The person in this position provides assistance to the Vice President for Operations and the Directors of Building Services, Food Services, Human Resources, and Housing through administrative support of those offices at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Description of Duties
- Communicate with housing, maintenance, food services, and human resources regarding budgets, expenditures, and accounts receivable.
- Receive and verify invoices.
- Prepare check requests and process payments.
- Maintain accurate budget ledgers.
- Tabulate and distribute monthly departmental financial reports.
- Organize and file employee records.
- Initiate new employee paperwork.
- Perform periodic audits of employee files.
- Review hourly payroll within payroll management system.
- Distribute job opening announcements.
- Contact venders via phone or email to schedule/negotiate services.
- Field phone calls and email inquiries.
- Research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and reports.
- Prepare and process incoming and outgoing mail.
The Operations Assistant will interact with a broad range of students, staff, and external constituents; and it is essential that they bring a high degree of intercultural competency. The Operations Assistant will have at least a high school diploma with 8 years of experience OR an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience. Interested applicants should have a basic knowledge of accounting principles and demonstrated ability with database software. Prior experience in human resources at an institution of higher education or not-for-profit organization is preferred.
Submit your résumé and cover letter (which must address your commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment and your administrative experience) to email@example.com by June 28, 2017.
Associate Director / Director of Development
Reporting to the Campaign Director, the Associate Director / Director of Development is responsible for building the annual giving program, driving a cohesive communication strategy for all areas of giving, and cultivating a portfolio of leadership donors. This position plays a central role in developing and implementing gift strategies for the organization and implementing individualized prospect plans for this position’s portfolio of prospects. This position will work directly with the Advancement leadership team, volunteers, and board members in identifying and soliciting leadership giving prospects. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Description of Duties
- Provide strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, working across the Advancement office and across the seminary to generate growth and success;
- Develop a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support;
- Partner with Development Programs staff to organize and analyze data related to the Annual Fund, strategically using data to improve outreach and fundraising goals;
- Provide strategic direction and long/short-range planning for these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of LSTC;
- Cultivate a portfolio of donors at all levels (leadership annual giving, major and planned gift prospects) that will grow in number and capacity during the campaign;
- Move prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation in a strategic and efficient manner;
- Meet and monitor progress on revenue and donor contact goals as well as solicitor activity levels;
- Coordinate with development staff to ensure accurate record keeping and timely financial reporting;
- Assist with support to board members, other volunteers and staff who participate in donor meetings, including briefings for staff on purpose of visit and background on donor;
- Develop persuasive proposals and reports to individual donors, meeting all deadlines;
- Build effective and substantive relationships with alumni, faculty, and other constituents to foster engagement, participation and support for LSTC;
- Execute assigned tasks in fund raising and/or engagement that consistently add value to moving constituents to the next level of giving to support seminary goals; and
- Uphold professional ethical standards of fundraising.
The Associate Director / Director will have at least five years in fundraising, communications, and/or other relevant work. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. The Associate Director / Director will have excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills in order to tailor messages to various audiences and be an effective presenter on behalf of the organization. Relational, organizational, and administrative skills are a must; and the ability to exercise sound judgment, handle confidential matters, and develop a broad knowledge of the seminary’s programs is critical. Knowledge of and familiarity with the ELCA or willingness to learn is required.
To Apply: Submit your résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. LSTC values diversity and is actively engaged in anti-racist work. LSTC seeks to hire candidates for all openings who demonstrate intercultural and diversity commitments, skills, and experience equipping them to further the diversity and inclusivity aims of the seminary. LSTC encourages applications from people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; all gender and sexual identities; and all ability and social statuses. People of marginalized and/or historically underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply. More at www.lstc.edu.