Program Director, Cooperative Master of Divinity Degree
The Program Director will serve a two-year term, deploying
the resources of the seminary and a grant from the Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans Foundation to launch and establish the Cooperative Master of Divinity
The Academic Dean of the Seminary, The Rev. Dr. Jayakiran
Applicant Submission: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to resumes@Ltsp.edu.
Applicant Deadline: Resumes will be accepted through December 20, 2013
Those Assisted by this Position
Judicatories and Candidacy Committees
- A person of faith, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or one of its full communion partners (EC-USA, UMC, PCUSA, Moravian, Reformed Churches, etc.), committed to the mission of the gospel and the mission of LTSP.
- Master of Divinity degree preferred.
- Experience in parish ministry.
- Ability to implement a new program with creativity, resourcefulness, and an eye toward sustainability.
- Knowledgeable about pastoral formation.
- Familiarity with judicatory and candidate processes and/or willingness to learn.
- Excellent organization, communication, planning, and leadership skills.
- Ability to negotiate conflict.
- Knowledgeable about emerging church trends.
- Ability to relate to a diversity of cultures, races, and denominations.
- Ability to recruit and nurture students and congregations.
- Work closely with the Admissions Office, Admissions Committee, and Judicatory Officials to identify candidates and develop a suitable admission process.
- Work closely with congregations, pastors, and judicatory officials to identify and develop an application process for congregations.
- Work with key faculty to develop the orientation course and spiritual direction components of the program. Assist the faculty in academic planning for the students.
- Work with the business, philanthropy, and financial aid offices to facilitate cost information, payment, and financial support for students.
- Work with the Support Committee to match students and congregations and implement the program.
- Identify and work with a spiritual director to plan the spiritual direction components of the program, including retreats.
- Manage the budget.
- Work with the Office of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment to develop and implement an assessment process.
- Work with the financial aid office to track debt levels of Co-op MDiv students.
- Draft and submit requested reports to the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.
- Work with congregations to establish strong support for students, including lay leadership in the congregation and pastoral support and supervision.
- Mentor all Co-op MDiv students, meeting with them on at least a monthly basis to provide support, troubleshoot problems, and assess the development of the program and students.
Office for Philanthropy/Administrative Assistant
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, located in Mt. Airy, seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the Vice President and staff of the Department for Philanthropy. Applicants for this position are required to have a minimum of five years administrative experience with exceptional organizational and communication skills. Advanced proficiency with MS Office and database experience is required. A college degree is preferred but not required. Candidate will work closely with donors, visitors, faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human Resources, LTSP, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Applicant information will be accepted throught November 22, 2013. EOE.