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Employment at Andover Newton

This page lists current regular, part-time, and limited contract positions currently open at Andover Newton Theological School.

Positions open specifically to matriculated Andover Newton students are listed on the Student and Alumni/ae Job Board. Positions open at contracted services on campus, including dining services, will generally be listed with those organizations corporate websites.

Currently Available Position(s)

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Director of Student Life

Reports to: Dean of Students/Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Job Summary: At the direction of the Dean of Students, oversees all aspects of the School’s student life.  Included in these responsibilities are the strategic planning, hospitality, advocacy, and general support of Andover Newton’s students.

Major Responsibilities:

Students and Student Groups 

  • Respond to non-academic student needs and develop programs and networks to maximize support for student life
  • Serve as school’s primary ADA compliance officer, providing accommodations for all disabled students
  • Provide pastoral presence and ensure that various resources are available & accessible for students (e.g. spiritual life/faith crises, counseling, personal support)
  • Develop and implement campus-wide efforts in the area of spiritual and vocational formation (including readiness, call, and spiritual growth) 
  • Recruit, train, and support Community Covenant Group Leaders and assess their progress
  • Provide advice and support to the Student Association, the school’s student governance body, and Student Fellowship Groups
  • Seek out and nurture relationships with other individuals and groups that can enhance student life and provide support for students
  • Support student run worship on campus
  • Plan and implement the fall Community Day, a day of off campus service and learning
  • Provide direct support to minority student populations (racial & ethnic, GLBTQ, religious minorities, and so forth)

New Student Orientation

  • Carry responsibility for the welcoming and orientation of all new students
  • Work with the Academic Dean, Student Association, and Student Fellowship Groups in creation of the fall and Spring Orientation programs
  • Provide welcome and integration for International students

Housing and Residence Life

  • Oversee management of student housing services working in collaboration with Buildings & Grounds team to ensure quality living conditions and general residential safety
  • Hire and train student Resident Representatives, working closely with Director of Housing
  • Develop and maintain other practical student services such as are required to maintain a high quality of life on campus

Advocacy

  • Ensure student concerns/perspectives have a voice in the decision-level areas of ANTS, especially serving as a bridge between the student (non-academic) and the academic areas of school life.
  • Provide support for students going to the Committee on Student Accountability
  • Promote student involvement in missions and community
  • Develop and implement placement opportunities
  • Work with Registrar to improve school’s retention of students
  • Develop policy as needed in conjunction with DOS

Preferred background:

  • Highly motivated and energetic individual who can fully represent the core values of Andover Newton Theological School
  • Advanced degree in theology, higher education administration, or the equivalent
  • Three to four  years of experience in student affairs, preferably in a theological school setting
  • Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Proven success in working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Experience with providing ADA accommodations and compliance
  • Skilled in crisis counseling, response, and management, broad knowledge of mental illness, the trauma of  violence, and conflict resolution preferred
  • Fiscal planning and budget management
  • Familiarity with the major faith groups at Andover Newton: United Church of Christ, American Baptist Church, & Unitarian Universalist
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of ecumenical and interfaith relationships
  • Previous work for a seminary, academic institution, denominational office, or other religious organization is desirable
  • Knowledge of computer basics and experience with database systems like CAMS; ability to generate reports, graphs, and so forth
  • Sense of humor, collegiality, and ability to work flexible hours

Compensation:

  • Competitive package, including health benefits, pension and 2 weeks’ vacation, moving to 3 weeks eligibility after the 1st year, with a 4th week possible beyond that.
  • Details made available to all 2nd round candidates

Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Send Letter of Application and Resume to
Dean of Students Nancy Nienhuis
Director of Student Life Search
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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No phone calls please

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Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian

Andover Newton Theological School seeks a Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian. This position leads the library’s public services and will work with a team of faculty members, administrators, and students toward implementing the vision of a new 'Learning Commons' for the School. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Please send (1) a cover letter detailing the connection between the candidate’s professional background and the position description below, (2) a resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references, to the attention of:

Sarah B. Drummond, Dean of the Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs
ATTN:  David Ames
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Relationships:

  • Works under the Vice President for Academic Affairs to oversee the work of Franklin Trask Library.
  • Partners with Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian.
  • Supervises library staff concerned with public services.
  • Supports student learning through the library.
  • Collaborates with faculty in providing instruction on use of resources to students.
  • Represents Andover Newton Theological School to the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) Library Directors group.
  • Participates in ATLA (American Theological Library Association) on behalf of the School.

Scope of Work:          

  • With Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian directs and oversees all library operations to support the mission of the School.
  • Works with the Andover Newton faculty in supporting student learning.

Sole Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Reference, Circulation, and Archives functions of the library.
  • Supports external partners, such as church leaders and resident scholars, seeking library resources.
  • Contact for student-related matters and library representative to campus committees for student issues.
  • Instructs students on locating and using resources. Approves theses submitted to the library.
  • Represents library on faculty’s Academic Policy Committee.
  • Maintains library personnel records, including student payroll.
  • Coordinates library staff schedule.
  • Oversees weekly accounts payable.
  • Coordinates interlibrary loan, book replacement billing, and library book sales.
  • Manages course book reserves.

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Personnel.
  • General oversight of the physical plant.
  • Recommends and implements library policy.
  • Budget preparation and oversight.
  • Materials selection.
  • Ongoing collection evaluation.
  • Library representative to faculty and BTI Library Director meetings.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Five or more years of experience in library public services.
  • Experience in change leadership.
  • Teamwork abilities and experience.
  • Academic background in theology or religion (preferred).
  • Experience in or promise for supervising staff effectively.
  • Superior English language written and oral communication skills.

Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 300 full- and part-time students with 50 full and part-time staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School’s student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist student population. The school is situated on a beautiful 20-acre campus in Newton Centre, a residential suburb just outside Boston, Massachusetts. A short walk from public transportation, the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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About Andover Newton Theological School

Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 340 full- and part-time students with 70 full and part-time staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School’s student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist cohort and a growing number of Episcopalians. The school is situated on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Newton Centre, MA, a residential suburb just outside Boston, MA. A short walk from public transportation. the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.