Assistant Director – Prison Divinity Program


Website Oklahoma Baptist University

The Assistant Director will assist the Director in overseeing the Prison Divinity Program. This entails administrative tasks, teaching, and fundraising.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the hiring of PDP adjunct instructors.
      • Preparation of adjunct contracts
      • Scheduling of required Oklahoma Department of Corrections training
      • Providing facility and PDP CANVAS orientation
      • Securing adjunct access to the PDP keys
      • Assist with the scheduling of PDP courses each semester.
      • Coordinating instructor availability, daily prison schedule and classroom availability
      • Communicating with the facility chaplain regarding special facility needs.
      • Teach 3-6 hours each academic semester.
      • Assist with the purchase of textbooks and PDP supplies.
      • Assist with the recruitment of new PDP students.
        • Deployment of applications
        • Review of applications
        • Coordinating the application, interview, admission, and transfer processes with ODOC
        • Providing orientation of new students upon their arrival at LARC
      • Assist with the promotion of the PDP through various avenues, including but not limited to:
        • Social media
        • PDP exhibits at appropriate venues
        • PDP Newsletter

OBU Mission Statement

OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Expectations for all Employees
Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the
following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to
model them in their behavior.
• Demonstrate commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith.
• Treat people with dignity and respect.
• Build relationships on honesty, integrity, and trust.
• Aim at excellence through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic.
• Manage human and financial resources wisely and efficiently.
• Efficiency is achieved through wisely and efficiently.
• Assist with the scheduling of PDP chapel speakers and other guests.
o Communicating with the facility chaplain regarding their visits.
o Securing background checks and permission documents.
o Submitting reimbursement requests to the OBU Business Services for travel.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Ability to communicate information and ideas orally and in writing so others will understand
• Possess exceptional follow-up skills for closing communication loops
• Ability required to handle confidential work with tact and discretion
• Ability to exercise judgment in stressful situations in a fast-paced environment
• Possess high standards of conduct, appearance, and attitude
• Ability to travel
• Graduate degree
• Doctoral degree
• Ministerial experience
Special Requirements
• Must be an active member of a local *evangelical* Christian church.
*Evangelical* is a broad term referring to a segment within Christianity which maintains
the authority of the Bible and the belief in salvation by faith in Jesus alone.

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