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Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration                                            

 MAJOR PURPOSE:

 The Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration (DVP) is, after the President, the most senior administrator in the Seminary. Reporting directly to the President and serving as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, the DVP plays a significant role as a collaborative, inspirational leader and strategic partner in shaping the future of Hartford Seminary and leading its operations and administration.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with the President in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team to provide administrative leadership to all aspects of the Seminary’s life. In the absence or disability of the president, serves as chief administrative officer as instructed by the Board of Trustees.
  • As Dean of faculty, oversees and supports faculty recruitment, deployment, and development, is a voice for and to the faculty, gives careful attention to the concerns and nurture of the faculty, and ensures the quality of teaching, scholarship, and service among its members.
  • Is responsible for the effective administration of the academic affairs and overall operations of the Seminary, including but not limited to academic administration, recruitment and enrollment management, student affairs and support, information technology and library services, and educational resources in order to accomplish its mission and educational goals. Supports the President in leadership and oversight of other areas, including business and finance, philanthropy and communications, and operations.
  • Leads academically and as a teacher, primarily in the administration of academic affairs but also in the teaching of one to two courses per academic year in the area of the DVP’s scholarly expertise.
  • Models creative and inclusive leadership in the administration of academic affairs, showing an openness to new ideas and the ability to design and allocate resources in collaboration with various stakeholders.
  • Is supportive of, exhibits, and produces scholarship that is broadly engaged with issues of theological education and interreligious dialogue, deeply informed by one of the disciplines within the Seminary’s strategic and missional focus (Jewish Studies, Christian Studies, Islamic Studies).

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • An earned doctorate (PhD preferred) from an accredited university or graduate school.
  • Distinguished scholar and teacher, preferably with academic record to warrant the position of full professor at an accredited graduate school or university.
  • At least three years (five or more preferred) of senior leadership and administrative experience at a university, college, or seminary, including successful experience in strategic planning, fiscal and enrollment management, resource allocation, personnel supervision, policy development, and program implementation, with an understanding of the complexity and challenges of academic institutions and theological education in the present day.
  • Experience with educational accreditations and regulations, preferably NECHE and ATS.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strategic thinking skills, a professional and resourceful style, and the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  • Effective supervisory skills and proven ability to provide leadership that motivates and promotes team building.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for deeply lived religious commitments, as well as high energy and passion for Hartford Seminary’s mission and unique role in the world.

COMPENSATION:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the growth and evolution of a dynamic, historic interfaith seminary, one that has been a national leader in peacebuilding programs, interreligious dialogue, and Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. Hartford Seminary offers an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, retirement, and vacation benefits.

INVITATION TO APPLY:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in Modern Jewish Studies or Islamic Studies are especially encouraged to apply, given institutional needs. Hartford Seminary is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its activities and hiring, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must be submitted electronically to Ms. Lorraine Browne at lbrowne@hartsem.edu and include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders.

ABOUT HARTFORD SEMINARY:

With a rich history dating to its founding in 1834—the first seminary in America to open its doors to women in 1889, to start a center for the study of Christian-Muslim relations in 1973, and to have an accredited Islamic Chaplaincy program in 2001—Hartford Seminary is an innovative institution that has long led the way in new directions for theological education. Its small size and ample resources, including a healthy endowment, make it an engaging place for interfaith education, with a special focus on the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Hartford Seminary is a distinctive institution that combines two features not typically found together in theological education. One feature is a longstanding commitment to conduct and utilize grounded research to better understand the wide variety of faith communities and patterns of belief. There is significant capacity at Hartford to explore the practical realities of American religious life, both sociologically and theologically. Another feature is the Seminary’s deep commitment to be a multifaith seminary engaged in, and supportive of, a lived religious pluralism. Of special note is our long involvement with Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations, dating to the 1800’s. Faculty and students typically come from different strands of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both domestically and internationally. The Seminary’s tagline, Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith, encapsulates a larger approach to theological education, supporting deeply lived religious commitments, as well as fostering interreligious dialogue for the sake of a more faithful and peaceful world.

Learn more at www.hartsem.edu.


Admissions Recruiter – Graduate School (Part-time – 20 hours a week)

MAJOR PURPOSE:

To contribute to the institutional goal of increased enrollment through recruitment of graduate students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Cultivates, establishes and actively manages contact with prospective students throughout the admission process, from inquiry through deposit stages, in a timely, professional and creative manner including relevant email, phone, social media, and face-to-face communication.
  • Provides programmatic, financial aid and career/vocational guidance to prospective students.
  • Maintains weekly activity/progress reports of contacts with prospects, applicants, accepted and deposited students.
  • Assists with admissions events such as open houses and online information sessions; conducts campus tours.
  • Develops outreach approaches for recruitment at professional and community organizations, colleges and universities; plans and delivers presentations for these groups.
  • Represents Hartford Seminary at college fairs and campus visits as assigned.
  • Assists Director of Recruitment and Admissions in the development and delivery of communications, marketing and correspondence plans for prospective students along with updates to relevant website content.

Other Duties as assigned

As is expected of all employees, provide backup support for Seminary’s major events/general activities, as needed.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus; familiarity with higher education recruitment and marketing preferred; knowledge of theological education a plus. Exceptional communication (including public speaking), organizational and time management skills are essential, along with the ability to achieve benchmarks. Necessary computer skills include database management and PowerPoint.  A valid driver’s license and accessibility to a car are required along with the ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

ABOUT HARTFORD SEMINARY:

With a rich history dating to its founding in 1834—the first seminary in America to open its doors to women in 1889, to start a center for the study of Christian-Muslim relations in 1973, and to have an accredited Islamic Chaplaincy program in 2001—Hartford Seminary is an innovative institution that has long led the way in new directions for theological education; one that has been a national leader in peacebuilding programs, interreligious dialogue, and Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations.

INVITATION TO APPLY:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; cover letter and resume required. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. To apply, please fill out the following form https://www.hartsem.edu/job-applicant-information/  and send all required attachments to humanresources@hartsem.edu

ABOUT HARTFORD SEMINARY:

With a rich history dating to its founding in 1834—the first seminary in America to open its doors to women in 1889, to start a center for the study of Christian-Muslim relations in 1973, and to have an accredited Islamic Chaplaincy program in 2001—Hartford Seminary is an innovative institution that has long led the way in new directions for theological education. Its small size and ample resources, including a healthy endowment, make it an engaging place for interfaith education, with a special focus on the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Hartford Seminary is a distinctive institution that combines two features not typically found together in theological education. One feature is a longstanding commitment to conduct and utilize grounded research to better understand the wide variety of faith communities and patterns of belief. There is significant capacity at Hartford to explore the practical realities of American religious life, both sociologically and theologically. Another feature is the Seminary’s deep commitment to be a multifaith seminary engaged in, and supportive of, a lived religious pluralism. Of special note is our long involvement with Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations, dating to the 1800’s. Faculty and students typically come from different strands of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both domestically and internationally. The Seminary’s tagline, Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith, encapsulates a larger approach to theological education, supporting deeply lived religious commitments, as well as fostering interreligious dialogue for the sake of a more faithful and peaceful world.

Learn more at www.hartsem.edu.

Facilities Maintainer                                                  

MAJOR PURPOSE:

To provide general maintenance & repair services to Hartford Seminary office buildings and all other campus properties. Oversee and work with grounds help and hourly custodial/maintenance help. Responsible for classroom set ups and custodial issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                            

  • Create a warm, welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Maintain all campus buildings and properties, including: general maintenance, repairs, cleaning and grounds work, in conjunction with custodial staff and outside contractors
  • Manage a preventative maintenance program, including, but not limited to: fixing doors, changing filters and light bulbs, cleaning gutters, patching, painting, minor electrical/plumbing projects and repairs
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs/replacements to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems. Maintain building components to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Repair equipment as needed, or request additional support for equipment servicing; maintain repair log on all machines
  • Perform specific cleaning/maintenance tasks as designated by Facilities Manager
  • Prepare facilities for classes/reservations/events/programs requests when necessary and ensure tables/chairs are clean
  • Walk-through buildings and grounds on a daily basis, looking for areas of concern; report to Facilities Manager and take action to correct/secure facility
  • Work with, and facilitate the work of, contractors hired by Facilities Manager as well as volunteer/hourly workers
  • Engage in deliveries or pick-ups by car as needed
  • Respond to after-hours emergency facilities calls, and perform emergency repairs or cleaning services as needed
  • When needed, remove snow from sidewalks and driveways and spread snow melting chemicals, coordinating with the Seminary’s snow removal contractors
  • As is expected of all employees, provide backup support for Seminary’s major events/general activities, as needed 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:  Minimum High School diploma or equivalent. Individuals with equivalent work experience and appropriate training may be considered

Experience:  1-3 years’ experience working in trade or field

Licensure:  Driver’s license – clean driving record

Trade certification a plus

Other: Willing to work a flexible schedule and be on call. Familiar with janitorial equipment and tools (providing own tools a plus), and have own transportation, preferably a truck. An understanding of, background in, and/or skills related to carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or HVAC. Ability to read, understand, and follow basic operating instructions. Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner. Dependability and trustworthiness.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to push/pull/lift up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, crawl, stoop, reach or walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to drive to make deliveries
  • Must be comfortable working alone or with group/team
  • Must be comfortable on ladder, roof, or at heights high above ground

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Exposure to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, vibration

Exposure to weather conditions

Exposure to loud noises, specifically around machinery

INVITATION TO APPLY:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; cover letter and resume required. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. To apply, please fill out the following form and https://www.hartsem.edu/job-applicant-information/  and send all required attachments to humanresources@hartsem.edu

ABOUT HARTFORD SEMINARY:

With a rich history dating to its founding in 1834—the first seminary in America to open its doors to women in 1889, to start a center for the study of Christian-Muslim relations in 1973, and to have an accredited Islamic Chaplaincy program in 2001—Hartford Seminary is an innovative institution that has long led the way in new directions for theological education. Its small size and ample resources, including a healthy endowment, make it an engaging place for interfaith education, with a special focus on the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Hartford Seminary is a distinctive institution that combines two features not typically found together in theological education. One feature is a longstanding commitment to conduct and utilize grounded research to better understand the wide variety of faith communities and patterns of belief. There is significant capacity at Hartford to explore the practical realities of American religious life, both sociologically and theologically. Another feature is the Seminary’s deep commitment to be a multifaith seminary engaged in, and supportive of, a lived religious pluralism. Of special note is our long involvement with Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations, dating to the 1800’s. Faculty and students typically come from different strands of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both domestically and internationally. The Seminary’s tagline, Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith, encapsulates a larger approach to theological education, supporting deeply lived religious commitments, as well as fostering interreligious dialogue for the sake of a more faithful and peaceful world.

Learn more at www.hartsem.edu.

 

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