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Staff Positions

Addiction Counseling Department Chair

Position Description

This is a part-time, remote work-from-home hourly staff position that reports to CVU’s President. It includes the following work areas:

    • Course and Program Management and Quality Assurance (70%). Works with the President to improve the quality of the content in courses in the program. 
      • Per-Term Course Quality Reviews. Completes a spot check review of each course before each term to ensure the quality of the new course instance. Reviews faculty and student feedback related to course content and maintains a list of action items to be used in the next minor revision. Fixes any content problems in courses as they come up in the term.
      • Course Design and Major Revisions. Develops new courses or supervises contractors to develop new courses aligned with our values and priorities as assigned by the President. Works with the President (and contractors as needed) to conduct major revisions to courses.
    • Faculty Management and Quality Assurance (20%). Works with the President to recruit, administer, support, monitor and evaluate adjunct faculty to ensure quality program delivery for the program.
      • Recruitment. Assist in recruiting new quality faculty in the program. Reviews new candidates and conducts interviews for new faculty in the program.
      • Administrative. Provides input into faculty scheduling of courses each year. Fills in for faculty who cannot finish teaching in a term.
      • Support & Evaluation. Provides support and training resources to improve faculty quality. Assisting in faculty training calls. Follows up with faculty who are not meeting expectations to provide support, training and correction. Reviews student feedback as it relates to faculty.  Completes at least one formative evaluation of each faculty each year. Complete a year-end summative evaluation of each faculty assessing which faculty to renew. This includes a follow-up meeting with any returning faculty. 
  • Compliance, Student Support, Reporting and Accreditation (10%)
    • Compliance. Works with the President to ensure that all DEAC, Missouri, Federal and International standards are met, especially those surrounding quality measures including student satisfaction and graduation rates within the program. Assists the President in preparing documents required for reaccreditation to ensure that all DEAC standards are met for the program.
    • Student Support. Supports students and potential students, as second-line support to the Director of Admissions and the Director of Student Services. Develops and implements strategies to improve student retention within the program. Conducts exit interviews with graduating students.
    • Team Support. Attends bi-weekly one-to-one supervision meetings with the President and attends all staff meetings. Provides support in any area needed as directed by the President.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a Counseling-related field
  • Experience in accredited online higher education (teaching or design)
  • Must be Christian actively attending a church and are able to support City Vision’s statement of faith
  • Must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Must be a US Citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work visa to work in the US

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in addiction counseling and with clients from at-risk populations (strongly desired)
  • Experience in course design of online courses (strongly desired)
  • Doctorate in a Counseling or Psychology-related field

Expected hours: 10-20 hours per week depending on the candidate. We could assign more hours to candidates with online course design experience and/or a doctorate degree.

Compensation: $30-40/hour depending on the candidate. Free tuition in City Vision University for yourself and immediate family members if desired. We are willing to negotiate with the right candidate, especially those with doctorate degrees and significant online education experience.

Contractor Positions

Course Designer

Position Description

This is a part-time remote work-from-home contract position that reports to CVU’s President. 

The position will be assigned to develop specific online courses in one of the following areas: Addiction Counseling, Nonprofit Management, Christian Ministry & Leadership or Business Administration. You can see a list of City Vision’s current courses here to get an idea of the types of courses we may develop in the future. 

This position would primarily help with development of new courses, but may also help with major revisions to courses. City Vision typically develops 8 to 12 new courses per year, and conducts major revisions of 10-20 courses per year. 

If a candidate is chosen, they would be assigned a new course to develop. They will go through City Vision’s Course Designer training course that will explain the methodology and values we incorporate into our course design.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must be subject matter experts in whatever courses they are designing. 
  • For designing undergraduate courses, candidates must have a Master’s in a related field. For graduate courses, this requires a Doctorate/terminal degree in a related field.
  • Must have experience in designing accredited online courses.
  • Must be Christian actively attending a church and are able to support City Vision’s statement of faith.

