Reasons to Believe is an international, outreach-oriented, science apologetics ministry. Our mission is to spread the Christian gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature.
We are seeking a full-time visiting scholar program coordinator to provide administrative support to the vice president of research and apologetics, specifically helping to carry out the objectives of the visiting scholar program. Interested individuals should send résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Create and maintain visiting scholar master calendar.
- Develop and standardize procedures.
- Create email templates and/or documents to promote visiting scholar program or to coordinate follow-up with prospective candidates.
- Make flight and ground transportation arrangements.
- Create detailed schedule/itinerary for each visiting scholar’s visit.
- Maintain comprehensive database to track visiting scholar program activity.
- Create and update visiting scholar files.
- Track receipts/expenses and submit expense reimbursement forms in timely manner; monitor budget for the program.
- Manage the visiting scholar quarterly newsletter, including creating a project timeline, organizing writers, writing an introductory piece, and collaborating with the editorial department and a freelance graphic designer.
- Establish and maintain a visiting scholar blog, including collecting articles and working with editorial and web teams to publish articles.
- Facilitate collaborative projects between the visiting scholar and RTB’s scholar team, including producing scripts for video projects, participating in discussions regarding the visiting scholar’s expertise, and scheduling meetings.
- Implement strategies for program growth and sustainability.
- Coordinate systems to keep visiting scholars connected with the ministry, including organizing monthly conference calls and establishing ongoing communication.
- Organize and maintain visiting scholar office to ensure welcoming environment.
- Work with operations director to ensure visiting scholar condo is appropriately maintained, including interior and exterior repairs, furniture replacement, and scheduling routine cleaning services.
- Assist the vice president of research and apologetics, as well as the scholar team, with other special projects and assignments as needed.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact comfortably in person and in writing with people of all academic backgrounds and levels
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills
- Scheduling and multitasking abilities
- Proactive problem solver
- Good interpersonal skills, hospitable; friendly disposition and behavior
- High-level computer literacy; proficiency in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
- Experience in budget monitoring
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Committed Christian
- Committed to RTB’s purpose, vision, and mission
- BS degree, preferred
We are seeking a temporary full-time bookkeeper to maintain the daily operations of the accounting department. Candidates must have a BS degree in accounting or related field, or five years of professional accounting experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization. Interested individuals should send résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.
- Processes month and year-end activity, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger functions, payroll and utilities, budgeting, cash disbursements, and check runs
- Records expenses into accounting software
- Produces, with CPA, monthly financial statements
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements
- Files tax forms
- Files charitable registrations
- Oversees, in conjunction with independent auditor, preparation of annual audit
- Balances donations and sales batches to the accounting software
- Records all other miscellaneous income (royalties, honoraria etc.)
- Establishes and maintain fiscal files and records to document
- BS degree in Accounting or related field, or five years of accounting experience
- Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws, and regulations
- Skill in performing detailed and complex numerical computations and reports
- Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software, and databases
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Ability to initiate and work proactively
- Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work well with all levels of staff
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience with ADP payroll software, a plus
- Growing Christian
- Committed to RTB’s mission, vision, and core values
We are seeking a Contract Online Instructor to track and monitor student progress, and to provide students with appropriate, timely feedback and assessments throughout the course. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in respective discipline (chemistry, physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, genetics, paleoanthropology, and paleontology), Ph.D. preferred. Interested individuals should send résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Demonstrate familiarity with Reasons Institute/Reasons Academy syllabus, course content (lectures, textbooks), and grading policies prior to the start of the course
- Actively participate in online discussions with students; providing feedback, answering questions, and referring students to Reasons to Believe resources for further study
- Respond to student emails, questions, and comments within one business day
- Grade and provide quality feedback to students on their assignments within five business days
- Maintain constant communication with Reasons Institute staff concerning any student relations issues
- Must hold personal beliefs consistent with Reasons to Believe’s Statement of Faith (including a belief in a historical Adam and Eve as the first humans), and a belief in biblical inerrancy as defined by the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organization skills, detail-oriented, with an ability to meet daily and weekly deadlines
- Ability to be proactive and work independently
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information
- California residency preferable for some courses
- At least one course taken through Reasons Institute