The person in this position provides assistance to the Vice President for Operations and the Directors of Building Services, Food Services, Human Resources, and Housing through administrative support of those offices at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Description of Duties
- Communicate with housing, maintenance, food services, and human resources regarding budgets, expenditures, and accounts receivable.
- Receive and verify invoices.
- Prepare check requests and process payments.
- Maintain accurate budget ledgers.
- Tabulate and distribute monthly departmental financial reports.
- Organize and file employee records.
- Initiate new employee paperwork.
- Perform periodic audits of employee files.
- Review hourly payroll within payroll management system.
- Distribute job opening announcements.
- Contact venders via phone or email to schedule/negotiate services.
- Field phone calls and email inquiries.
- Research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and reports.
- Prepare and process incoming and outgoing mail.
The Operations Assistant will interact with a broad range of students, staff, and external constituents; and it is essential that they bring a high degree of intercultural competency. The Operations Assistant will have at least a high school diploma with 8 years of experience OR an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience. Interested applicants should have a basic knowledge of accounting principles and demonstrated ability with database software. Prior experience in human resources at an institution of higher education or not-for-profit organization is preferred.
Submit your résumé and cover letter (which must address your commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment and your administrative experience) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 28, 2017.
Associate Director of Admissions
The person in this position serves with the Director of Admissions in the Office of Student Services in the areas of recruitment, admissions, orientation, and student support. The associate director will collaborate in developing recruitment strategies, arranging prospective student visits, counseling students regarding ministry vocations, coordinating discernment events, and planning new student orientation at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Description of Duties
- Cultivate and expand relationships with prospective students and ministry partners.
- Collaborate with the Advancement Office and ELCA Seminaries to represent LSTC in various contexts.
- Travel up to 40% of working hours including some nights and weekends.
- Collaborate with Director of Admissions and Director of Advanced Studies in creating and implementing recruitment strategies.
- Maintain contact with prospective students and respond to requests for information.
- Provide detailed planning, organization, and execution of individual and group visits to campus, including Seminary Sampler discernment events.
- Participate in and support the work of the Admissions Committee.
- Facilitate Admissions Committee meetings in the absence of the Director of Admissions.
- Serve on the Financial Aid Committee to determine scholarships for incoming MDiv, MA, and MAM students.
- Assess the effectiveness and usage of current recruitment and database software.
- Oversee communication efforts in coordination with the Director of Admissions, Director of Communications, and the Advanced Studies and Advancement Offices.
- Work closely with the Dean of Student Services to plan and implement new student orientation.
- Bolster support services for students from underrepresented populations.
- Support current students in their ongoing discernment process, sharing resources when necessary and appropriate.
The Associate Director of Admissions will interact with a broad range of students, staff, and external constituents; and it is essential that they have a high degree of intercultural competency. Commitment to the Church’s work of ministry and to the vocation of recruiting promising candidates for the educational programs of LSTC is required. Good working knowledge of the ELCA; LSTC’s history, curriculum, and current offerings; rostered ministry and other forms of full-time Christian service; and theological education in the Lutheran Church and/or other church bodies is required. A Master of Divinity or Master of Arts from an accredited seminary is preferred.
Submit your résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com by June 28, 2017.
Profile of the Seminary
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in one of six graduate degree programs. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It seeks to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. LSTC values diversity and is actively engaged in anti-racist work. LSTC seeks to hire candidates for all openings who demonstrate intercultural and diversity commitments, skills, and experience equipping them to further the diversity and inclusivity aims of the seminary. LSTC encourages applications from people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; all gender and sexual identities; and all ability and social statuses. People of marginalized and/or historically underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply. More at www.lstc.edu.