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This full-time position provides administrative, clerical and technical support for the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies (AEHS) at Duke Divinity School. Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume.
Mission of AEHS
AEHS is a full Anglican seminary program within Duke Divinity School. It is dedicated to the training of future lay and ordained leaders in churches affiliated with the Anglican Communion. AEHS provides academic, formational, and practical aspects of seminary training for students in a variety of vocational paths. It offers the Certificate in Anglican Studies in connection with the M.Div., M.T.S., and Th.M degrees. AEHS works with several other units within DDS and with various external partners, especially the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in North America, and the Anglican Communion offices. It regularly welcomes visitors, hosts special events, and maintains links across the Anglican Communion.
The AEHS staff specialist reports to the AEHS director and performs a number of important functions.
Work for the Director
- Schedule and manage appointments
- Assist with short- and long-term projects
- Manage travel plans and post-travel reporting
- Manage communications with Duke Divinity School and with external partners such as churches, clergy, prospective students, alumni, and other individuals
- Help with yearly admissions and scholarship assignments
- Design and distribute print and digital communications such as annual brochures, event posters, electronic newsletters, worship bulletins
- Maintain email lists and social media sites
- Assist with development/fund-raising activities, including correspondence with new and existing partners and helping to manage a multi-year capital funds initiative
- Corporate card administration
- Manage files and records
- General office support
- Maintain, review, and reconcile departmental or divisional budgetary records, prepare budgetary projections and recommendations based on instructions and established procedure.
Work with AEHS Students and Staff
Keep track of student records and progress toward the Certificate in Anglican Studies
Assist with supplies and other details for worship services
Organize and execute special events such as conferences, lectures by visiting speakers, yearly celebrations, and social events
Receive and welcome visitors
This is a representative but not exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this position. Some of this work will be performed in cooperation with the AEHS associate director, other staff, and student interns.
Education: Work requires a broad knowlege of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.
Experience: Work generally requires two years of related secretarial/clerical experience to acquire skills necessary to administer office functions related to office management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A bachelor's degree; some familiarity with Christianity and the Christian churches; experience in managing program and personnel operations.
Important qualities for this position include strong communication and organizational skills, professionalism, confidentiality, kindness, and grace.
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