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Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions listed will be posted for at least 5 business days before being filled.


CONTROLLER – Seeking a Controller who serves as the chief accounting officer and is responsible for the accounting, external financial reporting and internal control operations of the Seminary as well as compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the finances of not-for-profit institutions.  The Controller is responsible for the management and oversight of general accounting, grant accounting, restricted gifts and endowments, debt compliance, cash management, payroll, student accounts (bursar functions), accounts payable, fixed assets, tax compliance and internal control systems for financial operations.  The Controller works closely with other department managers and staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how finance and accounting can support their operations.  The Controller provides support and reports to the Senior Vice President, COO and Treasurer and is a key member of the Senior Vice President’s team.

  • Oversee all accounting functions of the Seminary.
  • Serve as primary liaison to external auditors; prepare annual financial statements in a timely manner and meet other external reporting requirements including Federal OMB Circular A-133, IPEDS Finance Survey, and accreditation agency financial reports.
  • Develop, implement, document and adhere to accounting policies and procedures in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s standards for not-for-profit entities, applicable government and private grant management guidelines, and applicable tax and bond regulations.
  • Work with the Senior Vice President to plan, prepare and implement the Seminary’s annual operating and capital budgets; monitor budget implementation by preparing interim reports and analyzing budget variances throughout the fiscal year.
  • Support the Senior Vice President in engaging the Board of Trustees’ Audit and Financial Affairs Committee regarding financial statement analysis, carrying out activities and internal controls, preparing related reports as needed.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns and schedules (990T, 1099’s, 1098T’s, 1041, 1042, etc.).
  • Ensure that payments, reporting/disclosures, accounting entries and other requirements for the maintenance of the Seminary’s taxable and tax-exempt bonds are met.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for accounting staff, foster a team environment, and support staff professional development. Propose changes to the organizational design to achieve the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Propose and implement modifications to existing accounting policies and procedures as to promote efficiency; continuously review accounting practices to meet the evolving needs of the Seminary and to incorporate best practices.
  • Develop and implement effective internal control policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Information Technology department with regard to the selection, implementation and optimization of finance-related and enterprise-wide software systems including Jenzabar EX and Fundriver.
  • Promote a culture of customer service excellence and community engagement by all members of the staff, work collaboratively with other campus departments, and communicate accounting policies and changes to the Seminary community.
  • Partner with the Human Resources department, especially in the effective execution of the payroll function and employee benefits.
  • Remain apprised of changes in accounting rules and standards impacting higher education.
  • Supervise: Assistant Controller, Bursar, and Senior Accountant.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required; master’s degree (MBA or similar) preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education and ten years of progressive experience in an accounting/finance position where substantial judgment, analysis, interpretation, integration of complex data and information was required.
  • Working knowledge of FASB accounting standards for non-profits and endowment fund and grant accounting.
  • Experience with the Business Office side of Title IV and other financial aid programs and related accounting and compliance standards.
  • Proven competency with financial information technology in a higher education environment and implementation of financial systems; proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite, including advanced knowledge of Excel (including VLOOKUP and other data management functions).
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change.
  • Absolute integrity and discretion, especially in the handling of confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to broad constituencies including staff, administrators, senior executives, board members, donors, and external professionals.
  • Enjoy being a part of a community dedicated to the Seminary’s mission, working as part of a professional team, and motivating others to develop and achieve.
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER – Provide strategic direction, establish objectives and plans for technology at the Seminary in cooperation with leadership. Ensure that the information technology-based infrastructure, systems, and data are available, reliable, supported, and secured within industry standards. Reports to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration.


