Director of the Leadership Center for Social Justice

published 1/11/2022

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is excited to announce a new full-time open position: Director of the Leadership Center for Social Justice, an initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment under their Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.

The director is responsible for the creation, implementation, and operation of The Leadership Center for Social Justice, ensuring that it fulfills its mission to educate and empower religious leaders to make lasting, effective change in their communities. This work will be done in close collaboration with the director of United’s Social Transformation program, Dean of United, and other faculty members and will include both programmatic and administrative oversight.

The Center Director will be responsible for the Center’s educational programming, including an annual cohort of pastoral leaders; including recruitment, curriculum development and implementation, and the collection of data; and community-based programming, including continuing education opportunities. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our knowledge of the relationship between social justice work and congregational vitality, through original research and mentoring of pastoral leaders undertaking community work. 

To view the complete job description and necessary qualifications, please visit:

United will begin reviewing applications immediately with the desired start date for the position of mid-February.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. or resume to and three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders to

Contact: Vonda Pearson, Director of Human Resources and Operations, United Theological Seminary

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