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NCMA maintains this page to connect campus ministry positions with potential candidates. If you are interested in submitting a job opening, NCMA has the ability to reach over 500 individuals and organizations.  Please click here to upload your position description. Job postings are free for members of NCMA and cost $20 per posting for non-members. Positions will be removed after 9 months, or at the request of the employing organization, or at the discretion of NCMA. Postings will appear (1) on our website, (2) on our job postings Google group, (3) on our Facebook Page, and (4) on our Twitter feed. Directions for joining the Google group are at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please email ncma.info@gmail.com.


Posted Sept 29,2017

Chaplain to the College  Williams Collage, Williamstown, MA
Chaplains’ Office

The Chaplain to the College (the Chaplain) is the chief steward of the religious and spiritual lives of Williams College, and a primary guide to religious practice and spiritual exploration for students, faculty and staff. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Campus Life, the Chaplain will be an ordained, or otherwise credentialed, religious professional in one of the Protestant Christian traditions. As the director of the work of the Chaplains’ Office, the Chaplain will also be a fully collaborative member of a dynamic team of chaplains (Catholic, Jewish and Muslim), sharing the work of the office in three particular dimensions: pastoral, programmatic, and institutional.

Pastorally, the Chaplain will provide pastoral care broadly and generously to the entire College community, offering counsel, support, and encouragement to individuals as well as comfort and wisdom to the institution as a whole. In the culture of a college which places high priority on the support of individual students, the Chaplain will be widely recognized on campus as a compassionate and highly accessible support for students as they weather the joys and the developmental, intellectual and spiritual challenges of young adulthood.

Programmatically, as the Protestant member of the team of chaplains, the Chaplain to the College will provide primary outreach to, and support for, students and groups who identify with any of the traditions or communities (denominational or non-denominational) associated with Protestant Christianity by leading or coordinating spiritual, liturgical and educational programming; providing pastoral care; building relationships between the various Protestant communities on and around the campus; and, with student leaders, cultivating an ecumenical sense of community in keeping with a culture of pluralism. In addition to their tradition-specific work, all of the chaplains are also actively involved in inter-religious and multi-faith activities, in the planning and leadership of dialogue and reflection among groups, and in collaborative ventures of humanitarian service and conscientious activism. And the Chaplain is a critically important core participant in those areas of campus life that focus on social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Institutionally, the Chaplain to the College will be visibly engaged in the whole life of the College, including its campus-wide celebrations, its gatherings in times of crisis, its issues and working groups, and the deliberations and discernments that shape the ongoing life of a highly diverse, intellectually vibrant and, occasionally, deeply challenging community. As an important member of the senior team of the VP for Campus Life, the Chaplain will be highly collaborative across the College, nurturing special relationships with the Center for Learning in Action, Integrative Wellbeing Services, the Office of the Dean of College, and the Davis Center. The Williams student body is remarkably diverse across multiple dimensions, including more than 30 religious traditions in most years.

Two aspects of the broad diversity of the Williams community have special bearing on the complexity of the Chaplain’s work: the secular/pluralistic nature of the institution, and the intersectionality of students’ religious identities with other evolving aspects of their whole selves. The Chaplain to the College is frequently called on to help build bridges between groups and to help to open spaces for new ways of thinking about and living the spiritual journey of young adulthood, within and beyond existing frameworks. And all of Williams’ chaplains carry responsibility for being catalysts for social justice and supportive stewards of the rich potential for the spiritual and developmental wellbeing of all students.

The next Chaplain to the College will be compassionate and energetic, and a strong advocate and resource for inter-faith initiatives, particularly in support of those that are student-generated. The Chaplain will have a nuanced understanding of relevant textures of spiritual life on campus as essential to individual student identities and, to that end, will have substantial experience with diverse populations – within various Christian traditions, among the world religions, and with students who do not identify themselves religiously. The next Chaplain will be particularly attuned to the experiences of marginalized students within specific faith traditions, and will insure that the Chaplains’ Office supports and enhances the campus experience of all those with whom they work.

A strong candidate for the position will have at least 5-8 years of experience in ministry or as a religious professional – with a strong preference for campus experience – including senior-level roles with demonstrable administrative, programmatic and staff management expertise. A Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) is preferred, with at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. The Chaplain to the College supervises the administrative assistant, manages the office and its departmental budget, and has stewardship of Thompson Memorial Chapel and the Jewish Religious Center and their associated capital budgets. The work of chaplaincy on this campus frequently involves work outside of standard weekday office hours – at night and on weekends. The culture of the Chaplains’ Office strongly supports chaplains in negotiating their work hours so as to accommodate personal boundaries – but the work of the office cannot be confined to a standard 9-5 weekday work schedule.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community and strongly encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Job Group 1-C.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in western Massachusetts, with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Williams is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/kryf3755hkxznwsm


Posted and amended Sept 29,2017

Director of University Ministry – Division of Mission & Ministry  Loyola University New Orleans

 Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.

The Director of University Ministry assists the Vice President for Mission and Ministry in the active engagement with, and shared responsibility for, and the fulfillment of the Catholic and Jesuit mission for Loyola University New Orleans.

The Director of University Ministry fosters the holistic education of our students by integrating the spiritual, liturgical, and religious life of our students into their intellectual lives along with their service for and with others.  The Director creates, promotes and fosters a vibrant and active program of activities and events for students and the larger Loyola community, which directly support Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity. The Director fosters dialogue and understanding among people of different faiths, and celebrating the richness of religious diversity.

The Director of University Ministry reports directly to the Vice President of Mission and Ministry in matters of policy, program formulation, evaluation, budget, and serves as direct supervisor of all Associate Ministers and staff members.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent advanced degree. An understanding of and active commitment to the Roman Catholic faith and strong background in Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit education. Three years pastoral experience, preferably in a higher education apostolate. Extensive knowledge of Roman Catholic ritual and thorough understanding of and familiarity with current liturgical and pastoral theology. Experience with the spiritual and faith development of young adults. Flexibility with working hours, including regular evening and weekend duties. Strong time management and organizational abilities. Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to serve in a twelve month, full-time appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance in all areas of responsibility.

 

 

Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.

