Job Postings

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Hispanic Theological Initiative - Database/Research Assistant – Entry Level Position

TITLEDatabase/Research Assistant – Entry Level Position 

STATUSFull-time – 35 hrs.  8:30am to 4:30pm, M thru F 

REPORTS TOJoanne Rodríguez, Executive Director 

PURPOSEGrowing program is looking for database/research assistant who can help in the development of a comprehensive database that easily converts data for the preparation of reports, research, and marketing materials.  A person who works well in a team environment and collaborates with staff to continue to foster an environment of evidence-based decision-making.  Brings analytical rigor and statistical methodologies to the challenges of measuring student enrollment, performance, retention, fundraising, etc.   If you are a team creative thinker who has the ability to think holistically about an organization and is able to transform that thinking to an efficient and streamlined process of collecting data to create meaningful reports and charts to drive decision making for impact, we want to hear from you.   

RESPONSIBILITIES  

  1. Supporting the creation of new database. 
  1. Maintaining the database and ensuring the data is always up-to-date. 
  1. Retrieve information from complex data system and convert into clear reporting. 
  1. Analyze and translate data into meaningful reports, charts, and graphs to drive decision-making. 
  1. Present data findings to staff, Steering Committee and Member Council, etc. 
  1. Finding more efficient ways of streamlining, standardizing, and error-proofing data, data files, tables, data sharing, and reports. 
  1. Apply appropriate analytical techniques to find patterns in data that otherwise might not be readily evident. 
  1. Extraordinary attention to detail, and solid proofreading skills. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Preferred – Master’s degree/Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related area of study such as Education Administration, Information Technology, Business Analytics, or similar. 
  • Two or more years of experience in research, information analysis or program evaluation. 
  • Experience in using programs like FileMaker Pro, People Soft, SharePoint, SQL, or other query and report writing programs. 
  • Experience conducting comprehensive data validation techniques. 
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism. 
  • Proficiency in collaboration. 
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills 
  • Friendly, hospitable and professional demeanor. 
  • Spanish proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading. 

 The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:  

  • Analyze and translate data into meaningful reports, charts, and graphs to drive decision-making. 
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of complex data systems and how to retrieve data from them. 
  • An innovative nature and a desire to find better and more efficient ways of streamlining, standardizing, and error-proofing data, data files, tables, data sharing, and reports. 
  • Curiosity and application of appropriate analytical techniques to find patterns in data that otherwise might not be readily evident. 
  • High level of accuracy, extraordinary attention to detail, solid proofreading skills. 

 Benefits 

  • Strong medical and insurance benefits  

Application submission document and submission guidelines  

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume/CV 
  • Character Reference Letter 
  • Professional Reference Letter  

Send all documents to apply@ptsem.edu  

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - President

The Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary invite nominations and applications for the presidency. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials received by March 31, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing emergent religious leaders, scholars, and public theologians. The Seminary equips its students to proclaim the good news of the Gospel; to foster deep spirituality in the lives of others; to serve with critical sensibilities for intercultural and global engagement and commitment to racial equity; and to lead transformative change for the wellbeing and flourishing of all persons and creation.

Located on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Garrett-Evangelical offers rigorous, intellectually challenging academics paired with a commitment to intentional spiritual formation that trains the mind, body, and spirit. Through a diverse curriculum, students are stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry that equips them for ministry in the 21st century.

The Seminary represents a union of three institutions: Garrett Biblical Institute, the first Methodist seminary in the Midwest, founded in 1853; The Chicago Training School, dedicated to women in ministry and service agencies throughout Chicago, founded in 1885; and Evangelical Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Church, established in 1873 in Naperville, Illinois.

The next president of Garrett will provide spiritual, theological/academic, and organizational leadership to Garrett students, faculty, and staff. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Seminary’s Leadership Team, the President will serve as a primary figure in not only shaping the vision and mission for the Seminary, but also ensuring the effective implementation of its mission and vision.

Building on the outstanding work of Dr. Lallene Rector, the President will continue to position the Seminary as a preeminent leader within the Association of Theological Schools. As the landscape of theological education continues to shift, the Seminary seeks a President who will cultivate a culture of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.

Interested candidates or nominators may contact Ms. Anne Driscoll, Co-Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, at presidential.search@garrett.edu. Applications, sent electronically, should consist of a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of six professional references.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the candidacies of women and persons of color.

