United Job Openings

United Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty and staff
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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 Skills for Employment at United

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Language Skills
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Strong inter-personal communication skills are essential.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing job duties, an employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. An employee may occasionally be required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. An employee may occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities may include close vision and peripheral vision.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Interpersonal Skills
Ability to relate well to all persons without discrimination regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran status or economic status.
Technology
Basic proficiency in the following:

• Windows 7
• Google Apps: includes Gmail, Docs, Drive/File Stream, Calendar and Groups
• Microsoft® Office (2007 or higher): includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Job Openings

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Director of Contextual Ministries
Posted: October 3, 2018

Job Title: Director of Contextual Ministries
Department: Academic
Reports to: Associate Dean for Masters Programs

Summary
The Director of Contextual Ministries provides leadership and administrative support for the practical theological education of students at United, being given the assignment to lead, steward and direct the evolving curricula (face to face and hybrid) for the contextual ministries courses, with specific responsibilities for face-to-face teaching, student contextual ministry placements, and the development and support of ministry group leaders.

If qualified and approved, the director may participate as a member of the Seminary faculty, with teaching load to be determined.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Vision

  • Provide vision and oversight for the formation and contextual ministries program:
    Collaboratively determine the course content for ministry groups,
    Lead discussion around curricular revision,
    Provide vision, leadership and management of the fall Formation Retreat,
    Lead plenary sessions for student instruction.
  • Program Administration

  • Develop and maintain a vision-led budget.
  • Assign students to ministry groups.
  • Provide necessary information and resources for students and facilitators prior to the beginning of the term.
  • Provide experienced professionals in ministry to serve as ministry group facilitators and spiritual directors:
    Provide job descriptions for potential facilitators and spiritual directors,
    Interview candidates to determine their qualifications to serve as facilitators or spiritual directors,
    Provide covenants to be signed by persons who agree to be facilitators or spiritual directors,
    Provide ongoing instruction, support and assistance for ministry group leaders throughout the academic year,
    Support facilitators in holding students accountable for the completion of all that is required for receiving grades and credit.
  • Program Assessment

  • Create and utilize evaluation tools for ministry groups.
  • Provide standards and scales by which facilitators can evaluate and assign grades to students.
  • Provide leadership and support for teaching events within various modalities, facilitating the achievement of student learning objectives.
  • Oversee students and ministry group leaders by providing a system of accountability for the fulfillment of all requirements and all covenants including annual accreditation and institutional assessments.
  • Field Education

  • Enlist sites, mentors and facilitators across denominations.
  • Provide students with information about contextual ministry placement sites.
  • Assist students in finding site placements and mentors suited to their needs and goals.
  • Collaborate with United’s CPE Coordinator for possible field education sites
  • Participate in the Association of Theological Field Educators.
  • Student Care and Support

  • Listen to students and responds with love and integrity.
  • Meet and consult with students as they express concerns or ask questions about anything related to their experiences with ministry groups, facilitators, placement sites, mentors, faculty, staff or other students.
  • Seek opportunities to converse with students formally and informally to be aware of their experiences generally and individually.
  • Initiate conversation with students when there are detectable needs for help.
  • Link students to appropriate staff or faculty who can respond to their needs.
  • Masters Programming

  • Work with the Associate Dean for Masters Programs, Registrar, Director of Student Success, et. al., to plan, manage, and implement new Masters Program initiatives.
  • Participate in Faculty committees as requested by the Academic Dean.
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Masters Programs, the Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean, and the Director of Student Success to:
    Create the master’s-level course schedule,
    Recommend scheduling of ministry groups,
    Update the academic catalog annually,
    Update the Student Handbook annually,
    Create Course Planning Guides annually.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    Formation staff: facilitators, spiritual directors and/or faculty guides

    Qualifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience
    Master’s degree (M. A.) or Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) or equivalent; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate should complete a Doctor of Ministry Degree within five (5) years of the date of hire if not already with a terminal degree.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    None

    Masters Programs Assistant
    Posted: October 8, 2018

    Job Title: Masters Programs Assistant
    Department: Academic
    Reports to: Associate Dean for Masters Programs

