Employment Opportunities at SFTS
Current Open Positions:

  • Controller (CPA Required)
  • Assistant Director of Communications


Controller (CPA Required)

SUMMARY:  The Controller manages the daily operations of the Business Office and is responsible for all accounting functions, financial reporting, budget management, investment and endowment accounting, PP&E, and related systems.  The Controller supervises two staff accountants.  The Controller represents the Business Office on working groups with Student Services, Academic Programs, and Events & Conference Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

General Ledger Accounting

  • Approve general ledger journal entries prepared by staff
  • Maintain the Chart of Accounts
  • Maintain general ledger report formats
  • Prepare and enter journal entries for unusual transactions

Financial Reporting

  • Monitor monthly close procedures and review all monthly reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly interim financial statements for the Budget & Investment Committee of the Board

Operating Budgets

  • Draft annual operating budgets – Budget Manager
  • Monitor monthly budget to actual reports and distribute to Budget Managers
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for Administration and the Business Office
  • Provide guidance to Budget Managers for monitoring department budgets and controlling costs

AP, Student AR, Cash Receipts

  • Manage accounting staff  responsible for AP, AR, and Cash Receipts processing
  • Review AP checks processed weekly
  • Prepare or review journal entries for ACH activity on daily bank statements
  • Review daily Cash Receipts and approve daily bank deposits
  • Prepare or review monthly Student AR Aging, establish collection procedures, and set registration blocks
  • Prepare annual 1099 and 1098T reports

Payroll

  • SFTS contracts with ADP for payroll processing – Controller maintains primary relationship with ADP
  • Review ADP Payroll Report prior to submission
  • Prepare or review Payroll journal entries
  • Prepare or review benefits payments and journal entries for TIAA CREF pension, Kaiser Healthcare, and other benefits programs – LTD, Life Insurance, Vision & Dental
  • Work with Human Resources Generalist  to account for benefits programs
  • Monitor vacation, sick leave, and all changes to employee compensation & benefits including special circumstances affecting ordained persons and faculty housing.
  • Authorize and process monthly/quarterly governmental payroll tax and information reports.

Cash Management

  • Monitor daily cash position of bank Operating Account
  • Maintain cash management worksheet – monthly actual and forecast
  • Determine draw on PLA Line of Credit and prepare Distribution requests
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations
  • Initiate cash transfers from the Student Loan Account to the Operating Account

Gift Processing

  • Review monthly reconciliation of GL to Raisers Edge Database prepared by staff
  • Determine proper gift posting to endowment, annual fund, and restricted funds
  • Reconcile gift reporting with Advancement – revenue recognition and pledges
  • Insure proper posting of stock gifts and online gifts
  • Insure proper tracking of multi-year grants
  • Establish appropriate internal controls for gift processing, deposits, and coding

Investment & Endowment Accounting

  • Principal contact for Graystone Consulting, outside investment advisors
  • Review quarterly investment funds activity worksheets and Journal Entries
  • Prepare Investment Report for B&I Committee
  • Update the Endowment Net Assets Worksheet, apply earnings, and prepare quarterly Journal Entries
  • Annually, calculate release from Temporarily Restricted Net Assets and prepare Journal Entry

Audit

  • Manage the interim review and the annual audit by external audit firm – June 30 fiscal year end
  • Prepare all lead sheets, audit questionnaires, and worksheets
  • Analyze all balance sheet asset and liability accounts
  • Calculate YE adjusting entries for bad debt, depreciation, and other balance sheet adjustments
  • Work with VP Finance to prepare draft Financial Statements & Footnotes
  • Manage the A-133 annual audit

Other

  • Policies & Procedures Manual - Update and maintain the PPM located on the SFTS Network and assist other departments in updating policies and procedures.
  • Property, Plant, & Equipment - Select a software program to create a Fixed Asset Register.  Reconcile and transfer PP&E currently maintained on Excel Spreadsheets to the Fixed Asset Register.
  • Insurance – prepare annual application for Property & Casualty, Auto, Educators Legal Liability, Workers Compensation
  • Property Leases – Track payments, annual rental increases, and work with VP Finance to negotiate new lease arrangements for rental of seminary property to outside tenants.
  • Management – supervise two staff accountants.  Provide cross training and opportunities for developing new skills.  Draft annual performance reviews.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:     
BA/BS in Accounting or related business degree required. CPA certificate required but does not have to be current.

