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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 five business days before being filled.


Procurement Specialist/Office Assistant

We are actively recruiting for the following position:

A. Title: Procurement Specialist/Office Assistant

B. Status:
Non-Exempt/Full-Time

C. Purpose:
Under supervision and direction of Director of Contracts and Procurement, the purchasing specialist is responsible for assisting in the supervision of the department in accordance with established Institution polices, practices and procedures. In addition, is expected to help support prioritized initiatives identified by accounts payable and the Director. This person will interact with all colleagues in the Business Office, campus end users as well as the vendor/supplier community.

D. Supervision: Director of Contracts and Procurement

E. Responsibilities:

Purchasing

  • Initiates onboarding process for suppliers and vendors including collection of W9, COI, and contracts (if required), including monthly update and reporting to departments for expiration and renewal of these documents.
  • Assist departments with providing pre-approved suppliers and vendors
  • Initiates purchasing process with departments
  • Responsible for accuracy of requisitions and purchase orders and making sure there is compliance for procurement process
  • Use Jenzabar (Enterprise Resource Planning System) and prepare and produce purchase orders for approval, and send out to vendor/supplier
  • Administer purchasing card (P-Card) program.
  • Review procurement card (P-card) transactions and approve using PNC software.
  • Provide follow up and retrieval of missing receipts and/or unapproved transactions.
  • Manage transactions and approve Office Max supplies account. Provide monthly reports of expenditures to budget officers.
  • Assist in updating PTS policy in developing a centralized procurement system whereby a list of preapproved vendors and contractors are available to Seminary departments. Responsible for updating any agreements for them annually. Assist departments with advice on best pricing for vendors and/or services. Assist Director with RFP (Request For Proposals) processes.
  • Assist with administration of copiers and printers.
  • Administer the Seminary furniture moving policy as required.
  • Administer and manage Amazon business account Manage seminary vehicle driving program. Get driving reports on new drivers and update status of driver authorizations annually.

Reconciliations

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of the various procurement programs and associated journal entry.
    Assist with providing supporting documentation for internal and external audits.

Other

  • Welcome visitors to the Business Office.
  • Answer and monitor voice mail for the main telephone number in the business office and screen and direct telephone calls and emails for business office personnel as needed.
  • Collect and distribute business office mail
  • Verify check run data entered by accounts payable coordinator in PNC portal.
  • Alphabetize invoices in accounts payable file and file accounts payable invoices.
  • File certain business office documents including but not limited to wills, endowment agreements and other various legal documents in the vault and electronically.
  • Prepare deposit tickets for endowment fund gifts.
  • Maintain business office calendar, schedule meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

F. Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business with minimum of four years’ experience in Procurement, bookkeeping or accounting office with various responsibilities in purchasing and general office.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with Jenzabar EX (ERP) a plus.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate with Seminary community and third parties in a professional manner.
  • Must be self-motivated take-charge person and able to maintain confidential material.
  • Attentive to details and ability to follow Seminary business policy.
  • Ability to work effectively and pleasantly in a team environment.

To be considered for this position please forward a cover letter and resume to apply@ptsem.edu – thank you!

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 regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American Theology Open Rank

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar to occupy the Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American Theology. Applicants should be theologians (systematic, constructive, or historical) whose scholarship and teaching give critical attention to Asian American experience and ecclesial life. Other areas of specialization are open to negotiation. Candidates should be willing to contribute to the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. Appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be made with tenure. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track, but the appointee will only occupy the Han Chair upon successful completion of the Seminary’s tenure and promotion review process. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a PhD or its equivalent. The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s Master's and PhD degree programs, pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should apply online here: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationHanChair/ with a letter of interest and a CV (including bibliography). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages, is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MACEF, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationMedieval/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Old Testament

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a PhD or its equivalent. Applicants will have as one of their areas of expertise race and ethnicity in the Old Testament in dialogue with theological and ethical interpretation of Scripture that focuses on minoritized communities and experience. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses in introductory biblical Hebrew, Hebrew exegesis, historical Hebrew grammar, or one or more other Northwest Semitic languages (e.g., Aramaic, Ugaritic) is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MACEF, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationOldTestament/. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Open Rank (Tenured or Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Preaching

Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition with students representing a broad range of preaching traditions, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in Preaching. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure-track; Appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be made with tenure.

The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church’s life and work, and equipped to teach preaching to students preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in Homiletics as well as the MDiv or its equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

In addition to serious engagement with current homiletical literature, along with strong teaching ability in the field, the candidate should be acquainted with congregational life across a diversity of Christian traditions. Applicants should also have a strong record of publication. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MACEF, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that support the Seminary’s mission, including its commitment to antiracism, and which take into account both the Practical Theology Department’s needs and the appointee’s research interests. The responsibilities of faculty members at Princeton Theological Seminary include: maintaining an active and excellent research program; supervising PhD students; mentoring students in all degree programs; service in faculty committees, meetings, and programs; service to congregations as able; and active participation in the Seminary community’s life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationPreaching/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Director of Advancement 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.

We are actively recruiting for the following position:

A. Title: Assistant Director of Advancement Services

B. Status: Administrative and Profession Staff, Exempt, Full-Time

C. Purpose: To Provide support for the Department of Advancement by performing daily operational tasks and assisting with strategic data tracking and reporting.