    Summary
    The Masters Program Assistant coordinates the Contextual Theology Immersion trips and provides administrative support for the Associate Dean of Masters Programs.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Contextual Theology Intercultural Trip Coordination

  • Communicates with the Professor of Practical Theology and Contextual Ministries regarding upcoming Intercultural immersion trips and makes sure it is correctly posted on the website.
  • Contacts students interested in immersion trips and confirms eligibility
  • Works with the Instructional Design Technologist to ensure course sites are available and correctly populated for students.
  • Collects registration forms, passport information, visa applications, etc. from students and sends to travel agent.
  • Manages financial arrangements of Immersion Trip Program, including:
    Attends to invoices and billing statements,
    Does purchase approvals and check requests,
    Arranges for student and trip facilitator stipends.
  • Liaises with travel agency regarding trip arrangements.
  • Oversees official trip communication, including flight arrangements with students and trip facilitators.
  • Coordinates any arrangements not handled by the travel agency, which may include booking hotels, transportation, etc.
  • ConAdministrative assistance for the Associate Dean for Masters Programs

  • Supports the Associate Dean of Masters Programs in the planning, managing, and implementing of new Masters Programs initiatives (such as the Liturgical OCAAT, partner school agreements, schedule and curricular changes, new master’s degrees etc.)
  • Researches innovative initiatives for Masters Programs
  • Works with the Associate Dean for Masters Programs, the Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean, the Director of Student Services, and the Registrar to:
    Create the master’s-level course schedule,
    Update the academic catalog annually,
    Ensure adequate faculty coverage for all courses,
    Create Course Planning Guides annually,
    Ensure that Course Planning Guides are current and available to students.
  • Administrative assistance for the Associate Dean for Masters Programs

  • Provides administrative assistance to the Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean:
    Maintaining the Academic Dean’s files,
    Logistical planning and coordination of Intensive weeks and other academic events as needed.
  • Assists to the Director of Student Success in:
    Coordinating Orientation for new Masters Students,
    Updating the Student Handbook,
    Providing supplemental coverage to assist current students in the registration process.
  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience using Microsoft Office. Experience working in higher education preferred.

    Senior Director of Development
    Posted: October 8, 2018

    Job Title: Senior Director of Development
    Department: Advancement
    Reports to: Vice President for Development

    Summary
    The Senior Director of Development is a dynamic, Spirit-led Christian with strong relational gifts to minister to current and prospective givers and advance God’s work at United through fundraising.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with a portfolio of current donors as assigned to deepen relationships and increase giving.
  • Networks with alumni/ae, donors and friends to meet and qualify new potential donors and broaden United’s base of donors.
  • Identifies donor prospects for annual, endowment, capital and legacy gifts.
  • Travels to cultivate donor and church relationships regionally and around the country.
  • An average of 50% of work hours to be spent in direct donor contact and solicitation.
  • Records contacts and pertinent details in seminary’s database and reports major contacts to VP for Development.
  • Solicits gifts for the Seminary as appropriate at all levels.
  • Communicate by phone, mail, and electronic communications with donors, alumni/ae and prospects, who may not be engaged or have not had personal contact from the seminary for a length of time.
  • Articulate God’s vision for United, the current needs and opportunities through excellent informal and formal communications.
  • Keep current on programs and initiatives that meet the seminary’s strategic objectives.
  • Participates in all general, planned giving and annual giving programs.
  • Stays within the approved Development annual budget.
  • Participates in all development events, and other United events as strategic.
  • Maintains a friendly and professional working relationship within the department, with other Seminary departments and other partnering agencies.
  • Participates in weekly development meetings when in town.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None
  • Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Deep faith in God, prayer and the movement of the Holy Spirit.
  • Outgoing personality; motivated toward success; not afraid to solicit gifts.
  • Proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • View of fundraising as ministry.
  • Teachable attitude and hunger to grow professionally and advance God’s Kingdom.
  • Exceptional skill in interpersonal relations and communications (both speaking and writing ability).
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and three to four years related experience and/or training.
  • Previous fundraising or sales experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with theological education preferred.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CFRE Preferred