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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

Associate Director, Career Services

Posting number: 63477BR

The Associate Director, Career Services administers career services support, manages student employment, and shares short-term financial advising responsibilities with Financial Aid staff.  The Associate Director, Career Services is part of the Office of Student Programming staff and reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation, who oversees the overall work of the Office of Student Programming.  She or he maintains effective working relationships with Candler’s deans and faculty; with staff of the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; Development and Alumni Relations; Contextual Education; and various program offices; and with Emory University offices related to career services and student employment.

Principal Duties

The expectations for and responsibilities of the Associate Director, Career Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Career Services

  • Serve as primary point of contact, representing School of Theology, for employers (except United Methodist Church annual conferences or United Methodist Church agencies and churches), career services programs, students, and alumni
  • Foster professional connections, relationships and opportunities for students through outreach to city, regional and national employers
  • Coordinate all major recruiting and other career events and programs for students and Candler alumni (except United Methodist Church annual conferences and United Methodist Church agencies and churches)
  • Develop, vet and maintain all current job, non-Candler internship, and fellowship opportunities in Candler’s online job management system
  • Serve as liaison with Emory University’s Career Center for resources available to Candler students and alumni
  • Track student and employer activities; develop and manage system for recording outcomes data
  • Advise students on professional development opportunities, career planning, search processes and tools, holding regular appointment hours and weekly walk-in hours
  • Plan and execute educational programming on career tools and skills
  • Consult and collaborate with Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation and other academic and program staff (Methodist Studies, Black Church Studies, Baptist Studies, Episcopal Studies, Women, Theology and Ministry, Religious Education, Contextual Education, MTS Program) on vocational discernment resources for students
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to cultivate alumni employers, alumni mentors, and other key relationships necessary to effectively resource the program

Student Employment

  • Solicit and process hiring requests from faculty and staff
  • Advertise and recruit for on-campus positions using Monster Track and other appropriate means
  • Process hiring paperwork and hire students using the OPUS online hire system for 80 to 100 student employees
  • Provide training documentation for students on use of Time and Attendance system
  • Serve as primary time keeper for Candler’s student employees and ensure correction of errors prior to each bi-weekly payroll reconciliation
  • Provide regular reports to supervisors regarding hours worked by student employees
  • Seek budgetary authorization from and provide regular reports to Candler’s dean on student worker budget
  • Track student earnings on a bi-weekly basis to ensure budget compliance; notify student employees and supervisors when budgeted amount nears depletion
  • Ensure compliance with all Emory University policies and federal laws related to Federal Work Study positions, including solicitation of supervisor evaluations for student employees at the end of each academic year or at the termination of a student’s employment period
  • Serve as liaison with the Emory University Student Employment office, HR Data Services, and Payroll

Financial Advising

  • Provide individual financial advising for approximately one-half of first year Master of Divinity cohort early in the fall semester as part of the Faith and Finance program

The above statements are intended to describe the work of the Associate Director, Career Services.  This document is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s-level degree.  Four years’ experience in career planning and placement or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s level degree in business, higher education, counseling or similar; seven to ten years’ experience in career services, development, marketing, or counseling.  Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and excellent database management skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Excellent organizational skills with the ability to attend to details.  Sensitivity to the issues of vocational discernment.  Appreciation for the nature of ministry (ordained and non-ordained).  Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, the church and the academy.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.


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