Executive Director, University of Notre Dame in the Holy Land
University of Notre Dame
September 28, 2018
Notre Dame, Indiana
Full Time - Experienced
Executive Director, University of Notre Dame in the Holy Land
Job Description University of Notre Dame in the Holy Land
In 1972, at the request of Pope Paul VI, the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame opened an international site for ecumenical research and pastoral studies. Situated on the sovereign land of the Vatican, and situated between the historic cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, this site currently houses the Tantur Ecumenical Institute (TEI) and the Jerusalem Global Gateway (JGG). Located on 36 acres of land, the 100,000 square-foot facility includes 50 bedrooms, ten apartments, multiple meeting spaces, a 700,00 volume library, a chapel, and large dining room. The Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Jerusalem Global Gateway work with the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs and Notre Dame International, collaborative divisions within the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame in the Holy Land facilitates the work of both the TEI and the JGG. Both entities welcome faculty, scholars, students, educators, pastoral ministers, pilgrims from all over the world, along with local and regional partners. Committed to creating an inclusive environment for all, Notre Dame in the Holy Land's mission is to facilitate study, scholarship, research, and spiritual enrichment within the fascinating, diverse and complex religious and geopolitical reality of the Middle East.
About the Position The Executive Director is the senior administrator responsible for overseeing the operations, finances, facilities, legal matters, safety and security, guests and public relations, and outreach on behalf of Notre Dame in the Holy Land. Additionally, the Executive Director assists in the implementation of the academic vision and strategy as expressed through the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Jerusalem Global Gateway. In close collaboration with the Rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Academic Director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway, the Executive Director stewards new research collaborations, partnerships, and academic initiatives to raise Notre Dame's profile in the Middle East. The Executive Director works directly with Notre Dame International and the Office for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs leadership on strategic, academic, and financial planning. The Executive Director will be employed by the University of Notre Dame and reports directly to NDI.
Key Responsibilities ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE
Provides leadership, oversees, and holds day-to-day decision-making authority on fiscal, programmatic, policy and procedures, personnel, guest services, facilities, procurement, information technology, safety and security, and visa matters.
Works with Notre Dame International to establish and implement a sustainable financial model for Notre Dame in the Holy Land
Administers and manages all Notre Dame in the Holy Land budgets
Collaborates closely with NDI to establish and align operational, administrative, human resources, and budgetary processes and procedures with campus and other Global Gateways
Assists Notre Dame International with the execution of stated strategic goals, including a new organizational structure to support and sustain current and new programs
Strengthens and maintains effective communication protocols between the Notre Dame in the Holy Land leadership team and the University to ensure timely, transparent, and successful transactions
Direct supervisor of the Notre Dame in the Holy Land leadership team
Serves as primary contact with NDI and the University's Office of General Counsel on all legal matters, contact with state and government authorities, excluding the Holy See
Serves as primary contact for the Incident Response Team in the event of emergencies
Responsible for obtaining visas for ex-pats from Israel's Ministry of Interior
Supports the strategic priorities for academic programs in alignment with Mission Engagement and Church Affairs and Notre Dame International's strategic plan
Supports the TEI scholarly leadership and JGG Academic Director in establishing programming and initiatives to raise Notre Dame's academic and intellectual profile, including fellowships, seminars, research collaborations, conferences, lecture series, etc.
In collaboration with the TEI scholarly leadership and the JGG Academic Director, engages Notre Dame faculty and academic leadership on important strategic goals and decisions, where applicable
Working with the TEI scholarly leadership and JGG Academic Director, facilitates programming to maintain standards for all programs
In collaboration with the TEI scholarly leadership and JGG Academic Director, supports meaningful co-curricular and extra-curricular activities (e.g. trips, seminars, service-learning, cultural and social events)
Collaborates with Notre Dame International, Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, academic departments and critical University partners
Manages process for selecting visiting scholars, faculty, academic conferences, and groups
Works with NDI and the Office of Student Affairs in maintaining welfare, health and safety of participating students
Advises and/or supports NDI and OMECA, and the TEI and JGG Academic Directors in establishing and fostering partnerships and collaborations, across all faiths, with regional universities, institutes, corporations, and ecclesial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations
With the Academic Directors, represents the University to the wider Middle Eastern community
Coordinates NDI-led initiatives involving the TEI and/or JGG
Works with NDI communication director and the Academic Directors in implementing communication strategies
Serves as a primary ambassador for the University, and cultivates relationships with alumni, stakeholders, and benefactors
An advanced professional degree in education, business, non-profit administration or hospitality strongly preferred
A robust track record of leadership and at least ten years of work experience as an administrator
Language proficiency in English, Arabic and Hebrew strongly preferred
Right to work in Israel/Palestine is required
Exceptional organizational and communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and management skills working with a multi-cultural, inter-faith team
Strong diplomatic and change-management skills, with astute judgment
Experience working with higher education in both the United States and Israel/Palestine
Demonstrated track record in international academic program development and management
Strong sense of character, integrity, work ethic, and commitment to developing and sustaining relationships with a diverse constituency
Committed to the mission and values of a faith-based, Roman Catholic institution
Committed to the Catholic Church's teachings on ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue
Department VP-Assoc Prov for Internationaliztn (28401) Department Website https://international.nd.edu/ Family / Sub-Family No Eprism / Intl _No Eprism Career Stream/Level Other Pay ID Monthly FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt Job Category Administrator/Professional Job Type Full-time
Posting Detail Information The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Job Posting Date (Campus) 09/26/2018 Job Posting Date (Public) 09/26/2018 Job Closing Date 10/26/2018 Posting Type Open To All Applicants Posting Number S18823