D. Supervision: The Assistant Director of Advancement Services reports to the Director of Advancement Services

E. Responsibilities:

  1. Stewardship – Coordinate stewardship of donors including patrons of endowed funds and daily acknowledgment letters.
  2. Gift Processing – Provide operational resources for the Bursars Office in conjunction with gift processing.
  3. Prospect Research – Perform donor research, identifying prospects and assuring that prospects are being moved through the donor pipeline.
  4. Reporting – Develop self-service reporting for Advancement Department. Fulfill reporting needs for Accreditation, Board of Trustees, or as requested by Business Office.
  5. Data Management – ensure that constituent records are accurate and needed tracking is in place. Maintain Alumni Academic Records.
  6. Data Analytics – In conjunction wit Director of Advancement Services design and implement a structure of data analytics and reporting that will guide decision making and ensure data integrity and identify donor trends. Ensure that giving is recorded consistently in accordance with CASE Guidelines.
  7. Assist Director of Advancement Services with policy and procedure establishment and documentation as well as training.
  8. As needed, assist with on-campus events
  9. Other duties as assigned

F. Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree of equivalent experience
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Experience with prospect research
  • Experience with report writing tools such as Tableau or InfoMaker
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Advanced proficiency using Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products
  • Willingness to assist, as needed, within Department of Advancement
  • Prior experience in educational fundraising office and/or gift processing preferred
  • Must be accurate, thorough, and adaptive to changing procedures and responsibilities
  • Have a desire to help advance the mission of Princeton Seminary

To be considered for this position please forward a cover letter and resume to apply@ptsem.edu – thank you!

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.


Advancement Coordinator

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.

We are actively recruiting for the following position:

A. Title: Advancement Coordinator

B. Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

C. Purpose: To provide support for the Department of Advancement by performing daily operational tasks and by providing assistance for Department of Advancement events and

meetings

D. Supervision: The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Advancement Services

Working Relationship: The Director of Advance Services provides supervision and oversight. This position works closely with other members of the Advancement Department on events and projects related to their areas.

E. Responsibilities:

  1. General Office Duties – Responsible for general office functions including management of purchasing and budgeting. Updating of constituent records, preparing and tracking of donor communications, assist with travel arrangements.
  2. Meeting and Events – Coordinate on or of campus meetings and events for department. Assure that attendee registrations are properly tracked. Coordinate room set up and technology needs.
  3. Volunteer Management – Recruit and coordinate volunteers to work with all areas of Advancement. Maintain list of potential volunteers.
  4. Management of Student Workers – In conjunction with Director of Advancement Services recruit Student Workers to assist with outreach to Constituents. Includes coordination of schedule, tasks, and training.

F. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Customer Services oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Advanced proficiency using Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Willingness to assist, as needed, within Operations Group and department of Advancement
  • Prior experience in education fundraising office
  • Must be accurate, thorough and adaptive to changing procedures and responsibilities with an attention to detail

To be considered for this position please send a cover letter and resume to apply@ptsem.edu – thank you.

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.


Head of Public Services

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library is among the world’s most comprehensive theological research libraries serving both the Seminary and the global community. The Library strengthens teaching, inspires learning, broadens access, fosters research, embraces change, and advances and preserves knowledge, in support of the Seminary’s mission. Shaped by two centuries of development, the Library embraces its role at the intersection of the theological record and the community of scholars; continues Princeton Seminary’s commitment to build collections of depth; and promotes an environment of broad access to the theological heritage. With over 1.3 million print and electronic books and journals in its general collections, a digital library (Theological Commons) of more than 150,000 resources, a robust Special Collections and Archives department, and an inspiringly beautiful building, the Library is a heavily utilized resource.

We are actively recruiting for the following key position:

A. Title: Head of Public Services

B. Status: Exempt

C. Purpose: Provide leadership and management for access, reference, research, and outreach services in support of learning and scholarship

D. Supervision: Managing Director

E. Schedule: M-F, with some evening and weekend hours as needed

F. Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the Seminary’s primary reference librarian and manage supporting reference services as well as student research instruction. Provide in-person and virtual reference desk service, library orientation sessions, and a program of library instruction and information literacy.
  2. Supervise the Circulation Department. This includes all access services such as borrowing/patron privileges, circulation desk assistance, stack management, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and library tours. Lead the effort to ensure that public services procedures are updated, eliminating any outdated manual and paper-based workflows to streamline for future effectiveness.
  3. Supervise professional staff and student workers. Establish performance standards and goals. Perform ongoing feedback to ensure that staff thrive in their roles.
  4. Establish annual access, reference, research and outreach goals, objectives, and performance targets aligned with the institutional strategic plan and priorities. Support the development of budgetary projections to meet goals.
  5. Work with library leadership to build on current access and research policies, procedures and services that focus on the user and improved user experience of the Library. Recommend and implement new services for the PTS community at large as Seminary educational needs change.
  6. Maintain and report statistics/metrics associated with areas of oversight. Participate in library assessment.
  7. Lead and contribute to a user-centered service model.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

G. Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Deep expertise in subjects and scholarly resources related to all facets of theology and religion; a Master’s degree in theology and religion is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in library access, reference, research, information literacy, and outreach services
  • Working experience with various library management technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to public service, strong problem-solving skills, as well as effective customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff engaged in public services
  • Demonstrated flexibility, openness to change and innovation and a tolerance for ambiguity
  • Active participation in professional communities of practice and toward continuous professional development

An application consists of a cover letter, resume, and list/contact points of three references and should be forwarded to apply@ptsem.edu.

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

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.




We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Senior Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Atlantic City, NJ

Latasha Milton, Class of 2018

“My passion is doing what I can to empower and liberate people who are hurting. PTS has made me a better person and pastor because it’s given me the tools to better serve the oppressed and marginalized.”