The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.
Applications will be accepted until 12/19/2019.
About the Tantur Ecumenical Institute The Tantur Ecumenical Institute envisions a world-wide Christian community which is focused on Jesus, attentive to the poor, and thirsting for unity, responding to Jesus' prayer that all may be one. Founded by Pope Paul VI and entrusted to the stewardship of the University of Notre Dame, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute works to contribute to the healing of divisions amongst Christians. Anchored in Jerusalem and at Notre Dame in the United States, the Institute today is a catalyst for scholarship, pilgrimage, prayer, and encounter amongst Christians and other religious believers. In line with its mission, the Institute has become a global hub for the continuing education of clergy, pastoral leaders, and pilgrims from a wide array of Christian traditions. In Jerusalem, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute collaborates with the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, which works to raise the University's academic profile and mission in the Middle East.
About the Position The Rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute is responsible for the leadership of the Institute's initiatives in the Holy Land, represents Tantur throughout the world, and is a leader within the global ecumenical movement. The Rector supervises a host of continuing education programs and pilgrimage experiences for clergy, pastoral leaders, and other visitors to the Holy Land, and is empowered to work creatively to build, within available resources, additional pastoral, scholarly, and spiritual initiatives aligned with the Institute's ecumenical mission. The Rector animates the prayer and spiritual life at Tantur and collaborates with Notre Dame colleagues on initiatives which deepen Notre Dame's commitment to be a healing, unifying, and enlightening force in the world.
The Rector collaborates closely with the Executive Director of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur (EDNDT) to ensure operational and administrative support for the Ecumenical Institute's programming and to steward joint academic initiatives, partnerships, and mission-central efforts on behalf of the University. The Rector has primary responsibility for representing the Tantur Ecumenical Institute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Israel / the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine, and other ecclesial institutions. The Rector resides at Tantur, located in Jerusalem near Bethlehem. The Rector is an employee of the University of Notre Dame and will report to the Executive Director for Ecumenical and Church Affairs within the University's Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs. The Rector collaborates with the EDNDT, the Senior Ecumenical Fellow, the leadership of Notre Dame International, and other faculty and administrators of the University of Notre Dame.
Minimum Qualifications: An advanced degree in divinity, theology, or a related field. Demonstrated interest in ecumenism and in the formation of clergy and pastoral leaders. A robust track record of leadership and at least ten years of work experience in pastoral, administrative, or academic settings. Exceptional organizational and communication skills. Ability to succeed in a multi-cultural, inter-faith context. Strong sense of character, integrity, work ethic, and commitment to developing and sustaining relationships with a diverse constituency. Commitment to the Catholic Churchs teachings on ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. Familiarity with and appreciation of numerous traditions within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Language proficiency in English. Proficiency in other languages is a plus. Experience in the Holy Land is preferred. Must be eligible to work in Israel / Palestine.(#LI-POST) (post)
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