty meetings per month. Report findings to OAA;
  • Establish Business-to-Business professional relationship within the program on behalf of CLU;
  • Address faculty and student grievances as put forth through the university’s grievance policy;
  • Model positive leadership; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • An earned doctorate in Higher Education, Social Work, Psychology, Cultural Studies or a related field of study;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a higher education leadership position or as a departmental chair; 
  • Experience in academic program development and curriculum design;
  • Experience in fundraising and establishing Business-to-Business relationships;
  • Evidence of scholarship or practice in Organizational Leadership or closely related field of study;
  • Experience in design and delivery of online education;
  • Experience in teaching graduate level material and students;
  • Readiness to embrace learning technologies; and
  • Managerial experience in motivating diverse teams, managing systems and teambuilding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • Understanding of Claremont Lincoln University’s philosophy and mission;
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.  Able to demonstrate skill in written communication;
  • Demonstrate high level of effectiveness in different situations with varying people, tasks and responsibilities in culturally and religiously diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow-through, attention to details and well organized
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and to teach others;
  • To collaborate well with University and other colleagues;
  • To achieve goals and adapt to changing priorities;
  • A strong customer service orientation and positive, helpful attitude;
  • Good decision-making skills; and
  • High ethical standards and sound judgment.

Notice:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Claremont Lincoln University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.




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Job No: 024
Posted: 1/29/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Up to $125,000 per year plus benefits