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McCormick, one of the nation’s oldest and most influential seminaries rooted in the Presbyterian tradition, is located among the Hyde Park cluster of theological schools, including the University of Chicago. It provides student-centered formational experiences designed to lead to a deeper understanding of God, Christianity, and the roles of the church and God in today’s world.

Drawing on its urban location and the resources available through a large cooperating group of nearby theological schools and the University of Chicago, McCormick seeks to develop and support learning in diverse settings and with local, national and global partners.

This fall, McCormick moved into its new home on the campus of the Catholic Theological Union along with its long-time neighbor, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This move has created exciting and unprecedented opportunities to deepen existing collaborations between the neighboring theological institutions.

About the Position

McCormick Theological Seminary is seeking a visionary leader possessing intellect, creativity, courage, compassion, high principles, and a humble demeanor.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of strategic and effective organizational leadership, as well as a deep and abiding alignment with McCormick’s mission and commitments as a progressive Christian center for theological education. All candidates must have experience cultivating and leading high-performing teams; managing complex organizations; knowledge of key trends in theological education and religious leadership; cultivating equitable, diverse, inclusive communities; leading strategic planning and implementation; and an ability to nurture and grow strong partnerships and relationships with all stakeholders.

McCormick has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. Find out more about the position here.

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