JOB TITLE: President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary POSTED ON: June 15, 2020 Closing Date: September 15, 2020
JOB TITLE: President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary
Gammon Theological Seminary, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is the only African American United Methodist Seminary and one of thirteen seminaries related to the United Methodist Church in the United States. Founded in 1883, Gammon is the United Methodist constituent of the Interdenominational Theological Center, a consortium of six historically African American Theological schools. Nestled and nurtured in the Atlanta University Center, Gammon-ITC offers an environment that fosters critical thinking, investigative reflection, sound decision-making, and leadership development. It is the world’s premier resource for black church scholarship and faith-based solutions to the spiritual and socioeconomic challenges confronting the African American community.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES The President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary has the responsibility for leading the institution now and into the future. There are key functions that must be fulfilled in order that the institution is maintained as a leading entity in theological education. These include, but are not limited to, recruiting, fundraising and relationship building, financial management, staff supervision and management, preservation and presentation of Gammon’s history, maintaining and strengthening a strategic United Methodist presence in the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a mutually supportive relationship with the Gammon Board of Trustees. Anyone seeking to apply must electronically submit ( in MS WORD or PDF form) a letter addressing the attributes and competencies identified in the 2020 Presidential Search Profile, a comprehensive resume (curriculum vitae), at least five references ( including position, US mailing address, email address, and phone numbers), and at least three nomination letters to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Gammon Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
Gammon Theological Seminary is 1 of the 13 official United Methodist Seminaries and the only Historical African-American United Methodist Seminary in the United States of America.
JOB TITLE: Director of Development
PURPOSE: The Development Director will advance the mission of Gammon Theological Seminary through building and maintaining relationships with current and new donors. The primary objective is to identify opportunities for growth, secure donor funds, and engage in strategies to achieve annual goals.
Develop and oversee Gammon’s annual fundraising program.
Reports to the President-Dean.
Identify strategies to develop relationships with prospective individual and corporate donors to enhance fundraising objectives.
Seek major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations through donor correspondence, event planning, and meet financial goals through solicitations.
Manage donor portfolios and maintain appropriate recordkeeping for audits, as well as promote donor recognition.
Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors.
Research donor relation programs at local, state and federal institutions.
Ensure timely and accurate reporting to funders.
Work with National Alumni Association to develop strategies for both national and local conferences.
Maintain an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
Collaborate with staff on fundraising events and donor recognition.
Collaborate with the Development Committee, President-Dean and finance staff on the planning and management of fundraising events.
Create/design marketing products in all areas of development, fundraising, etc., for website and social media promotion as well as mass mailings.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Strong oral and written communication, presentation & interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task, strategically plan, set priorities, and close donor commitments.
Strong teambuilding and partnership skills.
Ability to develop & maintain an accurate donor database.
Ability to interact favorably with constituents.
Attention to detail and effective follow through on projects and assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate Degree preferred; knowledge of Theological Education a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communication or related fields:
Minimum 5 years’ experience in fundraising major gifts of at least $100,000 and above, preferably for education institutions.
Grant writing experience, with proven track record.
Must be willing to travel around 40% of the time and work during evenings and weekends. Also, use of personal vehicle required.
SUBMIT 1) Your Letter of Interest, 2) Your Resume, and 3) Four names of references with their contact information to the following email: email@example.com
JOB TITLE: Accounting & Office Assistant POSTED ON: June 30, 2020 Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Position Purpose: The Accounting & Office Assistant main responsibilities include processing and reviewing accuracy of invoices; handling accounts payables in timely manner; and performing bank and account reconciliations at month end. This position will also provide other accounting tasks and general office duties for the Office of the President-Dean as well as assist with telephone coverages for the Seminary. As a staff member this position will also provide administrative support to the Bylaws Committee of the Board of Trustees
Reporting Relationship: This position reports to two staff persons: 1) Finance & Accounting Manager and 2) Executive Administrative Assistant to the President-Dean.
Process accounts payable bills for payment. Ensure bills are not duplicates. Following up with vendors on account balances that are in question. Process student checks for meal stipend, work study and church internships.
Ensure check stock is secure and available to the Office of the President-Dean, if needed.
Maintain vendor and customer data bases.
Make bank deposits on weekly basis.
Assist in the reconciliation of bank statements.
Assist in the annual budget process, which include but not limited to the establishment of expense budget for each new fiscal year.
Assist with the development of strategies and processes to increase efficiency of financial record-keeping.
Protect financial data from outside infiltration through third-party agencies to ensure data is encrypted. Ensure data is backed up on all processing devices.
Provide IT support as directed by the Office of the President-Dean.
Prepare letters to donors on timely basis and maintain files accordingly.
Provide alumni and student database updates, as needed.
Provide general office support and any special projects, as needed.
General Work Hours: Monday thru Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.); Friday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon).
Gammon Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.