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World Journalism Institute

Deputy Director

World Journalism Institute
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Date Posted: 08/03/2006
Categories: Communications
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Position: Deputy Director
Date: September, 2006
Reports to: Director

General Description:
The primary role of the Deputy Director is to assist the director as he implements the mission statement of the institute which is to place journalists of faith in the mainstream newsrooms of America.

To accomplish the mission statement, the Deputy Director will assist the director to raise the necessary funds, staff the institute accordingly, coordinate the recruiting and equipping of aspiring journalists of faith called to mainstream media, seek to present journalism employment opportunities to institute graduates, and facilitate programs to encourage Christian journalists already in the mainstream media. The responsibilities of this position require much travel and working from a branch office as the courses and conferences are conducted.

It is understood that the Deputy Director should become the director within three years.

Position Requirements/Competencies:
The Deputy Director should have a background in fundraising, higher education, journalism, church involvement and cultural engagement. This person should be an initiator and an enterprising manager. The Deputy Director should be an executioner of plans and comfortable with risk taking and acquainted with failure. This position requires some teaching and writing responsibilities and the willingness to mentor students. Educational requirements consist of a B.A. and some graduate degree. A practical knowledge of cultural apologetics is essential for this position. Work requirements consist of at least some journalism experience. An ability to network and to fit contacts into the programmatic needs of the institute is important. The assistant director must be able to advance relationships with the various constituencies of the institute: staff, board of directors, financial supporters, teachers, students, media, and academics.

The Deputy Director will live in New York City or Washington, DC.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Deputy Director will be responsible for institute office staff, as well as coordinating the teaching and speaking staff during the year.

Duration of Position:
This is a calling of some significance and stress, so the Deputy Director must believe in the mission of the institute. This is a multi-year vocation.

To be negotiated.