Eden Theological Seminary, a leader in the progressive Christian movement, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Associate Dean of Students.

The Associate Dean of Students will support the vocational development of students from the time of the application process to graduation. This person will aid student access to community, financial, denominational, spiritual and professional support structures. Although primarily administrative, the position may include teaching opportunities in the person’s area of competence and expertise.

The Associate Dean of Students will manage the student matriculation process, lead new student orientation, act as a liaison with student government and activities, and collaborate with faculty and seminary personnel to support student discipline and retention. The candidate should demonstrate strong leadership, management, and pastoral skills, and must be able to support the religious, theological, denominational, cultural, racial, and gender diversities in the Eden student body.

The Associate Dean of Students reports to the Dean of the Seminary.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in theology, ministry or related area (starting rank Assistant)
  • Intercultural competency and experience with effective implementation of antiracist, multicultural and/or cross cultural programming
  • Excellent communication, organizational planning, management and supervisory skills
  • Collaborative approach to relationships with students, faculty, staff, local community leaders, alumni and other constituencies of a seminary.
  • Strong assessment and pastoral skills that demonstrate intercultural care and compassion.

Preferred qualities:

  • Terminal degree in or related to theology, ministry, or education (Associate rank)
  • Ordination in the United Church of Christ or another of the denominations represented in the Eden student body (e.g. AME, United Methodist, DOC)
  • Able to contribute to the breadth and depth of Eden’s curriculum

For more information and to apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Dean Sharon Tan at [email protected]

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