Ozark Christian College
Ozark Christian College is a focused Bible college in southwest Missouri.
|Church/Organization Employee||Average Attendance||Location|
|Ozark Christian College||600-700||Joplin, Missouri United States|
mail [email protected]
|Position Category||Position Title||Position Type||Weekly Hours|
|Christian School||OCC Community Formation Coordinator||Paid Full-Time||N/A|
Position Title: Community Formation Coordinator for Graduate Studies
Department: Graduate Studies
Reports to: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
The mission of the Graduate Studies Department is to oversee faculty, academic services, and curriculum that supports the advanced education and training in the areas of biblical and professional studies to graduate students.
Institutional Goals supported by Department: IG 1, 2, 3, 5
*This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). They will be required to participate in CSA training and are required to immediately forward all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention to the Clery Compliance Officer.
The Community Formation Coordinator for Graduate Studies will be responsible for overseeing the operations for the Ozark Christian College master’s program. This role will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and evaluating infrastructures essential to the communal experience in the master’s program. This role will nurture essential synergy and community for the vitality and sustainability of OCC’s master’s program in collaboration with and under the direction of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
B. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop, maintain, and evaluate infrastructures, including, but not limited to:
- Onboarding: application process, follow-up communication, enrollment solidification, and degree entry elements
- Program pastoring: attendance monitoring, pastoral elements, intensive week hospitality elements, and tutor connection with the Director of Academic Resource Commons
- Retention strategies: coordinate with Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Student Success Coordinator
- Monitor budgets, expenditures, graduate studies ledger, and other financials
- Coordinate timelines and brainstorming sessions with the Marketing and Communications Department
- Monitor enrollment progress, strategize target markets, and assist in student progress with the Admissions Department
- Communicate with faculty and facilitate adjunct faculty travel, accommodations, and on-campus scheduling
- Develop effective strategies to nurture and facilitate community formation (internal and external) and explore options for student mentoring, counseling, and spiritual direction
- Creatively use technology to expand the platform, personnel profiles, and gift assessment
- Create and implement a place to measure the success of all infrastructures implemented
- Coordinate with the Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs to insure accreditation data collection
- Explore additional locations, both domestically and internationally
- Attend conferences and events for networking, recruitment, and professional development
C. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must be able to pastor adult ministers to connect with God’s calling in their lives and nurture them through various aspects of their lives
- Must be able to facilitate effective communal experiences
- Must be able to define problems and assess the appropriate solutions
- Must be able to execute appropriate steps of project management in a punctual manner
- Must be able to function in business conversations regarding mission, strategy, finances, etc.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner, both written and oral
D. Supervision (if applicable):
- Directly: 0
- Indirectly: 0
- Total: 0
E. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
- Master’s degree in Religion (M.Div., M.A., etc.) preferred
- Three years previous experience in a ministry environment
- Preference will be given to those with experience in curating spiritually centered experiences (e.g., Sunday morning services, retreats, events, etc.)
F. Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This position is primarily in a professional office setting. In this role, there will be routine use of office equipment such as a photocopier, scanner, telephone, and a filing system. There is prolonged use of a computer while sitting at a desk. Must be able to focus and concentrate on the computer screen with precision. Reaching, stooping, standing, kneeling, bending, twisting, and walking are all required of this role. This position requires travel and will require that the employee maintain a valid driver’s license. The ability to travel by air is also required, both domestic and international. On occasion, the employee may need to safely lift up to 50 pounds to set up college displays at events or conferences. Some assistance may be available.
To apply, send OCC application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected] This position is full-time, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No walk-in applicants.