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John Jay Institute: Program Director

 

The John Jay Institute seeks a Program Director who will be responsible for leading a cohort of up to twelve John Jay Fellows (male and female) during the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as leading a 6-week Saratoga Fellowship cohort in the summer.

The first cohort will continue to be managed by the Institute’s President, Greg Schaller.

Named for the American founder, John Jay (1745-1829), the John Jay Institute is an educational and professional civic leadership organization based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to prepare principled Christian leaders for public service. The John Jay Institute undertakes this mission to further nothing less than a renaissance of the animating ideals that inspired America’s founding. As the only organization of its kind, the John Jay Institute provides exceptional emerging leaders with the intellectual, spiritual, and professional training for transformational cultural leadership.

Responsibilities

The Program Director’s weekly activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Participating in morning and evening prayer Monday through Thursday
  2. Leading the 3-hour academic seminars each Monday through Thursday mornings
  3. Attending Tea on Wednesday afternoons
  4. Leading field studies on Fridays
  5. Hosting Fellows for dinner several times throughout the semester
  6. Periodically attending events with the Fellows on evenings and weekends

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Leading a rigorous, academically rich, Socratic-style seminar covering texts that range from Christian worldview, natural law, theo-political history, political philosophy and the American Founding tradition, amongst other topics
  2. Coordinating and leading field studies in the Philadelphia area
  3. Mentoring the cohort in matters of faith, vocation and interpersonal relationships
  4. Maintaining a strong Christian community within the cohort, including resolving conflicts
  5. Occasionally assisting the President with fundraising and administrative responsibilities
  6. Reviewing applications and interviewing candidates for admission

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should have:

  1. a master’s degree or equivalent experience;
  2. agreement with the John Jay Institute Religious Confession: “The John Jay Institute embraces and affirms the historic ecumenical creeds of the Christian faith. It fosters an educational climate and dialogue that warmly welcomes Evangelical Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox believers to explore questions of public affairs in the context of first things.”;
  3. the ability to lead rigorous academic seminars;
  4. well-developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  5. service orientation to assist post-graduates and adult learners;
  6. ability to represent the John Jay Institute in public settings;
  7. and conflict resolution skills.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

  1. A résumé or curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter detailing: a) your sincere interest in this position and the mission of the organization; b) your salary requirements

Materials should be emailed to: admin@johnjayinstitute.org.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

While the institute thanks all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, they are only able to contact those to whom they can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


 

About the John Jay Institute

Named for the American founder, John Jay (1745-1829), the John Jay Institute is an educational and professional civic leadership organization based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to prepare principled Christian leaders for public service. The John Jay Institute undertakes this mission to further nothing less than a renaissance of the animating ideals that inspired America’s founding. As the only organization of its kind, the John Jay Institute provides exceptional emerging leaders with the intellectual, spiritual, and professional training for transformational cultural leadership.

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