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Job Opening - Writing Center Coordinator/Learning Commons Librarian

6/9/15 through 7/31/15

Writing Center Coordinator/Learning Commons Librarian

Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC

Position Summary
Hood Theological Seminary invites applications for the full-time position of Coordinator of the Margaret H. Kluttz Writing & Resource Center and Learning Commons Librarian at the Hood Library. The person in this position will work with the Director of the Library to maintain the Learning Commons, recruit and train writing tutors, provide one-on-one writing instruction, teach one writing course per term as an adjunct faculty member, provide reference services for both research and technology issues, and assist with circulation services, cataloging, and other library related tasks.

The successful candidate for this position will have:

· An advanced degree in a related field (MLS, MA, M.Ed, MDiv, MTS)

· Experience advising academic writing in higher education

· Experience with basic computer programs including Microsoft Office and integrated library systems

· Familiarity with trends in educational technology and libraries

· At least two years of experience in an academic library (preferred)

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Information
To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Rev. Kay Hines
Assistant to Academic Services & Professional Programs
Hood Theological Seminary
1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144


Review of applications will begin July 1 and continue until the position is filled.


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Job Opening - Dir. of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

6/23/15 through 7/31/15

 Inviting Applications


Hood Theological Seminary (HTS)


Position Title:       Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving

Department:         Office of Institutional Advancement

Qualifications:      Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with Seminary colleagues, alumni constituents, and the public. Flexibility and initiative combined with the skills that lend to team work to achieve institutional goals. High ethical standards for handling confidential information. Ability to travel periodically. A minimum of two years’ experience in alumni and external relations or customer/personnel service. Graduate work in theological study is highly desired.

The Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that strategically engage alumni, strengthen outreach programs that provide tangible benefits to alumni and advance the mission of Hood Theological Seminary. Also, the Director will collaborate with the Institutional Advancement Officer to coordinate annual fund appeal campaigns periodically throughout the year through direct mail and with the Director of Communication, Information and Publicity through newsletters and other publications. As an ambassador, the Director is expected to collaborate with colleagues in other administrative offices as well including, but not limited to, Admissions and Recruitment, and Student Affairs. In partnership with the Institutional Advancement Officer, the Director will create and maintain pathways for alumni participation to advance the mission of the Seminary. In collaboration with the Institutional Advancement Office, the Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni giving and serve as the key liaison between the Alumni Association Executive Board and the academic and administrative leadership of the Seminary.


1.       Work closely with the Alumni Association Officers, arranging meetings and events, staffing committees, and ensuring productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership;

2.              Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the Seminary's strategic plan and bring in fiscal resources;

3.          Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni;

4.           Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni from different denominations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally;

5.          Maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications (e.g., collect information for the Director of Communication, Information & Publicity to include in the Hood’s Herald and other publications);

6.          Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and encourage them to participate in programs and remain connected to the Seminary;

7.          Interface with Dean of Students and the Director of Supervised Ministry to share pre-professional development and career networking opportunities and resources;

8.          Identify alumni who merit recognition for extraordinary achievement, unique community service and specialized ministry;

9.          Plan periodic annual fund appeals through direct mail to alumni and friends of the Seminary and through Seminary newsletters and other publications; Oversee direct mail appeals, e-solicitations, faculty/staff giving, and student calling program, online giving campaigns.

10.    Develop a system for tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Provide analytical report and recommendations at the conclusion of each initiative.

11.  Make discovery and solicitation visits with prospective donors.

12.  Assist the Seminary in other areas, when needed.

Hood Theological Seminary

Hood Theological Seminary is an ethnically and religiously diverse graduate and professional school sponsored by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E. Zion) Church and is dedicated to the education and preparation of persons for effective leadership in the various ministries of the Christian church. The Seminary began as a theological department of Livingstone College in 1879 when a group of ministers from Concord, North Carolina and the surrounding area embraced Bishop James Walker Hood’s dream of preparing African American youth for ministry. In 1904 it was elevated to school status with about 35 students enrolled in its first class. In 1998, Hood Theological Seminary achieved full accreditation in the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S.A. and Canada (ATS), and the next year it received approval by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church as a recognized seminary for training ministerial students for that denomination. In 2001 Hood obtained independence from Livingstone College and became a free-standing seminary with its own Board of Trustees. In 2002, the first 12 students enrolled in a new Doctor of Ministry program. In 2013, the Seminary received a ten (10) year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and in 2014 the Seminary was re-approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church (UMC) to train United Methodist clergy for ordained ministry. Today 240 students representing 13 different denominations, from different backgrounds and cultures are learning and preparing for service and leadership. Currently HTS offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.). The Seminary also has an Extension site at Lomax-Hannon Junior College in Greenville, Alabama.

Application Process and Timeframe

The successful candidate will be appointed no later than September 30, 2015.

An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of leadership vision; and three professional references. Confidential inquiries are welcomed. References will not be contacted without consent from the applicant.

For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by July 31, 2015 to:


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Revised Library Hours in July

7/6/15 through 7/31/15
Week of 7/27 - 7/31: Closed


 Hood Theological Seminary Library Hours


July 2015

July 1
Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

July 2 & 3
Thursday & Friday:  Closed

July 6 - 10
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

July 13 -17
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 20 - 24
Monday Closed

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday Closed

July 27-31


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July Office Hours

7/10/15 through 7/31/15
Administrative Offices close at noon on Fridays in July

 During the month of July, the hours for the Administrative Offices are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon


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Continuing Education Seminar

10/10/15 through 10/31/15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., Greenville, NC

 Dr. Herman Thomas, Adjunct Professor of Church History

and African American Studies

at Hood Theological Seminary, will lead a three session seminar

The History of Christianity and
the African American Church

Saturday, October 10th, 17th and 31st, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Host Seminar Site:
York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

201 Tyson Street

Greenville, NC  27834


Host Pastor:
Rev. D’Andre James Daniels


Sponsored by

Hood Theological Seminary

In conjunction with

The Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District of the

African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E. Zion) Church

Designed to increase the awareness of pastors and lay leaders to significant historical events, themes, and characters in the evolution of Christianity and the African American Church.

The Seminar will enable participants to:

  • Gain basic knowledge of the key historical events in the history of the Christian Church
  • Understand the significant place of the African American church in the history of Christianity
  • Explore current and future implications of the relationship between Christianity and the African American Church

 Attendance at all three seminars is required in order to receive a Continuing Education (C.E.) Certificate for this seminar.

Dr. Herman Thomas, a distinguished teacher, scholar and researcher, is Adjunct Professor of Church History and African American Studies at Hood Theological Seminary. He is former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Shaw University. He was Faculty Associate for Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of the U.T.O.P. Program, UNC-Charlotte. He has a B.S. from N.C. A & T University; a B.D. and a M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School; and a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was awarded the Medallion for 25 years of Service to UNC-Charlotte and the Unsung Hero Award from N.C. A & T University. He is a member of Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. He is author of James W.C. Pennington, African-American Churchman and Abolitionist (1995).

Pre-Registration is required. To register, please send your check, made payable to HTS – C.E. Seminars, with your name, address, phone and email to Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. The Distance Learning Committee can authorize onsite registration. 

For additional information regarding this seminar, please contact:
Rev. Erlinda C. Dobson, N.C. Conference Committee Chair

Phone: 252-514-0286



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