Operations Director - Augustine Collective

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/19/2018

Address

Cambridge
MA
United States

Description

About Veritas: The Veritas Forum is a faith-based non-profit that puts the Christian faith in

dialogue with other worldviews around life’s big questions on college campuses. Since the first

Forum in 1992, Veritas Forums have emerged on more than 200 universities around the world,

engaging more than 700,000 students, faculty, and university community members.

Additionally, Veritas has recently launched several new initiatives—Veritas Hours (late night

dorm conversations on worldview), Veritas Academy (a pre-college retreat for incoming

freshmen), The Augustine Collective (Christian student-led thought journals), Veritas Fellows (a

fellowship for campus pastors), Riff (a public-engagement training program for faculty), and

more.



About The Augustine Collective: Founded in 2010, the Augustine Collective is a rapidly

growing network of student-led Christian thought journals on college campuses. Now on 27

campuses, the AC network is comprised of over 400 student writers, editors, and designers. AC

journals reach over 25,000 readers each year in print and over 200,000 readers digitally.

Dedicated to elevating thoughtful Christian perspectives on campus, AC hosts training

conferences and programs that connect student writers with leading academics and thought

leaders. The aspiration of AC is to train the next generation of academics and public voices to

further the conversation about faith in the university and society. 


Description: As Operations Director for the Augustine Collective, a successful candidate will

combine a passion for delivering excellent student learning outcomes with expertise in detailoriented

program management and operations. Specifically, the Ops Director will have

responsibilities in the following core areas:


• Program design and delivery: Working with the Director of the Augustine Collective, the

Ops Director will use design principles (empathy interviewing, rapid prototyping, etc.) to

co-create and refine user-oriented programs that deliver high-level training to students

across the AC network (including: retreats, seminars, mixed-media resources/curriculum,

etc.). Significant opportunity exists to grow in responsibility for program design and

delivery as AC offerings grow.


• Event planning and coordination. The Ops Director will directly manage event

coordination and planning for AC training events, including our flagship winter

conference, the fall and spring student leaders retreats, and the summer institute.

Responsibilities include: budgeting and financial processing, managing student

recruitment timelines and materials, co-creation of program materials, and event logistics

and execution.


• Systems and database management. The Ops Director will coordinate and grow the

underlying systems that support the publication network around the year, including: the

coaching schedule for all student editors, the schedule of training webinars, the physical

and online databases of publications and articles, the database of student writers and

program participants, etc.


• Additional Veritas Labs support. The Ops Director may be asked to provide assistance on

additional Veritas Labs projects (i.e. Veritas Academies) that work alongside the

Augustine Collective to advance student learning and formation on campuses nationwide.

These additional projects present significant growth opportunities for a candidate eager to

grow in program development and management.



Qualifications: A qualified applicant should have:


• Faith. Be a mature and growing Christian, with a passion for educational programming

that helps students connect the big ideas with the life and message of Christ.


• Education. Have a bachelor’s degree (at minimum).


• Experience. Have 3+ years of relevant work experience in program management and/or

event planning, ideally in the education sector.


• Skills. Demonstrate (a) strong detail-oriented, program and systems management skills,

ability to multi-task and coordinate a national-level program (b) excellent written and

verbal communication skills as well as strong analytical thinking and problem-solving

capabilities, bias to optimize and refine (c) ability to be self-directed with the potential to

experiment, pilot, and scale significant new areas of programming.


• Relationships. Have a track record of cultivating trust-based relationships that allow

him/her to influence and mobilize students, colleagues, and partners.


• Interests. Enjoy (a) working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, performance-oriented

culture, (b) enjoy coordinating and growing systems that optimize effectiveness (c) have

a passion to equip college students to serve and shape the culture on their campuses

through the gospel.


• Travel. Ability to travel 10-20% of the year for event planning and to work closely with

Veritas partners.


For someone passionate to grow a program, this role offers significant opportunity to move into a

more senior role as the program expands.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

andrew@veritas.org
http://www.veritas.org/

This role reports to the Director of Veritas Labs, Andrew Schuman, and is based in our

Cambridge headquarters. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates

should submit a resume and cover letter to andrew@veritas.org. 


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