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    • Head Resident

      Purpose

      The Head Resident position serves as a liaison between Luther Seminary staff and students living in seminary housing. The Head Resident provides community leadership through a variety of roles/responsibilities: as a resource for building and maintaining a positive living/learning community, as a source of information on seminary policies, and as a provider of referral services that enhance the residential experience at Luther Seminary.

       

      Duties and Responsibilities

      Staff Development and Training

        1. Attend initial training meeting and check-in meetings throughout the year as scheduled by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        2. Complete CPR training before the start of the academic year.

      Community Building

        1. Plan and implement community-building activities (example: a community meal, cookout, picnic, bonfire, worship, outing, etc) each semester;
        2. Act as a liaison with the Community Life Fellows in the promotion of community-wide events.

      Food Shelf

        1. Responsible for inventory management and purchasing necessary items;
        2. Scheduling set hours and promoting availability;
        3. Tracking general usage;
        4. Bringing forward the greatest needs to the Luther community.

      Administrative Responsibilities

        1. Assist students in submitting maintenance requests;
        2. Assist with and complete administrative tasks in a timely manner, as directed by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        3. Discuss incidents of note with the Associate Director of Student Affairs to determine appropriate action.

      Residential Life Team

        1. Uphold all rules, regulations, and policies of Luther Seminary and the Student Affairs office, specifically those noted in the Housing Guide and Student Handbook;
        2. Be an active and respectful community leader in all facets of the Head Resident position;
        3. Develop a positive working relationship with the Business Office, Campus Watch, Facilities, Maintenance Staff, Student Affairs Staff and other Luther Seminary staff members;
        4. Be responsible for initial check-ins, walk-throughs and housing orientations with new residents; must be on-campus during peak periods: August, January, and end of May/June. Extended time away from campus should be discussed with the Associate Director of Student Affairs.

      Community Resource and Referrals

        1. Be available to assist in and able to respond to emergency situations involving health, security and safety of students;
        2. Serve as a knowledgeable resource for students concerning seminary support services (e.g. Campus Pastor, Community Food Shelf, Counseling Support, Financial Aid, International Student and Scholar Affairs, Student Affairs and others) as identified by the Associate Director of Student Affairs;
        3. Act as first point of contact for physical, personal, social, or environmental health concerns, and refer to Associate Director of Student Affairs as necessary;
        4. Provide crisis response and necessary follow-up with appropriate staff.

      Job Specifications

      Education and Experience

        1. Full-time student at Luther Seminary in good academic and behavioral standing;
        2. Must live in on-campus housing during tenure of position, preference for those living in Stub;
        3. Must have lived in on-campus housing one semester prior to position.

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

        1. Leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents;
        2. Knowledge of Luther Seminary services, policies, and procedures;
        3. Ability to provide calm mediation during situations of conflict;
        4. Able to communicate effectively across different cultures;
        5. Able to provide positive and effective support to peers;
        6. Attention to detail;
        7. Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.

       

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent Chenar Howard, Associate Director of Student Affairs, for review.


      Posted 5/10/18
    • Sacristan

      The student sacristans attend to the support of and preparation for worship in the chapels. This includes working with leaders and volunteers in worship and working closely with the Campus ministry staff. Chapel services are held throughout the academic year with opportunities during the summer, including June intensives.

      RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

      1. Provide for the preparation and maintenance of worship space on a daily basis, assuring that all chapels are kept in an orderly fashion.
      1. Assist worship leaders (faculty, students, staff and guests) in their preparations for worship.
      1. Enlist, train, schedule and support students as Assisting Ministers, Communion Assistants, Ushers, Greeters and Ushers, seeking to involve as many students as possible in liturgical leadership.
      2. Coordinate and train all volunteers who participate in worship.
      3. Maintain and attend to a prayer request list for inclusion in daily prayers in chapel.
      4. Attend to changing of and care for altar paraments and linens based on the liturgical calendar.
      5. Assure that offerings collected are counted – with one other person present – and see to the timely and safe transfer/deposit to the business office.
      6. Maintain the sacristy, including maintaining supplies for communion and ordering of additional supplies via seminary administrative staff. This includes care for chancel furnishings, baptismal fonts, communion vessels, linens, hymnals and the general maintenance of all materials for worship.
      7. Meet regularly with the campus ministry staff, communicating clearly and consistently with them to assure the effective coordination of all worship details.
      8. As requested and as available, serve as sacristan for weddings, funerals or ordinations held in worship spaces on campus. (Additional compensation is provided for these extra duties.)

      QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

      1. Desired Education and Experience: A thorough understanding of and experience in the details and leadership of worship as well as the ability to work with and train a variety of leaders.
      2.  Student at Luther Seminary
      3. Attention to detail; strong communication skills, both oral and written; ability to handle multiple tasks and address issues in a quick and professional manner. The position also requires lifting and moving of heavy furniture.
      4. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        1. Attention to detail; strong communication skills, both oral and written; ability to handle multiple tasks and address issues in a quick and professional manner. The position also requires lifting and moving of heavy furniture.
        2. Other: In general, provide positive, faithful and professional leadership to the worship life of the Seminary. 

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Pastor Justin Lind-Ayers for review.


      Posted 5/8/18
    • Editorial Assistant

      The purpose of this position is: to assist the seminary in editorial management of Center-related website content (including Biblical Preacher, Festival of Homiletics and/or Enter the Bible).

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Correspond with site authors to collect auithor acceptance letters, W-9 forms, and request payment.
      • Edit: Review and proofread submitted articles for style and accuracy according to house style (familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and SBL style preferred)
      • Post new content: Execute content plan developed by Center for Lifelong learning staff; includes creating new articles, commentaries and blog posts, editing existing posts, identifying and uploading images, uploading supporting media files (podcasts, videos, ppt)
      • Tracking: Maintain spreadsheets to track submissions.

      REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

      Desired Education and Experience:

      • Student at Luther Seminary
      • Editorial experience (web publishing experience preferred)

      Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Basic blogging familiarity (photo/video uploading experience)
      • Good judgement and ability to execute a shared plan
      • Strong collaboration skills and customer-focused approach
      • Ability to manage flexible time frame, with up to 10 hours per week.

      Disclaimer: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature  and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Ben McDonald Coltvet's email.


      Posted 4/26/18
    • Office Assistant, Center for Lifelong Learning

      PURPOSE:

      To assist the seminary in administration (including billing and records management) of WorkingPreacher.org and other projects of the Center for Lifelong Learning.

      JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Correspond with authors: Maintain clear communication with authors, including collecting author acceptance letters, W-9 forms and processing payment vouchers.
      • Monitor inbox: Monitor email to CBP and refer requests to appropriate staff or student workers. Includes monitoring site comments and managing responses to site visitors.
      • Manage CBP store: Process orders in collaboration with Luther Seminary bookstore, respond to billing and other customer queries.
      • Billing/Tracking: Ensure contributors are paid promptly and accurately.
      • Office support: Provide office support for content production as needed, including podcast packets, author profiles, and other duties as assigned.

      JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

      A. Desired Education and Experience:

      • Student at Luther Seminary
      • Office experience (administration and billing)

      B. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Consistently monitor email traffic and ability to prioritize issues
      • Customer-focused communication style, strong collaboration skills
      • Ability to manage flexible timeframe, with up to 10 hours per week.

      TO APPLY:
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to Ben McDonald Coltvet (bmcdonaldcoltve001@luthersem.edu).


      Posted 4/26/18
    • Campus Services (4 positions)

      The purpose of this position is to be a visible presence on the Luther Seminary Campus by providing hospitality and promoting and improving safety and security for the Luther community. There are 4 Campus Services Student Staff positions open on the Facilities Team.

      Responsibilities:

      • Have full knowledge of all public security policies and processes and be ready to
        assist with all campus emergencies.
      • Be responsive to requests made by community members and guests.
      • Maintain a calm and pleasant demeanor while on-duty

      Skills/Job Requirements:

      • Enrolled student at Luther Seminary
      • Relate to and listen to people
      • Be familiar with Luther Seminary’s physical campus, campus polices and general knowledge of campus activities
      • Computer literate
      • Detail oriented
      • Valid U.S. Drivers License

       

       

      TO APPLY
      Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Ellen Elhard (eelhard001@luthersem.edu). If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to Ellen.


      Posted 4/23/18