Staff & Administrative Opportunities


Hamilton Staff Openings

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Vice President for Advancement

Position Summary:

The Vice President for Advancement works closely with the President, Vice President for Finance and Operations and the Board of Trustees to ensure that the seminary has adequate financial resources to carry out its mission and accomplish agreed upon goals. The Vice President for Advancement will convey the distinct nature of Gordon-Conwell’s mission in efforts to acquire new donors and move existing donors to new levels of giving, with emphasis on major donors. Given the importance of building long-term relationships with the Seminary’s top donor and prospects, the necessity of building the Advancement team and the oversight of a multi-year campaign, it is expected that the Vice President for Advancement will anticipate holding this position for a significant period of time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivates, solicits and stewards a specific portfolio of 50 major (individual, family, church and foundation) donors and prospects. (30% of time)
  • Provides general oversight of advancement staff and programming on all four campuses and supports, encourages and trains Advancement team members. (20%)
  • Leads the process of advancement planning across campuses and programs (including annual, capital and planned giving), making recommendations and regular reports to the President, the Advancement and Enrollment Committee of the Board of Trustees and the full Board of Trustees. (15%)
  • Represents the Seminary to, and communicates with, donor and alumni constituencies at public events, in small group meetings and through interpersonal conversations.Articulates a biblical approach to stewardship as well as the mission, vision and strategic plans of the Seminary. (10%)
  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet, advises the President and other members of the Leadership Team on advancement-related issues and projects and participates in planning initiatives for the larger institution. (15%)
  • Staffs, in collaboration with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, the Advancement and Enrollment Committee of the Board of Trustees, working with the committee chair to plan the agenda for the meetings of the committee. (5%)
  • Motivates volunteers within the Board of Trustees, the Boards of Advisors for the individual campuses, and the alumni constituency to support the Seminary’s overall advancement efforts. (5%)
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Demonstrated Skills and Experience:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills: Skilled in interpersonal communication, public speaking (from the pulpit and in other settings) and effective writing.
  • Personal warmth, ease in developing relationships, effective interpersonal communication skills, a personality that moves toward other people, and evident grace and compassion in relationships with a diverse constituency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially under the leadership of a President, with other senior administrative colleagues, and within a multi-person advancement team.
  • Senior advancement/fundraising experience including planning, staff leadership, working knowledge of gift and grant policies and procedures and familiarity with current best practices in charitable giving and Christian stewardship.
  • Demonstrable track record in achieving results, generating increasing levels of philanthropic support and broadening an organization’s donor base.

Education and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required; graduate theological degree preferred.
  • Seasoned leader with at least seven years of advancement/fundraising experience with progressive increase in responsibility.
  • Familiarity with, and experience in working within the context of Christian higher education in general and preferably in graduate theological education.
  • A resolute commitment to the mission of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and agreement with the Seminary’s Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and Community Life Statement. Evident Christian faith and practice and active involvement in the life and ministries of a local congregation.
  • Commitment to theological education as well as education for global mission and for Christian counselling.
  • Ability to assume a varied work schedule, including evenings and weekends, and to travel on behalf of the Seminary as necessary.
  • Willingness to relocate to Boston’s North Shore

Boston Staff Openings

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Registration Services and Data Assistant

Function:

The Registration Services and Data Assistant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, consistency,and proper data processing of student academic registration records, and reports directly to the Campus Registrar. This position functions to ensure privacy laws and electronic academic records are maintained. It further ensures system data records are complete for tracking, monitoring, developing and generating reports for administrative leaders of the campus. Also, this position requires being reliable and having the ability to use the institutions’ computer software systems,such as the CAMS software system, Canvas, and other electronic and software systems.This position requires some travel to off-site locations, some evening hours, and some weekend work. The person filling this position must be willing to embrace our Community Life statement and support the mission of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as it is embodied at the Boston campus, also known as the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME).