Pacific School of Religion - Faculty Position in United Methodist Studies
Faculty position in United Methodist Studies

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach courses in United Methodist history, polity, and theology as well as courses in a candidate’s field of expertise. The faculty person will be expected to contribute to the cultivation of a strong denominational ethos among our United Methodist students and to foster collaborative relations between PSR and the United Methodist Church. We are seeking an innovative theological educator who embraces robust interdisciplinarity in their teaching and scholarship to reimagine theological education and the role of faculty in facilitating it.

PSR’s groundbreaking curriculum relies on faculty members whose scholarship and teaching bring together the best practices of non-profit organizations, the unique wisdom of faith communities, a diversity of activist strategies, models of social entrepreneurship, and the traditional disciplines of theological education and pathways of congregational ministry. This is a three-year, renewable, non-tenure track position, with rank open based on experience.

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is a progressive, multi-denominational seminary and center for social justice, which prepares a diverse cadre of spiritually-rooted leaders with the vision, resilience, and skill to create a world where all can thrive. PSR has strong ties to the United Methodist Church, approved by the United Methodist University Senate; the United Church of Christ; and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and adjacent to the University of California at Berkeley campus, PSR is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical and interfaith consortium of seminaries, centers, and institutes. PSR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The faculty member will teach courses in United Methodist studies and in the candidate’s field of expertise. Additional expertise in African American womanist homiletics, leadership, or ethics; or Latinx homiletics, leadership, or ethics is highly desirable; as is the candidate’s ability to teach in Spanish or other languages in addition to English. The faculty member will teach four courses—in consultation with the Dean—each academic year for our students as well as students in the GTU. The use of technology and online instruction for courses is necessary. The faculty colleague is expected to publish creative and rigorous scholarship in a variety of formats, and to be a thought-leader in addressing issues facing communities of color, migrants, LGBTQI communities, communities that are economically disadvantaged, and the environment. In addition, active participation in the life of the school through commitment to the school’s mission, service on committees, participation at worship and community events, and service to the broader community are essential.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD, ThD, or equivalent, who have a demonstrated commitment to
diversity, academic excellence, creativity in teaching, community building, and meaningful connections with historically under-represented groups and institutions. Persons from underrepresented groups within the profession are especially encouraged to apply and will have the opportunity to participate in a cohort of minority scholars of a similar rank with the support of one of the most diverse administrative teams in the Association of Theological Schools. For more details, see https://psr.edu/about/jobs/

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional letters of recommendation. These
materials can be sent to Professor Aaron Brody, Pacific School of Religion by email, abrody@psr.edu .
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by February 15, 2020 will
receive priority. Persons who apply for this position should be available for teaching in the Fall of 2020.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Director of Contextual Education
POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Contextual Education will further CDSP’s commitment to forming leaders for mission and ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the academy, the church, and the world, and who can enable students to articulate and embody a public theology that relates to Christian life and ministry today and in the future. This teacher will help prepare students for lay and ordained leadership in a variety of ministry settings in different cultural contexts.

The Director of Contextual Education oversees field placements for students in both residential and low-residence programs, including training for field-placement supervisors and overseeing the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator. The Director of Contextual Education will teach required seminars concurrent with the first year of field placement. Candidates should be prepared to teach at the master’s level at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), in Berkeley, California.

CDSP’s new partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street (TCWS) means that the years ahead will bring opportunities for growth and expansion. The Director of Contextual Education will be an integral part of the faculty that will guide the development of new curricula, programs, and approaches to leadership education.

This is a ranked position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for an initial appointment of five years, beginning August 1, 2020.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Placement Program

Coordinate field placements for students in both years of the field placement program, which comprises two required two-semester sequences – Theological Field Education I and II and Leadership for Ministry I and II.
Oversee development of learning contracts for students in field placements.
Oversee processes of student and supervisor evaluation of placements.
Orient and supervise field-placement supervisors, including regular required training for all supervisors.
Assess quality of sites and supervisors.
Maintain and periodically update resources and forms for students, supervisors, and lay committees.
Oversee the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator.

