CCS Senior Director Position

The Center for Constitutional Studies (“CCS” or “Center”) at Utah Valley University is seeking a Senior Director for Constitutional Studies. This page provides information about CCS and the Senior Director position. Those interested in applying are invited to do so using the following link:

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General Information

Candidates can develop a better understanding of CCS by downloading and reviewing the following information packet. This document includes the CCS mission and impact statements, details on the Center’s areas of focus, a brief CCS history, staff information, and a review of past CCS conferences, events, and speakers.

CCS Info Packet

Senior Director Position Information

The Senior Director shoulders myriad responsibilities, of which fall under one of the following roles: administrator, and external relations.


The Senior Director has administrative oversight for the Center’s extensive operations, including:

  • 5 full-time, 3 part-time, and 22 student employees
  • At least seven major conferences or events a year
  • A strategic partnership with Pembroke College at the University of Oxford entailing an award-winning research collaboration on the Quill Project and an annual study abroad program
  • An ambitious K-12 constitutional literacy initiative

The Senior Director will also be responsible for organizing and launching a graduate constitutional studies program if approved by the university.

This position reports to the university Provost and interacts or directs interaction with departments, staff, and faculty across campus. With the support of CCS staff, the Senior Director successfully navigates CCS through the complexities of UVU’s organization, administration, policies, and procedures.

Candidates should have significant experience with university, non-profit, or business administration. They should also have considerable experience in managing staff. Ideal candidates will have served in a leadership capacity in university academic programs, departments, centers, or colleges or in non-profit or legal organizations.

External Relations

The Senior Director is the face of CCS both on and off-campus. This position represents CCS to scholars, students, educators, government officials, business and community leaders, the media, and the general public.

More than 90% of the annual CCS operating budget is funded by donor gifts, grants, and allocations from the Utah Legislature. Core CCS operations are funded by endowments or recurring gifts, but many programs require ongoing fundraising or grant writing. The Senior Director is responsible for ensuring that funding needs are met by:

  • Working with the CCS Executive Director (ED) and UVU Institutional Advancement (IA) to develop and execute a successful CCS fundraising strategy
  • Collaborating with IA and the ED to identify and make asks of potential donors and to maintain strong relationships with existing donors
  • Writing or directing the writing of private and government grants
  • Supporting requests for legislative funding

Candidates should be comfortable addressing individuals and large groups on behalf of an organization. They should also have a functional understanding of the fundraising process. Ideal candidates will have a successful track record of engaging diverse external constituencies and of working with donors and writing grants.

Books written by Directors of CCS

Works Published by Center for Constitutional Studies Faculty

The Quill Project

Understanding How Constitutions and Laws are Written

Quill exists to enhance understanding of some of the foundational legal texts of the modern world by researching and modeling the context within which constitutional convenstions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions.

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Constitutional Literacy Institute

Week-long K-12 Teacher Development Seminar

Educating the Rising Generation:

Constitutional history, theory and pedogogy taught by leading scholars, jurists and educators

Zoom of online conference

Constitution Week Conference

Mayflower: 400th Anniversary