Parenting Researcher and Coordinator


The Parenting Researcher will work under the Christian Parenting and Caregivers Grant. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to work with families including children and their parents as well as adult daughters. Research and activities under the grant include topics of transmitting faith from parents to children, children’s religious imaginations, and intergenerational relationships of women. The Parenting Researcher will execute activities and research under the direction of faculty in the Building Communities and Nurturing Relationships framework of the Seminary. Successful background check required. This is a term appointment and grant funded position for up to three years.


  • Collaborate in planning and execution of grant projects under faculty direction.
  • Engage community partners in research and recruit participants.
  • Resource and prepare activity packets for families.
  • Conduct interviews and activities with families.
  • Collection and management of transcripts.
  • Assist in coding, analysis and organization.
  • Maintain accurate records with confidentiality.
  • Manage email, equipment and supplies for projects.
  • Assist faculty in content creation and workshop opportunities.
  • Attend project meetings and assist in tracking progress of deliverables.
  • Prepare reports and remain in budget.
  • Travel as needed for project objectives.
  • Perform job duties as assigned under faculty direction.


Louisville Seminary offers a full range of benefits, including professional development assistance and health insurance.


  • Bachelor of Arts or equivalent; Master’s in Human Development, Family Science, Christian Education, or an allied field strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and discretion.
  • Experience planning, scheduling and executing projects.
  • Experience conducting interviews and administering activities with families.
  • Critical thinking skills with flexibility and creativity.
  • Strong computer literacy with ability to learn new software; experience with qualitative software preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in literature search and review, research methods (especially qualitative research), and manuscript preparation in APA and Chicago styles.


  1. CV/Resume and cover letter including a summary of undergraduate and graduate experience in research.
  2. Research sample.
  3. List of three references.

Submit completed materials to Lesley Earles at Submissions reviewed on a rolling basis until filled by qualified applicant. Applications will be received until September 1 and all applicants notified shortly thereafter.


To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.
A background screening is required.


Founded in 1853, Louisville Seminary offers an inclusive and diverse learning community, welcoming students from wide ecumenical backgrounds while maintaining its long, historic commitment to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Louisville Seminary is led by the Holy Spirit to educate people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere. It is distinguished by its nationally-recognized marriage and family therapy and field education programs, its black church studies program, the scholarship and church service among its faculty, and a commitment to training women and men to participate in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information, call (800) 264-1839 or log onto

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.