Teaching and Research

Teach the required two-semester sequence of courses in the first year of the field placement program, which is an integral part of the MDiv curriculum. The sequence is offered in both residential classroom and on-line formats, with short-term intensive residential course-work for online students.
Coordinate course design with other faculty members in the practical theology area, particularly those teaching ministerial leadership, pastoral theology, and practical theology.
Coordinate course design and content with other faculty to develop and refine how students engage with theological disciplines across the curriculum.
Teach with academic rigor, an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts, and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, and public conversation.
Carry out a program of continuing engagement with academic research and scholarship, including making presentations at professional meetings and publishing articles, books, and reviews.

Advising

Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs, including supervising theses for the M.A. and M.T.S. degrees. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.
Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).

Seminary Life

Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.
Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.

External Service

Listen and speak to the needs of the church and the world. Such service may include guest preaching and speaking engagements, both locally and nationally; participation in national, provincial, diocesan, or congregational committees and task forces; attending or leading church conferences and events; writing and publishing articles, reviews, and books.
Participate actively in the life and ministry of a local congregation.

Shared Faculty Commitments

Work with colleagues at CDSP and in the GTU in all aspects of graduate professional theological education.
With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
Collaborate on curriculum development with senior leadership at CDSP and partners at TCWS.
With faculty and senior staff at CDSP and TCWS, develop and implement strategies for addressing racism in our largely white context.
Complete the IDI, receive feedback, and develop and work on a personal IDP. Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.
CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The normal teaching load is five courses spread over these four terms, whether face-to-face or online.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Knowledge of leadership studies, models of congregational development, change and conflict management, systems theory, and ministry development
Commitment to professional theological education, with an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development
Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
Familiarity with ministerial practice in the Episcopal Church
Awareness of the demands of leadership in a rapidly changing church and context for Christian faith and life
Commitment to innovation in ministerial practice
Capacity and willingness to explore relationships with institutions outside congregational settings as potential contexts for field placement
Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community
Strong commitment to the shared work of addressing racism in a largely white institutional space
Strong pastoral, administrative, and communication skills
A priority for collaboration and collegial work with a diversity of people
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

Candidates should:

hold an earned PhD or DMin, or equivalent, in a relevant field. Areas of potential specialization may include, but are not limited to, organization and congregational development, intercultural development, organizational leadership and management, church planting and redevelopment, and/or new and emerging ministry paradigms.
have experience in ministry leadership and development (lay or ordained) in a congregational setting
be prepared to teach at the master’s level of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union
have the capacity to teach using both online and face-to-face modalities
Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following qualifications:

ordained status in a church in the Anglican Communion or a full communion partner
experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts
experience supervising seminarians in field placements
experience in non-profit or public sector leadership
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (one from a person in a ministry setting where you have been in leadership, one academic, and one professional, whether academic or non-academic setting) and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, through your leadership of the field placement program in this seminary context, you would:

a) engage CDSP’s curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism;
b) prepare leaders for the church and the world;
c) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and on-line.

Review of applications will begin February 17 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

Date Listing Expires: Mar 17, 2020

Lexington Theological Seminary - The Donald & Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience of congregational life and pastoral leadership. The position requires full-time residency in the state of Kentucky. The person will teach a full load in required and elective courses in the areas of leadership and administration of religious organizations; understanding the nature and dynamics of congregational life and mission; small church life and leadership, particular issues in pastoral leadership (e.g., evangelism, stewardship, revitalization, new church starts); and in related courses in the Doctor of Ministry program. The Nunnelly Chair will function as a liaison between LTS, students, and the congregations in which they are embedded. They will direct the seminary’s accountable ministry site program and collaborate with the Coordinator of the Mentored Ministry Program. All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable contracts. The Seminary invites applications from underrepresented populations without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, color, creed, political beliefs, age, sexual orientations or nation origin. Additionally LTS shall not discriminate against any applicant due to physical or mental disability in regard to a positon for which the applicant is otherwise qualified. All applicants will be given full and equal consideration. For a fuller job description, please contact lmartell@lextheo.edu. Lexington Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a congregation-centered, competency-based M.Div. curriculum with two thirds of required and elective courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so that students may begin study in any month. The school is committed to building a multi-racial, multi-cultural, and an open and inclusive community.

Further information about LTS is available at our web site (http://www.lextheo.edu/). Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, at lmartell@lextheo.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications only. EOE

Columbia Theological Seminary - Columbia Fellow for World Christianity
Columbia Seminary is seeking a visiting faculty fellow to teach two courses in World Christianity over six months in the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellow should be in residence at Columbia for six months during the 2020-2021 academic year, either July 2020 – December 2020 or January 2021 – June 2021, with a possible extension to the next academic year.

