The Wheaton College Summer Institute equips outstanding high school students from around the world to serve Jesus Christ through academic study, artistic expression, leadership training, and spiritual development. The Director will oversee the development and implementation of the Wheaton College Summer Institute, working with stakeholders to leverage Wheaton College’s unique resources to create a welcoming, engaging, and distinct academic experience. The primary responsibilities will include creating a Christ-centered, residential liberal-arts pre-college curriculum, developing a recruitment strategy, providing logistical support, and the hiring, training, and management of program staff—as well as teaching undergraduate classes for the Christ at the Core curriculum. The Wheaton College Summer Institute Director reports to the Chief Enrollment Management Officer, with support and oversight from the Provost on matters relating to the curriculum and faculty professional development, with Core Studies faculty rank and status.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provides vision, strategy, direction, and planning for the Wheaton College Summer Institute
Oversees curriculum design and programming in collaboration with Wheaton College faculty and the Office of Student Development
Works with the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, and Marketing Communications to create a marketing plan and recruitment strategy
Manages the application process and evaluation of applications for the program
Manages the budget and expenditures
Hires, trains, and directly supervises a program assistant and residential student staff; ensures legal compliance and safety practices
Provides logistical support for housing, scheduling, transportation, etc.
Serves as a key liaison to multiple constituents, such as faculty, senior administrators, program staff, alumni, donors, high-school representatives, and service providers
Works with Advancement to fundraise for program support and scholarship opportunities
Teaches two First Year Seminars in the Christ at the Core program each year, with the possible addition of Advanced Integrative Seminars after the full launch of the Wheaton College Summer Institute.
This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned.
Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of experience in academic programming
Experience developing and managing academic programs
Experience with curriculum development
Experience teaching in field of expertise
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with various stakeholders including students, parents, staff, and administrators.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience recruiting, training, and managing a diverse staff
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 10 pounds.
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.