Desired Qualifications

  • Practical experience as a practitioner in the field for any courses you are designing
  • Experience in designing courses with deep Christian integration

Expected hours: Initially, we will start working with contractors on a per-course basis, but paid hourly. Typically most courses take between 40-60 hours to develop. 

Compensation: $30-40/hour depending on the candidate. Free tuition in City Vision University for yourself if desired. We are willing to negotiate with the right candidate.

Business Development/Rescue Mission Partnership Coordinator: remote (seeking retired executive leaders)

Position Background

This is a part-time, remote work-from-home contract position. It is ideal for retired executive directors or development directors, but it could also be done by others with a significant leadership history in the rescue mission movement. We are looking for someone who wants to continue to help serve the rescue mission movement and has a vision for how effective education and training can help advance the movement. 

City Vision University was founded as Rescue College in 1998 as a program of the Association of Gospel Rescue Mission (now Citygate), and became independent in 2008. We have had students from or partnered with over 110 rescue missions and hundreds of other similar ministries. See our history with rescue missions here. Currently 75% of our students come from partners, with some providing 40+ students. 

Specific Duties

  • Maintaining and deepening our existing partnerships with the 110+ rescue missions as well as similar ministries that have sent us students.
    • Work with a database of partners (similar to a major donor database) to set up meetings and deepen relationships with partners
    • Work with partners to provide education and training resources help them more effectively achieve their mission
  • Develop new partnerships. 
    • Contact leadership of rescue missions and other Christian ministries that serve the poor to set up meetings and establish new partnerships.

Desired Qualifications

  • Because the work involved is similar to major donor development, experience in major donor development or business development is strongly preferred
  • Because the majority of our partners are rescue missions or similar ministries, someone with a rescue mission background is strongly preferred. This position is ideal for retired executive directors or development directors, but it could also be done by others with a significant leadership history in the rescue mission movement. 
  • This job involves working extensively with a database, setting up Zoom meetings and connecting partners with online education, so someone with moderate skills in technology is strongly preferred.
  • Must be Christian actively attending a church and are able to support City Vision’s statement of faith 

Expected hours: This position is designed to be highly flexible, and we are willing to adapt to the needs of the right candidate. Depending on the candidate, it could be done in an average of 5-20 hours per week. 

Compensation: $30-40/hour depending on the candidate. Free tuition in City Vision University for yourself and immediate family members if desired. We are willing to negotiate with the right candidate.

Online Adjunct Faculty Positions

We are looking for online adjunct faculty who:

  1. Have a passion for mentoring leaders serving the poor and addicted.
  2. Have experience in either in addiction counseling or in nonprofits serving the poor (like rescue missions, Salvation Army, etc.)
  3. Have a passion for education and learning
  4. Have at least a Master’s degree in a field related to the courses they might teach.

Volunteer Positions

Our Mission is to use online education to transform lives through Jesus, Justice and Technology.

01

Jesus

City Vision was initially founded to provide online Christian education to staff at evangelical organizations serving the poor as well as their program participants. While this still remains a core focus, we have since expanded to also provide Christian education to students pursuing nonprofit and counseling careers. See our Statement of Faith.

02

Justice

We promote Justice through radically affordable, practical education focused on addressing the needs of the poor, addicted and underserved.

03

Technology

We use Technology in our cost-effective, disruptive innovation, lean startup approach to online education. We are pioneering a new model that could increase access to Christian higher education by tenfold or more, especially to the poor and the developing world. 

