Director for the Center of Vocation Formation and Calling

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Religious Studies/Theology

Position Title

Director for the Center of Vocation Formation and Calling


Dean's Office


School of Theology

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Atlanta, GA

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McAfee will employ a Director for the Center for Vocational Formation and Calling with education experience in vocation formation. The director will educate, teach, and lead in areas of vocation formation, discernment, and calling. This position will be part of the McAfee staff and report to the Dean. The position will be funded by the McAfee budget and the Lilly grant. The CVF is the result of a Lilly Foundation grant, the Pathway for Tomorrow Initiative. McAfee will staff and program the CVF to undertake a two-fold commitment vocation formation and calling experience: 1) to students preparing for their calling, and 2) and to the wider Christian community through understanding and applying their calling.

The CVF is focused on the whole person with information and formation, not just what you know, but who you become. As such, the expectations are curricular and co-curricular for students and the wider Christian community engaged in lifelong learning. Inspired by the words attributed to Howard Thurman, the CVF is asking “what makes you come alive?”

Required Qualifications

A master's degree from an accredited college/university in theology or related field and two years of post-college relevant experience which must include experience working in a multi-staff organization are required. Candidates with a PhD are highly desirable. Candidates must be a self-starter, effective communicator, have good writing and teaching skills, and excellent at preaching and addressing congregations.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier. 

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a master's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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