Executive Director, Academy of Leadership & Liberty

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of March 7, 2012, we are no longer seeking applicants.

Direct Supervisor

  • President, Oklahoma Christian University (OC)

Job Summary

  • Primary responsibility for program development and coordination of Academy events including but not limited to: Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks, Constitution Day, Chick-Fil-A LeaderCast, and Libertas.
  • Assist the OC President in various civic, community, and governmental relations.
  • Manage general operations of the Academy, including the preparation of budgets and supervising of Academy staff.
  • As appropriate, work with current and prospective donors, senior managers, the professional legal, tax, and accounting communities, judicial and governmental officials, and the OC academic community.
  • Primary responsibility for raising funds for the Academy through the cultivation and management of grants and private donations.
  • Maintain healthy relationships and communication with the Academy's Board of Directors, OC's senior leadership team, and the OC campus community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Certification

  • Required: Masters Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: Doctors Degree or equivalent experience


  • Five years of management/leadership experience (Required)
  • Involvement and commitment to promoting and preserving liberty and free enterprise, and to developing leaders.


  • Ability to make friends in the business, civic, and governmental communities.
  • Long-standing and deep commitment to the foundational intellectual principles and practical applications of liberty, free enterprise, and servant leadership.
  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems, and supervise program development and advancement strategies from conception through cultivation to completion.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate colleagues in the implementation of Academy programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with many different personality types and competing agendas.
  • Intellectual creativity, independent judgment, impeccable integrity, and a highly developed ethical sense to avoid impropriety and minimize conflict of interest.
  • A strong identification with and support of the University's goals and mission, and the ability and instinctive response to put the University's interests ahead of personal interest.
  • Calm and assured under pressure.
  • Genuine love for all people without discrimination.
  • Circumspect with sensitive information.
  • Desire to make a difference, not just to earn a living.
  • Good team player.
  • Faithful, active member of the Churches of Christ.

Salary and Benefits

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Standard University benefits:
    • Health insurance
    • 403(b) matching contributions
    • Tuition discount and other staff benefits

Resume, references, and letter expressing philosophy and commitment to liberty, free enterprise, and leadership should be sent to Dr. Mike E. O'Neal, President.

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