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Director of Theological Programs in Spanish

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

Job Title: Director of Theological Programs in Spanish

Reporting Relationship: Dean of the Faculty

Unit: Wesley Seminary

Department: Wesley Seminary

Campus Location: Wesley Seminary

Summary of Position:    The Director of Theological Programs in Spanish for Wesley Seminary will oversee the conceptualization and execution of a comprehensive strategic plan for the Seminary’s education of Latino/Latina leaders. He/she will assist in the development, contextualization, and assessment of Spanish-language curriculum and recruitment of faculty for Spanish-language instruction. He/she will build “educational bridges” and support services to help Latino/Latina students succeed. He/she will help promote Wesley Seminary to the broader Latino/Latina community in The Wesleyan Church and beyond.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to the conception and execution of Wesley Seminary’s strategic plan for the education of Latino/Latina students
  • Provide planning and oversight for the Seminary budget as it pertains to academic programs in Spanish Develop
  • Maintain internal and external processes and support services for student success 
  • Assist the Dean of the Faculty in the development, contextualization, and assessment of Spanish-language curriculum
  • Collaborate with the Enrollment office in the recruitment efforts of prospective students
  • Be actively engaged in networking, recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of teaching faculty for the programs 
  • Serve as liaison between Wesley Seminary and the Hispanic Leadership Council of The Wesleyan Church as well as other Wesleyan educational institutions
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with Regional and National Latino/Latina religious and academic organizations
  • Provide representation for Wesley Seminary at the Multiethnic Enrichment Council, and other relevant committees as requested by the Dean of the Faculty
  • Teach relevant graduate courses in his/her field of expertise
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Faculty or the Executive Vice-President of Wesley Seminary 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Ph.D, D.Min, or Ed.D in Theology, Bible, Leadership or ministry related field


  • At least two (2) years of administrative experience

Required Skills

  • Fully bi-lingual in Spanish and English
  • Ability to solve problems, design and execute projects
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, organizational and listening skills, demonstrate maturity and initiative, computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Word)
  • Self-motivation, integrity, and the ability to work under time pressures and deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think and operate strategically
  • Must believe in and live out the Christ-centered mission of the University
  • Must have rapport with people and for the IWU community to have confidence in the individual
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for relating effectively to faculty, staff, and students

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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