Email Resumes with the job title in the subject line to: RESUMES@LOYNO.EDU


Posted August 25, 2017

Director of Campus Ministry, Felician University Lodi, New Jersey

Campus Ministry at Felician University promotes the spiritual growth and well-being of the entire University community by working collaboratively with a diverse student population, faculty and staff to make available to the community opportunities for worship, retreats, service outreach and pastoral care. Building on the foundation of social outreach and formation, the Director of Campus Ministry will report to and collaborate with the Executive Director for Mission Integration. The role requires the ability to provide both pastoral care and spiritual guidance to the diverse population of students, faculty and staff that comprise the University community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred: Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Theology or related field

  • A full understanding of the liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Commitment Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Ability to relate well with young adults as well as staff and faculty.
  • Experience in campus ministry, or equivalent work experiences
  • Willingness to work collegially with a diverse student population; faculty and staff
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate the mission of the University and the Felician Sisters to internal and external audiences.
  • Ability and willingness to coordinate and participate in campus activities that occur outside of normal business hours.
  • Willing to learn the history and charism of the Felician Sisters.
  • Strong budgetary, communication, and organization skills

Key Responsibilities for the Director of Campus Ministry

  • Engage students in service outreach opportunities within and outside the campus community, (Midnight Runs, University Service Day, Christmas Outreach…)
  • Organize Alternate Break opportunities
  • Develop and implement a Campus Ministry leadership planning team comprised of students and adults from the University community
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director for Mission Integration and the Mission and Ministry Community to support the mission of the Felician Sisters and of Felician University
  • Initiate and foster groups that add to the quality of religious/spiritual life on campus, including interfaith programs.
  • Provide pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and opportunities (e.g., retreats) for increasing the spiritual life and bonding of members of the campus community.
  • Maintain a pastoral presence and direct involvement in Campus Ministry activities.
  • Plan and participate in campus-wide Masses (such as the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, the  Advent/Christmas liturgy, and the Baccalaureate Mass)
  • Coordinate Sunday evening Masses-serving as a liaison to the priest presiders
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating liturgical ministers (greeters, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, etc.)
  • Oversee the RCIA on campus

Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

Contact:

Dr. Sylvia MCGeary,

Executive Director for Mission Integration
Mcgearys@felician.edu
Felician University
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644


Posted August 16, 2017

Campus Minister, United Campus Christian Ministry (UCCM) at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Reports to: UCCM Board of Directors

Start Date: When position filled

Application Deadline: Applications submitted by November 1, 2017, will receive priority consideration.  However, position remains open until filled.

Hours: Average 40 hours per week (full-time during the school year with quarter-time in summer months).  Some workweek or calendar-year flexibility may be considered based on individual circumstances.

Compensation: $48,000 to $55,000 per year depending on experience plus housing and benefits.

The Organization:

Mission:  United Campus Christian Ministry (UCCM) is an ecumenical, progressive Christian community that supports Stanford students in finding and following the way of Jesus. Through events, programs, counseling, and fellowship groups, UCCM serves students of any or no religious background in their quests to grow in faith and service.

Background:  UCCM is an independent non-profit charitable religious organization that is spiritually and financially supported by local churches, denominational bodies, and individuals.  It is governed by a board of directors that includes local church representatives as well as Stanford students and staff.  UCCM subscribes to the tenets and welcome statement of The Center for Progressive Christianity (www.tcpc.org).  The UCCM office is located on the Stanford University campus.  UCCM is an active member of Stanford Associated Religions, which coordinates religious affairs on campus under the auspices of the Office of Religious Life.  UCCM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities:

The Campus Minister, under guidance from the Board, directs the life and programs of the ministry.  He/she provides pastoral counseling, leads programs and events, coach student leaders, and sustains community life to serve students at Stanford in finding and following the ways of Jesus and in exploring the realm of spirituality and social justice.  Specific responsibilities include:

1)      Bring energy to engage students throughout the range of campus life to accompany students exploring questions of justice, service, equity and spirituality. Student engagement may look like personal pastoral counseling and support, in crisis as well as in vocational exploration, spiritual growth and exploration, and community service efforts. Or it may look like “showing up” to support students finding their way to challenge questions of justice, equity, racism, and peace, on campus, in community and in national life.

2)      Initiate and lead or guide students in leading progressive Christian fellowship, study groups, retreats, speaker events, alternative spring break trips, summer internships, service projects, and other programming.  Through these programs, aspire to stimulate spiritual exploration and commitment to ministry and service, with a special emphasis on local community service and ministry, which has always been the distinctive role of UCCM on campus.

3)      Reach out to and serve students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds without trying to “convert” them to a particular theology.  Make a special effort to contact students who are from church denominations represented by UCCM.  Be available for guest speaking, lecturing and support for student groups on and off campus.

4)      Attend UCCM Board meetings and work closely with its officers and committees.  Actively give the Board direction, provide activity plans and reports to the Board, and help it recruit and keep Board members.

5)      Make regular appearances and presentations in local churches and judicatories that support UCCM, targeting once monthly.

6)      Maintain good personal communication with donors and UCCM supporters and churches through newsletters, mailings, the UCCM website, etc.  Write grants and funding applications as appropriate. Participate in regional and national campus ministry-related professional groups as appropriate.

7)      Serve as the executive director of the UCCM organization.  Work with the Board treasurer to prepare budgets and keep financial records and with the Board as a whole to maintain files and records of the organization.  Make bank deposits, pay bills, and work with the Board to maintain accurate financial records.  Directly or with volunteer help, maintain mailing lists for the organization and build personal relationships with donors. Facilitate the distribution of direct mail appeals to current and prospective donors.

8)      Bring imagination and perseverance to successfully navigate the challenges of campus bureaucratic protocols. Attend Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) gatherings and work closely with other campus ministries and the Deans of Religious Life in doing cooperative programming.  Sustain UCCM status as an SAR affiliate.  Continue to maintain our close working relationship with Office of Religious Life, the Haas Center for Public Service, and other offices on campus. Local campus partners include the Peace & Justice Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, LGBTQ student organizations, and Stanford Says No to War.

Qualifications:

1) Orientation toward a progressive Christian theology.

2) Graduate theological training recommended.

3) Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to needs and issues of university students.

4) Independent and self-motivated work style.  The campus minister, as the only employee, is the one who makes the UCCM program a success.

5) Experience working on a diverse college or university campus or in a similar educational context.

6) Demonstrated experience in teaching and preaching to young adult populations.

7) Training and experience in pastoral counseling, spiritual discernment and/or vocational exploration.

8) Ability to lead and mentor student interns and administrative assistants or staff as necessary.