  • Institutional technology business continuity and disaster recovery, ensuring survivability of the institution’s data and technical systems, in coordination with the institution’s overall disaster recovery and business continuity plans
  • Overall institutional technology security, ensuring systems and data are compliant with industry regulations and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate technology-related policies are in place and appropriately enforced.
  • d. Institution-wide information technology infrastructure, including network, communications, server, and storage systems.
  • Overall institutional data management, storage, and processing, ensuring appropriate standards are in place.
  • Overall architecture and design of information technology systems, ensuring consistency, functionality, usability, availability, long-term sustainability, and cost effectiveness.
  • Supervise the staff (both employees and contractors) of the Information Technology Services office, complete annual performance evaluations, provide for continual skill and professional development.  Develop appropriate budget staffing and operating procedures to implement the Seminary’s technology plans. 
  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of annual and long-range capital and operating budgets for ITS.  Where appropriate, participate in drafting proposals, contract negotiations, and cost accounting for all areas.
  • Oversee Help Desk operations, including evaluating reports and creating a customer-centric environment.
  • Oversee and manage the maintenance agreements in support of the various networking and desktop computer systems and software.
  • Oversee and prepare reports and/or appropriate data concerning project management, contract negotiations, acceptance and maintenance criteria, hardware specifications, integration issues, documentation, and testing of projects and systems.
  • Coordinate with the Library to provide networked resources to members of the Seminary community in their academic pursuits.
  • Oversee IT-related training program, in coordination with Human Resources and other departments, to make sure campus users are best able to utilize various IT systems and software.
  • Research and formulate appropriate policies and use of security guidelines to protect the integrity of all technical systems supported by this office.
  • Remain current on computer and information technology; provide information about software, hardware, and networking needs; and make recommendations in the area of technology.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  1. Minimum five years of leadership experience in higher education technology. Proven ability to manage resources (human, financial and physical) to ensure productivity, high quality work and service excellence. Ability to combine expertise and knowledge of technology with proven leadership, interpersonal, and change management skills.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  3. Excellent communication skills, oral and written; the ability to convey technically complex information and concepts in terms understood by non-technical people.
  4. Technical qualifications include both hands-on knowledge, support, and management experience knowledge in:
    • Networking systems and protocols
    • Telecommunications systems and protocols
    • Server systems, including hardware, OS, and virtualization
    • Internet and web technologies
    • E-mail systems and protocols
    • ERP systems, including Jenzabar EX or equivalent higher education ERP systems
    • Programming, including .Net
  5. Ability to provide visionary leadership, including fostering a shared vision of the role of IT in collaboration with key stakeholders and constituent groups.
  6. Experienced leader of IT services, including technology infrastructure, academic and administrative systems; (cyber) security, and risk management. A thorough understanding of technology’s potential to facilitate teaching and learning and capacity to thrive in an educational environment dedicated to student excellence and success.


Supervision: The HVAC Technician reports to the Technical Service Supervisor


  1. Maintain and troubleshoot high and low pressure chillers, libert units, commercial and residential high pressure split systems up to 100 Tons and hot water and low pressure steam boilers.
  2. Maintain all commercial refrigeration equipment.
  3. Maintain chilled and hot water circulation pumps.
  4. Repair exhaust fans.
  5. Rebuild hydraulic valve actuators.
  6. Clean and rebuild steam valves.
  7. Maintain cooling towers.
  8. Replace bearings, motors and belts on air handling equipment.
  9. Work with laptop computer to troubleshoot and calibrate DDC controls.
  10. All other duties as assigned.


  1.  Knowledge of two and three-way valves, pneumatics and direct digital controls and computers.
  2. Requires understanding and the ability to troubleshoot for problems with controls for all commercial and residential heating and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. 
  3. Must have:

    a. Universal license for Type I, II and III of Refrigerant and Recovery Certification
    b. A valid driver's license.
    c. Sheet metal experience.
    d. Good public interpersonal skills.

  4. Must be able to install and wire HVAC equipment. 
  5. Knowledge of variable frequency drives (VFD)
  6. Ability to read high and low voltage wiring diagrams and blueprints.
  7. Knowledge of recycle and recovery machines.
  8. Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades.
  9. Able to solder, braze and use cutting torches with HVAC equipment.



Please notify the Director of Human Resources of your interest in writing or by email as soon as possible.


Please submit your résumé by:
email: [email protected]
fax: 609.924.2973 or
mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803


complete and submit an application form by:
calling 609.497.6948 or
stopping by Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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