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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 second-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 Admissions Director

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Job Description

  • Assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating recruitment strategies for a professional school.
  • Attends recruitment functions and maintains contact with prospective students, candidates, and recruiting contacts.
  • May coordinate admission programs for one or more student groups such as prospects, already accepted prospects, alumni, internationals, or transfers.
  • Reviews applications for admission, provide comments, and assigns an admissions rating to each application.
  • Recommends which applicants to accept, refer, reject, or put on the waiting list.
  • May participate in coordinating alumni volunteer activities to enhance student recruitment.
  • Assists in planning and implementing special student recruitment events.
  • Conducts information sessions and tours for visiting students and parents.
  • Answers questions concerning admission, housing, financial aid, academic departments, and the university in general.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Additional Job Details

  • Uses Client Relationship Management (CRM) database (Slate) and other software to enhance recruitment strategies, manage yield, forecast enrollments, and determine efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Plans and directs communications, including newsletters, print collateral, drip campaigns, and other media.
  • Oversees office operations, including expenditures, and completes cost/benefit analysis of expenditures.
  • Responsible for managing and reporting on budget.
  • Selects, trains, and oversees student workers to assist with operations, communications, and recruitment.
  • Represents the school in messaging, by telephone, web, and in face-to-face interactions.
  • Liaise with other Candler and University departments, including but not limited to Communications, Finance, Registrar, International Student and Scholar Services, and other programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and three years of college admission or recruiting experience in a university or business environment or related experience.
  • Effective public speaking skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and database management skills, preferably with Slate.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, preferably Cascade, and calendaring systems, like 25Live.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong presentation, listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and a drive toward the completion of goals.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.
  • Sensitivity to the issues of vocational discernment.
  • Appreciation for the nature of the ordained ministry and the ministry of the laity.
  • Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, and the Church.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Events Manager

The Events Manager reports to the Chief Business Officer and attends meetings of the Dean's Council and Program Council.

Job Description

  • Plans and executes meetings, functions, and special events for multiple units and departments.
  • Collaborates with staff and clients to establish event goals and objectives; develops and recommends event operating procedures; establishes and manages event planning timelines; creates task assignments; and proposes resources needed to execute event.
  • Determines fiscal requirements for events, prepares budgetary recommendations, and negotiates terms with vendors.
  • Works with designers to create invitations, promotional and other printed materials.
  • Oversees and facilitates event briefing and coordination of speakers/presenters.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and coordination among speakers, staff, and volunteers during event program/production.
  • Prepares post-event analysis to assess opportunities and make recommendations for improving events and services to internal and external constituencies, and to implement recommendations as appropriate.
  • Seeks out innovative and creative ideas for events through research, networking, and continuing education classes.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Detailed Job Responsibilities

  • Compiles and maintains Candler's annual events list, collaborates on the planning and implementation of all the Dean's in person special events.
  • Manages strategic planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned projects with school-wide impact.
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and external clients to establish in person event goals and objectives when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with all Candler Program areas to develop and implement in person events that support the school's goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates on student-lead in person events.
  • Provides guidance and support for faculty-initiated in person events.
  • Serves as liaison between various committees engaged in work on special projects/events.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with the University Office of Events on special projects and Commencement.
  • Interfaces and provides guidance for outside organizations hosting functions at Candler.
  • Develops policies and procedures for Candler's Office of Events and projects assigned by leadership, and recommends procedures for collaborative events.
  • Manages the tactical implementation of assigned events and event oversight, including timelines, task assignments, run of show, and briefing documents.
  • Oversees post-event evaluation, including but not limited to debriefing post-event reports, event surveys, and lessons learned.
  • Helps create and maintains a signature presence for all Candler in person events, including invitations to assigned events.
  • Recommends and manages event budgets as well as contract agreements. Monitors budgets, project proposals, records and invoices. Negotiates pricing for in person event services.
  • Recommends new events-related programs to enhance efficiencies and take advantage of economies of scale
  • Evaluates and recommends vendor selection for events and assigned projects.
  • Oversees vendor relationships for Candler facilities and works with Campus Services to coordinate building needs for events.
  • Oversees non-academic room bookings for Candler buildings. 
  • Coordinates staging and building maintenance services for events.
  • Oversees rental units for short-term visitors, including holders of endowed lectureship.
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, and provides guidance to student employees and volunteers.
  • Proposes resources needed to execute in-person, virtual and hybrid events.
  • Manage hospitality for the Dean's suite, manages and stocks catering and Dean’s Suite kitchens.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and
  • Three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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Senior Scholar of New Testament

Candler School of Theology seeks nominations for a Senior Scholar of New Testament who could join its faculty beginning in Fall 2023. A tenured appointment could be made at the rank of advanced associate professor, full professor, or endowed chair. Strong nominees will be eminent scholars with a record of distinguished publications. They will have demonstrated potential for global intellectual leadership in the field. They will be excellent teachers with a commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, and theological perspectives. They will be ready to join colleagues in service in and beyond the school.

The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in several of Candler’s degree programs, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. The appointee will have shared responsibility for courses at every level of these programs, from introductory to advanced. The appointee will also join regular faculty rotation in Candler’s Contextual Education program. And the appointee will have a record of research and publication that equips them to play a leading role in the PhD program in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. 

Nominations of women, people from minoritized groups, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and veterans are especially welcome, as are nominations of people within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene). Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Alison Greene, Search Chair, at alison.collis.greene@emory.edu. Review of nominations will begin on October 1, 2022.

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