Current Job Openings
Social Media/Communications CoordinatorEDS@Union
Full Time — 35 Hours Per Week
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) and Episcopal Divinity School @ Union (EDS@Union) seek a Social Media/Communications Coordinator to develop, manage and advance a social media outreach strategy for EDS@Union.
The Social Media/Communications Coordinator will be responsible for digital communications of EDS@Union in order to increase visibility, engagement and audience, as well as assist with social media and communications for Union. This position will work in close collaboration with EDS@Union leadership and Union’s Communications and Marketing team. The position will report to Union’s VP of Communications & Marketing.
Social media management
- Develop compelling content for social media and other digital communications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, etc.)
- Create and implement a metric-focused social media plan and individual campaigns, including maintaining an editorial calendar
- Create and manage social media accounts for the Dean
- Produce video content and photos/images for various platforms (web & social media)
- Partner with Union social media partners on collaborative efforts and branding
- Use research and analytics to direct social media strategy and assess impact
- Provide monthly assessment reports on the effectiveness of EDS@Union’s social media
- Provide custom reports as needed for use in meetings, proposals, etc.
- Identify ways to integrate social media content in digital and traditional marketing materials
Digital content creation
- Work closely with leadership to write/develop content for new web pages and revamp content for existing pages, while maintaining consistency in style, tone, and quality of the EDS@Union brand.
- Utilize SEO and SEM strategies in all aspects of content development for website and digital advertising
- Write metadata and keywords to optimize pages for search engine optimization
- Produce content for both print and Web, including brochures and newsletters
- Ensure that EDS@Union communications content is consistent with the mission and strategic initiatives of Union and it’s governing policies
- Stay abreast of relevant Episcopal and racial/social justice news
- Monitor the EDS@Union general email account
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in related field. Minimum three years of experience in communications, including managing social and digital media accounts.
- Demonstrated experience in content creation for web and other digital channels
- Experience with HTML and content management systems, including an understanding of how copy is translated for the web
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, results-driven with excellent time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to write clear, concise copy
- Ability to use tools such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Facebook Insights, and/or other web metrics to evaluate, analyze and contextualize information
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign
- Ability to excel in a team-oriented work environment
- Deep knowledge and understanding of the Episcopal Church and its traditions (preferred)
- Ability to write, read and speak Spanish proficiently (desirable)
Communications & Marketing AssistantRISE Together: National Mentorship Network for Women of Color in Ministry
Part Time – 15 Hours Per Week
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) seeks a Communications & Marketing Assistant to develop, manage and maintain a social media outreach strategy for the RISE Together National Mentorship Network.
RISE Together is a soon-to-be-launched national mentorship network for women of color in ministry. RISE Together seeks to Renew, Inspire, Support and Empower female pastors, activists, and scholars in all levels of leadership by providing compassionate, culturally relevant professional connections and leadership development opportunities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications & Marketing Assistant is responsible for:
- Establishing and managing a multi-platform virtual community including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress; Writing and distributing e-newsletters to subscribers
- Creating dynamic written, graphic, and video content
- Optimizing content following search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC)
- Developing content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on mentorship network sites, and encourages participation
- Documenting and archiving all RISE Together collateral
- Scheduling all photo ops and maintaining usage rights for images
- Assisting in the coordination of special events and leadership training programs
- Handling prompt communication with RISE Together network affiliates
- Developing digital and print content for presentations and meetings
- Managing social media during RISE Together-related events, workshops, and conferences
- Analyzing and reporting audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects
- Scheduling a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analyzing, managing, and altering timelines where necessary to optimize visits
- Supervising interns
- Other duties as needed
- Bachelors degree required; Masters in Theology or Masters of Divinity preferred
- 1-2 years administrative experience
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Complete computer proficiency
- High comfort level interfacing with diverse constituencies
Professor of Early Church History
Union Theological Seminary seeks to make an appointment in the area of early Church History / Christian History. The appointment is offered with open rank, at either tenure-track Assistant Professor level or Associate or full Professor with tenure, as appropriate to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The seminary is looking for a scholar with broad interests in late antique and Byzantine Christian history. The scholar will be committed to researching and teaching across the range of early church history, integrating the history of doctrines, church politics, and cultural traditions, including liturgy, spirituality and artistic expression. The seminary is committed to supporting research and teaching in the theological and cultural traditions of the Christian East, though not to the exclusion of other traditions.
The seminary will look with particular interest at historians whose work includes some of the following subject areas: Christianity beyond the major European traditions, including the experiences of Africa and Asia; the religious experience of women and men, as laypeople and as members of religious communities; the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of early Christianity; Christian encounters with other religious traditions.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a full share in the teaching of Christian History within the historical field, including responsibility for an introductory course on the first millennium C.E. in both the Eastern and Western Churches. The appointee will also offer a range of elective courses in late antique and Byzantine studies. The scholar will take responsibilities in the seminary’s doctoral program as required, and will share in the administrative work expected of a full-time faculty member. Union desires an excellent teacher who can draw out the relevance of history for the present.
This position will be supported by, and meet the criteria for, the Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Chair in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History. If the appointment is made at the level of full professor, election to this chair may be made on appointment. If the appointment is made at a less senior level, the chair may be awarded subsequently as part of an internal promotion.
Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty that is sensitive to cross-cultural issues.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Mary C. Boys, Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean: email@example.com .
Please use as subject line: EARLY CHURCH HISTORY
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by December 15, 2017.