9) Knowledge of the complex issues involved in linking campus and community through public service, service-learning and social justice activities.

10) Strong and organized administrator (critical skills include: communications, budgeting, board relations and recruitment, church relations, newsletter publication, and grant writing).

11) Willingness and ability to work with other campus religious and social change organizations.

12) Computer literate.

13) Prefer candidate who is ordained or ordainable in one of the following Protestant traditions: American Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian U.S.A., United Church of Christ, United Methodist, or Unitarian Universalist or Quakers

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter expressing your specific interest in campus ministry, including a brief summary of your theological orientation, a resume, and three professional references by September 30, 2017.  All materials can be sent electronically as e-mail attachments (MSWord, PDF, or plain text) to UCCM board chair Nan Swanson rev1nan@yahoo.com.

If sending by U.S. mail, please also send an e-mail message to rev1nan@yahoo.com to alert the search committee of incoming paper documents.

Questions:

Contact UCCM Board Chair Rev. Nan Swanson (rev1nan@yahoo.com

 


Posted August 15, 2017

Associate Minister and Director Missions and Outreach, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee

Belmont University is seeking applications for the Associate Minister and Director Missions & Outreach.

The purpose of this position is to provide local and international outreach involvement, leadership and training opportunities for Belmont students. The ideal candidate has 2-3 years professional experience in campus ministry. Experience leading and participating in local/urban outreach is strongly desired, as well as experience leading and participating in international missions and outreach.

For additional information about the position and requirements, and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’Mission, Vision, and Values statements must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Belmont University is a comprehensive, coeducational university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont is student-centered Christian university focusing on academic excellence that seeks to attract an active, culturally an academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, an integration of faith. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 6 in the Regional
Universities South category and named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 7,700 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon.


 

Posted August 7, 2017

Position: Director of Campus Ministry
Church: Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
Address: 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website: www.he-umc.org

Job Opportunity:

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, through its Wesley Foundation – A Boston/Cambridge Ministry of Higher Education (WF), is looking for a spirit-centered, enthusiastic, dedicated, and visionary individual to develop and lead its campus ministry. We are looking for a person who has a clear call to campus and young adult ministry. The candidate should have an ability to develop and implement a plan for campus ministry, which would include fundraising, recruiting student leaders, leading worship and small groups, establishing programming, managing a budget and more. This ministry is in the “start-up” phase so the candidate should have an entrepreneurial desire to build and grow the program. The focus for the Director of Campus Ministry is with undergraduate and graduate students, within the interfaith context of universities in the Cambridge and Boston area. The universities which our students presently come from include Harvard, MIT, Lesley, Boston Univers ity, Tufts, Northeastern, and more. The Director of Campus Ministry would work with the WF Board of Directors and the pastor of Harvard-Epworth UMC to develop strategy and implement a plan for ministry.

If you are interested, and would like to see a full job description, contact:

Rev. Herb Taylor
Pastor
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
pastor.herb@he-umc.org
617-354-0837

Posted August 4, 2017

Campus Minister University of Washington

Position open 7/10/17: Executive Director/Campus Minister at Wesley Foundation at University of Washington, Seattle. The Executive Director/Campus Minister is responsible for developing a supportive, Christian community where students can feel free to engage in open discussion of questions of faith, vocation, and issues of social justice. Full time. Resumes and inquiries to: wesleyuw@gmail.com. Job description at http://wesleyuw.org/wordpress/blog/1200


Posted July 26,2017

Director of University Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake University

Location: San Antonio main campus

Office Department: Office of University Ministry

Work Status: Full time

Reports To: Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Job Summary: The Director of University Ministry, A Roman Catholic, is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all programs and services offered through University Ministry. The Director provides leadership in the university community in understanding and providing for the spiritual, pastoral and formation needs of the university community. The Director assists the OLLU community to grow in witnessing the Roman Catholic identity and values.

Essential Functions:

1.Leads the University Ministry team members in planning and implementing extraordinary liturgical events, namely Mass of the Holy Spirit, Candlelight Ceremony, Advent and Lenten services, Baccalaureate and Graduate Masses, as well as those called for by special circumstances.

2.Collaborate with campus offices by providing a variety of educational presentations and programs that support and develop Church teaching and ministry regarding social justice issues.

3.Initiates and fosters groups that add to the quality of religious life on campus.

4.Provides pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and opportunities (e.g., retreats) for increasing the spiritual life and bonding of members of the campus community.

5.Provides interfaith dialogue and rituals for our campus community

6.Works collaboratively with the Vice-President for Mission and Ministry, who serves as liaison for the University to the Congregation of Divine Providence.

7.Provides ongoing professional development of the University Ministry staff.

8.Manages overall operations of University Ministry (e.g., collection and analysis of data; leading to the development of annual evaluations of campus needs, services and staff workloads on an on-going basis.

9.Demonstrates a strategic approach to University Ministry leadership and direction to include policy development, implementation and evaluation, facilitation of strategic and operational planning and evaluation.

10.Maintains a pastoral presence and direct involvement in University Ministry activities.

11.Fosters the living tradition of the Roman Catholic Church on the campus through education, rituals, and dialogue opportunities.

12.Fosters the living tradition of the CDP charism through programming and active collaboration.

13.Coordinates crisis intervention strategies with counseling and student development colleagues.

Additional Responsibilities:

1.Coordinates design of programs to meet the needs of the community.

2.Coordinates implementation and assessment of ministerial programs

3.Demonstrates authentic, personable and dynamic presentation skills.

4.Be involved in areas deemed necessary by the Vice-President for Mission and Ministry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.Commitment to the Catholic Faith and its traditions and Catholic Social Teaching.

2.Able to relate well with young adults as well as staff and faculty.

3.Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate the mission of the University’s University Ministry program to internal and external audiences.

4.Ability and willingness to coordinate and participate in campus activities that occur outside of normal business hours.

5.Willing to learn the history of charism of the Congregation of Divine Providence.

Education and Experience:

1.Religious Education

2.M.A. in Theology required; Masters of Divinity preferred, or related field

3.Experience in university ministry in higher education preferred

4.Administrative experience at the director level or equivalent required.

To apply, visit: https://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=85095

 


Posted July 14, 2017

Acting Chaplain/Missioner  Canterbury House at the University of Michigan          

The Acting Chaplain/Missioner will assist Canterbury House at the University of Michigan in its mission of creating and strengthening loving community, helping students in their life journeys, and offering ministries for students to use their gifts to serve the world. This position is offered during the 2017-2018 academic year (to August 1, 2018) with a possibility of extension or renewal.

