Assistant Director, Louisville Institute
The Louisville Institute seeks applications to fill the position of Assistant Director with a start date of early 2021. The Louisville Institute (LI), funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. (LEI), awards research grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements promoting scholarship that contributes to the flourishing of church, academy, and wider society in North America. As part of the Louisville Institute’s team, the Assistant Director coordinates the daily work of the Louisville Institute under the supervision of the Executive Director.
- In the planning and execution of activities, the Assistant Director is accountable to the Executive Director.
- The Assistant Director coordinates her/his/their work with the Associate Director under the overall supervision of the Executive Director.
- Pro-active and experienced working with issues of cultural competence, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism.
- Exemplifies working collaboratively with a team in a culture of creativity, respect, and collegiality within the Louisville Institute and Louisville Seminary.
- Highly organized and able to inspire self and others to establish specific goals and achieve them in a timely fashion.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Organize the daily workflow of the Louisville Institute.
- Work in collaboration with the LI Communications Coordinator.
- Supervise the work of the Administrative Assistant(s).
- Write job descriptions, recruit, and supervise student workers.
- Coordinate taking minutes at Advisory Board, Lilly Endowment Inc., and any other LI meetings as requested.
- Assist in preparation of budget and oversee expenditure of those funds.
- Record policies and procedures and create workflow charts.
- Manage aspects of research grant programs (Pastoral Study Project grants, Project Grants for Researchers, Sabbatical Grants for Researchers, First Book Grant for Scholars of Color) in cooperation with the Associate Director by maintaining records, budgets, and reporting.
- Provide additional support as needed to the Associate Director who has primary responsibilities for gatherings and meetings related to the LI research grant programs (Pastoral Study Project grants, Project Grants for Researchers, Sabbatical Grants for Researchers, First Book Grant for Scholars of Color).
- Assist the Executive Director with the management of Vocation of Theological Educator (VTE) Initiative, especially planning for VTE Gatherings, and other initiatives.
- In cooperation with the Executive Director and the Associate Director, consult with Louisville Institute Advisory Board about aspects of the Institute’s work with various constituents.
- Oversee the Louisville Institute calendar to distribute the workload more evenly through the year with attention to the needs of the various participants.
- Assist the Executive Director in the planning and management of any occasional special projects of LI.
- Participate regularly in the life of Louisville Seminary, including its worship life, community activities, and governance structures and committees.
- Master’s degree in higher education, higher education administration, student services, and at least four years of related experience. Preference going to a candidate with a degree related to religious studies or theological studies with eight years of experience in higher education administration.
- 3+ years of applicable grant administration experience or excellent knowledge of grants processes and practices.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Proven oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Understands best practices in higher education.
- Some willingness to travel.
- Experience in project management and ability to work with teams.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references via email to:
Dr. Edwin David Aponte
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Assistant Director is an employee of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary d/b/a Louisville Institute. Upon nomination by the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of the Louisville Institute is appointed by the President of Louisville Seminary.
Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.