Recognition and Awards





Profile on City Vision President
Andrew Sears
City Vision University's President Andrew Sears' story was featured in Christianity Today.
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City Vision/TechMission
Case Study
TechMission/City Vision was the subject of a nonprofit case study by three Northeastern Professors in the Journal of Case Research.
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US Department of Education
Innovation Award Finalist
City Vision was a finalist in the US Department of Education's "Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem" competition along with
edX, Google & others.
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Innovation Award Special Recognition
City Vision received a Special Recognition Award for innovative programs in higher education alongside global leaders like MIT and Purdue.
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Thought Leadership in Disruptive Innovation
City Vision University's President Andrew Sears was invited to write two articles for the Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation's blog.
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Article on City Vision Partnership
City Vision was featured in an article in Forbes about our innovative partnership with Saylor Academy.
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Statistics with Nonprofits and Ministries

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History of City Vision

City Vision has roots and history that span rescue missions, Christian community development, the Salvation Army, evangelical ministries, Christian recovery and the Black church traditions. All of these traditions inform our values and core organizational DNA. We also have a rich history of innovation from our leadership’s involvement in co-founding a MIT research group with one of the fathers of the Internet, involvement in the 90’s dot-com boom and leading disruptive innovation in higher education today.

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ccdaTechMission is founded out of a Black church ministry PREP and the Christian Community Development Association movement and develops a partnership network of 500+ education programs in urban ministries.

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2007

TechMission launches UrbanMinistry.org and ChristianVolunteering.org which grew to have 100,000+ open educational resources and became the third most visited website among Christian organizations serving the poor.

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City Vision’s leadership co-founds the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance with 100+ leaders with the vision of expanding Christian higher education to the poor and developing world.

2016

2019

City Vision launches free, non-credit Massive
Open Online Courses in Education Management
in partnership with the Christion Higher Education Innovation Alliance with over 7,000 users.

2019

Our Partners

Scholarship & Education as Employee Benefit Partners

Any student from a rescue mission or Citygate or GRMF member organization will receive a 15% discount.
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Any student affiliated with the Salvation Army will receive a 15% discount.
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St. Matthew's House is an education as employee benefit partner with over 33 students receiving scholarships.
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Credit Partners

Students from the Urban Ministry Institute can receive up to 32 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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City Vision recognizes Vision International University credits and degrees and a scholarship.
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City Vision recognizes University of the Nations credits and degrees and provides a scholarship.
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Students completing Harvestime Institute courses can receive credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students from Wheeler's Biblical Counseling Program can receive up to 30 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students trained in the Genesis Process can receive 3 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students taking Thirdmill courses at MyThirdmill.org can receive up to 30 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students completing Saylor Academy courses can receive credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Goal 1: Christian Social Service Education: to provide affordable, practical education enabling Christian leaders to transform the lives of the poor, addicted and underserved with continuous innovation.

Goal 2: Radically Affordable and Free Education: to use disruptive innovation to provide free educational content and radically affordable programs to diffuse innovation and best practices for Christians serving the poor and increase our global presence. 

Goal 3: Human Capacity: to recruit and develop faculty and staff so they can provide effective education to our students, further our mission and pursue their own calling.

Goal 4:  System Capacity: to provide effective accounting, finance, technology and administrative support to City Vision University’s programs and services in a way that reflects our values and achieves our mission.

Goal 5: Financial Capacity: to secure significantly increased resources and expanded enrollment enabling City Vision to add new programs, expand existing programs and further our mission.

This statement of faith comes primarily from the statement of faith of National Association of Evangelicals, with a few minor elements of CCDA’s statement of faith added to reflect our justice values:
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and through it we are called to live out justice, reconciliation and redemption. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that the church nurtures God’s people gathered as a community to carry out God’s Word.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

City Vision University is a “doing business as name” of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry, TechMission. They are essentially the same organization with the same staff, board, finances, etc. TechMission previously had programs other than City Vision, but now it is essentially our only program. TechMission is incorporated in Massachusetts, whereas City Vision University is based out of Kansas City, Missouri.

About City Vision University

City Vision University is an online-only, Christian university with the goal of providing radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved. The school provides Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Christian Ministry & Leadership, an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, and an MBA. It is a program of the Christian nonprofit TechMission, and was originally founded in 1998 by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. It has been growing at an average of 20% per year since 2008. We have 20+ adjunct faculty practitioners. The school’s values are in the evangelical social justice tradition although we serve students from all denominations as well as non-Christian students. 

TechMission/City Vision hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. City Vision is in this category.