This position is offered as a full-time, exempt position with full diocesan employee benefits. However, qualified part-time applicants will also be considered, with responsibilities and duties appropriately adjusted according to the applicant’s gifts and experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

1.Offer pastoral care to students

a .Connect with students served by Canterbury House – check in, support them in their daily lives and work

b. Meet with students one-on-one for listening, spiritual and vocational discernment and pastoral care

c. Provide discernment opportunities for lay and ordained ministry

d. Refer students to suitable resources as needed

2. Help develop new and stronger relationships with and among students

a. Help maintain an ever-evolving and loving environment and open spiritual home for students

b. Attend Canterbury House events to connect with students and help build community and connection (including concert series events and Food Service meals)

c. With students, attend community outreach events such as Festifall and other start-of-year activities to connect with new students

d. Help students develop supportive and caring communities through peer-ministry in Canterbury House activities such as music events, food ministry and other social justice ministries

e.Develop and empower student leadership in all Canterbury House activities

f. Seek opportunities that challenge students to discover the presence of Christ within and beyond the walls of traditional church buildings and grounds and campuses

3. Plan and oversee Canterbury House worship and activities

a.Work with the congregation and Board to establish weekly schedule of worship service(s), meal(s), and other programs needed by the community (e.g., meditation time, movie nights, fellowship, discussion groups, etc.) and oversee weekly programming

b. Schedule and work with assisting or supply clergy as needed for worship and pastoral care needs

c. Work with and supervise the Office Manager, Chef and Food Advocate, Concert Series Coordinator and volunteer leaders to keep Canterbury House running smoothly

d. Oversee facilities, expenditures, budgets and other assets of Canterbury House in consultation with the Board

4. Maintain and develop Canterbury House’s Food Ministry

a. Oversee Chef and Food Advocate and attend meal ministry events

b. Coordinate with Maize and Blue Cupboard and other partner organizations

c. Oversee completion of the requirements for The Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant, including reporting

5. Oversee Canterbury House communications with volunteer and staff assistance

a. “This Week at Canterbury House” emails

b. Social media for Canterbury House

c. Digital outreach and advertising on Facebook and other digital platforms

d. Campus fliers or posters

e. Maintaining the email list and collecting email addresses from attendees

f. Updating the website as needed

6. Help support the Board and its executive and transition committees in planning and development of Canterbury House during this transition period

a. Connect transition committee and Board members with stakeholders in the Canterbury House community, especially students and others whose voices might otherwise be missed

b. Communicate with the Board about successes and failures of initiatives during this academic year

c. Share insights into growth/evolution of Canterbury House

d. Support fundraising/development as needed

7. Work with ecumenical partners, especially with the ELCA Lutheran Campus Ministry

8. Perform other such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Bishop or the Board

Personal Skills

  • Demonstrated experience and passion for creating communities of Christian fellowship, learning and service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate the Gospel in ways that others find engaging and relevant
  • A strong understanding of millennials and a strong grasp on campus culture
  • Ability to lead, organize, and equip others in ministry
  • Ability to recruit and identify leaders for building community
  • Ability to work in an inter-religious atmosphere
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Spiritual maturity, self-awareness, and authenticity
  • Self-starter, with an ability to work alone and in a collaborative environment  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use social media and website tools to promote the ministry
  • Professional accountability and transparency
  • Other skills as may be determined by the Bishop and the Board of Directors

Education and Experience

Pre-requisite:  Active Episcopal/Anglican or Lutheran (ELCA) congregant

Minimum Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree and previous experience in leading young adult ministries. Both lay and clergy candidates will be considered.

Application Process  If you are interested and might feel called to be Canterbury House’s next Acting Chaplain/Missioner, please send your cover letter and resume as soon as possible to canterburyhouse@umich.edu. Applications are being considered now for this fall and interviews begin on August 1st.


Posted July 14, 2017

Regent University is seeking a Director of Campus Ministries here in Virginia Beach Virginia: This position serves as a Christian minister and administrator to the Regent University student body and to a lesser extent the campus community. This person provides pastoral care and, in cooperation and coordination with other Regent leaders, provides spiritual initiative in developing, and executing programs for students and to a limited extent staff and faculty. The department mission and Director’s overall goal is: to assist Regent students to grow like Jesus Christ in wisdom, stature, favor with God and man, through the love of the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit, and to engage the Holy Scriptures as an authority for Christian life and practice, to encourage them through the challenges encountered in their pursuit of higher education, and to help them build a mature relationship with Christ to sustain them through a lifetime of Christian Leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Ministry or its equivalent.
  • At least five years of experience in church or church-related ministry, or in a similar position at a Christian college or university.

Candidate must have:

  • Aptitude in public ministry including the ability to preach with effectiveness.
  • Experience and aptitude for personal counseling/coaching a variety of issues.
  • Experience leading and mentoring young adults.
  • High personal integrity, exemplary godly character, and a life consistent with the biblical qualifications of a minister as described in Titus 1:5-9.
  • Integrity, maturity, self-confidence, creativity, and patience
  • A high degree of leadership effectiveness motivated by a servant-heart, leading boldly with both conviction and compassion.
  • Commitment to Regent’s core values of Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.

If interested please submit your application here: https://regent.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=165&site=1


Posted July 13, 2017

Development Director

Founded in 1891, the Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania (CA) is the oldest active ecumenical campus ministry in the country.The organization has a strong impact through voice, programming and presence. We provide students with a home away from home and a community of hospitality, faith exploration and service & advocacy. We welcome every person into our doors regardless of religious affiliation, orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race or gender.
The Board of Directors of the CA are seeking an experienced and hands-on individual with a strong knowledge of the philanthropic community who is capable of leading the organization to a new level of fundraising, board capacity and public understanding of our mission.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

1) Enhance Fundraising:

Individual giving

  • Personally identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor prospects who have capacity for four and five figure gifts. Develop a tailored strategy for each prospect and coordinate steps to move them toward readiness to be asked for a substantial gift.
  • Develop a strategy to grow donations from current donor base, including planned giving
  • Manage annual appeals and ongoing communications to donors and prospects.
  • Manage work study student(s) to input donations and generate thank-you letters and any other fundraising administrative work

