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Administrative and staff positions

Enrollment Management Specialist
(7/1/2015)

PURPOSE
Luther Seminary invites applications for the Enrollment Management Specialist who will provide technical and administrative support and reporting for the Admissions and Student Affairs Departments. He/she is responsible for maintaining database integrity for prospective and current students, including all reporting for the division. The person in this position is responsible for processing all of the admissions applications, disseminating the communication flow to prospective and admitted students, maintaining efficient processes for student information and updates and ensuring accuracy in data entry.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Applications for Admission: The Enrollment Management Specialist is responsible for processing all MDiv, MA, MTH and DMIN applications.  This process involves collecting the application, entering the data into Jenzabar and creating a physical and digital file for the applicant.
  • Student Records: The Enrollment Management Specialist maintains efficient processes to secure and maintain accurate files and records on background checks, candidacy processes, boundary workshops and immunizations. 
  • Communication to Prospect and Admitted Students: This position is responsible for sending all official correspondence from the Admissions Office including the communication flow to prospective students, admissions decision letters, scholarship award letters and the new student communication flow.
  • Data Entry: The Enrollment Management Specialist oversees the data entry for Admissions inquiries and other Admissions and Student Affairs related functions. Provides training for staff and students in the rules and processes of data entry. 
  • Reports: This position is responsible for data collection and reporting and distributes information as needed.  An admissions report is sent to key constituents on a bi-weekly basis and admissions data is sent to Applied Policy Research each month.  This position also works with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness in collecting data for the various external reports (including ATS and IPEDS). 
  • Office Management: The Enrollment Management Specialist serves as the Office Manager for the Division. This includes ensuring that each department is staffed during regular office hours and hospitality is provided throughout the day. He/she is responsible for ordering supplies, recording and approving student work payroll, and the maintenance of equipment.
  • Event Support: This position will assist the Division in planning events, including commencement. This position oversees event details, including but not limited to securing rooms, ordering catering, coordination with other offices and communicating to the appropriate constituencies. When needed, the Enrollment Management Specialist is responsible for tracking registration and sending confirmations for the events.  This position will also provide support for the prospective student campus visit program. The Enrollment Management Specialist maintains the student calendar in MyLutherNet.
  • General Communication: The Enrollment Management Specialist updates the web on a regular basis (per the direction of his/her supervisors), answers the general admissions and student affairs email addresses, updates the Student handbook at the direction of the Dean of Students and enforces the Seminary's posting policy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the leadership team of the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management division.

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to: Director of Admissions with dotted line accountability to the Associate Deans in Student Affairs
  • Internal relationships with: Student Affairs Division, Registrar, Facilities, Dining Services, Business Office, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, and others as needed.
  • External relationships with:  Denominational partners, neighborhood businesses, workshop providers and supply and equipment vendors.

JOB SPECIFICATION
1. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision.
2. Desired education and experience: Minimum four- year Bachelor's degree required.
3. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of software programs used by Luther Seminary including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access).  Knowledge of enrollment management database (Jenzabar) is a plus. 
  • High level of organizational skills for both data management and process.
  • Solid communication skills:  written, on the phone and in person.
  • Ability to show initiative; multi-task and organize workflow; manage multiple projects; handle frequent interruptions.
  • Knowledge of ELCA and familiarity with other mainline Christian organizations also helpful.
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to relate to persons from various cultures and countries.
  • Hospitable and able to build relationship with others. Occasional weekend and evening work required.
  • Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; and work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
  • Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity and a sense of humor.

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. Please include cover letter, current CV, and list of references with application.

HOW TO APPLY
please forward your resume and cover letter to employment@luthersem.edu; Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1869, Luther Seminary is faithful to its mission of educating leaders for Christian communities. As one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the seminary prepares about a third of the ELCA's pastors and a growing number of lay leaders for ministry. In addition, the seminary educates numerous ecumenical students to serve around the world. The seminary has nearly 30 faculty members and more than 600 full-time and part-time students who are being equipped to share the love of Christ. Of these students, 28 percent are from non-Lutheran faith traditions and 9 percent are from countries other than the U.S.

Luther Seminary is known for its transformative education and innovative curriculum. The seminary offers a wide variety of theological degrees ranging from the Master of Divinity to the Master of Arts in a host of concentrations including children, youth and family ministry. Advanced degrees include the Ph.D. program, the Master of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry with concentrations in congregational mission and leadership or biblical preaching. Both in-residence and distributed learning options are available for a number of degrees.

