The Lutheran College Washington Consortium (LCWC) invites applications for the position of Dean/Executive Director of its program, the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) to begin no later than July 1, 2021. LCWS is a Washington, DC program based in Arlington, VA and is open to students from the 13 member institutions of the consortium, which are all Lutheran affiliated colleges and universities. The program, which began in 1986, provides participants with real-world experiences to further students’ educational and professional goals and strives to offer students of any major a new perspective on what it means to be an active member of society in a culturally diverse world. During the semester, students complete a four day per week internship, while also taking two academic classes and special programming offered by the program. Additional opportunities for students are available in the summer. Details about the Lutheran College Washington Semester can be found at: www.washingtonsemester.org
The position of Dean and Executive Director combines the roles of Chief Academic Officer and Chief Executive Officer of LCWS and reports to a 13-member board of directors. The Dean/Executive Director is responsible for the administrative, financial, academic and student life aspects of LCWS and supervises a staff of two full-time employees and 11 part-time staff and faculty members. The program is financially sound and consistently draws 40-50 students each semester. We are seeking a candidate who possesses entrepreneurial strengths and who is committed to developing innovative programs that will help the program meet the challenges of a changing higher education environment. In keeping with the academic requirements of the position, a doctorate degree or equivalent is required. Salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are also included as part of the compensation package. For more specific information, please see the Dean/Executive Director Position Description on the LCWS website: www.washingtonsemester.org/jobs
Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation by email to Dr. Emily Wanless, Search Committee Chair, Augustana University, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Lutheran College Washington Semester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. LCWS is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.