Grants

  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities (coordinate with staff and Board on determining grants that match our mission and capacity)
  • Develop a grant timeline
  • Write grants and submit on a timely basis
  • Ensure necessary compliance and reporting for grants received

2) Build Board Capacity

  • Recruit board members
  • Develop and oversee on-boarding process of new members
  • Train/coach the board on how to articulate the organization’s mission and programs to attract new stakeholders and supporters
  • Define the structure and goals for the Fundraising Committee of the Board, and assist them with their work
  • Provide monthly reports at board meetings and prepare other documents for board members as needed in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with and support the Campus Minister as needed

3) Broaden Public Understanding of our Mission

 

  • Coordinate with staff on any necessary enhancement or features for our website, annual report, social media or collateral materials
  • Create opportunities to share the organization’s mission and impact and create strategic partnerships for support (churches, Penn alumni and community, corporations, funders, LGBTQ community, civic partners, college access and mentoring/youth development supporters)
  • Grow the number of key stakeholders that support the organization’s mission
  • Broaden the understanding of progressive Christianity and the importance of campus ministry.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • 7 to 10 or more years of professional fundraising experience in both individual giving and grant writing
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be comfortable interfacing with donors, funders, students, board members and others to articulate and effectively communicate the mission, vision and accomplishments of the organization
  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and research skills
  • Understanding of current trends in development practices
  • Comfortable taking initiative; demonstrated creative problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and organize multiple projects
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Personal integrity and ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Understanding of and passion for the CA’s mission
  • Familiarity with campus ministry and/or higher education setting a plus
  • Relationships with University of Pennsylvania alumni a plus
  • Understanding of mainline faith traditions and the interplay between faith and justice a plus

Further details

  • Supervision – This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
  • Working Hours – Approximately 20 hours per week. Exceptional candidates will be considered for full-time position
  • Salary – starting at $20,000, but commensurate with experience

To apply

Interested candidates should send: a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and three references.
Please submit your materials on or before August 21, 2017 via email to upennca@ gmail.com with Development in the subject line.

 


Posted July 7, 2017

University Chaplain/Dean of Spiritual Formation, Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX

Department: Student Life
Location: Abilene, TX
University Chaplain/ Dean of Spiritual Formation
Exempt/Full-time

Scope: Coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate Christian spiritual formation on ACU’s campus through close partnership and collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and local congregations.

I. Basic Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for the on-going spiritual formation of the campus community through the development and coordination of co-curricular programming, corporate worship, and pastoral care. This position calls for a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and strong collaboration with various campus constituencies and local Christian churches committed to the spiritual formation of ACU students.

II. Essential Duties:

A. Serve on Spiritual Formation Task Force, which is part of the University’s
Strategic Plan, and Student Life Leadership Team. After the work of the Spiritual Formation Task Force is complete, develop and chair a University Spiritual Formation Committee
B. Develop, coordinate and lead relevant spiritual formation student
co-curriculum and programming, including but not limited to Chapel, in
accordance with University’s definition of spiritual formation
C. Actively engage and connect with appropriate personnel at local Christian
congregations, particularly but not limited to congregations of the Churches of Christ, in intentional and strategic ways to equip students with a vision and passion for the church and her work locally and globally
D. Create and sustain opportunities where students may seek mentoring,
accountability, and pastoral counsel including equipping student leaders, faculty and staff as spiritual mentors
E. Work collaboratively with others in Student Life to support spiritual needs
of students
E. Provide leadership for on-going assessment of spiritual values, attitudes, and practices of students, and the spiritual transformation that occurs during a student’s experience at ACU.
F. Oversee and develop departmental staff including Associate Chaplain/Director of Leadership Camps, Associate Chaplain, and Coordinator of Spiritual Formation Programs.
G. Speak in Chapel on regular intervals and serve as ACU ambassador
speaking in various congregations, conferences, meetings, and retreats as schedule permits.
H. Teach at least one course in the Department of Biblical Studies each semester (as needed and as schedule permits)
I. Perform other duties as assigned

III. Qualification:

A. Professional

1. Master’s of Divinity or related master’s required (and an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Th.D.) in one of the major theological disciplines preferred)

2. Prior experience in full-time Christian ministry (prior experience as primary or associate university chaplain or minister preferred)

3. Prior experience working or teaching in higher education setting (preferred)

B. Personal

1. By actions, words, and lifestyle, model a commitment to practices of the Christian spiritual life

2. Understand and value ACU’s historic relationship with Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university (Active, faithful member of a congregation of the Churches of Christ strongly preferred)

3. Demonstrate strong theological commitment to diversity and inclusion and prior experience working successfully in a community representing a diversity of culture, background, race, political views, expressions of faith and worship styles.

4. Demonstrate the capacity to build and nurture relationships with all segments of ACU community (especially students) and work within and lead collaborative teams

5. Communicate effectively and courteously with others in a spirit of partnership and teamwork for a shared vision of spiritual formation

6. Demonstrate ability to design and oversee processes supporting spiritual formation in general and emerging adults specifically

7. Demonstrate strategic and adaptive leadership skills in organizational settings, including planning, staff development, and fiscal accountability

8. Exhibit strong interpersonal communication, public speaking, and writing skills

9. Demonstrate computer proficiency and the technical ability to utilize Microsoft and Google products

Apply at  http://acu.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=578474&#job 


Posted July 1, 2017

UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN- University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio

– http://www.mountunion.edu/university-chaplain

The University of Mount Union is seeking a University Chaplain. The Chaplain serves as campus and community Pastor for the University and provides structure and guidance for spiritual growth and development for students, faculty, and staff. The Office of the Chaplain embraces the tenets of the University mission and is dedicated to helping students attain their goals related to: fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Foster an environment of spiritual inclusivity on campus—welcoming and affirming diversity and supporting students, faculty, and staff from all faith traditions
2. Provide pastoral care for the community
3. Facilitate regular worship services on campus
4. Coordinate interfaith worship endeavors and assist with provision of appropriate space for such activities
5. Provide pastoral counseling to students, faculty, staff and others as appropriate
6. Serve as advisor to Spiritual Life Leadership organization and provide support and liaison for students and advisors in the various spiritual life campus groups
7. Identify and cultivate student leadership for religious activities and for future church ministry—work closely with faculty to identify and support students interested in religious life
8. Coordinate and lead the annual baccalaureate service in conjunction with commencement activities
9. Provide prayers and benedictions at special University functions such as commencement, convocations, banquets, dedications, etc.
10. Assist, as needed, the relationship between University departments and the United Methodist Church
11. Initiate relationships with local, regional, national and global efforts related to questions of faith, action, community service and servant leadership
12. Manage all administrative aspects of the Chaplain’s Office—including event planning (weddings, funerals…), budgets, assessments, facility needs, etc.
13. Serve as a member of the Student Affairs staff
14. Supervise Chapel staff as well as student employees and volunteers
15. Teach as a part-time instructor, as needed, in Religious Studies or other academic departments

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master of Divinity degree
2. Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church (preferred)
3. Five to seven years of progressive pastoral experience

The University offers a competitive compensation, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful background screening.