Luther Seminary is located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of 3 million people. Nestled in the heart of the cities, it is in close proximity to the University of Minnesota, three other seminaries and numerous private colleges and universities. This provides access to diverse thought, cultures and faiths.

For more information, see www.luthersem.edu.



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Contextual Learning Coordinator for Christian Public Leader
(6/3/2015)

PURPOSE:

Luther Seminary invites applications for a part time Contextual Learning Coordinator for Christian Public Leader who will develop and maintain vibrant Contextual Learning environments for all MA and MDiv students in the Christian Public Leader (CPL) courses (FE0521-0524) at Luther Seminary.  This position will prioritize an ongoing institutional commitment to the development of strong contextual learning partnerships for residential and distributed learning students, both locally and nationally.  This position connects deeply to the mission of educating leaders for Christian communities.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Point Person for Contextual CPL placements for all MA and MDiv Degree Programs  (60%);

  • Develop, lead and coordinate the learning community partnerships for all MA and MDiv Degree students and their contextual ministry partners.
  • Coordinate and coach residential and distributed learning students with regard to their contextual learning pathway, learning goals, and competencies. This includes, but is not limited to, connecting with all incoming students regarding contextual learning goals, creating opportunities for contextual learning placements, establishing a learning covenant with their site, and being available to meet with students about placement needs and concerns.
  • Foster a learning partnership with all contextual learning sites (residential and distributed learning students). This includes, but is not limited to, periodically gathering contextual ministry site supervisors, in person or via conference call or video, offering learning events for contextual ministry leaders, and visiting/participating in ministry contextual sites.
  • Facilitate open and on-going communication between the Contextual Learning office at Luther and Faculty point persons for CYF, CML, and CCC degree programs.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with ELCA ministry networks, including Minneapolis and St. Paul area synods in particular. On occasion this may include attending regional or national gatherings.
  • Foster and grow networking opportunities outside of the ELCA, diversifying opportunities for a growing ecumenical student body to partner with a growing network of ecumenical contextual learning sites.

2. Christian Public Leadership Course (40%);

  • Partner with faculty and staff in the development, facilitation, revision, and execution of Christian Public Leader FE 0521-0524(CPL), 4 semesters, each .5 credit courses.
  • Be responsive to Leadership Division as needs around course coordination arise.
  • Guide any supervisor trainings and/or communications with contextual sites found within the CPL course framework.


RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Tim Coltvet, Director of Contextual Learning
  • Collaborate with Contextual Learning staff, as well as other Luther Seminary staff and faculty, around shared contextual work.
  • Network with area ELCA, ecumenical, and interfaith partners.
  • Network with outdoor ministry, urban ministry, and faith-based ministry partners.
  • Foster partnership with area contextual ministry learning partners regularly through various means.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Regular Part Time -- 20 hours/week

A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision.

B. Desired education and experience:

  • Masters in theology or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in ministry related area in a congregation or faith-based organization. (requisite years of experience may be substituted with educational training in related field).

C. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Able to create and foster peer-learning relationships with ministry leaders in congregations and non-profit organizations.
  • Able to mentor and coach students in ministry.
  • Knowledge and/or expertise in ministry, including basic understandings of systems theory.
  • Gifts of teaching and leadership.
  • Deep commitment to and expertise in advancing ministry through the integration of contextual learning in to the overall process of theological education.
  • Knowledge of ELCA and existing networks.
  • Connections with other Christian and inter-faith organizations also helpful.


Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. Please include cover letter, current CV, and list of references with application.

HOW TO APPLY

Direct applications or nominations to;
Office of Human Resources
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
employment@luthersem.edu

Founded in 1869, Luther Seminary is faithful to its mission of educating leaders for Christian communities. As one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the seminary prepares about a third of the ELCA's pastors and a growing number of lay leaders for ministry. In addition, the seminary educates numerous ecumenical students to serve around the world. The seminary has nearly 30 faculty members and more than 600 full-time and part-time students who are being equipped to share the love of Christ. Of these students, 28 percent are from non-Lutheran faith traditions and 9 percent are from countries other than the U.S.

Luther Seminary is known for its transformative education and innovative curriculum. The seminary offers a wide variety of theological degrees ranging from the Master of Divinity to the Master of Arts in a host of concentrations including children, youth and family ministry. Advanced degrees include the Ph.D. program, the Master of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry with concentrations in congregational mission and leadership or biblical preaching. Both in-residence and distributed learning options are available for a number of degrees.

