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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.

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Circulation Assistant, Public Services, Library

Status: Non-exempt staff
(Part-time, up to 19 hours per week, evenings and weekends as needed, schedule subject to change)

Purpose: Performs a variety of essential library Circulation operations, oversees the work of student employees and has responsibility for particular projects

Supervision: Reports to the Head of Circulation

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the work of graduate students.
  • Assists with the routine activities of Circulation operations including, but not limited to:
    • Checking in, checking out, and renewing materials for patrons
    • Issuing library cards and updating patron records
    • Monitoring departmental email inbox for questions and recall requests
    • Answering general questions in person and over the phone
    • Technical tasks such as scanning, troubleshooting and clearing jams from copiers, replacing toner cartridges
    • May assist with shelving books
    • Maintaining and ordering Circulation supplies
  • Performs interlibrary loan support. Manages incoming and outgoing requests. Supervises the gathering, scanning, and mailing of materials.
  • Assists with course reserves, with responsibility for processing physical items and scanning e-reserves.
  • Manages the process of searching for, and reporting of, missing and lost books.
  • Assists with inventory and other collection-related projects, including responsibility for shelf reading, identifying books that lack barcodes or item records, and library system data cleanup.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in a library, preferably in public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under the pressure of regular contact with the public. Ability to adapt to changing needs, including learning new systems and workflows, particularly when deadlines are at hand.
  • Experience supervising students.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system. Experience with Microsoft Office and integrated library systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the context of a small, collegial team in a changing environment. Demonstrated flexibility, openness to innovation, as well as a commitment to continuous learning and a user-centered perspective.
  • Ability to lift weight up to 40 lbs., to push heavily loaded book trucks, to use stepladders for access to upper shelves in library stacks, and the ability to work on one’s feet for extended periods of time.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


Project Communication Coordinator

Purpose

To assist all program staff in the Office of Continuing Education with the communication, development, and delivery of programmatic and resource-related content.

Supervision

Reports to the Associate Dean for Continuing Education

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain project workflows for digital content (development, platform integration, posting, and sharing) for all areas of Continuing Education, ensuring these schedules are in sync and followed.
  • Set up and monitor ongoing digital communications for in-person, hybrid, and digital programs.
  • Support the collection and reporting of engagement analytics for programs, digital content, social media, and email.
  • Support the design process and workflow for resource development (e.g. podcasts, research reports, learning tools, curriculum).
  • Liaise with departments and offices across the institution to ensure best practice in integration of platforms, resources, and communication with internal and external audiences.
  • Collect and maintain clear and accurate records on participants and programs, ensuring inclusion in the seminary’s main database.
  • Generate and present reports to the team and key stakeholders as requested.

Skills Required

  • Outstanding organizational, administrative, and communication (written/oral) skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Mailchimp, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Formstack, SurveyMonkey or similar.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships across offices and departments.
  • Excellent team skills, extremely collegial and flexible. Willing to take on anything from small internal administrative tasks to complex project support.
  • Able to work independently, using good judgment, troubleshooting, solving problems, and meeting deadlines.
  • Enjoys and is able to learn new platforms and skills as needed.
  • 2 – 3 years experience in project management or equivalent
  • Understanding of theological education strongly preferred

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


Business Manager

The Business Manager will provide strategic support and collaborative direction for all financial and budgetary aspects of the Office of Continuing Education’s operations, development, and programs. The Business Manager will report to and work closely with the Associate Dean of Continuing Education to develop strategic goals, track and bring continuous improvement to internal budgetary operations. The Business Manager will provide high quality financial stewardship with a focus on cultivating and serving new audiences on behalf of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Key Responsibilities

Specific duties of the Business Manager include:

  • Oversee all aspects of financial operations for the Office of Continuing Education to align with budget and resources, such as maintaining program and grant budgets, developing new project budgets, working with the staff to align budget projections, and assisting in selecting and maintaining key technology used in finances, revenue, funder relations and communications;
  • Liaise with external vendors and generate contracts on behalf of all programs associated with external audiences.
  • Prepare regular financial and narrative reports for office leadership, funders, the PTS board, and work collaboratively with the PTS Business Office to submit financial reports;
  • Prepare and edit grant budget proposals, contribute to grant writing for ongoing funding, collaborate with the Office of Advancement to cultivate donors;
  • Oversee the development of strategic goals and operational plan for introducing and maintaining a suite of resources and products for key audiences;
  • Work with staff and student workers to achieve strategic goals in revenue generation, foundation relations, reporting on grants/donations, and network building for prospective donors;
  • Steward a newly developed Business Plan, and work with staff to revise and update the plan on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with staff to design new programs on an ongoing basis.

Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed by the organization.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business/Finance with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role in financial or grants (post award) management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and oral
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices
  • Willingness to learn new skills as needed
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to Scala’s mission and goals
  • Proficiency in integrated financial management software such as Jenzabar EX or similar ERP system
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive), Moderate to advanced knowledge of Raisers’ Edge (or CRM systems more generally) would be a plus

Additional Skills Preferred:

Ability to make a difference; access to a strong network of scholars, students and educators, and culture-creators; chance to help develop new constituencies in theological education, collaborate with faculty and key external partners, and impact a growing roster of programs within an institution.

Salary and Benefits

This position is full-time. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the mission and vision of Princeton Theological Seminary and in the Business Manager position specifically. Include your salary and benefits desires in your cover letter.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Three professional references who can speak to your ability to fulfill the job duties described above. Please include contact information and your relationship to each reference.

Submit to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


Administrative Assistant

Purpose: The Administrative Assistant provides office assistance to all administrators and staff in the Institute for Youth Ministry.

Supervision: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of the IYM.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages schedules, maintains calendars, and arranges digital or in-person meetings for all staff, with both internal and external collaborative partners.
  • Communicates with internal and external leaders:
    • Serves as initial point of contact for payment processing with external vendors.
    • Serves as initial point of contact for IYM meetings and events (working as a liaison for event management between program leaders, appropriate Seminary offices, and external vendors).
    • Serves as initial point of contact for groups associated with IYM events (students, faculty, leaders, and participants).
  • Manages expenses, receipts, timesheets, and monthly financial reports for all IYM administrators and staff, in coordination with the Business and Finance Manager of the Office of Continuing Education.
  • Purchases and maintains materials for regular office workflow, as well as for events and special meetings (i.e. office supplies, promotional items, meeting reports, event packets, leader hospitality, et al).
  • Organizes and maintains general office files, program event files, and participant registration files, as well as working to regularly integrate audience and participation data into Seminary database.
  • Partners with program leaders to develop and maintain processes for regular assessment of programs, offerings, initiatives, and events.
  • Database maintenance and management for leadership, audiences, and various constituencies served through programs, events, and research (integrating and tracking data with the Seminary’s database).
  • Manages travel, lodging, and transportation needs for remote staff and quarterly meetings.
  • Handles messages, phones calls, emails, and other digital communication, providing initial response and funneling to appropriate person.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel. Experience with Microsoft 365 preferred. Must be willing and capable of learning new software applications as necessary to facilitate the program and operations of the department (ex. Canva, Formstack, Mailchimp, et al).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (written correspondence, telephone, email, and in-person).
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment in relationships with people, systems, and organizations, and in processing confidential information.
  • Detail-oriented, excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to handle several tasks at once and prioritize them quickly.
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision, while maintaining a collaborative spirit.
  • Flexibility with work hours, which occasionally include evenings and weekends around events.
  • Ability to speak more than one language is a plus.
  • Passion for youth ministry preferred, but not required.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


Farminary Farm Manager

Position Summary

Launched in 2015, the Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary forms leaders for service in the church and the world by integrating theological education with small-scale regenerative agriculture at the seminary’s 21-acre farm. Over the past seven years it has grown from a single seminary graduate course and a 40 x 60 ft vegetable garden to a space that holds numerous educational programs (graduate courses, workshops, conferences, volunteer opportunities), campus-wide composting, a roughly half-acre garden, a 70-hen flock of layers, and 400 broilers per year. Produce from the farm goes to campus dining, a 35-member CSA (with 10 shares given to mutual aid), and a local restaurant. Princeton Seminary seeks a Farm Manager who can guide the continued growth of farm operations at the Farminary. The ideal candidate will be able to build upon and implement improved farm systems, supervise student workers, and be excited to teach farm skills formally and informally to seminary students, employees, volunteers, and visitors. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Title
Farminary Farm Manager

Status
Full-Time Exempt
Flexible start date

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience and expertise, plus benefits and on-farm housing

Purpose
To oversee and manage agricultural operations at the Farminary and align the vitality of the farm with the strategic goals of the seminary

