Employment

Staff and Faculty

Part-time Coordinator, Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry

Reports to Black Ministries Program Director

MAJOR PURPOSE: Assist with launching Hartford Seminary’s new Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry (HTC).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
♦ Research & develop relationships that are crucial to the launch of the HTC
♦ Coordinate partnerships with collaborating universities & faith organizations
♦ Provide assistance to our expert grant writers
♦ Organize activities of the Faithful Healing Project, if funded
♦ Work with partnering organization and key persons related to the Faithful Healing Project
♦ Responsible for administrative activities of the HTC and serves as the main contact
♦ Collaborate with Harford Seminary staff for early activities of the HTC
♦ Work with the HTC Advisory Board
Other Duties as assigned
As is expected of all employees, provide backup support for the Seminary’s major events/general activities, as needed.
*This position is currently remote due to the pandemic. It is a grant-funded position for 18 hours per week.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong oral and written communications skills. Initiative is crucial, as is follow-through. Organizational and time management skills are essential. Experience with and understanding ministry within Black communities of faith is helpful. Must be flexible with an evolving new Center. Must be able to travel occasionally to meet with partners. Bachelor’s degree a plus.

Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry:
Hartford Seminary is an interfaith organization, serving people of all faiths. Over the past year, our 40-year-old Black Ministries Program – a program that supports the development of emerging leaders in local and regional Black churches – has been evolving, as part of the Seminary’s broader strategic plan, into the Howard Thurman Center (HTC) of the Hartford Seminary. The HTC’s mission is to ameliorate social ills by empowering faith-based leaders to maximize their community-building efforts and improve sustainable quality of life enhancements, with a focus on building the capacity of Black church leaders to strengthen their communities.

Black Ministries Program:
The Black Ministries Program at Hartford Seminary girds the urban church by building the leadership, training, and preaching skills of laity and clergy. Established in 1982, BMP offers a two-year, certificate program. It has prepared 1000 Greater Hartford area clergy and laity to be effective advocates for their congregations and communities. Hartford Seminary prepares leaders from many faiths to further peace and social justice.

Institution Information:
Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education.

How to Apply:
Please email humanresources@hartsem.edu to provide a resume and cover letter. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

Student Care and Residential Life Coordinator (full-time)

SUPERVISOR: Academic Dean

MAJOR PURPOSE: The student care, retention, and residential life coordinator will provide quality service to all enrolled students through program initiatives and act as a resource and referral source for student questions and information. The coordinator will care for the well-being of student life, especially for residential students, working closely with other offices, including the faculty, that offer and provide services for students. The coordinator will be provided housing (including utilities) on campus as a part of their defined compensation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Student Care
• Works with the Academic Dean and Director of Admissions, and the Director of the MAP program to plan and oversee new student orientations (September and January).
• Serves as a SEVIS officer to coordinate international student visas and exchange visitor visas.
• Coordinates and provides transportation and reception of those international students living on campus; as well as orienting newly arrived students with food provision, phone, banking, and health care services.
• Develops and implements programs to enhance student life.
• Collaborates with the other organizers of Community Prayer.
• Works with the Writing Consultant, the Director of the MAP, and the library staff to assess necessary academic support for students.
• Serves as main contact to support student well-being and refers students to outside agencies for specialized care as appropriate.
• Develops and maintains a list of resources for providing medical and mental health services.
• Assists students with disabilities in obtaining needed accommodations in accordance with Seminary policy.
Residential Life
• Works with Operations to oversee the reception and departure of students living in campus housing.
• Works with the Facilities Manager to respond to housing issues for residential students.
• Serves as the primary point of information for students living on campus, relating to housing issues.
• Serves as a resource for students in conflict with one another using alternative dispute resolution-informed methodology (e.g. mediation and restorative justice).
• Works in concert with the DEI officer to handle micro or macro aggressions among students.
Committees
Membership in the following committees:
• Convocation
• Graduation
• Student Care Team
Other Duties as assigned
As is expected of all employees, provides backup support for Seminary’s major events/general activities, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree a plus. Experience working in higher education or student services preferred. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; must have good organizational skills. Ability to be sensitive to and respond to concerns of students of different ethnic, gender, and religious identities. Maintain student, faculty and staff confidentiality for sensitive information. Must hold a valid driver’s license. Must undergo supervisory Title IX training. As part of the compensation package, the Coordinator of Residential life will be provided an apartment on campus (a spouse, partner, or dependent is welcome to reside with the Coordinator).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Driving ability for transporting students. Lifting up to 30 lbs., reaching, and stretching for shopping and event/meal set-up. Dexterity for computer use and ability to verbally interact in person and by phone.

Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Institution Information:
Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. The Seminar has a diverse population of international students.

Invitation to Apply:
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please email humanresources@hartsem.edu to provide a resume and cover letter. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

Federal Work Study

To apply for a work study potion you must be enrolled at least half-time and have eligibility for a federal work study grant. To determine your eligibility please contact Danielle LaVine, Registrar and Financial Aid Coordinator at registrar@hartsem.edu

Black Ministries Program IT Assistant

Major Purpose:  The Black Ministries Program, normally held on Saturdays throughout the year, has moved to Synchronous Zoom sessions for the fall semester. The BMP IT Assistant will serve as an IT tech support to assist students and BMP instructors with access to Zoom sessions, including real-time troubleshooting during Zoom sessions on Saturdays. The time commitment would include 5 hours/week and include Saturday mornings. Most support will be provided remotely, via email, phone, or text, but there may be situations where the best resolution will involve a socially-distant but in-person meeting with an individual, to take place at a mutually-convenient time at the Seminary.

Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshooting with students and
  • Tech assistance with computers and mobile
  • One on one tutoring with Zoom

Technical Requirements: The student does not need to have professional experience or training in IT, but should have necessary skills in navigating Zoom, Canvas, Google, and other platforms, to equip fellow students and instructors in simple functions to navigate a live classroom.

Hours/week – 5
Rate of pay/hour – $25
Dates of employment – 1/9/2020 to 5/15/2021

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, and have Federal Work Study eligibility, please contact Dr. David Grafton, dgrafton@hartsem.edu

Community Service and Literacy

Major Purpose: Find a position to fulfill the Literacy and Community Service as required by the Federal Work Study program. Student should work with the Office of Financial Aid to find a suitable off-site placement.

Requirements: Students may find qualifying placements such as working in community service jobs, including: reading tutors for preschool age or elementary school children; mathematics tutors for students enrolled in elementary school through ninth grade; literacy tutors in a family literacy project performing family literacy activities; or emergency preparedness and response.

Hours/week – 5
Rate of pay/hour – $20
Dates of employment – 9/1/2020 to 5/6/2021

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, and have Federal Work Study eligibility, please contact Danielle LaVine, dlavine@hartsem.edu

Join our mailing list!

Keep up with all the latest happenings at Hartford Seminary

Sign-up now ›

Hartford Seminary