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Position Summary: This position is designed to oversee and advance Torrey Academy, a Christian great books program for homeschool youth. Torrey Academy partners with the Torrey Honors Institute and Biola Youth Academics to provide quality classical education that prepares students for future educational opportunities. The Director is responsible for hiring, facilitating training, leading, and evaluating all Torrey Academy staff. The Director is expected to engage in entrepreneurial management with the following expected duties: solidify mutual partnership with Torrey Honors Institute, increase and maximize operational and fundraising budgets, increase student enrollment, appraise new opportunities for program growth, evaluate methods for improved program content and quality, and cast the vision for program marketing.
• Master's Degree required, preferred disciplines: education, history, philosophy, and theology
• Graduate from Torrey Honors Institute, or other classical program preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in administrative responsibilities such as budget oversight, personnel management, and customer service
• Demonstrated experience in academic program development, K-12 context preferred
• Demonstrated experience with classical Christian pedagogy
• Demonstrated experience in entrepreneurial leadership and development
• Experience managing projects in an educational context with various constituencies
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Holds personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement, and maintain a lifestyle in consonance with the Christian principles of Biola University
Biola is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty endorse the University Doctrinal Statement, adhere to the Standard of Conduct, and are committed to integration of faith and learning. Faculty endorse a university-wide statement of Christian faith and community values. Personal commitment to the Christian faith is required.
Biola is committed to seeking faculty who can contribute to diverse understandings and perspectives. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with diverse ethnically diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and to integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching. Top candidates will have a clear understanding of how a culturally relevant faith in Christ (i.e. their own) integrates with the best practices of public relations in mainstream corporate and non-profit PR, as well as in Christian ministry and missions contexts. The candidate's ability to articulate this faith and practice mix, preferably with experience in teaching it, will be paramount to their successful candidacy for the position.
Supervisor: Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences