United Job Openings

United Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty and staff
Contact: jobs@united.edu

Application Process

Please send a résumé with salary requirements to United’s Human Resources department via postal mail or email. Mail: United Theological Seminary Attn: Human Resources 4501 Denlinger Rd. Dayton, OH 45426 email: jobs@united.edu

Minimum Technology Skills for Any Job at United

Email and Calendar

Google Apps: Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:

Word Processing

Microsoft® Word (2010 or 2011): used in a Microsoft® networked environment
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:

Spreadsheet Microsoft® Excel (2010 or 2011): used in a Microsoft® networked environment
Skill level required (basic proficiency) which includes:


Job Openings

Bi-Lingual Hispanic Instructional Technologist

Applications are currently being accepted in the Human Resource Office for those interested in the full time Bi-Lingual Hispanic Instructional Technologist position at United Theological Seminary. Deadline for application is Friday, September 4, 2015. To apply send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Robin MacGregor at rmacgregor@united.edu.

Summary

The role of the Bi-Lingual Hispanic Instructional Technologist is to execute technology support for students, assisting them with the integration of technology into the learning experience. This work will be focused on the variety of educational delivery modes and student populations that make up the Seminary’s institutional fabric.

This position will perform duties for both the Hispanic Christian Academy and for Distance Education, with first priority reporting to the Director of Non-Degree Programs for approximately 10 hours. The majority of the hours (approx. 27) will be working in the help desk area for all students in Distance Education. Time card approval is in Distance Learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The role to be performed for the Hispanic Christian Academy:

Work with the Coordinator of Hispanic Christian Academy to:

  • Help instructors to create materials needed to develop/deliver online courses.
  • Assist instructors in the preparation of courses.
  • Assist in reporting and surveys on assessment.
  • Help to translate cultural understanding for the program.
  • Assist in continuing to find ways to streamline/automate/improve registration, recruitment and enrollment process.

The role to be performed with Distance Education (DE):

  • The Instructional Technologist will be a key member of the DE team’s work in supporting and advancing the technology support plan.
  • Through continuing education and self-study, the Instructional Technologist is expected to develop and maintain high-intermediate to advanced skill levels in PC-based and Mac platforms in order to help students access courses.
  • The Instructional Technologist will possess excellent communications skills, both written and oral, in Spanish and English, as well as superb listening and interpersonal skills. The technologist must be able to interpret tech problems and provide resolutions to technology-naïve audiences. The Technologist must be customer service–oriented with a positive, proactive attitude.

Distance Education (DE) Responsibilities 

  • Provides English and bi-lingual Hispanic help desk support for students in course websites.
  • Performs, with supervision, CMS/LMS course enhancement and functions in Canvas Gradebook, Canvas class technology and digital activities to help students and, at times, Hispanic Christian Academy faculty.
  • Serves as bi-lingual Hispanic training and consulting resource on instructional technology for Program Managers and faculty.
  • Provides bi-lingual Hispanic help desk support for course websites.
  • Some evenings and weekends are needed to cover students’ issues that may arise, but these occasions would be rare.
  • Maintains understanding of standards for templates, image, video, and audio in the content management system.
  • Supports the Director of Educational Technology and Distance Education, to establish quality assurance processes.
  • Assists with bi-lingual Hispanic training and facilitation in specifics relating to the design and use of the program in relation to the CMS/LMS.
  • Participates in program team meetings for both Hispanic Christian Academy and Distance Education.
  • Attends meetings, training seminars and professional meetings; monitors and reviews new software and hardware products and tools.
  • Performs additional duties as needed.

Formal Education & Certification

  • 5 years’ experience or Associate degree a must (BA or BS; MA or MS preferred) in educational technology, communications or computer science with an emphasis in education or communications, or combination of education and equivalent experience

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5 years of work experience in an educational, corporate training or professional services environment, with an emphasis on e-learning and multimedia technologies
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables within budgetary and scheduling requirements against strict deadlines
  • Experienced with skills in authoring course sites in Blackboard, WebCT, or other CMS/LMS
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly and enthusiastically
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge/experience with major platforms (Windows) and browsers (Internet Explorer and Netscape); knowledge of web accessibility standards; HTML, including Cascading Style Sheets; content management systems; Acrobat; Dreamweaver; and MS Office
  • Broad knowledge of instructional/educational technologies, distance learning and related applications
  • Experience working with faculty in a higher education environment a plus

Personal Attributes

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the Seminary’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to set and manage priorities
  • Excellent bi-lingual Hispanic written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent bi-lingual Hispanic interpersonal skills
  • Strong tactical skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas bi-lingually to both technical and non-technical addressees
  • Motivated and self-directed
  • Must accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and solve problems
  • Service oriented

Minimum Technology Skills

Use of latest Microsoft® Office software for word processing and spreadsheets in a Microsoft® Office network.

Use of Google Plus for email

Basic proficiency in: composing emails, spell check, use of email Global Address List (GAL), create/use email folders, mange email contacts, manage email calendar, make/update email appointments, compose documents, print, mail merge, use headers/footers, insert graphic image, basic outlining, insert simple grid or graph, manage versioning, organize/manage digital file folders, set up spreadsheet, and basic arithmetic with rows and columns.

Student Ambassador

Applications are currently being accepted in the Human Resource Office for those interested in the part time Student Ambassador positions at United Theological Seminary. Deadline for application is Friday July 31, 2015. To apply send a resume and cover letter to Robin MacGregor at rmacgregor@united.edu.

Summary

As part of United’s Graduate Assistantship Program, Student Ambassadors positively represent United Theological Seminary to prospective students. Student Ambassadors perform up to ten hours of work per week for twelve weeks per semester during the academic year. Student Ambassadors attend scheduled events at local colleges and universities, reach out to prospective students, conduct campus tours and support new student orientation and on-boarding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director of Advocate Marketing, implement plans to attract and recruit prospective students to United.

Visit identified colleges and universities to conduct prospective student outreach, deliver presentations and promote the benefits of a United Theological Seminary education.

Conduct campus tours with prospective students.

Answer questions about United Theological Seminary and support prospective students in their discernment process.

Under the guidance of the Director of Student Success, provide support for new student orientation and on-boarding.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college or technical school; must be enrolled in a Master degree program at United Theological Seminary by Fall 2015. Must maintain good academic standing with the institution while serving as a Student Ambassador.

Minimum Technology Skills

Use of latest Microsoft® Office software for word processing and spreadsheets in a Microsoft® Office network.

Use of Google Plus for email

Basic proficiency in: composing emails, spell check, use of email Global Address List (GAL), create/use email folders, mange email contacts, manage email calendar, make/update email appointments, compose documents, print, mail merge, use headers/footers, insert graphic image, basic outlining, insert simple grid or graph, manage versioning, organize/manage digital file folders, set up spreadsheet, and basic arithmetic with rows and columns.