Supervision
Reports to the Director of the Farminary

Responsibilities

  • Cooperate with Farminary leadership (Director of Farminary, dining, faculty, facilities) in seeking the fulfillment of the educational and formational mission of the Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary.
  • In ways that maximize the participation of the Princeton Seminary community in the practices of regenerative agriculture and ecological attunement, oversee all farm operations at the Farminary utilizing small-scale, organic, and regenerative methods. (See position summary above for brief description of current operations.)
  • Teach members of the Farminary community the skills and proficiencies of regenerative agriculture and ecological attunement. This happens through the management of a team of student workers and guidance of farm work for those participating in Farminary programming (courses, conferences, workshops, volunteer groups, etc.).
  • In coordination with the Director of the Farminary, implement the Farminary’s agricultural master plan. This plan currently calls for the careful scaling of farm production in order to expand the scope and impact of the integration between Farminary and campus dining. The plan anticipates ongoing composting, a 1-2 acre vegetable garden, expanded poultry operations and the addition of pigs.
  • Work closely with the Director of Hospitality and Dining Services, ensuring alignment of seasons, quantities, and varieties of farm produce with expectations and menus within dining. One aim of this integration is that farming and dining would positively shape and reflect our unique identity as a Christian learning community.
  • Coordinate farm labor of seminary student workers, volunteers, seminary classes, and other groups (conferences, workshops, etc.) that visit the Farminary.
  • In coordination with the Director of the Farminary, develop and implement a viable business plan for the farm.
  • Create relationships with local farmers.
  • Provide diligent oversight of the farm budget and actively seek to keep costs low without sacrificing quality and excellence.

Qualifications

  • Embrace the Farminary’s formational mission as part of Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum five years experience in regenerative agricultural practices including composting, vegetable production, small animal husbandry, and soil health
  • Proficiency in teaching and guiding the skills and practices of regenerative agriculture to a wide range of people with widely varying degrees of experience and expertise, including graduate students, faculty, volunteers, and other participants in Farminary programming.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong relational skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, for the purposes of farm record-keeping.
  • Affection for compost required
  • Degree in theology welcomed

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


Administrative Assistant for the Centers

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Purpose: Provide a broad range of general administrative support to Center Directors

Supervision: Dr. Shawn Oliver, Senior Associate Academic Dean and Supervisor for Center Directors

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain Center Directors’ schedules of meetings and events.
  2. Assist with the planning and coordination of Center programs and activities; liaise with Events and Hospitality and Media Services in this coordination.
  3. Assist with oversight of Center program budgets; process Center Directors’ reimbursements, payment for speakers, and other financial transactions as needed.
  4. Prepare specialty printed materials (nametags, table tents, etc.).
  5. Assist with program reports, presentations, and proposals.
  6. Assist with coordinating program communications and marketing.
  7. Facilitate positive relations between the Center Directors, other departments within the organization, and all other involved parties.
  8. Attend Center events to assist with set up and other details.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years of experience in administrative support role preferred.
  2. An Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  3. Ability to work 19 hours per week with the flexibility to alter weekly schedule to accommodate some in-person/virtual events scheduled in the evenings.
  4. Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor, maturity, and poise in responding to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  5. Use exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  6. Competence with various technology – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, databases as needed.
  7. Flexibility.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.

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


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of New Testament

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the New Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Special competence in Pauline studies is highly desirable. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or its equivalent by June of 2023.

The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MA, 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 should be uploaded to the online application site at http://apply.interfolio.com/108685. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Charles Hodge Chair Professor of Systematic Theology

Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition and historically related to the PC (USA), seeks a scholar to occupy the Charles Hodge Chair of Systematic Theology, starting on or about July 1, 2023.

The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature who is dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to prepare people for Christian ministry and scholarship in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school. Applicants will have a scholarly and teaching portfolio that demonstrates serious engagement across a range of doctrinal topics, with erudition in and passion for Reformed theology in its diversity and breadth, both in its history of doctrine and its contemporary applications. Other areas of specialization will be open to negotiation.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; support of the Center of Karl Barth Studies and its programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at http://apply.interfolio.com/108682. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022.

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 is an equal opportunity employer.


Open Rank Faculty Position in Early Christian Theology

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Early Christian Theology to commence on or about July 1, 2023. Rank open (assistant, associate, full professor).

The candidate should have primary research and teaching interests in early Christian theology. Secondary interest in ecumenical theology is highly desirable.

