Director of Admissions
As the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago lives into its Public Church curriculum, it is essential that our Director of Admissions reaches out to a new generation of visionary leaders. The Director of Admissions will lead the task of recruitment and admissions, chiefly (but not exclusively) for our first degree programs: the Master of Divinity and the two Master of Arts degrees. S/he will have primary responsibility in planning and implementing current procedures for recruitment and vocation, including office administration and management of staff. The Director will initiate contacts, arrange travel opportunities, and coordinate other contacts through the seminary and wider communities, in order to promote admissions, counsel on ministry vocations, and provide information about LSTC’s programs. The Director will serve as a representative of LSTC through contacts with colleges, churches, synods, and other organizations. Because the Director will engage a broad range of prospective students, it is essential that s/he brings a high degree of intercultural competency.
LSTC is interested in strong and diverse candidates for this position. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should either hold a masters level degree in theology or otherwise demonstrate familiarity with the patterns of graduate theological education and the candidacy process of the ELCA. Membership in the ELCA is recommended but not required.
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 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in one of six graduate 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. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Join our team of employees committed to serving through the ministry of our school.
Please submit a letter of interest expressing your reasons for applying, accompanied by a current resume of background and experience, including a list of references. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the appropriate person has been hired. Mail or e-mail your resume and letter of application to:
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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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