Multiple Online Teaching Position Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Church Leadership

Mitchell, South Dakota
Part-Time Faculty
Mar 20, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for a multiple, part-time faculty positions in the university’s exciting and innovative graduate certificate program in nonprofit church leadership.  The university is seeking individuals with the credentials and experience to teach in the areas of nonprofit development and management, financial acquisition and stewardship, marketing and communications, organizational behavior and leadership, nonprofit governance and volunteer management. This is a 12-month commitment, with the instructor’s primary commitment being to either one or two twelve-week courses.  Individuals are asked, additionally to attend two, 2-day, face-to-face meetings (July and January) and take part in an initial training and orientation for faculty in the NPCL program.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a master’s degree (or higher) in an administration related field with substantial experience in one or more of the following content areas: nonprofit development and planning, financial acquisition and stewardship, church marketing and communications, organizational behavior and leadership, nonprofit governance, personnel, and volunteer management.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level (or demonstrable promise thereof).
  • Have online teaching experience and experience using applied and/or experiential learning pedagogy.
  • Have an appreciation of the mission of the global Christian Church and Dakota Wesleyan University as well as have experience working or volunteering with church or parachurch ministries.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Assist in the design or improvement of one or more courses designed specifically for pastors to build and engage skills in administration.
  • Deliver one or more courses designed specifically for pastors to build and engage skills in administration.
  • Be available to advise students on coursework and applied projects.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, within the department, the college, and across the university.
  • Communicate and/or meet regularly with the program director and/or other NPCL faculty to discuss course progress, improvement, etc.
  • Participate in ongoing assessment activities.
  • Act in a professional and collegial manner (this includes: maintaining confidentiality as required, holding regular, virtual office hours, participating in face-to-face meetings, and being accessible to students and colleagues in an online environment).
  • Participating in ongoing evaluations.

All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of: successful college-level teaching noting all online teaching experience, strong professor-student relationships, commitment to student development, and creative pedagogical practice.  All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials electronically via email  Please write NPCL Instructor in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dakota Wesleyan reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.

Dakota Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming and encouraging applications from members of underrepresented groups. DWU is a tobacco free campus.

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