The candidate selected for this position will be dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach persons preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the Department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at http://apply.interfolio.com/108678. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022.

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 is an equal opportunity employer.


Circulation Assistant, Public Services, Library

(Part-time, up to 19 hours per week, evenings and weekends as needed, schedule subject to change)

Status: Non-exempt staff

Purpose: Performs a variety of essential library Circulation operations, oversees the work of student employees and has responsibility for particular projects

Supervision: Reports to the Head of Circulation

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the work of graduate students.
  • Assists with the routine activities of Circulation operations including, but not limited to:
    • Checking in, checking out, and renewing materials for patrons
    • Issuing library cards and updating patron records
    • Monitoring departmental email inbox for questions and recall requests
    • Answering general questions in person and over the phone
    • Technical tasks such as scanning, troubleshooting and clearing jams from copiers, replacing toner cartridges
    • May assist with shelving books
    • Maintaining and ordering Circulation supplies
  • Performs interlibrary loan support. Manages incoming and outgoing requests. Supervises the gathering, scanning, and mailing of materials.
  • Assists with course reserves, with responsibility for processing physical items and scanning e-reserves.
  • Manages the process of searching for, and reporting of, missing and lost books.
  • Assists with inventory and other collection-related projects, including responsibility for shelf reading, identifying books that lack barcodes or item records, and library system data cleanup.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in a library, preferably in public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under the pressure of regular contact with the public. Ability to adapt to changing needs, including learning new systems and workflows, particularly when deadlines are at hand.
  • Experience supervising students.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system. Experience with Microsoft Office and integrated library systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the context of a small, collegial team in a changing environment. Demonstrated flexibility, openness to innovation, as well as a commitment to continuous learning and a user-centered perspective.
  • Ability to lift weight up to 40 lbs., to push heavily loaded book trucks, to use stepladders for access to upper shelves in library stacks, and the ability to work on one’s feet for extended periods of time.

Submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.

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


Associate Dean for PhD Studies

Status: Exempt

Purpose: Responsible for the development and administration of a comprehensive PhD Program in support of the vision for doctoral education at PTS.

Supervision: Academic Dean

Responsibilities:

  1. In collaboration with the Faculty, lead the way in a dynamic re-envisioning of the PhD program that advances the Seminary’s mission and sets the pace in the theological academy and its ever changing professional landscape. Execute that vision, while continuing to keep pulse on latest developments in doctoral education.
  2. Establish and administer major new initiatives that contribute to the professional development of doctoral students, including: academic year-round programming oriented around professional development, a teacher preparation program, the creation of a network of potential work and internship sites in a variety of professional fields, international student field placement program, the development of comprehensive support for doctoral candidates preparing to go on the job market.
  3. Work with Faculty and administrative offices to create a positive culture of student support as it relates to the PhD program, that also nurtures the spiritual and holistic formation of doctoral students and especially provides appropriate support for PhD students of color, women students, disabled students, LBGTQ+ students, and international students.
  4. Collaborate with appropriate seminary partners to enhance the marketing and promotional materials related to the doctoral program, including a continual review of the PhD program’s main landing page on the website.
  5. Communicate effectively with students, Faculty, and administrators about all aspects of the PhD program, including ongoing assessment and review. When appropriate, advocate for PhD students with the administration.
  6. Provide collaborative leadership to the PhD Studies Committee with the Chair of the PhD Studies Committee.
  7. Administer the Doctoral Research Scholars Program (DRSP).
  8. Oversee the administration of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  9. Serve as the Office of Academic Affairs’ contact person for Koinonia, the PhD student association.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. PhD degree in a theological discipline is required.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to the formation of pastoral and scholarly leaders for Christian churches, the academy, and society.
  3. Strong administrative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to respond effectively and in a timely manner to diverse stakeholder concerns; as well as to maintain positive relationships with relevant constituencies while also providing leadership and direction.
  4. Expertise regarding the challenges and opportunities of doctoral education today. Previous leadership experience working in higher education at the doctoral level is strongly preferred.
  5. 3-5 years of experience in academic leadership in research, teaching and/or administration.

Please submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.

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


Director of Marketing and Communications

Position Summary

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications. The new Director will design and implement an outstanding marketing and communications strategy across multiple media platforms to support the Seminary's mission. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for External Relations and will provide strategic oversight and vision for the communication team, while positioning the Seminary as a vital and engaging hub for Christian theology and public leadership.