Basic Responsibilities
1. Teach courses in the fall or spring semester in residence in the Master’s (MDiv, MA(TS), MAPT) and Advanced Professional Degree (ThM, DMin) programs with a primary focus in World Christianity. Courses should include an introductory course on World Christianity and an elective course on a specific topic in World Christianity, possibly including its relationships with other World Religions.
2. Share the fruits of recent research in a dedicated session of the Dean’s faculty colloquium. Present research in other relevant academic and/or church venues as feasible during the period of the appointment.
3. Fulfill general responsibilities and privileges as a member of the CTS faculty, including chapel attendance, faculty meetings, Historical Doctrinal (HD) area meetings, community fora and participation in the life of the seminary community during the term in residence.

Relationships
This professor is directly accountable to the Dean of Faculty and serves as a member of the HD Area, working collegially with the professors in Church History, American Religious and Cultural History, Theology, and Ethics.

Qualifications
1. Education: MDiv (or equivalent); PhD in World Christianity or related field.
2. Training and familiarity with the critical theories and methods of the academic study of World Christianity.
3. Knowledge of multifaced expressions and practices of Christianity in the Majority World (Africa, Asia and the Americas), interacting with other religious movements since the twentieth century.
4. Demonstrated commitment and passion for teaching in a diverse theological educational community in terms of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and culture that seeks to prepare pastoral leaders for churches and other ministry settings.
5. Experience and engagement in Christian communities globally and locally.
6. Experience in ecumenical, inter-religious and inter-faith dialogues.

Desired Qualities
1. Knowledge of history of missions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
2. Knowledge of the immigrant and diaspora Christian communities in the United States.

Faculty Rank
The fellow is appointed to a non-tenured faculty position.

Fellowship Stipend and Benefits

Stipend
The faculty rank and salary will be negotiated dependent upon educational qualifications and level of experience.

Faculty privileges
Benefits include all accoutrements associated with Seminary teaching faculty for the term of residence, such as office space, library privileges, and use of a Seminary provided computer.

Travel allowance
Round-trip, economy-class, international or domestic travel arranged by the Seminary for the scholar as necessary to facilitate travel to/from Columbia for residency. A modest allowance will be provided to cover extra costs associated with excess baggage for international travel.

Housing
Fully furnished and equipped Seminary housing will be provided for the fellow for the term of residence, including all utilities. This benefit will not be provided to the fellow if they decline on-campus housing.

Book and research allowance
A $1000 book and research allowance can be used to fund travel to relevant conferences during the in-residence term.

Insurance
The US government requires J-1 visa international scholars to be covered by health insurance for the entire duration of their stay in the US, coverage that must comply with federally mandated minimums. If international scholars do not have health insurance that meets the required minimums, Columbia purchases coverage on their behalf.

Applicants should send a cover letter with a CV and the names of three references by Friday, February 14, 2020 to: Dr. Love L. Sechrest, Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
P.O. Box 520, Decatur, Georgia, 30031, or by email to ColumbiaFellow@CTSnet.edu.

For more information about the position and Columbia, please visit our website at http://www.ctsnet.edu/human-resources/faculty-openings/

Iona College - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Religious Studies
Tenure track position in Religion and Ecology | Religious Studies Department | Iona College

The Religious Studies Department of Iona College seeks to appoint a scholar of religion/theology, in the rank of assistant professor (tenure track), whose work is committed to environmental studies at the intersections of religion, ecology and spirituality.

Of particular interest are scholars who approach the planetary crisis from an informed multi-religious understanding and appreciation of a Catholic commitment to the Earth in the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home.

This position may also serve as a rotating coordinator for the College’s environmental studies program, an interdisciplinary major/minor served by the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. The successful candidate will also teach within the College’s Core Curriculum, including the freshman seminar and learning communities. This position will also support and collaborate with the newly dedicated Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit.

Responsibilities include:

• 4/4 course load, with primary responsibility for teaching department courses in the areas of religion/ecology/spirituality;

• Contribute to teaching in the College’s Core Curriculum, including the freshman seminar and learning communities;

• Maintaining regular office hours in the department to meet with students;

• Attend department meetings and support department projects as needed;

• Engage in service to the department and college community;

• Support the Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit;

• Sustain a trajectory of scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of religion and ecology.

