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Bursar

Bursar

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is seeking a Bursar for the Office of Business Affairs. This is a full time position that reports to Controller. The Bursar is the first point of contact for receiving payments from students and other parties. This position requires a high level of customer service.

Position Summary: 

This position serves as the first point of contact for receiving payments from students and other parties at the Seminary. Responsible for providing financial and administrative support by ensuring the accurate posting of transactions and resolving discrepancies in a timely manner.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 3 years of previous accounts receivable experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous customer service experience and excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Qualifications preferred:

  • Previous experience with Great Plaines.
  • Previous experience using Jenzabar.
  • Previous accounts receivables experience in higher education or a non-profit institution.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Posts student, gift, and operation payments by recording cash, check, and credit card transactions into the general ledger.
  • Updates receivables by tallying unpaid transactions.
  • Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from appropriate parties.
  • Assists with annual 1098-Ts in looking for discrepancies.
  • Prepares cash bank deposits.
  • Assists with compiling data for the annual audit.
  • Cross trained in other accounting functions in the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan out a day to week ahead.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at functional levels.
  • Strong team player.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, and lift/move up to 40 pounds. The individual will regularly be required to communicate professionally in person, over the phone, and through email; and to sit, type, and stare at a computer monitor for prolonged periods. 
  • Work environment:  Employee occasionally may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time but work is primarily performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Performance standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal.
  • Attainment of annual goals established between the supervisor and incumbent. 

General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies while employed.

If you would like to apply to this position, send your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs.hr@garrett.edu. Garrett-Evangelical is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Director of Apartments, Buildings, and Grounds

Director of Apartments, Buildings, and Grounds

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is seeking a Director of Apartments, Buildings, and Grounds. This is a full time position that reports to the VP of Business Affairs. The Director of Apartments, Buildings, and Grounds is responsible for providing leadership in day to day and overall operations of the Building and Grounds department. This position directly plans, organizes, and supervises maintenance matters for Seminary owned buildings and facilities, both on and off campus.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree in facilities management, or equivalent experience.
  • Must have at least five years of facilities management experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Previous working experience of HVAC, boiler and steam systems, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Must possess exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 100lbs.
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software.

Qualifications preferred:

  • Previous facilities experience in higher education preferred.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the exterior and interior maintenance of the Seminary owned apartment buildings, including repairs, snow removal and landscaping. 
  • Responsible for overseeing and the scheduling of maintenance repairs of Seminary owned apartments buildings and campus facilities through work orders.
  • Performs carpentry, painting, patching, plumbing, electrical and other maintenance needs.
  • Responsible for overseeing outside contractors on deferred maintenance and major renovations.
  • Assists and supervisors custodial work of Seminary apartment buildings.
  • Keeps up to date with learning of green initiative and sustainability practices and well as being a member of the Seminary’s Sustainability Committee.
  • Oversees the scheduling of snow removal for on and off campus properties.
  • Responsible for after hour emergencies as needed.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills in dealing with faculty, staff, and residents during difficult situations and is able to adjust to a diverse population.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Management – ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Planning – ability to think ahead and plan over a one to two year time span.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player and leader.

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs and ladders, and lift/move up to 100 pounds. 
  • Work environment:  Employee will be may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the times while working outside, this could include extreme heat and cold, rain or snow. The noise level in the work environment will be moderate to loud.

Performance standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal.
  • Attainment of annual goals established between the supervisor and incumbent. 

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies while employed.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to jobs.hr@garrett.edu for consideration to this position. Garrett-Evangleical is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience

Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for the position of Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience.  This person will hold a faculty appointment in the area of his/her expertise.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to connect the school to the congregation and also position the Center as a resource for public policy matters that touch our communities and congregations (e.g., youth violence, jobs, food, substance abuse, and strengthening educational resources). The desired candidate would be one who would provide the vision for the short and long-range implementation of the office’s initiatives, facilitating, and managing, and motivating staff and volunteer support personnel.  The director will supervise the work of an office manager for the Center.  The director will work with the Board of Visitors and the Black Faculty of the seminary to implement the strategic plan that has been established.

The Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience will be a member of the teaching faculty of the seminary. The desired candidate should have appreciation for the academic/research aspects of the position and the energy to facilitate initiatives in this regard.  This would suggest that the person hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and record of service in academic and research capacities.  Academic rank, title, administrative and teaching duties for this position will be negotiated. 

The desired candidate would bring commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church; ownership of the seminary’s articulation of its vision and identity; leadership experience in the Black Church; desire and capability to form working relationships with community clergy and laity; a record of working across denominational lines. Consequently, the successful candidate will have both experience in leadership development as needed for our degree programs and a commitment to direct community engagement. While preference will be given to candidates who are affiliated with the pan-Methodist family of churches, denomination affiliation is open.  The candidate would preferably be ordained.

Racial/ethnic/female candidates are encouraged to apply.  Garrett-Evangelical is an AA/EO employer.  Send application letter, vita and names of three references to Alicia Howell, Administrator for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 or to alicia.howell@garrett.edu.

Review of dossiers will begin October 1, 2018 and remain open until position is filled.  Starting date could begin as early as January 1, 2019.

FACULTY SEARCH: Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Systematic/Constructive Theology

SEARCH: Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Systematic/Constructive Theology

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants to fill the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Systematic/Constructive Theology at the rank of associate or full professor. The chair was previously occupied by Dr. Henry J. Young (2002-2008) and Dr. Stephen G. Ray, Jr. (2008-2017). This chair was established in honor of Dr. Neal F. Fisher who served Garrett-Evangelical for 21 years as professor of theology and president.

The successful candidate will be equipped to interpret Christian faith in light of pervasive themes in the history of Christian thought and have expert knowledge in African American traditions and Black religions. Criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and publications, combined with active participation in church and professional associations.

African American candidates are encouraged to apply. AA/EO employer. Send application letter, vita and names of three references to Alicia Howell, Administrator for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 or to alicia.howell@garrett.edu.

Review of dossiers will begin September 15, 2018 and remain open until filled. Position begins July 1, 2019.

FACULTY SEARCH: New position in Ethics

SEARCH: New position in Ethics

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants to fill a new position in Ethics. The successful candidate will possess expertise in at least one specialty (e.g., theological ethics, social ethics, political theology, bioethics, business ethics, virtue ethics, feminist ethics, womanist ethics), and a strong working knowledge of one other specialty or discipline (e.g., economics, political science, sociology, history, biblical studies, philosophy).

The selected candidate is expected to provide classroom and online instruction in all the degree programs, supervise theses and dissertations, and undertake governance responsibilities. Selection criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and publications, combined with active participation in church and professional associations. Rank is negotiable.

The chosen candidate is expected to work with the Director of the Stead Center in developing and coordinating coursework and co-curricular initiatives that complement and draw support from the Center’s programs and activities. The mission of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values is to promote teaching and research along a wide range of theological topics and moral issues. The Stead Center is committed to drawing upon and promoting dialogue among the church, academy and society in a manner in which no sharp distinction is drawn between “theory” and “practice.” Or stated differently, the Stead Center is dedicated to the proposition that there is nothing more practical than a good idea, and nothing more ideal than good practice.

Garrett-Evangelical is an AA/EO employer. Send application letter, vita and names of three references to Alicia Howell, Administrator for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 or to alicia.howell@garrett.edu.

Review of dossiers will begin September 15, 2018 and remain open until filled. Position begins July 1, 2019. 

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