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Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3900
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Employment Opportunities

Position: Assistant Director of Recruitment
Supervisor: Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Location:  Evanston, Illinois


Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. The school is the second oldest of the thirteen theological seminaries of the UMC in the United States. It is located on the campus of Northwestern University.


The Assistant Director of Recruitment will be involved in the marketing and recruitment for the seminary’s academic programs.  Primary objectives of the enrollment management department include increasing awareness, recognition, and reputation of the school; identifying and recruiting qualified prospective students to increase the number, quality and diversity of applicants; and maximizing enrollment yield of incoming students who are of the highest quality and greatest diversity possible.

  • Generating candidates for the Garrett-Evangelical’s degree programs
  • Identifying, training, and supervising Garrett-Evangelical’s student and graduate representatives at higher education and regional church events
  • Developing an alumni/ae ambassador program
  • Serving as the Admissions Office liaison to Alumni/ae Office
  • Identifying target markets and coordinating all travel, outreach, and display activities
  • Strategically promoting Garrett-Evangelical academic programs to various market segments and constituencies
  • Responding to requests for information on lay ministry, masters and post-graduate degree offerings
  • Systematically following-up with prospective students and facilitating their interaction with current students, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Planning, organizing and participating in recruiting events for prospective students
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in a theological discipline and understanding of church-related institutions is preferred.
  • Understanding of approaches to marketing theological higher education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to express and present ideas effectively
  • Outgoing and welcoming personality is a necessity
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret the ordination process
  • Ability to self-initiate and think creatively, as well as function effectively with team approaches to problem-solving
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to carry 30 lb. (written materials)
  • Willingness to travel a minimum of 10 weeks a year.


  • Experience in an admissions office
  • Familiarity with financial aid work
  • Database/SQL experience
  • Knowledge of the workings of the United Methodist Church
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus but not required.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Position: Database Administrator/Application Support Team
Supervisor: Vice President for Administration 

Location:  Evanston, Illinois

The Organization
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a United Methodist graduate school of theology located in Evanston, IL, on the campus of Northwestern University.

Position Summary

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks a full time Database Administrator/Application Support Team to provide technical, administrative, and data collection, management, and reporting for the administration, faculty and student body.  Primary responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day administration of database and reporting software needs of the Seminary, ensuring data integrity and security, building and maintaining reports to lead and track progress toward goals, training staff in the use of software, and providing technical assistance and coordinating problem resolution for the offices. 

This is a full-time interim position of approximately two months in duration.

The Position of Database Administrator/Application Support Team Member:

  • Supports administrative systems and databases including Jenzabar EX, Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), PowerFAIDS, and other applications that may integrate with the administrative and academic systems;
  • Assists with the planning and installation of upgrades and patches to applications and SQL Server database management software;
  • Reviews new features and change requests related to administrative systems and integrations and advises technical staff on issues or corrective measures relevant to reporting, usage, and performance;
  • Creates and modifies technical documentation to support operations and change requests; maintains data definitions using standard naming conventions; documents existing and new database integrations, database objects and architecture;
  • Reviews issues to identify, diagnose and resolve database and application related problems. Interacts with third party vendors to help troubleshoot and resolve issues and attain knowledge needed to support enterprise applications;
  • Creates and supports complex functions, scripts, stored procedures, triggers and views to promote efficient use of data;
  • Gathers report requirements and creates, manages and supports standardized reports and data extracts;
  • Assists with the development and support of integration solutions between administrative systems and third party applications or services including the support streaming, videography and web services to facilitate the automated and seamless integration of data.
  • Uses software version control to maintain current and historical versions of new and changed database objects. Creates and makes use of defined change management strategies to mitigate risk and manage change.
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the academic and business processes of higher education and the interrelationships
    between departments, data, and systems is strongly preferred.
  • Windows server and Web services (IIS) experience.
  • Scripting languages using JavaScript, Asp, VbScript, DHTML.
  • Programming experience in ASP.Net.
  • Experience with Jenzabar EX, Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), PowerFAIDS

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing goals and tasks
  • Comfortable learning new technologies as needed
  • Ability to work in a time-critical environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently and manage own time effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

The final candidate will be required to pass a background check successfully.

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of experience in database management and computer programming is desirable. The position requires the ability to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and staffs across departments and divisions. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references electronically (in PDF) to: Data Systems Search via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls please.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.