The Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs is responsible for the development and operation of the seminary's public education programs, with the objective of increasing public involvement with Union Theological Seminary (UTS). This includes developing public seminars, NGO collaborations for public and social policy advocacy, customized trainings and education programs for variety of leaders ranging from non-profit management to business executives, activists, church leaders, and public officials. This role requires thorough oversight and administration of the Union Forum and its constituent institutes, centers, and initiatives.
The Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs is engaged in programming that is both campus-based and online. The Senior Vice President will also coordinate continuing education program with the appropriate staff in the academic office. This position reports to the President and Executive Vice President, and works closely with the Offices of Public Affairs and Academic Affairs.
• Coordinate the planning, development, implementation and support of the seminary's Public Education Office
• Develop a strategic plan for continuing education at Union in conjunction with the Academic Office• Assess needs and develop customized training and public seminars in collaboration with senior staff and with NGO’s, non-profits, think tanks, policy and advocacy groups
• Prepares and implements a comprehensive marketing plan for public education
• Oversees program design, development and implementation of continuing education, seminars and programs as well as institutes and centers at UTS, including creating a set of protocols for phasing in new programs and phasing out existing programs
• Manage planning, scheduling, budgeting and operational efficiency of the Office of Public Education;• Recruit, supervise and evaluate staff and volunteers
• Ensures compliance with oversight agencies
• Collaborate with staff, faculty, trustees, alumni, students, peers and others to identify on-going opportunities for public programs
Minimum Education, Skills and Abilities
• Masters degree with three years experience in educational administration and program management required.
• Full time teaching experience with adult learners preferred but not required.
• Masters of Divinity preferable but not required.
• Experience in developing public programming that involves diverse faith and religious communities
• Knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems and other relevant applications
• Superb oral and written communication skill and entrepreneurial spirit.