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

Assistant Director, Course of Study School

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs. Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events. May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s). Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups. Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines. Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets. Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable. May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees. May write publishable articles and papers. May supervise staff. Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies. Ensures required records and documentation are maintained. Performs related responsibilities as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Masters in theological education is recommended, in conjunction with strong familiarity with The United Methodist Church and a minimum of four years of formal experience in Christian ministry or administration.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS: These responsibilities include all administrative matters related to the program, including budget management; course scheduling; student recruitment, advisement, and registration, housing and food; community activity planning, and faculty management. In addition, this person will also be involved with strategic planning regarding the broader range of Methodist Studies programs related to Lifelong Learning. 

The Assistant Director will report directly to the Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and work in partnership with the Program Coordinator for Methodist Studies. He or she may supervise one or two part-time student workers.

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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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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

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.

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Other Job Opportunities

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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