Director of the Claremont Core
Reports to: The President
About the University
At Claremont Lincoln University, our purpose is to put wisdom to work in the world.
We have designed a new, multi-modal educational system that immerses students in a dynamic learning community and encourages the exploration of diverse beliefs, values and traditions. Our proprietary Claremont Core™ methodology enriches the learning experience with the contemporary skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration and change. When combined, the outcome is always: Change for good.
We believe leveraging pluralistic perspectives leads to richer thinking about our spiritual, intellectual and cultural differences. And by honoring thousands of years of wisdom, we help students develop the knowledge and skills that lead to transformation.
CLU is the new catalyst for social change
Purpose of the Position
The Director of the Claremont Core (Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration and Change-making) is an administrator with teaching responsibility and shall provide leadership for the Claremont Core Program, the required core competencies of all CLU degree programs, to ensure its international recognition as an innovative educational program; relevant and significant to the practice of ethical leadership, interfaith action and social impact; and operationally efficient, effective and learning-centered, and subject to the rights and responsibilities of the Claremont Lincoln University Employee Handbook and Faculty Guidelines.
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 Claremont Core TM Program of Claremont Lincoln University;
- Lead curriculum design faculty teams to create and update courses for the Claremont Core TM Program following the Claremont Lincoln curriculum design process;
- In conjunction with other program directors, design and lead faculty meetings;
- Teach graduate-level courses within Claremont Core TM 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 organizational development and change, organizational behavior, organizational psychology, social entrepreneurship, or other fields related to the degree program;
- Knowledge/understanding of the Claremont Core TM topics of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change-making; with in-depth knowledge in at least one of these areas;
- 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
This position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to email@example.com.
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.