DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM - Project Coach/Coordinator-DMin
Salaried Full-time (75-100%)
This position supports the efforts of the Doctor of Ministry program by working directly with participants and advisors to improve the writing quality of project proposals and professional dissertations. The primary focus of this person’s responsibility is the success of DMin participants in their projects, and to guide and teach them how to pursue research effectively.
A doctoral degree is required with preferred emphasis in theology. A Doctor of Ministry degree is preferable. Experience in research and academic writing is required. Since the work includes dealing with ministers in the field, pastoral experience would be valuable.
Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
Duties and responsibilities
- Pre-screen all DMin project proposals for proper style, formatting, and academic writing issues prior to the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee review.
- Correspond with the participants and provide them with coaching to correct any matters of concern prior to the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee review.
- Receive completed project proposals and distribute the proposals to members of the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee one week prior to meetings.
- Forward the recommendations of the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee to the DMin Committee.
- Correspond with participants and advisors regarding the actions of the DMin Project Proposals Subcommittee and the DMin Committee.
- Process and submit participants' IRB applications, and serve on the IRB.
- Serve as a member of the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee and schedule meetings for the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee.
- Keep minutes for the DMin Project Proposal Subcommittee.
- Serve on the DMin Project Advisors Committee and on the DMin Admissions and Extensions Subcommittee.
- Serve as a member of the DMin Committee.
- Serve as an adjunct faculty teaching the DMin Professional Dissertation Seminar and DMin Field Research Methods Seminar.
- Mentor contract faculty who teach the DMin Professional Dissertation Seminar and DMin Field Research Methods Seminar.
- Periodically update the DMin Project Writing Manual (English and Spanish).
- Contribute to the DMin website in the areas pertaining to the project.
- Develop resources to assist participants in writing their professional dissertations.
- Lead out in recruiting and orienting/training advisors and maintain an updated list of available DMin advisors.
- Periodically update the DMin Advisors Handbook.
- Create and disseminate the Advisors E-letter once a quarter.
- Develop resources to assist advisors in their duties.
- Personally advise several DMin participants.
- Keep office hours on a regular schedule of 38 hours a week.
- Keep current the master schedule as directed by the program director.
- Conduct the program orientation for new cohorts when the Director is not available.
- Ensure the academic advisor (Program Director) clears all DGs for GSEM796.
- In coordination with the DMin Director, assist the approval of new DMin cohort proposals by the DMin Committee, Deans’ Council, Seminary Faculty, and if needed, other Andrews University committees.
- Archive approved proposals for future reference.
- Ensure bulletin changes are approved by the appropriate committees.
- In coordination with the DMin Director, work with Coordinator for Finances and Business Administration to shepherd new DMin classes through the approval process of the DMin Committee, Department, Deans’ Council, Seminary Faculty, PDRC, etc.
- Review the program’s section of the Andrews University Bulletin and alert the director to modifications that need to be made to the description of program content and policies.
- Create and distribute agenda for DMin staff meetings chaired by Director.
- Other tasks as assigned by the director.
- Work with and assist administrative assistants as needed.
- Participate in program and university committees, services, and opportunities that support the goals, mission, and values of the Adventist Church.
In addition to what was stated in the qualifications summary:
- Excellent administrative skills.
- Positive people skills.
- Above-average research and academic writing capabilities.
- If possible, speak Spanish fluently and read Portuguese.
- The ability to edit doctoral-level dissertations.
- Proven abilities as a classroom instructor.
- Evidence of commitment to professional growth.
- Evidence of commitment to departmental curricular and program development.
- Team player with strong communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
- Skilled and pleasant in interpersonal relations.
- Committed to Christ and a solid supporter of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, teachings, and mission, including lifestyle, and a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
- Technical competencies as needed to successfully perform researching, advising, and administrative responsibilities.
- Ability to prepare and organize a wide variety of documents, reports, files, and information in various formats.
- Ability to communicate on various online platforms (zoom, Microsoft Teams, Learning Hub, etc.) and delivery formats (virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid)
- Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to collaborate well with colleagues; and a disposition conducive to interacting winsomely with a diverse population of faculty colleagues, students, and staff.
- A personal history of healthy human relations, high moral integrity, and Christian spiritual maturity.
- Feel comfortable working cooperatively and effectively with other departments on campus as well as immediate coworkers and students to help resolve problems and make decisions that enhance program effectiveness.
Physical abilities as needed to fulfill responsibilities. A successful individual will be able to meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of the job.
This job requires the employee to sit for periods of a few hours at a time, use hands with freedom, reach out with hands and arms, stand and walk, crouch and crawl, lift and move 50 lbs., use a computer and telephone, etc.
Climate-controlled office space with low to moderate noise level.