Requirements:

• 1-2 years of teaching experience

• PhD degree

To apply, visit: https://iona-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=606&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992660&company_id=17296&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=36330&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

This job posting expires on April 1, 2020.

Phillips Theological Seminary - Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
Phillips Theological Seminary announces a search for a Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean who will lead a strong faculty and staff in continuing a tradition of excellent preparation for ministry in a progressive key and in developing opportunities for critical and engaged theological education for a variety of publics.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

Phillips Theological Seminary

Summary: The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Phillips Theological Seminary is the chief academic officer of the institution and as such holds a critical and unique position in the seminary’s governance as it is shared by the board of trustees, the administration, and the faculty. This person also interfaces with primary constituents of the seminary, including the churches and denominations served by students and alumni. Primary responsibilities for this position include directing all academic educational programming of the seminary and developing and leading the faculty and academic staff in ensuring the excellence of degree program curricula and student services.

In addition, the vp/dean’s office includes personnel related to recruitment and admissions, student services, library, communal worship, and other academic support services.

Essential Functions:

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean:

1. Administers the work of the faculty by chairing the Faculty Senate and resourcing its committees

2. Oversees all aspects of curricular planning, implementation, and assessment

3. Develops, supports, and evaluates all faculty teaching in degree programs (regular and adjunct) and in various formats

4. Leads faculty initiatives in curricular development and revision for all degree programs

5. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to higher education, oversees adherence to any academic consortia agreements or other academic partnerships in which the seminary participates, and serves as chief academic accreditation officer for the seminary

6. Serves as a bridge between administration, faculty, and board of trustees as advocate for best practices in faculty development and teaching and learning in theological education and as representative of various viewpoints within the seminary community and the churches and organizations with which it is connected

7. Administers the Academic Affairs office, including budgeting, supervising academic affairs personnel, giving oversight to the production of academic handbooks, course schedules, and catalogs

8. Represents the seminary in congregational, denominational, ecumenical, and multireligious settings.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Competencies:

1. Proven experience in teaching adults in graduate theological education

2. Understanding of and participation in ecumenical denominations and ministries

3. Hands-on knowledge of outcomes assessment in individual coursework, curricular programs, and institutional learning

4. Experience in academic administration, including budgeting, personnel supervision, and compliance and assessment reporting

5. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of pedagogical methods and formats, including online education

6. Strong capacity to work with people of diverse backgrounds, races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational experiences, and socioeconomic status

7. Proven abilities to to initiate, support, and lead change and academic program innovation.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position supervises all academic affairs staff including dean of the library, dean of students, executive assistant to the dean and faculty, DMin director, and assistant/associate deans.

Reports to: President

Required Education and Experience: PhD or ThD in a theological discipline. At least 5 years experience as a faculty member in an ATS accredited seminary.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Full participation in a church affiliated with a mainline denomination, i.e., the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, etc.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Classification: Exempt

Administrative Pay Family: A21

Application Instruction: Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume or CV, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to gwen.derrick@ptstulsa.edu.

This job posting expires March 1, 2020.

Phillips Exeter Academy - Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Academy is seeking a committed and experienced educator to serve as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life for our residential school. Phillips Exeter is a secular institution with a strong commitment to meeting the religious and spiritual needs of its diverse student body. The director will serve as a leader for students and programming that supports those needs and promotes interfaith understanding and dialogue. The center of the religious and spiritual life of the campus community is the historic Phillips Church, located close to the center of our campus. More information about the range of offerings and the support afforded to students can be found by visiting our website at exeter.edu. The director would also be expected to live on campus, participate in the residential life of the school, and teach through an affiliation with an academic department.

