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Position Announcement Assistant to VP for Operations

The Assistant to the Vice President for Operations provides administrative support services in the Operations Department of the Seminary. The Assistant provides particular support in areas of human resource and regulatory compliance. The Assistant will manage all housing office services and assist in the coordination of events and facility rental. They will provide other administrative support to the Vice President. The Assistant strives to provide a high level of service in a knowledgeable, courteous, and cooperative manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with daily HR functions of the office
  • Employment processing for student, staff, and administrative employees
  • Coordinate employee orientation, training, and assessment processes
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures
  • Assist in meeting the compliance requirements of key regulations including, but not limited to Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, and ADA
  • Maintain records and arrange timely reporting relating to regulatory compliance
  • Manage all housing office services for the 130 apartments of the Seminary
  • Work with building services to insure that apartments are maintained with the highest level of safety and comfort possible
  • Insure compliance with applicable housing laws
  • Courteous and timely handling of resident requests and complaints
  • Work with Operations department employees to insure all campus facilities meet the needs of the Seminary
  • Manage and coordinate the full cycle of LSTC events and external rentals in order to provide an exceptional guest experience
Knowledge, skill, and abilities desired:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Human resources support experience
  • Experience or aptitude in regulatory compliance, including but not limited to Title IX, Clery Act, and ADA
  • Lease and rental office experience
  • Higher education or not for profit support experience
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Experience with ADP’s HR and Selection Services software
  • A strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to successfully communicate and interact with persons with diverse racial/ethnic and international backgrounds.
  • A strong cultural sensitivity and desire to understand and serve the needs of LSTC students, employees, and constituency
  • Supervisory experience or aptitude
  • Hospitality experience or aptitude
  • Highly organized in all tasks
  • Accurate data entry and good communication skills
  • Project management, organization, and time management skills

Profile of the Seminary
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 275 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in one of five advanced degree programs. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It seeks to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation.

Application Process
LSTC encourages applications from women and men of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Join a team of employees committed to serving through the ministry of LSTC. This is a full time position with salary, pension, and medical benefits.

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received with interviews beginning in the middle of May. Mail, fax, or e-mail your cover letter, resume, and a communication of your thoughts on recruiting and serving the next visionary leaders to proclaim the gospel Please send them to:

Office of Operations
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Fax: 773-256-0782
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