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Work at Princeton Theological Seminary

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.


Office Coordinator for Student Administrative Services

Princeton Theological Seminary is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena. The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Princeton Seminary is seeking an Office Coordinator reporting to the Director of Student Administrative Services. This person will coordinate and support a wide variety of team activities, ensuring the team functions at a high level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Cordially greet and acknowledge all students, guests, and staff; answer phone and email, and route calls and emails as appropriate
  • Provide basic information to prospective and current students regarding Princeton Theological Seminary’s financial aid, housing, student employment and health insurance programs.
  • Route concerns, questions and issues not immediately addressable to proper specialist, director, or other offices using [Queue System], including helping set appointments for students to meet with additional resources when solutions extend beyond the defined authority level
  • Assist the provision of services delivered by the Student Administrative Services Office in the following areas:

Financial Aid:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for students with regard to financial aid
  • Provide basic financial aid information to students regarding the application processes, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Help outreach efforts to prospective and current students regarding applications and deadlines, and to obtain missing documents
  • Assist the Financial Aid Office with default prevention activities and tasks

Housing:

  • Serve as initial point of contact for students with regard to health insurance and student employment concerns, and route issues not immediately addressable to Housing Specialist or Director.
  • Assist Housing Specialist in outreach to students regarding housing applications, forms, requests and document tracking
  • Assist in coordination of move-in and move-out processes, including working prior to, and during, orientation to ensure students receive all necessary materials
  • Proficiency with maintenance of Student ID card systems and printers in order to provide initial and replacement cards, in coordination with Housing Specialist, and Office of Security
  • Assist Specialist and Director in processes related to housing change requests and initial and annual assignment of housing

Student Employment and Health Insurance:

  • Serve as initial point of contact for students with regard to health insurance and student employment concerns, and route issues not immediately addressable to Financial Aid Specialist or Director
  • Assist with obtaining necessary documents in these areas, such as I9s, W4, citizenship documents, enrollment and waiver forms, proof of insurance and other documents, in coordination with Financial ad Specialist and Director

Enrollment/Admissions:

  • Work closely with Admissions and Enrollment Management to ensure prospects/applicant’s questions are addressed

General Office Services:

  • Help specialists in running and maintaining reports
  • Perform general office duties including but not limited to, composing and copying documents, assembling packets, maintain office calendar and arrange appointments, process mail, manage files, order supplies
  • Coordinate meetings and programs, including information sessions, workshops and student events; oversee room reservations and set-up

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Working conditions normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional overtime weekend and/or evening work. The above description lists the major duties and requirements of the job, but is not all-inclusive.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED:

  • Exceptional customer service skills including:
    • Previous experience in student financial aid, housing, student accounts, or similar customer service-based positions or closely related field
    • Outstanding customer service skills including interpersonal and active listening skills along with an analytical and critical thinking ability to interpret and respond appropriately to diverse groups of people in various situations
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with tact and diplomacy in all oral and written communications
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and participate to get the job done, while continually focusing on the needs of the students
    • Ability to exercise appropriate personal initiative and accountability
  • At least intermediate level experience in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to accurately perform key mathematical functions (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Familiarity with the use of standard office equipment (e.g. copier, fax, scanner, etc.)
  • Proven ability to execute instructions accurately and in a timely manner
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Must have exceptional follow-up, follow-through, and attention to details skills, accomplishing tasks with concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment amidst interruptions and fluctuating workloads; Must be available to work occasional nights or weekends according to campus schedules.

DESIRED:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working in higher education

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.


Institute for Youth Ministry’s Project Assistant

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a part-time Project Assistant to join the Office of the Institute for Youth Ministry. This is a temporary, 6-month role.

This individual will provide general oversight and support for the day-to-day operations and activities of the IYM for the primary purpose of the administration of a grant project: The Log College Project. Assisting with digital initiatives, conferences, events, and resource creation (podcasts, articles, etc.) Manage leadership and participant contracts, leader correspondence on logistics, honoraria, and expenses for all project activities. Maintain financial records, including regular budget management and accounting. Provide financial information as needed to the Director and Program Coordinator and assist with budget reports. Approve payment and reimbursement requests and communicate efficiently and effectively with Princeton Theological Seminary’s Business Office. Assist Project Coordinator in preparing informational materials for grant project, including participant lists, agendas, invoices, and event packets. Represent the IYM and Princeton Theological Seminary at designated events. Serve as liaison with host sites for off-campus grant activities as required, including shipments, coordinating special equipment, food services, etc.

Candidate will possess superior organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across offices and departments and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to think and work independently and creatively, using good judgment, troubleshooting, solving problems, and meeting deadlines.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.




We are an equal opportunity employer.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, Missouri

Joshua Noah, Class of 2015

“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups.”