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Administrator for Acadmic Affairs

If you met the qualifications, please submit your resume, three employment references, and a cover letter to

Position Summary: 

The Administrator for Academic Affairs manages the office and coordinates, with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the oversight of the Academic Affairs branch of the seminary.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in religion, theological education or its equivalent.
  • 3 or more years of progressive administrative experience. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing.
  • Knowledge of budget procedures, especially monitoring reports and making corrections.

Qualifications preferred:

  • Master’s degree in religion, theological education or its equivalent.
  • Knowledge of The United Methodist Church.
  • Previous administrative experience in higher education in academic affairs or similar department.  
  • Previous work experience in or knowledge of The United Methodist Church highly preferred.
  • Previous experience with Jenzabar, InfoMaker, EMS, Moodle or equivalent software.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and detail focused.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, prioritize, and manage own workload.
  • Ability to think forward and anticipate next steps.
  • Even disposition and ability to function well amidst competing demands and changes.
  • Sensitivity to cultures and religious beliefs other than one’s own.
  • Ability to respect and maintain good relationships with people of all kinds.
  • Ability to keep confidential information about students, faculty, and seminary business.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Write contracts and payroll requests for emeriti, adjunct, affiliate, above load, and outside faculty members.
  • Manage the hiring, training, and orientation of adjunct faculty and student workers.
  • Support the PhD and DMin Programs by working with program directors and coordinators to manage faculty contracts and payments.
  • Work with PhD and DMIN directors to hire, supervise, and pay research and teaching assistants.
  • Manage correspondence for special committees such as faculty search and review committees.
  • Manage, plan, and create agendas, minutes, and correspondence for faculty meetings.
  • Serve as recording secretary for faculty meeting.
  • Manage, plan, and continually update faculty meeting calendars in coordination with the VP for Academic Affairs and the chairperson of Committee on Faculty.
  • Manage and schedule plagiarism hearings and special needs meetings for students with faculty members, advisors, and Academic Dean.
  • Directly manage the Academic Dean’s Office, Faculty, and General Instruction department budgets
  • Support the faculty center directors, academic affairs directors and administrators in creating and monitoring their yearly budgets.
  • Serve as a liaison between the business office and academic affairs budget managers and offer guidance to budget managers.
  • Serve as recording secretary for the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board.
  • Provide support to the Office of the President and coordinate joint efforts and events such as faculty evaluations, contracts, Commencement, Convocation, lecture series, and Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Provide support to staff for general institutional events, serves on committees and actively participates in the life of the administration and staff.
  • Support the Academic Dean by assisting with the management of correspondence, reports and scheduling meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


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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