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Executive Director - CJP

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Main Campus - Harrisonburg, VA
Full Time

Executive Director - Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) seeks an Executive Director to lead the internationally regarded Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) into its next generation. For more than 25 years, CJP has been preparing, transforming and sustaining leaders to create a just and peaceful world by educating a global community of peacebuilders through the integration of practice, theory and research. Eastern Mennonite University is committed to diversity and equity, and welcomes students from multiple countries and religious and cultural traditions.  

POSITION DETAILS: Twelve-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in higher education required. Terminal degree in relevant field preferred. Experience in fields including peacebuilding, conflict transformation, restorative justice, community/international development, or related fields desired. Demonstrated ability in program management, financial management, and personnel  management, preferably in an academic setting desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) is an EMU administrative appointment with faculty status responsible for overall leadership and management of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. The ED directs the mission of CJP and promotes the Center across and beyond EMU, builds relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, and develops resources for CJP’s success. Duties include overseeing strategic planning, administration, budget preparation, curriculum (credit and non-credit), and promotion of CJP. The ED is responsible for setting vision, collaborating in developing curriculum, and meeting enrollment targets for graduate programs. The ED will provide experience and expertise in fields related to CJP’s core mission in areas such as graduate education, training initiatives, practice opportunities, and other programs across the university as needed. The duties may include teaching a minimum of one class per academic calendar year. The ED reports to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

INQUIRIES: Application review begins January 10, 2023. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. Application materials, including cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement regarding the candidate’s commitment and contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for three professional references should be submitted in the application. 

Eastern Mennonite University ( is a private faith-informed liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement. With more than 2000 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.