Position Purpose
Chaplaincy responsibilities include planning for and nurturing the religious and spiritual growth of the student body, and promoting interfaith dialogue and education. Participation in the academic and residential life of the school includes affiliation with an academic department and dormitory, classroom teaching as appropriate, and community leadership and education.
Key Accountabilities
Programmatic
● Oversee religious fellowship groups, advisers, proctors and interfaith student leadership.
● Coordinate, plan and/or lead regular and special services to celebrate religious holidays or events for the campus community for students with diverse faith backgrounds and needs.
● Lead and coordinate weekly secular community events, such as Evening Prayer and Meditation, as well as other special events held in Phillips Church.
● Coordinate (and provide where appropriate) spiritual, religious, and/or pastoral counseling.
● Cultivate and coordinate relationships with outside organizations and communities, acting as a liaison with other churches and religious organizations that support PEA students.
● Coordinate, plan and/or lead periodic religious services, such as weddings and memorial services, in Phillips Church with appropriate religious leaders and colleagues and departments on campus.
● Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to coordinate and/or lead interfaith worship services for alumni reunion classes and participate in alumni events.
● Support the community, administration, and/or incident response team as necessary in emergent situations on or off campus as needed.
● Be an active presence in the daily life of the Academy and participate in the residential program.
● Maintain affiliation with an academic department with opportunities to teach in the Harkness classroom (load to be determined).
● Demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
● Serve on faculty committees as required.

Administrative
● Administer the religious and spiritual life programs.
● Collaborate with adults across campus to support students and programing, including individual advisers, deans, teachers, administrators, and operational staff.
● Supervise the department’s administrative staff.
● Supervise, lead and provide support to advisers of faith-based student organizations.
● Develop and manage the religious services budget.
Degree of Independent Action Performed
Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff, students, and department operations.
Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.
Direct/Indirect Reports
DIRECT:
Religious Services Staff Assistant
Organist
Phillips Church Kitchen Coordinator
Faith-based Student Advisors
Internal & External Contacts
Frequent collaboration with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, alumnx and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience
● Relevant experience commensurate with the seniority of the position (minimum of 5 years)
● Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. Divinity, Hebrew Letters, etc.)
● Chaplaincy training and experience preferred
● Teaching experience preferred.
● Residential school experience preferred.

Skills & Knowledge
● Demonstrated pastoral and formal church or other religious organization program skills
● Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
● Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
● Ensures compliance and adherence to Academy policies and procedures as well as legal requirements.
● Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
● Proficient in MS Office.
● Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
● High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
● Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and composure at all times, including stressful situations.

Additional Requirements
1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years).
2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).
3. Required to live on campus.

 

Hispanic Theological Initiative - Assistant Director for Programming
Assistant Director for Programming (ADP)

STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Joanne Rodríguez, Executive Director

The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) is currently looking for an Assistant Director for Programming to support the establishment, execution, and evaluation of several new initiatives. In the past 23 years, HTI has graduated 130 Latinx scholars in a record average time of 5.5 years, holding a retention rate of 92%. The ADP will work closely with the Executive Director in the design, implementation, and evaluation of these new programs as well as support current existing HTI programming.

The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) mission is cultivating Latinx PhDs leadership positions in the academy, church, and the world. With the support of the 24 consortium member institutions, the mission and vision of HTI revolves around three major goals: 1-Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latinx PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources, 2- increase the presence of Latinx leaders and faculty- especially, tenured faculty in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities, 3- provide a forum for exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to engage the contributions of Latinx faculty and students in theological and religious education.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Programming include but not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of launching the Early Career Orientation, Latinas Leadership Program and the Internship Programs and Open Plaza in collaboration with Executive Director and other team members.
  • Function as the lead project manager and operations manager for the dissemination of the programming and assessment of each project.
  • Build a data-driven assessment for each project.
  • Organize, design, and implement all programming with HTI team members.
  • Collaborate with faculty and leaders in the Member School Consortium to understand and influence how the outcomes of these programs will impact the field of religious studies.
  • Support the writing of proposals for funding.
  • May include the opportunity to teach a course at Princeton Theological Seminary

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Theology or Religion.
  • 5-7 years in project management, preferably in Seminary, University, and/or entrepreneurial settings, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience in program design and project management. Experience in writing grants and fundraising.
  • Experience in managing a diverse pool of funding sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, and build successful student-serving programs.
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism, and hospitality.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • The ideal candidate will function expertly in dynamic, team-based environment with rapidly-changing priorities, thrive in ambiguity and have an ability to coordinate and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • With oversight from the Executive and Associate Director will work both independently and collaboratively while serving as the key project manager to administer surveys, collect results, manage multiple constituent groups, and oversee quality assurance in delivery to HTI students and consortium members.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to support Executive Director and work flexibly to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • The Assistant Director of Programming will function fully as a member of the HTI team, and will participate in the team-based events, advocacy, and outreach as necessary.

Benefits

  • Highlight reduced housing benefit
  • Generous benefits package

Resume should be forwarded to apply@ptsem.edu

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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