Work at Candler


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

Dept. Computing Support Spec. I

Job Description: Installs and maintains computer hardware and software for departments. Maintains desktop connectivity to the campus network. The computing environment may include a server, two or three platforms, and discipline-specific software. Works with users in the departments to identify computer solutions in support of the mission of the departments. Supports small departments with a homogeneous and simple environment. May work in a larger department under the direction of more technically trained staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of information technology experience OR a bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who have: a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related discipline or related field; experience providing desktop support at a higher education institution; knowledge of both Apple and Windows operating systems; experience supporting users on both wired and wireless networks; and knowledge of remote management tools for imaging desktop systems.

Additional Job Details: The Departmental Computing Support Specialist for the Candler School of Theology will provide desktop and networking support to faculty and staff of the Rita Anne Rollins Theology building, Cannon Chapel, and Pitts Theology Library in the CST building. More specifically the Departmental Computing Support Specialist will: 1) respond to user requests to troubleshoot and resolve Candler computing issues and needs, 2) utilize the ServiceNow service management tool to document and update user support requests and resolutions, 3) support discipline-specific software tools, 4) assist Candler IT coworkers and IT Director with server-related tasks, and user connectivity, 5) advise users on computing and security best practices, and 6) advise users on software and hardware specifications and purchases. In addition, this position is expected to keep current with developments in computer technology and share information with both Candler and University IT colleagues to actively support our team dynamic. Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential to this position. Knowledge in the discipline of Theology is not required, but may be beneficial.

Qualified candidates should apply online at

Job Requisition ID 67754BR

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Development Services Manager

Job Description: Manages all Development Operations for major gift fundraising staff for a school or unit. Responsible for donor stewardship for endowment reporting and major gift expendable reporting. Manages donor acknowledgement letters and general stewardship correspondence. Provides operational support for advisory and alumni boards. Manages data collection support for constituent activities. Manages departmental budget. Acts as a liaison to central development offices, and admissions and finance offices. Ad hoc reporting and may manage operational support staff. This position requires a self starter who is able to work with ambiguity, be a collegial and collaborative partner with school and central development offices. Demonstrates confidence and poise in interactions with all donors, volunteers, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and five years of administrative, management, or development experience. Campaign experience preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Proficiency in fundraising reporting and counting. Strong database technology and project management skills preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have five to seven years of experience in higher education and an interest in advancing the missions of Candler School of Theology and Emory University.

Additional Job Details: Based in Candler School of Theology, the Development Services Manager reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations of Candler School of Theology.

The Development Services Manager (DSM) is responsible for the following:

Management of all Development Operations for the fundraising staff of Candler School of Theology. This includes: database management (including loading data and running reports), data coding, and gift processing review. Additionally, the DSM is the primary liaison between the Candler Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Office and the Candler Communications Office. Further, the DSM supports major event planning and oversight of internal and external communications with major donors, prospects, and alumni of Candler School of Theology—including the publication of monthly ENewletters. The DSM will support Candler’s leadership annual giving efforts through the review of direct mail and email content and layout, and donor/prospect pipeline management.

The DSM is responsible for donor stewardship for endowment reporting and major gift expendable reporting--acting as the liaison between Candler School of Theology and the Central DAR Donor Relations Office / Donor Fund Reporting Office toward the production of annual endowment reports to donors. Additionally, the DSM will work directly with the Assistant Dean of the Candler DAR Office and other fundraising staff to host an annual gathering of scholarship and endowment donors with the students they are supporting. The DSM manages donor acknowledgement letters and general stewardship correspondence--coordinating the gift acknowledgement process of the Dean of Candler School of Theology and development staff of the Candler DAR Office.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Operational support for advisory and alumni boards--managing membership lists and recruitment pipelines for three major boards at Candler, including: The Dean’s Board of Advisors, the Committee of 100, and the Candler Alumni Board
  • Budget management for the Candler DAR Office.
  • Serving as a liaison to central DAR offices, and Candler admissions and finance offices

The DSM supervises the Administrative Assistant of the Candler DAR Office and two graduate student staff.

Qualified candidates should apply online at

Job Requisition ID 65932BR

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Senior Program Coordinator

Job Description: Designs, implements, and coordinates operational facets of a specific program. Develops strategic plans and objectives that ensure the program's continued success, and develops evaluation methods to assess outcomes. Conducts program research and ensures that the preparation of mandatory operational, statistical, and financial reports are accurate and factual, and that all reports comply with federal and state regulations and/or institutional policies. Designs training programs and materials, conducts training sessions, and represents the program at various conferences, meetings, or seminars. May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget and/or grants, and conduct financial forecasting for the program. May develop fundraising programs, including researching and identifying funding sources, and writing and submitting grant proposals. Serves as a liaison to and interacts with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program; may write and present speeches. Maintains complete and accurate program records. May serve on or chair various University committees. May supervise program staff, interns, and/or volunteers. Performs related responsibilities as required. *This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and five years related program management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree.  Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office products and data management software, such as Oracle PeopleSoft, Slate as well as Compass. Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and a drive toward completion of goals.  Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.  Evidence of problem solving capability.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening, written, and verbal communication.  Excellent organization skills with the ability to tend to details.  Appreciation for the nature of the ordained ministry, the ministry of the laity, and the mission of Candler School of Theology. 

Qualified candidates should apply online at

Job Requisition ID 63932BR

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