 


 

Newman Catholic Centre of McGill University (Montreal, Canada) – Campus Minister

Hours: 25 hours per week

Description: 

The role of the campus minister is to assist and support the chaplain in caring for the spiritual and pastoral needs of the Newman Centre community, namely the university population, with a special focus on students. The campus minister is an observant Roman or Eastern Catholic, lay or consecrated; his or her ministry is exercised chiefly through educational and catechetical activities, and an encouraging presence to the students. The campus minister must therefore possess an understanding of university life as well as the developmental needs of the students on a social, spiritual, and intellectual level.

The campus minister is mandated by the Archbishop of Montreal upon the recommendation of the Board of the Newman Association of Montreal, Inc., and so exercises his or her apostolate in communion with the bishop, placing his or her own unique talents, gifts, and prudential judgment at the service of the community in collaboration with the director and the chaplain(s). The mission of the Newman Centre, and therefore of the campus minister, is to form students into an active, articulate, and committed Catholic laity.

Qualifications:

Some of the main qualities needed by the successful campus minister are:

· empathy;

· reliability;

· maturity and the capacity for self-giving relationships that respect appropriate boundaries towards oneself and others;

· creativity/sense of humour;

· prayerfulness and a serious commitment to the practice of the Faith;

· the ability to deal patiently and kindly with people from different backgrounds and outlooks;

· ecumenical awareness and sensitivity.

Some of the principal tasks of the campus minister include:

· mentoring and supporting Catholic students on campus;

· supporting the Newman Catholic Students’ Society (NCSS), including presence at their meetings, ensuring that the NCSS meets regularly and maintains regular and appropriate events in collaboration with the Centre;

· evangelization and catechesis, through special events throughout the year (e.g. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, diocesan events…) and through animation of one or two weekly activities (e.g. Bible Study, faith study, service outreach…);

· ensuring a Catholic presence during Frosh Week activities, especially through participation in McGill’s “Fish Frosh” and “DeFrosh” (Christian alternative froshes);

· organizing of retreats, notably a yearly community retreat and the Lenten Ignatian “Armchair Retreat”;

· presence at Saturday Night Suppers and, where possible, the social activities that follow them;

· presence and coordination of roles at Sunday Mass, and support of weekday Masses;

· support to the Newman Centre residents as a resource person: participating in the selection of residents, fostering unity among the households, animating residents’ retreats, and working with residents to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of the residences.

Any of the following, while not obligatory, will be valuable assets for the campus minister:

· some formal theological training (M.Div. desirable);

· experience and training in spiritual direction and/or counseling;

· familiarity with other languages and cultures. 

How to Apply:

· Please email a recent CV together with a cover letter, as a single PDF, to Dr. Richard Bernier, Vice-President, Newman Association of Montreal: richard.bernier@mail.mcgill.ca

· The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada.

· Please ask two persons to provide references on your behalf. They should send their letters by email directly to the address above.

· Applications should be received by 11:59 p.m. EDTJuly 24, 2017.

All volunteers and staff at the Newman Centre must agree to and abide by the Centre’s ethical guidelines and Code of Conduct.

 
 
 
 

Posted June 27, 2017

 United Campus Minister/Campus Ministry Coordinator, part time

United Campus Ministry, La Crosse, WI

Position Summary: Provide overall leadership, ministry and programming for ecumenical Christian campus ministry.

Position Requirements: Bachelor degree minimum. Significant related professional experience may potentially be substituted. Prefer academic training in education and theology, or equivalency.

Preference will be given to an active member of one of the five supporting denominations: American Baptist, Episcopal, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and Presbyterian.

For a full position description, go to unitedcampusministry.com

Please submit materials electronically (PDF or Word) to: ucminlax@gmail.com

A background check is necessary for this position. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to such a background check.

Review of applications will begin Monday, July 10 and continue until the position is filled.


posted June 15, 2017

DAVIS & ELKINS COLLEGE , Elkins, West Virginia

Benfield-Vick Chaplain

Davis & Elkins College is a Presbyterian-related liberal arts college established in 1904 by Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen Benton Elkins. Nestled in the mountains of Elkins, West Virginia, the College was established with land and funding by the Senators, donations from the citizens of Randolph County, and the Presbyteries of Lexington and Winchester, Virginia. Our campus boasts multiple historic properties that serve as learning centers, offices, and community gathering places.

In the pursuit of our mission statement, to prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world, we offer over 30 majors to approximately 750 residential and commuter students. We value the richness of place, the beauty of the natural world, and the importance of other countries, cultures and regions. We particularly strive to help our students find that which brings them purpose in life, where passion and career intersect for the good of all. D&E challenges students to participate in a vibrant and diverse campus while cultivating the intellectual, creative, ethical, physical and leadership skills the real world requires. The College affirms as special values: human dignity, social responsibility, participatory governance, and the unity of the intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions of life.

The Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy was dedicated this spring as a residential facility for students with “Big Ideas”. This new program seeks to foster discussion and engagement concerning the role of faith, public policy, ethics and sustainability in our increasingly interdependent world. The Center will host annual conferences, provide a residential-theme house and offer service to the campus and community through faith-based engagement with the world.

As the recipient of both the Seed Grant and the Investment Grant through the PCUSA 1001 New Worshipping Communities program, D&E is focused on spiritual and leadership development of our campus community, and in particular, the student leaders of this ministry. Our 15th president, Rev. Chris Wood, was inaugurated in March 2017, and is leading the College into an exciting future. As a small institution of higher education, we are particularly grateful for

our debt free status and are looking forward to the culmination of a $100 million endowment Secure the Future campaign in June 2018.

