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

Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary duties are organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following:  establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans.  Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.  Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications.  Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program.  Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.  Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports.  May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.  Prepares operational and statistical reports.  Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliate groups.  May supervise assigned project staff, interns, and/or volunteers.  Performs related responsibilities as required.  This is not an administrative position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office products and data management software, such as Oracle PeopleSoft.  Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated leadership ability.  Evidence of problem solving capability.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written 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.  

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The expectations for and responsibilities of the Program Coordinator for the Candler Admissions and Financial Aid Office include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Process/Oversee data processing for prospects, applicants, and admitted students;
  • Ensure the accuracy of data in PeopleSoft, CandlerSoft, Compass, and other data management systems;
  • Prepare reports and analyze data related to applications, admissions, recruitment, events, and other projects;
  • Implement and document file maintenance and data security procedures;
  • Participate in the budget planning process, develop the budget, prepare some expense reports, monitor expenditures, and prepare financial reports;
  • Participate in the development of annual strategic plans;
  • Develop and implement an operational calendar for the admissions and recruitment program, including key programmatic and seasonal events;
  • Develop and implement data processing policies and procedures for the Admissions and Financial Aid Office;
  • Develop and implement work plans, runs of show, and briefing documents for key initiatives including events, conferences, board meetings, outreach to influencers and prospective students, and contributions of student workers;
  • Research and report on policies, procedures, requirements, and awards of peer institutions;
  • Communicate in writing, by telephone, and in person with prospective students and those providing application credentials;
  • Contribute to the development of ENewsletters and web materials related to the admissions program;
  • Oversee the applications of international exchange students, prepare visa requests for all international students, and attend meetings of the University International Student Liaison Committee;
  • Oversee the Criminal Background Check process for all new Candler students;
  • Supervise and train student employees in customer service, data entry, mail processing, and other office procedures and policies.

The above statements are intended to describe the work expected of the Program Coordinator.  This is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsible duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.  He/she maintains an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Candler Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Development, and Student Programming Offices, staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, current and prospective students, alumni, campus ministers, and other influencers of prospective theological students.

Qualified candidates should apply by May 30, 2014 online at

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer. Job Requisition 44783BR.

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Accounting Assistant - WMEI

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs routine accounting and administrative duties and maintains various accounting related files, databases and supporting documentation. Reviews and processes payment requests, prepares and records billing charges, writes receipts for monies paid/received, and processes inter- and intra-departmental charges and fund transfers. Prepares requests for general and travel reimbursements, routes checks to appropriate parties, and follows up on unclaimed or incomplete checks. Prepares petty cash checks. Generates, reviews and prepares purchase orders and invoices for payment. Resolves vendor-related questions pertaining to invoices/charges and follows up on cancelled or delayed deliveries. Orders, receives and distributes supplies and equipment. May collect past due balances on customer accounts. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. One year of accounting clerk experience.


  • An academic background with direct accounting and spreadsheet experience within a similar environment is strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency with computer applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and/or Web program experience preferred. 
  • Position requires attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with varied national and international communities and multiple tasks. 
  • Knowledge of the Methodist Church and experience in working with conferences and seminars are assets.

Qualified candidates should apply online at Job Requisition 44039BR.

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Emory University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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