Church & Ministry Leadership Department Assistant (Doctoral)

Date of Posting: 12-24-2020

Employee Type: Staff

Status: Part-time/Non-exempt (20 hours)

Department: Church and Ministry Leadership

Reports to:  Church and Ministry Leadership Department Chair  

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


Job Summary:

This position exists for the purposes of providing leadership, administrative support, organizational assistance, and systems creation/management for the Church and Ministry Leadership Department. Particularly the Doctoral Programs.

Personal Qualities – The ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations and to use this understanding profitably.

  • The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally.
  • The ability to motivate, lead and develop teammates, both spiritually and professionally.
  • The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships.
  • A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve as a team.
  • A professional appearance.

Education and Experience:  

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in administrative support.
  • Prefer 5 years’ experience in administrative support.
  • Demonstrated experience in a professional, multitask environment.
  • Some experience in a non-profit higher education environment a plus.
  • Ability to connect with and relate to local and regional ministry leaders.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • The ability to maturely and creatively assist in creating a culture of professional advancement.
  • The ability to work in a team context within the Department of Church & Ministry Leadership.
  • Computer proficiency required in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other design oriented programs a plus.
  • Prefer experience in CampusVue and eCampus.
  • Typing skills 55 wpm.
  • Office machinery operations
  • Multi-line phone experience.
  • Strong editing and proofing skills.
  • Self-starter, detailed-oriented, and able to handle confidential matters.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic departmental budgeting and administration.


  • Doctoral adjunct liaison.
  • Assisting Doctoral adjuncts in their courses, both online and in person.
  • Manage and prepare students for hearings, namely signature pages, checklists, and scheduling.
  • Overseeing the essential steps from pre-hearing to binding.
  • Overall administrative assistance for both the PhD in Leadership and the Doctor of Ministry programs.
  • Assist in reaching out to generated leads of future students by making contact as a touch point to answer any questions about the respective program.
  • Provide leadership to new student orientation.
  • Guide students through the process from acceptance to the start of classes, courses, orientation, and Schoology.
  • Overseeing digital and physical presence for students in relation to course work, hearings, comps, and defense.
  • Arranging specific meetings with students both digitally and physically.
  • Be in consistent weekly contact with the Directors of PhD in Leadership and the Doctor of Ministry programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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