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Administrative and staff positions

Food Service Worker
(8/19/2015)

Purpose:

Luther Seminary is seeking experienced part-time Food Service Worker who will serve in an on general float responsibilities. Cross trained in all areas (dining, catering, coffee shop) to cover employee breaks, time off requests, and sick days.

Key Result Areas:

  • Prepare all cafeteria items determined by daily menu
  • Assist with catering functions, including serving and bussing trays, serving beverages, and general cleanup.
  • Prepare all coffee shop items as determined by daily menu.
  • The main duty of this position is to be flexible. Employee will need to be able to transition from one area to another function in a different area, sometimes during the same shift.

Job Specifications:

A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's mission and vision.

B. Desired Education and Experience:

  • High school equivalent degree required for education; Required 1 year of previous kitchen experience

C. Desired or Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with large (100+) catering function helpful
  • Experience as barista or coffee shop help

D. Special Requirements:

  • Physical requirements includes: active involvement e.g. standing, walking, able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Cross training in multiple areas (coffee shop, catering, etc...)

E. Time Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 hour shifts

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, cover letter and list of references 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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Director for The Center for Lifelong Learning
(8/11/2015)

PURPOSE:

Luther Seminary invites applications for the Director, Center for Lifelong Learning who will provide exemplary leadership and position support for The Center for Lifelong Learning. The person in this position directs the Center for Lifelong Learning to ensure alignment with the mission, vision and strategic goals of Luther Seminary. The director strengthens the seminary’s capacity to educate, encourage, and reflect with pastors, lay leaders and congregations through lifelong learning courses, events, conferences and congregational resources. As the Director:

You will:

  • Provide strategic leadership that builds the strengths of current programs while developing new learning opportunities for pastors, lay leaders, and congregations
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff members to create events, courses, and resources that are effective in meeting the needs of constituents
  • Direct the operations of the Center and oversee the work of its staff
  • Track annual revenue and expenses to ensure that annual goals are met
  • Assess all courses and events, and use the assessment data to guide program planning
  • Maintain strong relationships with the seminary’s current constituencies, while expanding the educational outreach to new groups
  • Develop pilot programs, including the use of digital media, strategic partnerships, and different venues for programs and resources
  • Partner with Communications staff to promote events, programs and, and resources offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in obtaining and utilizing grants to strengthen the educational outreach of the seminary

Requirements: Education and Experience:

  • Commitment to Luther Seminary’s Mission and Vision and ability to translate these ideas into practice
  • Experience with digital learning systems, evolving pedagogies, and learning environments
  • Master’s Degree or higher in related field.
  • Significant experience in creating learning opportunities and events
  • Professional experience with program planning and administration
  • Effective leadership and supervisory experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion, knowledge and demonstrated capacity for developing lifelong learning opportunities
  • Business acumen
  • Able to build and sustain internal and external relationships and collaborate on a variety of projects
  • Proactive, results oriented
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of congregations and ministries in the changing religious landscape

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Luther Seminary is an EEO/AA employer. Please include cover letter, current CV, and list of references with application.


HOW TO APPLY:
Direct applications or nominations to: employment@luthersem.edu

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.

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.

For more information, see www.luthersem.edu



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Wait Staff (on-call)
(7/10/2015)

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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Enrollment Management Specialist
(7/8/2015)

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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