Luther Seminary is located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of 3 million people. Nestled in the heart of the cities, it is in close proximity to the University of Minnesota, three other seminaries and numerous private colleges and universities. This provides access to diverse thought, cultures and faiths.

For more information, see www.luthersem.edu.



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Contextual Learning Associate
(5/29/2015)

PURPOSE:

Luther Seminary invites applications for a Contextual Learning Associate who will execute successful training and ongoing maintenance of internships programs. The contextual learning associate will join collaborative work in tending internship pathways for all MDiv students at Luther Seminary, including significant attention to the training, coaching, and evaluative processes involved in all internship models.  A major component of this work is facilitating cluster meetings for all ELCA seminary students in Regions 1 and 3.  Furthermore, this position will facilitate research and program innovation at the intersection of Luther Seminary's curricular goals and vital congregational leadership.  This position connects deeply to the mission of educating leaders for Christian communities.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the CL team around internship placement process for all MDiv students (ELCA and Ecumenical Students).  This work should be done with an eye towards the arc of internship andn its connection to the curricular goals and outcomes of the MDiv program.
  • Internship site recruitment, retention, training of students and supervisors.
  • Incorporate Systems Training (Family Systems/General Systems Theory) into coaching others through cluster leadership as well as providing new online webinars/modules for ongoing resourcing of interns and supervisors.
  • Develop Action Research model for gaining insight into "best practices" from the field and integrating into larger community learning.


RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports and support relationships, as well as the internal and external customers of the team and the organization;

  • Reports to: Director of Contextual Learning
  • Supports:  Director and Key External partners (i.e. site supervisors)
  • Internal relationships with:  Lifelong Learning, Center for Stewardship, Contextual Learning Team, and Associate Dean
  • External relationships with:  ELCA Seminaries, Synods, Candidacy Committees, Association of Field Educators, Ecumenical Partners -- seminaries, judicatories, and faith based non-profits

JOB SPECIFICATION:

A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision.

B. Desired education and experience:

  • M. Div. with 8+ years parish experience

C. DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge and strong usage of systems theory (family systems/general systems)
  • Willingness to travel for cluster meetings throughout ELCA Regions 1 (Upper Midwest) and 3 (Pacific Northwest).  Travel blocks fall primarily in the Fall and in the Spring.
  • Familiarity with the M. Div. and candidacy requirements and processes (especially ELCA) helpful.
  • Capability of utilizing technology for educational purposes (video conferencing and developing webinars/online resources for website).
  • Strong written and verbal communicatin skills
  • Knowledge of ELCA helpful.
  • Familiarity with other mainline Christian organizations also helpful.


Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. Please include cover letter, current CV, and list of references with application.

HOW TO APPLY

Direct applications or nominations to;
Office of Human Resources
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
employment@luthersem.edu

Founded in 1869, Luther Seminary is faithful to its mission of educating leaders for Christian communities. As one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the seminary prepares about a third of the ELCA's pastors and a growing number of lay leaders for ministry. In addition, the seminary educates numerous ecumenical students to serve around the world. The seminary has nearly 30 faculty members and more than 600 full-time and part-time students who are being equipped to share the love of Christ. Of these students, 28 percent are from non-Lutheran faith traditions and 9 percent are from countries other than the U.S.

Luther Seminary is known for its transformative education and innovative curriculum. The seminary offers a wide variety of theological degrees ranging from the Master of Divinity to the Master of Arts in a host of concentrations including children, youth and family ministry. Advanced degrees include the Ph.D. program, the Master of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry with concentrations in congregational mission and leadership or biblical preaching. Both in-residence and distributed learning options are available for a number of degrees.

Luther Seminary is located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of 3 million people. Nestled in the heart of the cities, it is in close proximity to the University of Minnesota, three other seminaries and numerous private colleges and universities. This provides access to diverse thought, cultures and faiths.

For more information, see www.luthersem.edu.



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Assistant to the President and Director of Board Relations
(5/28/2015)

PURPOSE:

