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Seminary Administrative Coordinator

North Park University
Chicago, Illinois

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Department:     Seminary

Reports To:     Director of Seminary Academic Programming

Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support for Seminary Academic Services.  This is achieved by maintaining a professional, efficient, and hospitable work environment that engenders the confidence of all constituencies including Seminary students, Seminary administration and faculty, the wider University, the ECC denominational offices, and other external constituencies. 

Essential Responsibilities:

Contribute to academic programing and assessment by:

  • Maintaining the confidences of the office, managing records, and handling all confidential information with discretion
  • Fully understanding the seminary curriculum, policies, and procedures in order to communicate effectively with students
  • Overseeing the academic services email and voicemail, responding to student requests and issues in a timely and hospitable manner
  • Maintaining room reservations for classes and communicating that to students
  • Supporting all students regardless of program by assisting them with the registration of classes, including supplementary support with the Self-Service system
  • Tracking all cross-registration students and monitoring registration processes and reports
  • Working with the Records Office and/or other relevant parties to process all student petitions and other forms
  • Submitting announcements for NNN blog including reminders regarding important upcoming dates such as syllabi, grades, etc. and advertising courses especially those with low-enrollment
  • Supporting faculty and student communication (i.e. collecting syllabi and posting to the website, etc.)
  • Supporting the academic success process in conjunction with the Retention and Success Committee. This may include creating drafts of notification letters, following through with students regarding their progress/adherence to academic action stipulations, etc.
  • Preparing preliminary advanced standing and transfer of credit evaluation for the Director’s review and approval.
  • Preparing preliminary graduation audits for the Director’s review and approval.
  • Assisting in seminary events such as new student orientation, information fairs, all-seminary lectures, chapel, etc.
  • Preparing and processing course evaluations
  • Preparing documents for faculty meetings and faculty assessment activities
  • Participating in proactive team efforts to achieve Seminary, departmental, and University goals.
  • Assisting with special projects as assigned


Working at North Park University 

Located on the North side of Chicago, North Park University is a comprehensive and Christian liberal arts university that serves nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country and the world. Within a diverse, close-knit, urban community, North Park offers more than 40 undergraduate majors8 bachelor’s degree-completion majors19 master’s degrees, and more than 30 graduate-level certificate programs for continuing professional education. By integrating faith with learning—as it has done since its founding in 1891—North Park University continues to focus on the important task of preparing students for lives of significance and service.

North Park has consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest regional universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been ranked among the top 50 Christian colleges and Universities by We consistently produce Fulbright award-winning students and faculty. Institutional accreditation at North Park University is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Our campus is a blend of urban life, open spaces, and modern academic resources. Situated in the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods of the city, the University makes its home in one of the most ethnically diverse communities of the country. Through engaging our neighborhood and city, we enrich our campus life and build important connections to the diverse people of Chicago whose roots extend around the globe.

As an employer, North Park offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition benefits for employees and their spouses/dependents. The University welcomes faculty and staff professing the Christian faith, from a wide range of traditions, and is committed to building a diverse, collegial, and supportive academic atmosphere.

More facts about North Park University in Chicago:

  • 6 schools offering professional graduate programs: 19 master's degrees and 35 graduate-level certificate programs
  • 116 full-time faculty; 85% with terminal degrees
  • More than 750 total faculty and staff members (Full and part-time)
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
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3225 W Foster Ave
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