Experience:                  
Minimum five years’ experience in a controller function with a minimum of two years supervisory experience.  Prefer experience with a not-for-profit organization, particularly an educational organization.

Special Skills:               
Proficient with windows based software systems, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.  Able to work in a variety of computer software systems and FRX reporting applications.

Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Able to work effectively and collaboratively across departments and with staff, faculty, and students.

Good project management skills.  Ability to analyze and summarize data in a clear and concise manner and to design processes and procedures that make the best use of limited resources.

Attention to detail.  Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Maintain a positive and friendly attitude and be willing to take on new responsibilities as needed.

Experience in managing staff, delegating work effectively, and providing training as needed.

Physical Demands:        
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, to use hands and fingers, and to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach using hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

SFTS is an equal opportunity employer

Please send resume  and cover letter to jobs@sfts.edu  or fax to 415-451-2829 or mail to Human Resources, SF Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo, CA  94960



Assistant Director of Communications

Summary:
The Assistant Director of Communication assists the Director of Communications with social media, content development, marketing, media monitoring and brand implementation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Social Media

  • Responsible for population and management of posting calendar through Hootsuite. Craft messages for a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and identify additional relevant platforms on which the Seminary should maintain a presence.
  • Develop and implement creative social media campaigns related to recruitment and fundraising.
  • Expand online presence by identifying with and engaging new followers on all social media platforms.
  • Respond to conversation threads appropriately.
  • Create and present bi-weekly social media analytics reports to Director so appropriate adjustments to strategy can be made.

    Content Development

  • The Assistant Director will be responsible for identifying and developing written content for print and electronic platforms (with the exception of event-related items). This includes, but is not limited to, the website, social media, and the alumni magazine.
  • Will plan, design, develop, and send bi-weekly e-newsletters.
  • Will develop, launch, and maintain a Seminary Blog that will include both original and relevant re-posted content.
  • Responsible for developing an outreach plan related to launch of blog, and of building and growing readership.

Marketing

  • Implement Seminary-wide marketing strategy for academic programs.
  • In coordination with internal and external graphic designers, develop print and electronic advertisements for a variety of marketing outlets. With final approval of content and design from Director, responsible for submitting advertisements.
  • Develop academic marketing materials under the direction of Director.
  • Responsible for managing a calendar of deadlines.
  • Continually identify new marketing platforms and opportunities.
  • Assist Director with development of paid and organic marketing strategy.

Media Monitoring

  • Monitor news relating to the Seminary daily, and develop a weekly media summary for internal dissemination.
  • Maintain a Seminary news archive relating to the Seminary.

New Brand Implementation

  • As a Communications team member, must develop an intricate knowledge and display mastery of messaging and brand guidelines.
  • Will assist in identifying any materials that have the old logo and need to be updated.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training: B.A. / B.S. degree from an accredited college or university

Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Communications department and preferably at an educational institution.

Skills:

  • Working knowledge of e-mail development platforms such as Raisers Edge, Constant Contact, and/or SalesForce
  • Excellent editing skills
  • Experience in a multimedia production environment
  • Digital photography and video production experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of Hootstuie and WordPress
  • Experience writing for social media
  • Ability to take ownership of and manage multiple projects from start to completion
  • Detailed, solution-oriented, self-motivated and strong organizational skills
  • Passionate about storytelling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands:
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, to use hands and fingers, and to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach using hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

SFTS is an equal opportunity employer

Please send Writing Samples, Links to sites related to your Social Media experience, Cover Letter and Resume  to  jobs@sfts.edu  or Fax to 415-451-2829 or mail to Human Resources, SF Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo, CA  94960

 
 
 

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105 Seminary Rd
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Phone: 415.451.2800
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