Objectives of Campus Ministry at D&E

 Serve as a witness to the transforming and reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the campus community of Davis & Elkins College and the Elkins community.

 Nurture students’ faith development by their engagement in Christian worship, discipleship, and service, with the aim of loving God with their hearts, strength, soul, and mind, and their neighbors as themselves.

 Inspire and empower students to find meaningful purpose for their lives through thoughtful engagement in the world.

 Foster the theological identity of the D&E community, both in resourcing co-curricular activities and encouraging a holistic faith within the academic life of the College.

 Strengthen the College presence in the region through service with and to the community.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Davis & Elkins College invites applications for the position of Benfield-Vick Chaplain with a starting date prior to the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. S/he will report directly to the President and will serve on the College Management Team. The successful candidate will serve in a highly collaborative role across academic affairs, enrollment management, and student life to provide vision and leadership for spiritual development on campus. In addition, this person must be qualified to teach at least one course per semester in the academic study of religion and philosophy. This position requires passion, excellent campus ministry skills, diligent management of budgets, and some weekend/evening work. Requirements for the position include a master’s degree and affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

ATTRIBUTES

 Good listener

 Well organized

 High energy

 Self-starter

 Personable

 Positive, can-do spirit

 Able to work collaboratively

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide pastoral care for the campus community, regardless of faith affiliation/diversity.

Oversee 1001 New Worshipping Community. Guide the Chapel Leadership Team providing spiritual and leadership development opportunities; implement NWC grant; facilitate religious services and assemblies (including weekly chapel service).

Provide leadership to vocational initiative on campus.

Organize community service and sustainability projects.

Engage with students considering and preparing for ministry.

Teach at least one course per semester on religion or philosophy.

Interface with campus organizations and serve on campus committees.

Develop strong relationships with community churches, especially with Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. Maintain and encourage relationships with local congregations, facilitating connections with students of faith traditions other than Presbyterian. Nurture the historic and strong partnership between the College and DMPC. Work closely with the Coordinator of Church Relations for outreach beyond the local community and building relationships with the larger church.

QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree, affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

COMPENSATION Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Housing: Housing will be provided through agreement with Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in one of their manses. This is a two-story brick, four-bedroom home with a den or play room, all appliances including washer and dryer, hardwood floors on the first floor, carpeted second floor, basement, full attic, garage, and fenced yard. The property is a block from campus.

APPLICATION PROCESS All applications must include a letter of interest, PIF or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials electronically via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources, at coreym@dewv.edu. Please type “Chaplain” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Posted June 2, 2017

Student Ministry Coordinator, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wooster Ohio
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wooster, Ohio, the Congregation in Residence on the campus of The College of Wooster, is searching for a Student Ministry Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the vision, mission, and values of our church. This is a wonderful opportunity for a person who wants to be part of an intentional, innovative, and creative ministry in a pluralistic context with the desire to develop advocacy skills, work with college, high school, and school age children within an inter-generational ministry in collaboration with the Office of Interfaith Campus Ministries.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a person of deep faith with an expressed discipleship and a desire to work for a more just world.
If this position resonates with you, please contact Andries Coetzee, Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church at acoetzee@wooster.edu to explore possibilities, or to apply, include a cover letter and your resume by June 23, 2017. We are open to full time and part time candidates and would love to explore possibilities with you.
Westminster is committed to offering a Living Wage and is a safe place for all people regardless of ethnicity, creed, age, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Primary Purpose:
The Student Ministry Coordinator is a full time position and will work collaboratively with the pastor, church staff, and the Office of Interfaith Campus Ministries of The College of Wooster to cultivate spirituality, intentionality, and intergenerational community, promoting peacemaking, grounded in the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, especially as it relates to our children, youth, and college students. The essential function of this position is to nurture discipleship through spiritual growth, meaningful relationships, consistency, and continuity among families, children, youth, and college students as they express themselves in ministry at Westminster.

Supervision: The Student Ministry Coordinator will be supervised by the Pastor.
Education and Experience:
1. At least one of the following credentials:
i. A graduate degree, or enrollment in a graduate program, dedicated to
theology, religious studies, pastoral counseling, or other appropriate field.
ii. An undergraduate degree in theology, religious studies, pastoral
counseling, or other appropriate field AND 3-5 years in ministering to a college campus               or relevant experience.
2. Candidate must resonate with the core values of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
3. Computer skills, including word processing, collaborating software, database, and                      calendaring. Ability to learn new software systems.
4. Willingness to expand personal knowledge and capabilities.

Core Competencies:
1. Strong Spiritual Foundation: Shares in the mission and values of Westminster expressing the openness and acceptance that enhances progressive Christianity.
2. Non-Judgmental: Is accepting of all people regardless of ethnicity, creed, age, cultural background or sexual orientation or gender identification.
3. Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Skills and Compassion: To genuinely care for people of all ages, ethnicities, and spiritual expressions and to communicate with and engage them in ministry.
4. Intentionality: Is sincere and authentic in expressing relationship with God in words and deed in the midst of a broken world.
5. Trustworthiness: Exhibits the ability to maintain confidentiality and to share information only on an as-needed basis.
6. Team Player with Self-Starter Abilities: Has the ability to think independently and work well on his/her own within the boundaries of a collaborative, team oriented environment.
7. Management Skills & Organizational Skills: Is organized and motivated; capable of long range planning and the implementation and execution of ideas and plans in a timely manner.
8. Flexibility: Recognizes that for an effective ministry, there will be situations that call for totally different actions and responses than planned; changes course if necessary; does things that are different because they are needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Children/youth
1. With the pastor and Congregational Life Cohort, create, organize and support the cultivation of reformed spirituality for children and youth, including confirmation and other activities.
2. In partnership with the pastor and worship committee, include children and youth in all facets of worship on a regular basis.
3. In partnership with the pastor and the Mission Cohort help children, youth and families to express their faith through action.

Students
1. Build meaningful relationships with students and help incorporate them with intentionality into the life of the church.
2. Support Westminster-sponsored student groups, like UKirk, and develop new opportunities as needs arise. Special attention needs to be given to developing a stronger discernment process for students interested in faith-based service years, such as the Young Adult Volunteer program of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
3. Work with The College of Wooster Interfaith Campus Ministries Staff as an affiliate in strengthening and coordinating ministries.

Vocational Development
1. Will work with mentors to explore and grow in the expression of your Christian faith and vocational discernment/skill development, unearthing God’s desire for your personal life and work.