Luther Seminary invites applications for an Assistant to the President and Director of Board Relations who will provide exemplary administrative service and support to the President, the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board.  The President and this position work closely with the two boards to assure their knowledge and understanding of the mission of Luther Seminary and to increase their leadership, effectiveness and support.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide atmosphere of hospitality to all visitors of the President.
  • Facilitate the flow of communication and information within Luther Seminary as it relates to the Office of the President. Coordinate meeting times, distribution of materials, updates and announcements on behalf of the President as requested.
  • Manage the President's calendar/schedule, monitor schedule to keep President advised in a regular and timely manner of all upcoming appointments/events. 
  • Manage Board relations as it relates to arrangements, logistics, correspondence, materials for three Board meetings.  (hotel contracts, travel, catering, meeting evaluations, requests for reimbursements)
  • Attend and document board and committee meetings by taking notes, maintaining minutes, drafting resolutions and related information.
  • Respond in timely manner to all incoming questions via phone, email, and in person from the Luther Seminary community, board members, donors and other constituents.
  • Offer support, resources and assistance to members of the President's Table, including scheduling of meetings, minutes, agendas, retreat logistics and collaborative work across institutional areas.
  • Keep President informed of internal and external issues involving the Luther Seminary community and other constituents.
  • Maintain all office files including record retention system for the President's Office and the Boards.
  • Manage and prepare the budget for the President's Office and the Board of Directors.  Process President's Office invoices and requests for reimbursement.
  • Monitor and prepare required President's reports and data submission for accreditation agencies and U.S. Department of Education.
  • Coordinate all planning and logistics of events sponsored by the president (Christmas party, spring dinner, open houses, special events at the house, receptions, etc.).

RELATIONSHIPS: Reports and support relationships, as well as the internal and external customers of the team and the organization;

  • Reports to: President
  • President's table
  • Seminary Relations
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Dining Services
  • Internal relationships with:  All departments of Luther Seminary
  • External relationships with: Board of Directors, Foundation Board, donors, ELCA churchwide office, Bishops, synod staff,  Seminary Presidents, alumni, consortial partnerships

JOB SPECIFICATION:
A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision.

B. Desired education and experience:

  • College degree and;
  • 5-8 years of progressive administrative office management experience or equivalent

C. DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

  • Excellent relational, interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Versatility in working with diverse kinds of people and situations.
  • Personality and temperament to be an ambassador for Luther Seminary
  • Solid administrative skills in organizing, planning and coordinating multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving, decision-making & negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in office with high productivity standards and high level of confidentiality.
  • Resourcefulness and initiative -- ability to generate ideas, instill values, create positive energy and make informed decisions.
  • Technology proficiency in Microsoft office suite (especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google WebEx audio and conference calling.
  • Knowledge of ELCA helpful.
  • Familiarity with other mainline Christian organizations also helpful.

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. Please include cover letter, current CV, and list of references with application.

HOW TO APPLY:
Direct applications or nominations to;
Office of Human Resources
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
employment@luthersem.edu

Founded in 1869, Luther Seminary is faithful to its mission of educating leaders for Christian communities. As one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the seminary prepares about a third of the ELCA's pastors and a growing number of lay leaders for ministry. In addition, the seminary educates numerous ecumenical students to serve around the world. The seminary has nearly 30 faculty members and more than 600 full-time and part-time students who are being equipped to share the love of Christ. Of these students, 28 percent are from non-Lutheran faith traditions and 9 percent are from countries other than the U.S.

Luther Seminary is known for its transformative education and innovative curriculum. The seminary offers a wide variety of theological degrees ranging from the Master of Divinity to the Master of Arts in a host of concentrations including children, youth and family ministry. Advanced degrees include the Ph.D. program, the Master of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry with concentrations in congregational mission and leadership or biblical preaching. Both in-residence and distributed learning options are available for a number of degrees.

Luther Seminary is located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of 3 million people. Nestled in the heart of the cities, it is in close proximity to the University of Minnesota, three other seminaries and numerous private colleges and universities. This provides access to diverse thought, cultures and faiths.

For more information, see www.luthersem.edu



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Wait Staff (on-call)
(9/12/2014)

Luther Seminary is seeking experienced wait staff to serve in an on-call capacity to cater functions on and off Luther campus.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up tables according to diagram
  • Set fill glassware as needed
  • Serve meals/beverages on time and courteously
  • Provide attentive, knowledgeable service
  • Complete routine cleaning and breakdown of tables

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Commitment to Luther Seminary's mission and vision

Desired education and experience:

  • 2 years previous waitstaff/catering experience required
  • Team lead abilities desired

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of proper service etiquette desired
  • Energetic attitude and attention to detail required

Special requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Physical requirements include: active involvement e.g. standing, walking, bending over, able to lift 25 lbs.

Time requirements:

  • Shifts start at a 1 hour minimum

Luther Seminary supports your success at work and in life with a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Luther Seminary is committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and students.  Come be a part of our engaging and innovative community!   Learn all about Luther Seminary at www.luthersem.edu. ; To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to employment@luthersem.edu. ; Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



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