Princeton Theological Seminary is a vibrant and collaborative community of faith and learning. For over 200 years the Seminary has stood at the forefront of theological education, shaping generations of Christian leaders for ministry around the world. The Director of Marketing and Communications will have the opportunity to steward and shape the Seminary’s story and advance its mission to serve the church and the world faithfully by broadening its reach, deepening its impact, and elevating its reputation. Successful candidates will embrace diversity, encourage thoughtful innovation, promote inclusive excellence, and share a deep commitment to the Seminary’s mission and vision.

Status: Exempt, Administrator
Purpose:
Ensure the Seminary’s marketing and communications strategy is compelling, effective, engaging, and consistent with the Seminary’s identity and mission
Supervision:
Associate Vice President for External Relations

Responsibilities:

  1. Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President of External Relations, design and implement an outstanding marketing and communications strategy across multiple media platforms to support the Seminary’s mission.
  2. Steward the story and narratives of Princeton Theological Seminary under the leadership of the Associate Vice President of External Relations. Guide the communication department to develop effective and compelling ways of storytelling.
  3. Review relevant data and analytics to assess the communication strategy, understand target audiences, and measure effectiveness.
  4. Provide marketing expertise, support, and advice to Seminary departments and offices, including Admissions, Advancement, Centers & Initiatives, and Continuing Education.
  5. Develop, implement, and monitor a risk management and communication crisis response plan in coordination with the Associate Vice President of External Relations.
  6. Ensure that all Seminary communications adhere to all brand standard protocols.
  7. Supervise communication team, providing leadership, vision, and opportunities for professional growth.
  8. Build strong relationships with the local, regional, and national press and seek opportunities to increase the Seminary’s coverage in strategic media outlets.
  9. Provide diligent oversight of the budget and actively seek to keep costs low without sacrificing quality and excellence.
  10. Provide other duties as assigned, including project management and implementation.
  11. Serve as a member of the Emergency Response Recovery Team (ERRT).

Qualifications:

  1. Eight to ten years of demonstrated success in a communication-related leadership role
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. Graduate degree in communications and marketing or related field is preferred
  4. Experience in effective supervision of a communication staff
  5. Experience in communication operations, including budgetary oversight
  6. Expertise and experience in planning and executing professional marketing and digital advertising campaigns
  7. Experience in public relations, including crisis management
  8. Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage own projects as well as those of the team on time and within budget
  9. Knowledge of all aspects of the print and digital publishing processes
  10. Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Please submit cover letters and resumes to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu. Thank you.


    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Theology and Young People

    Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a postdoctoral fellow in Practical Theology and Young People. The appointment is for three years starting August 1, 2022. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in practical theology completed within the last 3 years (all degree requirements completed by the start date). The hiring team is open to considering candidates for this role who are not within the 3-year of degree requirement completion. The successful candidate will:

    • Teach 3 credit hours each semester at the Masters level, totaling 6 credit hours per year (with no committee or other faculty responsibilities);
    • Oversee the research activities (qualitative research design, execution of research plans, interpretation of data, and training/supervising student researchers) of two major grant projects in young people’s ministries, Log College Project 2.0 and The Young Adult Ministry Collaboratory. The postdoctoral fellow will serve as the Principle Investigator for each project’s research, writing research reports and presenting research findings at a relevant academic conference. PTS commits to reimburse travel and related conference costs, according to its travel-reimbursement policy, for the Fellow’s attendance at one academic conference up to $1000 per academic year.
    • Teach annually at the Forum on Youth Ministry (continuing education) event, on the PTS campus.
    • Mentor PTS students, and especially M.A. and dual degree students around academic and vocational matters related to youth/young adult ministries;
    • Serve on the administrative staff of the Institute for Youth Ministry, including sitting on the steering committees of both projects.

    The successful candidate must live within commuting distance of Princeton for the duration of the Fellowship, and will report to the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture, faculty liaison to the Institute for Youth Ministry.

    Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae (including names and contact information for three references); 3) Transcripts (official or unofficial); 4) Names/contact information for three references; and 5) Two 250-word essays: one addressing the candidate's specific interest in, and preparation for, scholarship and teaching in practical theology and young people’s ministries, and the other explaining the candidate’s views on innovation and its role in ministry and theological education (including theological influences). Materials should be mailed or submitted electronically to the Human Relations Office at Princeton Theological Seminary, hr.office@ptsem.edu. Persons from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2022.

    As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), this Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition.


