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Work at Candler

Candler at Emory University provides an uncommonly rewarding work environment. People are drawn to work here to enrich and change lives. They are attracted by the opportunity to participate in the community life of a top-ranked university. Emory ranks as the third-largest private employer in the metro Atlanta area. Candler students may seek internships and part-time jobs on campus with various departments and research projects.

Current Openings

Events Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: Coordinates the logistics necessary to plan and execute conferences, meetings, and various types of special events for a school, department, or division. Interfaces with clients to plan events, and oversees their implementation. May conduct pre-event site/venue tours with potential clients. Recommends appropriate venue options based on the scope and specifications of the event. Liaises with catering vendors, Staging staff, and other parties participating in producing the event. Oversees domestic and/or international travel arrangements for event attendees. Acts as a primary day-of-event representative to the client before, during, and after event. Tracks and monitors event expenses; may oversee event billing and payment processes. Performs other related responsibilities as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma and four years of experience in planning, coordinating and conducting special events, or a Bachelor's degree. 

ADDITONAL JOB DETAILS: At Candler School of Theology, the Events Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Managing the 25Live scheduler for 16 Candler School of Theology spaces and 5 Cannon spaces
  • Working with the Events Manager on the Candler calendaring programming
  • Placing catering, staging and custodial work orders for more than 400 events hosted annually by the Dean, Program Areas, and faculty
  • Managing budget allocations
  • Providing office and other support for Dean’s events including Commencement, Convocations, and the Dean’s Lecture Series Program
  • Managing the Snack Shack Program
  • Overseeing student worker duties
  • Performing other duties as required, including the possibility of some work in the evenings and on weekends

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Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.


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Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

JOB DESCRIPTION: Increases private support to the University through annual gifts for current operations from alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and currently enrolled Emory students. Reviews solicitation process and coordinates solicitation efforts (direct mail, e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face) of the college and professional schools. Identifies prospects for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of upper-level annual gifts. Reviews giving history of prospects and suspects and recommends solicitation levels. Makes personal solicitation visits to alumni and other prospective donors. Works with school development officers to design and write direct mail and e-mail pieces and determine target audiences. Works with various departments to oversee production of mailings. Coordinates school phone solicitations with Director of Telefund and the appropriate school development officers. Coordinates school volunteer phonathons. Provides overview/scripts of school activities to Telefund staff. Works with the Telefund Director to set phonathon goals. Identifies, recruits, trains and motivates an extensive volunteer network to assist in annual fund raising activities. Identifies annual fund prospects for volunteer solicitation and assigns annual fund prospects to volunteers for solicitation. Creates and distributes training materials to volunteers. Attends University events as required to service and engage prospects for long-term relationship with the University. Monitors results and designs and generates reports. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Business, Communications, or related field. Three years related experience.

ADDITONAL JOB DETAILS: At Candler School of Theology, the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving is responsible for:

1. Alumni Relations

  • Oversight of alumni relations program—meeting stated goals and objectives
  • Candler Alumni Board management in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations and Development Services Manager
  • Alumni events lead (Candler Clubs, class reunions, etc.)
  • Oversight of Webinars Program

2. Annual Giving

  • Oversight of annual giving program
  • Senior Class Gift Campaign
  • MyEmory (faculty and staff giving campaign)
  • Committee of 100 program management in partnership with the Office of the Dean, the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations, and the Development Services Manager
  • Solicitation of alumni for annual gifts—meeting stated fundraising and related goals

3. Program Support

  • Serving as a liaison to assigned program units of Candler School of Theology
  • Attending Emory Annual Giving Professionals and Alumni Relations Professionals meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

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Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.


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Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a three-year, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation beginning Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

The person appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, preparing women and men for ministries in the church and the world. Successful applicants will hold a terminal academic degree (Ph.D. or equivalent). Experience in multi-faith relations and scholarly expertise in at least one non-Christian religion are required. Rank is open.

The person selected for the position will develop and teach two courses per year in multi-faith relations at Candler School of Theology.  Key curricular goal for these courses will be to help students: 1) gain greater theological understanding of the religious commitments of adherents to non-Christian religious traditions; 2) encounter and build relations with leaders from non-Christian religious traditions; and 3) build capacity for using congregations and other community-based assets to create greater understanding and cooperation across deep differences in faith traditions. The successful candidate will also teach in Candler’s Contextual Education Program.

With the support of grant funds, the appointee will also lead multi-faith public programming centered at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College to: 1) expose civic leaders across the city and region to the wide variety of faith communities and provide them with richly defined sources of information and tools for engagement to increase multi-faith understanding within the sectors they steer; and 2) offer to these leaders, as well as public audiences, a set of opportunities in which they can encounter and interrogate similarities and dissimilarities in beliefs, practices, and commitments. The person selected will also teach one course per year in the Ivan Allen College.

In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Applications, nominations, and recommendations may be sent to Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation Search, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA  30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu.

Candidates should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly to Candler from the granting institution), and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015.

Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.


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Director of Episcopal Studies

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as Director of Episcopal Studies beginning Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

The person appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, preparing women and men for ministries in the church and the world. A terminal academic degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) is preferred, as is ordination recognized by The Episcopal Church. The candidate should have significant experience in parish life and knowledge of the ecclesial landscape of the Episcopal Church. The field of scholarly specialty is open, as is the rank.

The person selected for the position will teach courses in Episcopal Studies as well as broader cognate disciplines, supporting the curriculum of Candler School of Theology. The appointee will coordinate course offerings for the Episcopal Studies Certificate, provide mentoring to Episcopal students, coordinate the weekly service of liturgy, and provide a pastoral presence in the Candler community. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including the Episcopal Studies Contextual Education reflection group, and courses on Episcopal theology, history and polity.  She or he will also provide strategic visioning for growth and development of the Episcopal Studies Program and work with Candler’s Admissions Office to recruit Episcopal students. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Applications, nominations, and recommendations may be sent to Director of Episcopal Studies Search, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA  30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu.

Candidates should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly to Candler from the granting institution), and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015.

Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer
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