Director of Interfaith Action

Claremont, Los Angeles County
Mar 06, 2014

Full-Time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Vice President/COO


ABOUT THE INSTITUTION:IMAGINE A NEW KIND OF UNIVERSITY... that teaches mindfulness, collaboration, and compassion in the world, that educates ethical leaders to reach across cultural, political, economic and religious boundaries. You’ve just imagined Claremont Lincoln University, a new non-profit graduate school in Southern California founded on the conviction that the world’s great philosophical, religious, and ethical traditions are deep wells of wisdom for bringing people together to address perennial social problems. Leaders and learners are convening in Claremont to put wisdom to work in the world.




The Director of Interfaith Leadership is an administrator with teaching responsibility and shall provide leadership for the Interfaith Action Program to ensure its international recognition as an innovative educational program; relevant and significant to the practice of interfaith leadership; and operationally efficient, effective and learning-centered, and subject to the rights and responsibilities of the Claremont Lincoln University employee handbook.


RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

  • Develop, assess and recruit faculty for the Interfaith Action Program of Claremont Lincoln University;
  • Lead curriculum design faculty teams to create and update courses for the Interfaith Action Program following the Claremont Lincoln curriculum design process;
  • In conjunction with other program directors, design and lead faculty meetings;
  • Teach graduate-level courses within both the core and concentration areas;
  • Maintain proficiency with current instructional technology;
  • Oversee program learning assessment for student success and retention;
  • Maintain a commitment to applied scholarship in the area of expertise and practice;
  • Oversee action research projects ensuring that students complete quality, relevant projects;
  • Collaborate with custom learning, future research centers, and other special initiatives related to the content area; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Education and Experience:


  • Doctorate degree preferred, preferably in a discipline of scholarship or practice related to Religious or Theological Studies; leadership organizational development and change, or other fields related to the degree program;
  • Experience in teaching, curriculum and course design, and organizational leadership;
  • A strong commitment to and experience with online pedagogy;
  • Proven ability to teach graduate students online using contemporary teaching methods and both synchronous and asynchronous learning systems;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team environment and be able to thrive in a collegial, flat/horizontal organizational structure;
  • Must possess required knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate that the essential functions of the job can be performed;
  • Experience should be reflected by having performed most, if not all, of the responsibilities of this Position Description; and
  • Work experience must show the ability to handle a progressive growth of responsibilities.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Understanding of 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


Compensation for this position will be dependent upon training and experience.


Claremont Lincoln University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please send resumes to Claremont Lincoln University, Human Resources Office, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711; e-mail: or fax 909-447-6390