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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.

Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations

Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in Evanston IL, seeks a new Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations to join its development and alumni relations team. The Director of Annual Giving and Alum Relations will report to the Vice President for Development and is responsible for the development and execution of integrated strategies for increasing annual philanthropic support for and alum engagement with Garrett-Evangelical. The successful candidate will have a passion for Garrett-Evangelical’s mission; be a self-motivated and well-organized professional; be a team oriented person who is able to collaborate with department colleagues and colleagues throughout the seminary; and, demonstrate the ability to create and execute cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Major Duties:

  1. Design and implement an integrated annual giving and alum engagement program focused on increasing and strengthening alum engagement, increasing annual philanthropic support, and maintaining Garrett-Evangelical’s #1 ranking in seminary alum giving participation.
  2. Develop and implement an annual alum communications strategy that integrates volunteers (for example, Class Stewards), direct mail, social media, and the seminary website.
  3. Plan and execute other programs (such as class reunions) that increase awareness of, involvement with, and commitment to the seminary by our alum.
  4. Work with the senior class to develop a senior class gift that is a lasting legacy and promotes long-term support to the seminary.
  5. Manage, cultivate, and solicit an assigned portfolio of leadership annual gift donors and prospects.
  6. Assist in other tasks as requested by the Vice President for Development

Qualifications:

  1. Passion for and belief in Garrett-Evangelical’s mission.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required; theological education strongly preferred.
  3. 3+ year’s work experience, preferably in non-profit/development
  4. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research.
  6. Self-starter who is motivated by setting and achieving goals.
  7. Ability to work with donors, volunteers, and students of all ages.
  8. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  9. Willingness to travel occasionally and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
  10. Willingness to be a part of a collegial team.

Garrett-Evangelical is an AA/EO employer. To apply, please send your resume to Jean Crawford, Human Resources Manager, at jobs.hr@garrett.edu or Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201.

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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