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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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Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Department:    Academics                                                                 

Reports To:     Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid  


Coordinates the technical aspects of the financial aid process that support disbursement of external and internal sources of financial aid. It is anticipated that approximately sixty (60%) percent of the time spent in this position will be providing technical support in the administration of federal and institutional financial aid.  The remaining forty (40%) percent will be providing counseling and related support to the students. 

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

  • Assists the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid in the day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office.

  • Coordinates the certification and processing of all Federal loans

  • Assist with awarding and packaging of institutional and federal financial aid

  • Assist with enrollment verification and determination of eligibility status

  • Assist in the completion of monthly and yearly reconciliation of financial aid disbursements with the Bursar Office.

  • Represents the Financial Aid Office as directed in the absence of the Associate Dean.

  • Assist with the administration of the Federal Work Study program 

  • Advise prospective and current students in person, over the telephone, and via the computer about costs, procedures, programs, funding limitations, and options for financial aid. 

  • Assist in maintaining the scholarship and financial aid section of the Seminary web site 


•    Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

•    2-3 years’ experience with financial aid and financial aid programs preferred.

•    Familiarity with PowerFAIDS and Blackbaud preferred.

•    Advance skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC Windows based operating environment

•    Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written format

•    Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students and must possess excellent judgment and ability to problem solve

•    Ability to prepare, maintain and interpret statistical data

•    Detail oriented

•    Ability to maintain confidentiality

•    Ability to multi-task and prioritize




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. 

Communications Coordinator


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.


  • 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.

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.

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