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  • Part-Time Program Manager Mockler Center- Boston (25 hours/week)

Part-Time Program Manager Mockler Center - Boston (25 hours/week)

Title: Part-Time Program Manager - Boston ( 25 hours/week)
Reports to: Director, Mockler Center
Location: South Hamilton, MA or Boston, MA

About Gordon-Conwell: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 2100 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 64 countries. Our four campuses include a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA; and adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL.

Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.

About The Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace: The mission of the Mockler Center is to explore and promote biblical Christian ethics, values, and insights for today's workplaces -- and to bring helpful insights and experiences from workplace laity to the church and its leadership. Through its programs and resources the Mockler Center is a bridge between Sunday and Monday, serving seminary and university, academy and marketplace, church and workplace. Our programs and resources assist both workplace laity and their pastors.

Position Summary: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace have received a generous grant for the development of ‘overlapping networks’ of people involved in the areas of faith, work and economics. The Program Manager will assist the Center’s Director in all areas of administration associated with the grant, including: event management, communications, budgeting and other administrative duties as required. The position will be based in either Hamilton or Boston, MA and shall be for an initial period of one calendar year.

Key Responsibilities:

1.     Event Planning: Coordinate guest lists, invitations, promotions, speakers (including travel and entertainment), site selection and planning, meals, IT/AV and other required services for the following events: 3 Market Dinners (Boston, Charlotte NC and Jacksonville, FL; 2 Marketplace Breakfasts; 1 Seminary Consultation; 2 Off-campus Seminary Courses.  (50%)

2.     Database Management: Create and maintain integrative databases of all groups and individuals related to the Mockler Center, including: GCTS Students (matriculated); GCTS Students (non-matriculated); GCTS Course Auditors; Mockler Center Associates; Made to Flourish (MTF) Participants; Oikonomia Network (ON) Participants; Ockenga Fellows; Workplace Theology, Ethics & Leadership (WTEL) Alumni; GCTS Partnership Participants and Alumni; Faith @ Work Network; Related Domestic and International Friends of the Mockler Center. (30%)

3.     Administrative Assistance: Assist the Director with correspondence and scheduling requirements. (10%)

4.     Budget: Liaise with the GCTS Finance Department to ensure proper alignment of expenditures and budgets. (10%)

5.     Perform other duties as necessary.

Required Competencies

·  Strong Organizational Skills: Proven track record of organizing events and/or conferences in academic and/or business settings.
·  Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness: Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate in a manner that allows information to flow freely and smoothly in order to perform job responsibilities in a timely fashion. Must be fluent in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
· Strategic and Creative Thinking: Demonstrated ability to create short-term strategies to accomplish specific goals.  A talent for creative thinking and problem solving is especially useful.
· Strong Time Management Skills: Ability to multi-task and complete assignments on-time and in-full. Must be attentive to details.
·  Basic Budgeting Skills: Ability to keep accurate records and conform to institutional protocols.
·  Knowledge and Discernment: Understanding of the academic, personal and spiritual capabilities required in a theological setting.  Ability to seek consensus and avoid conflict wherever possible.

Education and Experience

·       Minimum of five years of previous experience in events management and/or as an executive P.A.
·       Experience in achieving and or exceeding work expectations.
·       Demonstrated ability to work with little day to day supervision (i.e. a “self-starter”).
·       Strong proficiency with student information systems.
·       College degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field.

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