    Team Coordinator, Investment Office

    Position Title: Team Coordinator, Investment Office

    Department: Office of Investment Management

    Supervisor: Brenda Lucadano & Michelle Williams (Co-Investment Operations Managers)

    Position Description:

    The Team Coordinator advances the Seminary’s mission via the Seminary’s investment office. The five-person office oversees the school’s $1 billion endowment, which provides the large majority of the school’s funding. This person will coordinate and support a wide variety of team activities, ensuring the team functions at a high level.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Be the face of the investment office to external parties by: receiving guests, triaging inbound calls, and managing the office's general email inbox.
    • Manage information inflow for office, including: ensuring team receipt of all relevant communications (electronic and physical), electronic filing of the information, identifying actionable items and ensuring deadlines are met.
    • Manage cash flows correspondence related to the Seminary's over 100 investments and the investment office, including: sending relevant information, to banks, custodians, and fund administrators such as capital call & distribution notices and bank statements.
    • Cash flow data entry (wires) as back-up.
    • Manage logistical arrangements of the team, including: overseeing team member calendars, scheduling with over 200 external parties a year, booking conferences and meetings, making necessary travel arrangements (e.g. air travel and hotel reservations) domestically and abroad, and reserving meeting rooms.
    • Assist with the annual audit, including: soliciting and gathering relevant information from third parties, organizing information received, and closely monitoring progress/outstanding items.
    • Manage work-related staff expense processes, including: collecting receipts, reconciling accounts, preparing reports, submitting expenses for reimbursement, and providing documentation to the Seminary’s Business Office.
    • Support day-to-day functioning of the office, including: placing internal service calls to the IT department, maintaining/ordering supplies, sorting and distributing mail, and couriering documents to the Business Office.
    • Support team administratively, including: letter/email preparation, mail merge, filing, copying, scanning, faxing, typing, and shredding.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and customer service-oriented approach; excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to be highly productive and detail-oriented; strong planning, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
    • Experience using/high level of comfort with Microsoft Office Suite applications and computer work, in general.
    • Ability to identify needs and proactively develop solutions; comfort with asking questions and clarifying ambiguity.
    • Discretion in dealing with sensitive documents and confidential information.
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
    • Experience with data collection, analysis and reporting preferred.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu.


    Administrative Systems Manager

    Status: Full-time, hybrid work environment

    Purpose: To provide primary Administrative and business operational support to constituents through aligned enterprise applications and systems.

    Supervision: The incumbent will report to the Associate Director of Information Technology Services

    Responsibilities:

    1. Provide technical leadership for the Seminary’s administrative applications, most notably the campus ERP platform: Jenzabar EX and J1, and other vendor systems such as HRMS, CRM tools and other custom Seminary applications.
    2. Analyze current processes and recommends improvements, best practices that lead to best use of various administrative systems, with a strong focus on automation and vendor supported platforms/ means.
    3. Work with users and administration to help define and collaboratively implement vendor supported projects with a developed deep knowledge of institutional needs.
    4. Monitor, evaluate vendor product updates and work closely with vendors to troubleshoot and be forward thinking with changes in the pipeline and appraise the Development Team/end-users.
    5. Facilitate through external partners educational efforts and vendor supported trainings for the community.
    6. Support and Develop reports using Infomakerand other appropriate reporting tools.
    7. Administerand monitor systems. Deliver, configure and train users and support personnel on the proper use of software and systems as needed.
    8. Create end-user and technical documentation for internal and external use.
    9. Supervise external consultants and project staff where appropriate on special projects to insure timely and accurate completion, consistent with present PTS systems.
    10. Maintain a high degree of technical proficiency, through a strong commitment to professional development.
    11. Assist with other functions as directed.

    Education and Experience:

    1. Experience working with ERP, SIS, CRM and HRMS platforms. Strong IT/Systems background required with exposure to standard IT processes and project life-cycle.
    2. Experience with Jenzabar EX/J1 and its affiliated products is desired.
    3. Experience with relational databases, data standards and schemas. SQL skills desired.
    4. Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
    5. Strong project management skills/ experience working in a managed project environment.
    6. Strong ability to make decisions and to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
    7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    8. Ability to work well both independently and in a team.
    9. Bachelor’s Degree
    10. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    11. Ability to exercise tact and courtesy at all times in order to interact effectively and harmoniously with all members of the Seminary community and as a member of the IT team.

    Please submit cover letter and resume to the IT Department at esjobs@ptsem.edu.


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