Leawood, Johnson County / Overland Park, Johnson County / Shawnee Mission, Johnson County
Jan 06, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Saint Paul School of Theology seeks a dynamic leader who shares our vision for a daring new approach to theological education that unites spiritual development in our students with the acquisition of the skills necessary for effective ministry in the 21st century. THE SCHOOL: In the complexity of our ever-changing world and church, Saint Paul School of Theology is committed to educating leaders for the church who claim as their responsibility the biblical mandate of making disciples for Jesus Christ. Our educational responsibilities are undertaken in the diverse contexts in which people live and serve and with a God-inspired desire to renewing the church and transforming the world. Rooted in the Wesleyan tradition and committed to inspiring passion for ministry in diverse Christian bodies, Saint Paul School of Theology educates leaders to make disciples for Jesus Christ, renew the church, and transform the world. THE PRESIDENT: The President is the Chief Executive Officer of Saint Paul School of Theology, and the chief advisor to and executive agent of the Board of Trustees. His or her authority is vested through the Board of Trustees and includes responsibilities for all educational and managerial affairs. The President is responsible for leading the seminary, consulting with the Board in a timely fashion on appropriate matters, and serving as the key spokesperson for the seminary. The President serves as an ex officio member of all standing committees of the Board. The next president will have the opportunity to shape the way theological higher education is offered and the contexts in which the best practices for ministry are shaped in our students. Saint Paul is developing a novel collaborative model of education that promises to redefine the relationships between theological schools and the Church in ways that will renew passion and change the perceptions and effectiveness of both institutions as they strive to serve God’s rapidly changing world together REQUIREMENTS: • Master’s degree required; a terminal degree would distinguish the candidate. • Extensive leadership experience, combined with a strong passion for the vision, mission and goals of the United Methodist Church and the constituents with whom the seminary works and serves. • Theological convictions consistent with the United Methodist Church are required. Standing as an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church would distinguish the candidate; a committed layperson will also be carefully considered. • A clear and compelling vision for theological education and a sound strategy for implementing that vision at Saint Paul School of Theology. • A proven track record of achieving significant fundraising results as well as a personal commitment to cultivating relationships with donors and enhancing the financial sustainability of the institution. • Experience working with a governing board. NOMINATIONS and APPLICATIONS: EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Saint Paul with its search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. For more information about the position and Saint Paul School of Theology, please review the Presidential Prospectus at this website: Nominations and applications will be held in confidence. Applications should include: • A letter outlining the applicant’s background and qualifications for the position; • A curriculum vita/resume; • Contact information (email address required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a direct report to the applicant, a second a colleague, and a third an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly; and • A personal statement of faith as it ties to the mission of Saint Paul School of Theology. This statement is not to exceed 500 words. Important information: • Application deadline is Monday, February 17, 2014. • Anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2014 but is negotiable. • All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to: Saint Paul School of Theology welcomes persons from all backgrounds and beliefs to join our Community. We seek to create and foster a sense of community that facilitates the development, both personal and professional, of all our members, including faculty, staff, and students. Saint Paul School of Theology is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, disability, citizenship or intending citizenship status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by law (“protected status”). This is reflected in all policies, programs and procedures of the Seminary. Saint Paul School of Theology complies with all applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the institution free from all forms of illegal discrimination and harassment. Confidential inquiries, questions and nominations may be directed to: Ms. Jan M. Asnicar, Vice President Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates Office: 913.234.1561 Cell: 913.339.8928 Email: