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Please contact Chief Human Resources Officer, Diana Torres-Petrilli | (212) 678-8011
Current Job Openings
Financial/Accounting Operations & Infrastructure
- Lead UTS’s day-to-day accounting operations and supervise the general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and bursar functions.
- Make sure that systems and procedures are in place to ensure that the accounting transactions, donor contributions, vendor payments, and employee wages are paid accurately, timely coded, and efficiently recorded in the General Ledger to facilitate the preparation of the Financial Statements.
- Prepare monthly and fiscal year-end financial closes.
- Prepare/review reconciliations monthly to include, but not limited to, bank accounts, investment accounts, and all balance sheet accounts, making journal entries as needed.
- Track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and the appropriate accounting for UTS endowment and investments.
- Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with all GAAP, regulatory, and funding requirements.
- Oversee and recommend updates to internal policies, procedures, and systems and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
- Coordinate and oversee the annual audit.
Analysis & Reporting
- Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate internal and external reports and financial statements monthly, quarterly, and annually; monitor progress toward plans and keep senior leadership abreast of UTS’s financial status and issue monthly reports to departmental managers.
- Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism and oversee cash accounting, including bank reconciliations, cash management, and routine cash flow needs.
- Coordinate and oversee revenue recognition and cash receipt process with the Development Department.
- Assist the CFO and UTS leadership in support of the annual budgeting and planning process; review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
- Support the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around financial and accounting issues and trends.
- Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities, and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
- Ensure financial tools are operationalized in such a way to highlight meaningful insights and guide short- and long-term decision-making, including revenue forecasting and programming decisions.
- Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to executive teams and board members. The candidate will ideally have experience in a nonprofit and higher education environment with multiple programs.
Specific requirements include:
- Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
- Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
- Technology savvy and an advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software with experience in the selection and installation of finance and accounting systems.
- Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
- Confident, results-oriented self-starter with time management skills. Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects
- Strong interpersonal skills with excellent oral and written communications.
Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to UTS’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who, in partnership with the CFO, will be an integral part of providing fiscal management and oversight for UTS
EDS at Union Office Manager
Description of the Position/Duties/Responsibilities: This position reports directly to the Dean of EDS at Union. In brief, this position administratively supports the Dean as well as EDS at Union’s business operations.
- Manage Dean’s Outlook inbox and calendar.
- Serve as Dean’s liaise with Union administration, staff, faculty, students, alumni/ae, church leaders, providing information and support in a timely way.
- Manage Dean’s public-engagement commitments, including lectures and sermons.
- Coordinate Dean’s travel logistics.
- Serve as Board of Trustees acting secretary.
- Coordinate Board and committee meetings.
- Edit and proofread Dean’s editorial products, as needed.
- Manage Dean’s expense reports.
- Manage EDS’s honoraria and other invoicing.
- Manage or assist in the coordination of EDS at Union events.
- Manage vendor relations.
- Purchase supplies for office and EDS events.
- Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information.
- Must be a master organizer who can manage a number of projects at the same time.
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
- Solid experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in a comparable position.
- Background in theological or higher education would be preferred but not required.
Salary: $70,000 annually plus benefits
Submission of a cover letter with a current resume is required.
Associate Director of Corporate and Institutional Engagement
Overall purpose: Drives Union Theological Seminary corporate and institutional relations program to increase mission-aligned corporate and institutional investment and build key partnerships to support strategic priorities, including annual and multi-year giving, sponsorship, program enrollment, volunteerism, stewardship and appropriate in-kind donations. Under the management of the Vice President of Development, the Associate Director of Corporate and Institutional Engagement is responsible for managing all strategies and activities for corporate and institutional engagement, cultivation and solicitation. This is a 3-year grant-funded position.
- Design and implement strategic and operational plans for mission-aligned corporate and institutional major gifts, sponsored employee enrollment, annual support, and event sponsorships and strategic partnerships to achieve annual fundraising goals
- Identify and create new partnerships with mission-aligned companies and other nonprofit institutions and foundations at all levels of the organization, including staff (campaign coordinators and volunteer program managers as well as community affairs corporate social responsibility, strategic marketing, and talent and development staff), leadership donors, and executive management.
- Analyze giving trends and identify opportunities for increased fundraising from portfolio companies.
- Manage a portfolio of corporations and institutions and build a pipeline for additional supporters
- Maximize existing corporate and institutional relationships and trustee relationships to become multi-year financial contracts at top giving tiers
- Direct process of identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and institutional prospects and donors
- Steward current and prospective corporate and institutional donors through relationship-building activities and networking events as appropriate
- Identify foundation funding opportunities through proposal prospecting and grant writing; Work closely with corporations, family foundations and individuals to research, identify, and secure grant funds in support of the annual fund.
- Develop mutually beneficial and revenue-generating partnership and sponsorship opportunities with mission-aligned companies and institutions by linking Union Theological Seminary’s mission with a company or institution’s marketing and philanthropic objectives
- Develop compelling sponsorship proposals (including existing and new special events, conferences, and Union programs), detailing benefits, recognition, and activation packages; execute agreements, ensure proper fulfillment, and provide overall event management as appropriate
- Identify and develop sector-specific campaigns and initiatives to engage New York City’s business, nonprofit, and philanthropic communities (large, medium, and small)
- Develop a deep understanding of and strategy around venture philanthropy, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, and corporate and institutional support for training/continuing education and employer-provided tuition benefits
Experience and Qualifications
- Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Union Theological Seminary
- Demonstrated success in fundraising, sales or entrepreneurial start-up strongly preferred
- Proven track record in managing/growing a portfolio for a major non-profit or corporate sector preferred
- Ability to persuasively articulate values, stories, and facts to multiple audiences, including group presentations; excellent written communication skills
- Commitment to working in a collaborative team environment, yet able to remain self-motivated and self-directed
- Creativity and willingness to experiment with new ideas
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
- Knowledge and familiarity with techniques and tools for prospect research, Microsoft Office Suite, LinkedIn, Blackbaud, Foundation Center and appropriate web-based applications and services
- Bachelor’s degree required
Salary – $90,000 / annually
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Description of the Position/Duties/Responsibilities:
This position reports directly to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.
The primary functions are to assist with all communications and marketing efforts, including:
- Work on PR efforts including drafting press releases and pitching stories to media outlets
- Assist with website and social media management
- Assist with the monthly newsletter including writing stories
- Support events
- Support department operations and provide administrative support
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills — Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
- Attention to detail
- Experience in web design and content production is a plus
- Experience in copywriting and editing
- Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience
- Proven experience as a communications specialist
- $50,000 Annually
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Enrollment
Reporting to the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid and working closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications, this position exists to provide a high level of planning and implementation support to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and to applicants to Union Theological Seminary’s educational programs. The Office of Admissions processes inquiries and applications from prospective students to the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Social Justice, Master of Sacred Theology and doctoral programs for a nationally recognized theology program with an enrollment of approximately 250-275 students.
This position will be full time.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the VP of Admissions and Financial Aid, organize annual recruitment event calendar, which includes 6-10 off campus events organized in conjunction with a consortium of peer institutions, as well as 3-5 virtual and on-campus information sessions each semester.
- Manage logistics for major yield events each year including our Intersections Diversity event, Admitted Student Day and Alumni Meet and Greet events.
- Oversee the Campus Tour and Class Visit programs, including the hiring of student Admissions Ambassadors, contacting faculty to determine available classes, managing the visitation registration process and greeting visitors.
- Plan logistics for information sessions and admissions events held at Union, including related mailings, scheduling, student volunteer selection and training.
- Guide applicants through the application process; making sure they get recommendations in, meeting deadlines and understand all deadlines. Respond to application fee waiver requests.
- Prepare recruitment emails and enrollment marketing Nurture campaigns for distribution though the Slate application management platform as part of our enrollment communications strategy.
- Work with the Communications Office and VP of Admissions and Financial Aid to advertise events and the school/programs via social media. Support development of student stories and admissions video content.
- Respond to calls, emails and started applications from prospective students, routing calls to key administrators and/or taking appropriate messages.
- Answer basic questions about financial aid and admissions application, application deadlines and procedures .
- Compose and distribute grammatically correct written and electronic correspondence and communication.
- Assist in marketing collateral and swag design and order processing.
- Manage design and implementation of the application form and evaluation workflow, including designing new applications, information forms and ways in which our systems can support our office mission and needs.
- Gather and report prospect data trends and analytics to support enrollment and financial aid decision making.
- In partnership with the Vice President of Admissions, responsible for overall Slate system maintenance. Prepare the online application for each new enrollment cycle, prepare files for faculty review. Build, test and maintain communications and decision letters for Union’s portfolio of programs.
- Record prospect visits into CRM database for future follow-up.
- Maintain confidentiality of student records by following FERPA regulations, carefully monitoring student records at the workstation for security, and properly store all student records
- Maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, religious, and ethnic backgrounds
- When needed, lead individual and group meetings to coordinate information between team members and across other teams.
- When needed, participate in campus visitation programs, new student orientation, campus retention programs, and commencement events
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Theology or Religion preferred. Three to four years of admissions or recruitment experience are required. Demonstrated accuracy in handling detailed work required.
Demonstrated superior customer service and interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong organizational skills required. Must demonstrate strong computer skills. Experience with Technolutions Slate, Jenzabar SONIS, Akero and/or PowerFAIDS preferred. Excellent proofreading/editing skills required. Must be able to work under pressure on concurrent projects with frequent interruptions and minimal supervision.
- $70,000 annually
Submission of a cover letter with a current resume is required.