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Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty, staff, and student body that is sensitive to cross cultural issues. 

The Union Theological Seminary community is diverse not only in race, age, gender, and sexuality, but also in geography, background, perspective, denomination, and even faith traditions. Union is set in the urban environment of New York City, which is a microcosm of the world, a place where the local and the global intersect. The seminary enjoys cooperative relations with other academic, cultural and church institutions in the Morningside Heights/Harlem neighborhood, as well as in the greater New York area and elsewhere.

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Founded in 1836, Union Theological Seminary is an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York. Union’s mission is at once progressive and faith-based: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and society, to extend the work of social justice, and to enrich the academy through teaching and research.

Education at Union is rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions and is significantly and increasingly instructed by the pluralistic, interfaith reality of the globalized world. Union has nurtured many of the most significant theological voices addressing the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: civil rights, women’s equality, ecological justice, and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our churches and in our public life.

Now embarking on its 176th year, Union is launching a bold new strategic plan accompanied by a comprehensive campaign to grow Union’s national and global influence as a ground-breaking educational institution forming religious and community leaders to engage the new realities of a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urban world. As Union moves into this new era, building a world-class, social-justice inspired team is crucial.

 

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Communications Coordinator
7/17/2014

POSITION DESCRIPTION:   

The Communication Coordinator will support the diverse projects of the Union Marketing and Communications Department, which is charged with the advancement of progressive ideals and Union’s brand in the public square. The department’s responsibilities include handling media inquiries, overseeing Union’s web and social media presence, supporting Union events through the design of print and electronic materials, and working with all members of the Union community to develop and ensure effective messaging across the institution.

The Communications Coordinator will oversee content production, management, and measurement for all of Union’s online and print communications. This includes website development and maintenance, social media production, video and audio recording and editing, print collateral development and design, as well as general office support.

RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Developing and implementing ways to advance progressive ideals and the Union brand in the public square.
  • Identifying social media opportunities and managing the social media calendar, with a focus on Union events and content from professors, students, and alumni/ae.
  • Measuring, improving, and communicating the impact and importance of Union’s online presence.
  • Updating the Union website, adding new events, and managing registrations.
  • Writing and sending emails, including event reminders and information updates.
  • Reading and responding to emails from the Union website and forwarding them to the appropriate department.
  • Filming and editing various Union events—often held in the evening—and distributing and promoting the films and audio on Livestream, YouTube, iTunes U, and SoundCloud.
  • Overseeing the production, filming, and editing of short videos and podcasts that convey the dynamic progressive faith and policy work underway at Union.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in a communications, religious, or political field a plus.
  • 2-3 years related experience at a non-profit, political campaign, or issue advocacy organization.
  • Ability to execute multiple short-term tasks while simultaneously advancing complex long-term projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings when needed.
  • Understanding of social media tools and a familiarity with Google Analytics and various social media measurement utilities is strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Wordpress, and familiarity with designing for the web is preferred.
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 
To apply please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Union’s Human Resources Director, Eddy Canon, at: utsjobs@uts.columbia.edu Please include the job title in the email subject line.

Union Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its faculty, staff and student body.

Financial Aid Counselor
7/17/2014

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor packages, awards, and disburses funds to students. Assists in the review of financial aid applications. Counsels students about financial aid programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes. Plans and performs financial aid workshops to staff and students. Assists in administration of Federal Work Study.                                       

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid in managing the day-to-day financial aid activities in the office, assuring consistent and reliable communications to all prospective students, applicants and enrolled students; consults with the Associate Dean for problem resolution;
  • Performs needs analysis, federal financial aid packaging, awarding, disbursement, and verifies institutional applications and assists in the issue of financial aid award letters;
  • Manages processing of federal, private, and institutional aid using Seminary, federal and third-party software. 
  • Assists in administration of the Federal Work Study program; 
  • Generates audit and edit reports to be used in decision-making for awarding federal, state and institutional aid and to ensure compliance;
  • Develops, presents and promotes financial literacy workshops and information sessions as needed;
  • Assists in maintaining scholarship and financial aid section of web site

        
Minimum Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent,
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on counseling, packaging, awarding, and disbursement experience in a financial aid office setting; preferably with an automated system such as PowerFAIDS.
  • Microsoft Windows proficiency required.
  • Basic mathematical skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required; ability to speak in front of large groups; strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines required.
  • Ability to work independently required
  • Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters required.
  • Occasional evening and week-end hours required.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively in an interdenominational, multicultural community of diverse theological perspectives.
  • Flexibility to function in a team setting with faculty, students and other staff.
  • Pastoral care or pastoral counseling skills highly desirable.

 

Application Process
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Union’s Human Resources Director, Eddy Canon, at: utsjobs@uts.columbia.edu . Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.             
                 
Union Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its faculty, staff and student body.

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