General Qualifications:

The incumbent must possess a developed sense of administrative office functioning, clerical, communications and data management skills including an aptitude for the use of computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office applications.  Familiarity with academic programs and awareness of processes and functions related to seminary education. The person should possess experience that demonstrates the ability to deal constructively with staff, students, and with the general public; and clear recognition of the significance of confidentiality in day-to-day activities. At least three (3) years of experience as an administrative or Office assistant in an academic setting is preferred. Previous experience using the learning management system (LMS) software, Canvas, to create instructional materials required.

Responsibilities:

  • Registration of New Students: Assists the Registration Office by implementing processes for timely, thorough, and orderly registration of all newstudents of GCTS Boston – CUME campus.
  • Assist the Registration Office with organizing major campus events including: Orientation, Convocation and Formation (OCF); New Student Orientation (NSO); Other academic and campus events designated by the Registrar and/or Campus Dean’s Office.
  • Registration and Advising of International Students: Assist the Registration Office by providing oversight as the Designated School Official (DSO) for processing new and returning international students.
  • Data and Lists: Generates reports regularly to assist the Registration Officewith student registration and matriculation services, and updates pertaining to registration data, course data, student file completion, term enrollment, matriculation, and registration data related to all academic programs at the Boston campus, and other reports as requested by the Registrar and/or Campus Dean’s office.
  • Internal Exchange of Data: Ensureadequate inter-office communications and the accuracy of information/data from within and between the Registration and the Campus Dean’s Office, involving the use of the CAMS data system and other software information management systems.
  • Process scholarships from diverse programs to students.
  • Inactive Student: Support processes for inactive students, including using in-person, online, and phone communications for recruitment, including attending special events and informational sessions.
  • Provide Support to Alumni Association of GCTS Boston -CUME Campus.
  • Assist with other duties as deemed necessary by the Registrar and/or Campus Dean’s office.

Charlotte Staff Openings

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Jacksonville Staff Openings

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Student Admissions and Enrollment Counselor

Under the supervision of the Campus Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Jacksonville, the Student Admissions and Enrollment Counselor is responsible for planning and executing admissions and enrollment strategies for the Jacksonville Campus.

Job Duties:

  • In conjunction with the seminary’s counterparts to this role, developa marketing, recruitment and matriculation planof action with the goal of identifying new sources of potential students.
  • Contextualize the Seminary’s admission requirements, policies and procedures for the region.
  • Serve as liaison between prospective and newly accepted students and all other seminary departments (i.e. Registrar, financial services, academic advising).
  • Attend and represent GCTS-Jacksonville at regionalstudent recruitment events.
  • Coordinate recruitment, matriculation, alumni relations, and community engagement events for the Jacksonville Campus; coordinate with other campuses as opportunities arise.
  • Oversee campus hospitality; ensure a welcoming and clean environment for students and guests alike (i.e. admissions office, coffee, snacks, student lounge, recruiting materials).
  • Curate (or as able, create) digital content across various social media streams.
  • Design, maintain and/or curate the Jacksonville related institutional web pages.
  • Seek and share institutional content and/or other opportunities and initiatives that could be cross-promoted regionally.
  • Discover and share faculty, student and alumni stories of interest from the region.
  • Generate reports for seminary leadership as needed (i.e.current recruitment/enrollment projections, status of inquiries and applicants, effectiveness of recruitment events).
  • Orientate new students to the campus culture, people, systems and procedures.
  • Assist new students in developing a personal academic strategic plan.
  • Oversee semester enrollment goals and strategy; advise students per course availability.
  • Aid with data entry, advising and student care to ensure matriculation and ongoing enrollment.
  • Be available during office hours for common tasks (i.e. answering phones, greeting visitors).

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Strong relational and interpersonal communication skills in both geo-physical and digital spaces.
  • A minimum of two years of some type of combined experience in higher education, communications, customer service, recruitment, and/or admissions advising, digital marketing.
  • Demonstrated abilities in personal organization, self-initiation and follow-through.
  • Availability to travel to regional events (3 or 4 times/year).
  • Familiarity with digital lead management software is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with student database and/or learning management systems is also beneficial.
  • Experience in a multi-office organization is helpful.