Director for The Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission and Faculty

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Independence Campus

January 10, 2022

Graceland University invites applications for the position of Director for The Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission and Faculty for the Community of Christ Seminary.  This is a full-time administrative position, with teaching responsibilities, that begins March 2022.  This position may be located in Independence, MO or remotely.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of all courses and curricula design for The Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission (CIMM) an adult education, non-credit bearing expression of the Community of Christ Seminary. The director will ensure high standards and professionalism for CIMM. The director will be responsible to develop, and maintain, collaborative relationships with other like-minded and missionally aligned organizations. The director will also be responsible for the growth, marketing, and accessibility of CIMM. The director of CIMM will also function as a faculty member for the Seminary with the expectation of teaching up to four graduate courses per year.

We are looking for innovative applicants with strong leadership qualities who has the capacity to think theologically and creatively about 21st century context and an ability to develop and create accessible theological education for non-traditional, non-degree seeking students who desire to learn and engage in emerging resources, methods, and tools of faith and leadership.

The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution and academic accomplishments sufficient to meet the standards for an administrator with faculty status at Graceland University. To request a full job description or to inquire with additional questions, please contact Dr. Zac Harmon-McLaughlin at   To apply, submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation (one of which can address the candidate’s teaching) to the above email.

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