Employment Opportunities

When opportunities to work with us at MTSO become available, they will be posted here.

Events Coordinator

Hours: An average of 20 hours per week, highly variable, event-dependent schedule, some weekends and evenings.

Qualifications: Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies of various social identities. Requires attention to detail and the ability to consistently meet deadlines. Must have problem-solving skills necessary to help clarify and meet constituent needs and ensure event success. Ability to manage multiple projects and deal with challenging situations in a diplomatic and calm manner. Understanding of, and commitment to, principles of sustainability are essential. Minimum two years’ experience in event planning.

Position Description: The Events Coordinator manages a portfolio of both internal and external events. This position is responsible for the planning, logistics, creative support and contracts necessary to ensure high-quality, sustainable events for MTSO and outside organizations as directed by the COO. The Events Coordinator provides a one-stop shop for constituents, overseeing elements such as meeting space, set-up arrangements, dining and catering needs, audio-visual requests and décor.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead internal constituents and external clients through the design process to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the constituent’s vision and goals for each event. Create proposal for constituent review and final authorization by COO.
  • Oversee, organize, and manage events from initial design to completion in alignment with MTSO’s values and commitments to sustainability. Provide creative guidance, manage event timelines, negotiate contracts and coordinate internal resources for each event, such as IT, AV, dining, and communications.
  • Manage day-of logistics and oversee the execution of an event, ensuring that schedules are followed and services are administered as requested.
  • Monitor individual event budgets, track event revenue and review vendor invoices.
  • Generate post-event summaries evaluating success of each event, track attendance and expenditures, and identify opportunities for future improvement.

Physical Requirements: Stamina necessary for long event days.

Email a letter of interest in this position and a resume to ewiggins@mtso.edu.

MTSO requires COVID vaccination for all MTSO community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals seeking an exemption of any kind should contact the Coordinator of Human Resources. More information regarding the Healthy Together Policy may be found at Employee COVID-19 Protocol.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other non‐merit reasons. See our notice of nondiscrimination.

Director of Student Services and Writing Center Director

FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt

Qualifications: M.Div. or related master’s degree with some professional experience in an academic setting. Candidate must be able to effectively develop and implement new initiatives and to support and work collaboratively with existing programs. The ability to balance competing resources and agendas fairly and consistently is essential. Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, professional boundaries, and experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds, contexts, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs and traditions, sexualities, gender identities, and abilities. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential matters with absolute discretion and integrity and possess high levels of self-awareness and intercultural competence. Must have graduate level teaching or tutoring experience and the ability to tutor students in a variety of courses that require academic writing and research. Proficiency with Chicago-style citation required.

Hours: This position is full-time. Three days a week (Tuesdays plus two other business days) are required on campus. Schedule is highly variable, with some weekends and evenings required.

Director of Student Services Component

The Director of Student Services represents and advocates for the student body, emphasizing academic success and leadership development.

Primary Responsibilities and duties:

  • Implement the student life program with particular attention to MTSO’s mission\
  • Coordinate the Student Retention Team and student retention efforts
  • Coach students for academic success and retention
  • Plan, coordinate, and carry out, in conjunction with the Academic Affairs office, twice annual new student orientation
  • Serve as the Disabilities Services Coordinator, including preparing letters of accommodation for students with IEPs prior to the beginning of the term and coordinating support for students with disabilities
  • Serve as the PDSO International Students for MTSO, including coordinating support for international students
  • Prepare campus security and personal safety disclosures in accordance with the Clery Act
  • Manage internal social media for MTSO students

Writing Center Director Component

The Writing Center Director works collaboratively with MTSO faculty and the Dickhaut Library staff to support the development of strong academic writing skills for students in all MTSO’s degree programs.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create a unique and innovative writing center at MTSO that emphasizes excellence in scholarly writing in the fields of religious and theological studies
  • Coach student writing success in person and online
  • Edit and proofread writing for students and, as time permits, faculty and staff
  • Provide teaching support for ES500: The Educated Spirit, including but not limited to:
    • Teaching two sessions on formal academic writing and the mechanics of academic citation (focusing on Chicago-style citations)
    • Conduct workshops on writing skills, from basic to intermediate and advanced levels
    • Grade ES500 writing assignments.

Email a letter of interest in this position and a resume to ewiggins@mtso.edu.

MTSO requires COVID vaccination for all MTSO community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals seeking an exemption of any kind should contact the Coordinator of Human Resources. More information regarding the Healthy Together Policy may be found at Employee COVID-19 Protocol.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other non‐merit reasons. See our notice of nondiscrimination.

Culinary Internships at Seminary Hill Farm Kitchen

About Seminary Hill Farm Kitchen: Seminary Hill Farm Kitchen is a scratch-made dining facility providing farm-to-table cuisine for Methodist Theological School in Ohio. It features sustainably grown produce from the market-style farm located on the 80-acre MTSO campus in Delaware, Ohio, north of Columbus. Proteins are hyper-local and responsibly sourced. Led by a classically French-trained chef, Seminary Hill Farm Kitchen emphasizes plant-based and internationally influenced cuisine.

FLSA Status: Full-time, seasonal, hourly.

Schedule and Compensation: Internships are available between April 1 and November 12, 2022. Start and end dates are flexible, oriented to spring, summer and fall sessions. Interns will work and get paid for 40-hour weeks ($12/hour, no overtime) and will be given the opportunity to occupy rent-free on-campus housing (unfurnished efficiency apartments with utilities, internet and cable provided). Interns will be provided meals as well as receiving a weekly produce share from Seminary Hill Farm.

Interns will participate in all aspects of day-to-day food preparation and service including:

  • Knife skill practice.
  • Grilling, roasting, braising, smoking foods.
  • Classical sauce preparation.
  • Butchery.
  • Operating a wood-fired oven.
  • Recipe development and testing.
  • Menu planning.
  • Tending raised-bed kitchen garden and assisting in field and greenhouse harvesting.
  • Plate design and preparation.
  • Independent preparation of informal midday meals.

Physical Requirements: Must have the range of motion and stamina to work in a busy kitchen. Interns must be at least 18 years old by the start date of their internship.

Email a letter of interest in this position and a resume to ewiggins@mtso.edu.

MTSO requires COVID vaccination for all MTSO community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals seeking an exemption of any kind should contact the Coordinator of Human Resources. More information regarding the Healthy Together Policy may be found at Employee COVID-19 Protocol.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other non‐merit reasons. See our notice of nondiscrimination.