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Department of English Language and Literature – Visiting Assistant Professor

The English Language and Literature Department of Christendom College invites applications for a one-year appointment (with possibility of renewal) as Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2024. While preference may be shown for applicants with a scholarly focus on modern British and/or American literature, we seek a candidate who can teach any of the courses in our core curriculum, which examines literature from Homer and Virgil to Dostoevsky and Flannery OConnor. While preference may be shown for applicants who hold the Ph.D., we will also consider Ph.D. candidates who can demonstrate teaching excellence.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college dedicated to restoring all things in Christ through academic excellence and fidelity to the Magisterium. For more information on the purpose, values, and curriculum of both the College and the department, please visit our website: www.christendom.edu. (www.christendom.edu/academics/majors-minors/english/)

The successful candidate will teach four classes per semester. The candidate should be strongly committed to undergraduate teaching and eager to join a community that is guided by the complementary lights of faith and reason. In accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae, all faculty of the College annually profess an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium before the local Ordinary as a voluntary act.

Applicants should provide (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of how the candidate will contribute to the Mission of Christendom College; (3) all graduate and undergraduate transcripts; (4) a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing; and (5) three letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate’s scholarship, teaching ability, and character. All application materials or questions should be sent electronically to Professor TreyStanford, Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature, at tstanford@christendom.edu.

Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should also be sent directly to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

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Department of Political Science – Assistant Professor

The Department of Political Science at Christendom College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for a full-time position starting 15 August 2024.  The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in political science.  We will also consider applications from highly qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced.  This is an entry-level position. 

 The successful candidate will be enthusiastically committed to undergraduate education and will teach a 4/4 load of courses, including the department’s two core courses, Introduction to Political Theory and Catholic Social Doctrine, as well as upper-level electives in his/her field of specialization.  The subfield within political science is open, but we encourage applications from candidates who specialize in the history of political thought, American political thought, or contemporary Catholic political thought.  The ability to teach some undergraduate courses in international relations would be an advantage.  The successful candidate will integrate teaching excellence with professional scholarly engagement and service to the institution.  The ability to mentor students, including those applying to graduate school, is an advantage.  

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church.  Our faculty members affirm the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of academic excellence and especially follow the educational vision set out by St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.  For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see www.christendom.edu. 

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2023. 

Interested applicants should provide the following: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that includes discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, research interests and goals, and commitment to the Catholic liberal arts tradition; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 20 pages or fewer; and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available).  Please send all application materials to Dr. Bracy Bersnak , Chairman of the Political Science Department, at politicssearch@christendom.edu.  Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Bersnak at bbersnak@christendom.edu. 

Graduate transcripts should also be sent to: 

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630 

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Department of Philosophy — Assistant Professor

Christendom College announces the opening of a full-time faculty position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2024.  The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in philosophy. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates with a date set for their dissertation defense.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastically committed to undergraduate education and will teach a 4/4 load of courses, including the courses of Christendom’s core curriculum and required major courses in Philosophy.  Our Faculty Handbook states, “In accordance with the mind and discipline of the Church for the formation of the young, Christendom College is committed to a Thomistic educational policy: programs of instruction in Philosophy and Sacred Theology shall be taught according to the spirit, method, and principles of the Common Doctor.”  Area of specialization within the Thomistic tradition is open. The department especially welcomes candidates with a background in metaphysics.  The Philosophy core, required of all students, consists in an ordered sequence of semester courses in Greek philosophy (including traditional logic); philosophy of human nature; ethics; metaphysics; medieval philosophy; and modern philosophy.  

Located an hour and a half west of Washington, D.C., in the Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a small coeducational liberal arts institution dedicated to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.  As a positive expression of the specifically Catholic character of Christendom College and in accord with the desire of the Holy See as expressed in the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, members of the faculty annually make a public Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity.

Christendom College emphasizes teaching excellence in faculty hiring and advancement. Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a onetotwopage statement of teaching philosophy and research interests in light of the college’s mission and vision (which can be found here: https://www.christendom.edu/about/mission-and-vision-of-christendom-college/), 3)  a curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of recommendation, 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 30 pages or fewer, and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available) to Dr. Daniel McInerny, Chair of Philosophy, at philosophy.search@christendom.edu. Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. McInerny at daniel.mcinerny@christendom.edu.

In addition, official graduate transcripts must be sent to:

Greg Townsend, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by November 20, 2023 (COB). Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgment of emails. Requests for interviews will be sent no later than early-mid January and in-person interviews will be conducted no later than early-mid February 2024.

Staff
Title: Architectural Designer

DEPARTMENT: Capital Campaign

Classification (FLSA): Exempt, Salary

REPORTS TO: Director of Planning                                     

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Architectural Designer assists the Director of Planning in all phases of planning for future campus facilities and buildings.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Requires supervision and mentoring of labor employed directly by the College including temporary labor and / or student workers.

CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Involves attendance at planning sessions with college staff to determine campus needs and prepare drawings for construction of said facilities.
  2. Participates in regularly scheduled construction progress meetings for all construction projects.
  3. Prepares sketches, drawings, and models for the different phases of new building planning.
  4. Will measure and prepare “as-built” drawings of existing buildings on campus that have no prior design documents and update drawings as needed to reflect changes due to renovations.
  5. Will synthesize multiple design ideas into a coherent deliverable package.
  6. Will be well versed in commercial building & accessibility codes.
  7. Keeps detailed and thorough records of daily tasks, meetings, and correspondence.  Prepares meeting minutes and meets with management staff at regular intervals to deliver progress reports and track schedule progress.
  8. Assists in maintaining project timelines using MS Project software or similar.
  9. Looks ahead to advise College of potential obstacles and challenges that could impact operational mission.
  10. Requires strict confidentiality regarding project budgets, planning decisions, internal staff discussions and other related issues.
  11. Work will be under direct supervision of a licensed architect and hours can be counted for IDP leading to licensure.
  12. Other duties as tasked.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.

To apply, please click here.

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TITLE: Director of Gift Planning

DEPARTMENT: Advancement

Classification (FLSA): Exempt, Salary

REPORTS TO: VP of Advancement

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Director of Gift Planning promotes and cultivates planned gifts from the highest qualified Christendom College (CC) benefactors while managing the Office of Gift Planning.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees the work of the Gift Planning Coordinator.

CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gift Planning Qualification
    • Collaborate with research team to rank qualified PG prospects on continual basis to maintain prioritized ‘supply’ of highest value candidates.
    • Discover and cultivate highest value PG segments by personally responding to self-identified prospects and by proactively seeking appointments with highly rated prospects.
    • Enter timely and thorough contact reports following discovery interviews that include decisions on prospect status and proposal information, to ensure effective identification and follow-up cultivation of new prospects.
  • Gift Planning Relationship Development
    • Move highly rated individual PG prospects to plan and to document specific gifts in favor of Christendom through bequests, life insurance policies, annuities, trusts, and other planned gifts.
    • Steward existing donors who indicate or otherwise document planned gifts (including but not limited to gifts in a will/trust, life income plans, IRA/Life Insurance/Brokerage and Savings Account beneficiary designations) to keep them in the CC fold, to refer prospects and to increase giving levels.
    • Enter timely and thorough contact reports following meetings or actions that include prospect and proposal updates.
    • Learn and perfect the use of a relationship development method, such as The Four Decisions.
  • Gift Planning Program Management & Planning
    • Manage structure, policies & guidelines for the Office of Gift Planning (OGP).
    • Oversee the Gift Planning Coordinator’s management of the estate settlement process from notice to distribution.
    • Educate and train appropriate Christendom staff, faculty, and volunteers to be capable of identifying PG leads and achieving OGP goals while also keeping them up-to-date on all legal developments affecting planned giving.
    • Manage a marketing program to promote Gift Planning through both existing communication channels used at Christendom and new communications channels to enable lead and referrals to self-identify themselves as qualified PG prospects.
    • Participate in Weekly Advancement Meetings to help stay fully engaged and integrated with the on-campus team and allow the celebration of successes, discussion of challenges and to encourage one another in our core values and financial goals.
    • Prepare key reports as a briefing to make the VP of Advancement aware of what is occurring in the field, to provide an opportunity for interaction and peer to peer advice and for strategizing on donor cultivation and stewardship.
    • Prepare for and participate in regular lead gift and major gift strategy meeting days.
    • Implement cost effective ways of completing required travel in order to maximize time spent with donors.
  • Measures
    • Meetings – 100 to 130 per fiscal year.
    • Number of “new PG legacy society” members.
    • Dollars of documented PG disclosures/commitments.
    • Dollars of matured PG expectations and cash revenues.
    • Other Commitments – dollars raised YTD versus actual annual goal targets; includes the Annual Fund Cash & Pledges, Principles Cash & Pledges, Endowment Cash & Pledges, and timely & strategic campaigns as defined by CC leadership.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Excellent listener
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills; especially oral & written communication skills
    • Passionate about participating in the mission of Christendom College
    • Minimum 5 years (more preferred) of experience in leadership fundraising
    • Undergraduate degree required (Master’s in related field or Professional certification a plus)
    • Proficient at communicating Christendom’s mission
    • Superior organizational and time management skills
    • Goal oriented
    • Willingness to travel up to 50% of time
    • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision
    • Ability to handle confidential matters on a regular basis
    • Familiarity with applicable online and computer office suite software
    • Legal experience/training in planned gift and estate settlement desirable

PHYSICAL / MENTAL / EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

      • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for prolonged periods at a time.
      • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
      • Must be able to make quick decisions.
      • Must be calm in stressful situations.
      • Must be able to drive long distances.
      • Must be able to communicate well.
      • Must be able to frequently move about the College campus for activities like campus tours.
      • Must be able to frequently ascend/descend stairs.
      • Must be able to frequently travel by airplane.

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