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Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions listed will be posted for at least 5 business days before being filled.


CONTROLLER – Seeking a Controller who serves as the chief accounting officer and is responsible for the accounting, external financial reporting and internal control operations of the Seminary as well as compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the finances of not-for-profit institutions.  The Controller is responsible for the management and oversight of general accounting, grant accounting, restricted gifts and endowments, debt compliance, cash management, payroll, student accounts (bursar functions), accounts payable, fixed assets, tax compliance and internal control systems for financial operations.  The Controller works closely with other department managers and staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how finance and accounting can support their operations.  The Controller provides support and reports to the Senior Vice President, COO and Treasurer and is a key member of the Senior Vice President’s team.

  • Oversee all accounting functions of the Seminary.
  • Serve as primary liaison to external auditors; prepare annual financial statements in a timely manner and meet other external reporting requirements including Federal OMB Circular A-133, IPEDS Finance Survey, and accreditation agency financial reports.
  • Develop, implement, document and adhere to accounting policies and procedures in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s standards for not-for-profit entities, applicable government and private grant management guidelines, and applicable tax and bond regulations.
  • Work with the Senior Vice President to plan, prepare and implement the Seminary’s annual operating and capital budgets; monitor budget implementation by preparing interim reports and analyzing budget variances throughout the fiscal year.
  • Support the Senior Vice President in engaging the Board of Trustees’ Audit and Financial Affairs Committee regarding financial statement analysis, carrying out activities and internal controls, preparing related reports as needed.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns and schedules (990T, 1099’s, 1098T’s, 1041, 1042, etc.).
  • Ensure that payments, reporting/disclosures, accounting entries and other requirements for the maintenance of the Seminary’s taxable and tax-exempt bonds are met.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for accounting staff, foster a team environment, and support staff professional development. Propose changes to the organizational design to achieve the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Propose and implement modifications to existing accounting policies and procedures as to promote efficiency; continuously review accounting practices to meet the evolving needs of the Seminary and to incorporate best practices.
  • Develop and implement effective internal control policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Information Technology department with regard to the selection, implementation and optimization of finance-related and enterprise-wide software systems including Jenzabar EX and Fundriver.
  • Promote a culture of customer service excellence and community engagement by all members of the staff, work collaboratively with other campus departments, and communicate accounting policies and changes to the Seminary community.
  • Partner with the Human Resources department, especially in the effective execution of the payroll function and employee benefits.
  • Remain apprised of changes in accounting rules and standards impacting higher education.
  • Supervise: Assistant Controller, Bursar, and Senior Accountant.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required; master’s degree (MBA or similar) preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education and ten years of progressive experience in an accounting/finance position where substantial judgment, analysis, interpretation, integration of complex data and information was required.
  • Working knowledge of FASB accounting standards for non-profits and endowment fund and grant accounting.
  • Experience with the Business Office side of Title IV and other financial aid programs and related accounting and compliance standards.
  • Proven competency with financial information technology in a higher education environment and implementation of financial systems; proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite, including advanced knowledge of Excel (including VLOOKUP and other data management functions).
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change.
  • Absolute integrity and discretion, especially in the handling of confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to broad constituencies including staff, administrators, senior executives, board members, donors, and external professionals.
  • Enjoy being a part of a community dedicated to the Seminary’s mission, working as part of a professional team, and motivating others to develop and achieve.
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


HISPANIC THEOLOGICAL INITIATIVE (HTI) OFFICE ASSISTANT, Part-time - This position helps create a more productive academic work environment, while supervising student aides and handling duties for the director. We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter, efficient, and comfortable being a member of a small team.  The ideal candidate for this position is organized, resourceful, a good problem solver, and detailed-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at once during the academic year. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key. Looking for a team creative thinker, mindful of maintaining deadlines with a strong work ethic and a background in office administration.


  • Supervise and assist in training student aides.  
  • Delegate project tasks based on student aide strengths, skill sets, and experience level.
  • Select student aides for special projects and programs; oversee their output.
  • Monitor programs as directed by the Executive Director and see the programs through to completion.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
  • Serve as the liaison between administrative personnel and senior management, communicating needs and concerns so they can be handled expeditiously.
  • Have monthly meetings with all personnel to keep everyone updated on the development of programs, their success, and areas of improvement.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and propose adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Proofread and edit letters and brochures.
  • Attend weekly meetings, take notes, and produce minutes.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Seven to 10 years' experience working in a non-profit educational setting.
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills.
  • Refined ability to delegate responsibilities and provide leadership and training to key personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a changing work environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising database.
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills,
  • Friendly and professional demeanor.


Supervision: The HVAC Technician reports to the Technical Service Supervisor


  1. Maintain and troubleshoot high and low pressure chillers, libert units, commercial and residential high pressure split systems up to 100 Tons and hot water and low pressure steam boilers.
  2. Maintain all commercial refrigeration equipment.
  3. Maintain chilled and hot water circulation pumps.
  4. Repair exhaust fans.
  5. Rebuild hydraulic valve actuators.
  6. Clean and rebuild steam valves.
  7. Maintain cooling towers.
  8. Replace bearings, motors and belts on air handling equipment.
  9. Work with laptop computer to troubleshoot and calibrate DDC controls.
  10. All other duties as assigned.


  1.  Knowledge of two and three-way valves, pneumatics and direct digital controls and computers.
  2. Requires understanding and the ability to troubleshoot for problems with controls for all commercial and residential heating and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. 
  3. Must have:

    a. Universal license for Type I, II and III of Refrigerant and Recovery Certification
    b. A valid driver's license.
    c. Sheet metal experience.
    d. Good public interpersonal skills.

  4. Must be able to install and wire HVAC equipment. 
  5. Knowledge of variable frequency drives (VFD)
  6. Ability to read high and low voltage wiring diagrams and blueprints.
  7. Knowledge of recycle and recovery machines.
  8. Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades.
  9. Able to solder, braze and use cutting torches with HVAC equipment.

SECURITY OFFICER - Opening for a full-time, unarmed Security Officer to patrol campus areas, including office and dormitory buildings. Must be well groomed and have clean criminal and driving records.  Candidates should have 3-5 years’ security experience, preferably in an academic or similar environment and 1 year of college. (Additional education can be substituted for up to 2 years’ experience) CPR, AED and basic First Aid certification and basic computer skills preferred. Experience/training in conflict de-escalation and emergency management a plus.  Candidates must have the ability to walk, stand, or climb stairs for varying amounts of time up to 8 hours per shift under various weather conditions; and the ability to work additional hours as needed.  We offer a pleasant, academic work environment in an attractive campus setting and a generous benefits package. Interested candidates should send resume with salary requirement.



Please notify the Director of Human Resources of your interest in writing or by email as soon as possible.


Please submit your résumé by:
email: [email protected]
fax: 609.924.2973 or
mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803


complete and submit an application form by:
calling 609.497.6948 or
stopping by Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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