 
 

Posted May 31,2017

Position: Spartanburg Regional Campus Minister – Full time

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Wofford College, Converse College, University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg Methodist, VCOM

Description: The Diocese of Charleston invites applications for a full time campus minister to work collaboratively with local priest chaplain and volunteer campus ministers. This regional position will foster current programming and expand Catholic campus ministry at these campuses. With a local Catholic Student Center the regional campus minister will  organize, grow, and empower student programming on each campus, based on the six dimensions of Catholic campus ministry. This campus minister will develop uses of the campus student center as both a gathering location for fellowship and study as well as a worship space. As a member of the Diocesan Catholic Campus Ministry Program the campus minister also communicates with the diocesan office, shares in diocesan CM meetings, and promotes diocesan-wide CM events. This campus minister will collaborate with diocesan director to explore  expanded connections with Wofford and the diocese. Core responsibilities include: development of strong, student leadership and peer ministry, a desire to reach students in their faith journey, and engagement in a regular ministry of presence on the campuses, in the center,  and at student events. This position requires ability to create, collaborate, self-start, and balance ministry responsibilities in a multi-campus setting.

Requirements: Practicing Catholic with degree in theology, religious studies, or related field (Master degree preferred). Preferred qualifications include several years of ministry experience working in a higher education setting. Flexible work schedule includes regular travel between the campuses with night and weekend responsibilities. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Process: For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to humanresourcescandidate@gmail.com.Position available July 1, 2017.


 

Posted May 4, 2017

Campus Minister University of Minnesota, Wesley Foundation

After launching a United Methodist presence at the University of Minnesota for the first time in over 20 years in 2011, the Wesley Foundation is growing and seeking a full-time Campus Minister to work alongside the Executive Director, Rev. J. Cody Nielsen. We are eager to find a compassionate prophet to change the church and the world through ministry with college students by “seeking justice, asking questions, exploring faith and welcoming all.”


The growth opportunities are ripe at the University of Minnesota.  The University of Minnesota is in the heart of the thriving Twin Cities metro area and with 54,000 students alongside faculty and staff, this role will have a significant impact on the community.  If you want to make an impact in the nation for environmental justice, anti-racism work and building inclusive communities of care in an increasingly fast-paced world, this is the career opportunity for you.

We hope that you will share this opportunity with your constituency groups and specific individuals whom you believe may be a good fit for our campus ministry.  You will find the job description attached. If you have further questions, we would be delighted to share more specific details.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, their resume and references to J.cody.nielsen@gmail.com and sarah.a.lawton@gmail.com. The position will stay open until filled. Expected start date to begin by August 1, 2017.

Grace and Peace,

Wesley Foundation University of Minnesota Hiring Task Force

Summary of the Position

The person in this position serves as the Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota and reports directly to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This person is responsible for campus ministry functions of the Wesley Foundation. The Campus Minister leads the organization in its creation and support of the community of students, staff, and/or faculty. The Campus Minister is responsible for all areas of leadership development, oversight of student programming, and pastoral care of all members of the Wesley Foundation community. The Campus Minister, in conjunction with the Executive Director, maintains relationships with the University of Minnesota, the local United Methodist Church, and the Minnesota Annual Conference boards and councils.

Responsibilities of a Wesley Foundation Campus Minister

1. Oversee Campus Ministry to the Students, Staff and Faculty of the University of Minnesota:

a) Develop leadership abilities of students, staff, faculty, and board members.

b) Provide spiritual leadership and direction:

i. Preach and lead the student community in worship

ii. Provide opportunities for study in Christian doctrine, religious beliefs, Bible                                     study and denominational theology and social principles as well as emotional,                                sexual and social well-being

iii. Hold career and vocational conversations

iv. Organize groups for study and action upon special concerns and problems                                      raised in the university community.

2. Provide Pastoral Care for Students, Staff, and Faculty of the University of Minnesota

i. Meet with students on a regular basis in order to build supportive Relationships.                          ii. Identify and reach-out to students, especially United Methodists, and to the                                    campus as a whole, seeking to develop a radically inclusive and diverse                                              community.

3. Oversee and serve as lead staff for all Wesley Foundation programming

i. Work with student leadership to plan worship.

ii. Lead worship

iii. Discern, create, and maintain new programming opportunities in conjunction                                  with students in accordance with the mission & vision of the Wesley Foundation.

4. Develop in conjunction with Executive Director leadership and leadership opportunities of students

5. Administrative support (in conjunction with Executive Director)

i. Coordinate communications including monthly Campus Ministries Newsletter and                          bi-monthly Gopher Wesley Connections

ii. Maintain website

iii. Campus relations

6.) Board relations

i. Attend bi-monthly Board of Director meetings and provide Campus Minister’s                                   Report.

ii. Attend committee meetings as directed by Executive Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work with young adults and/or university students

• Knowledge of key issues in Higher Education

• Ability to work effectively in a team setting

• Skill in developing interpersonal relationships and leadership

• Skill in writing and communication, including use of social media

Required Qualifications and Credentials

• Provisional or ordained clergy (or in process toward ordination)

• Some experience/involvement with campus ministry.

• Previous experience ministry context

• Experience and/or a commitment to develop a fully-inclusive faith community, including race,      gender, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, and immigrant status.

Required Memberships and Participation

• National Campus Ministry Organization

• U of M Campus Ministry Association

• Support the work of the United Methodist Church

• Liaison to the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries of Prospect Park UMC

Appointment Process

The applicants for this position are recruited, interviewed and hired by the University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation Board of Directors, with recommendation for final appointment by the appropriate Bishop.


Posted April 24, 2017

Duke University Campus Minister Search

Duke PCM+: The PC(USA) and UCC Campus Ministry at Duke University will be calling a new Presbyterian Campus Minister to begin work on August 1, 2017.

Candidates should have an M.Div. degree, strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of college students,  and  a passion for offering hospitality, worship,  fellowship, and mission in a transitional environment. Primary responsibilities include:

  • effective preaching;
  • projecting the identity and character of PCM+ through worship leadership while articulating a clear and consistent theology;
  • ministering to the spiritual well-being of Duke students and employees through pastoral care and support;
  • nurturing and supporting young adults’ faith, questions, and calls to ministry;
  • examining how faith is lived out in a college setting; empowering student leadership; and
  • building participation numbers while remaining true to the mission of PCM+.

This vision is lived out through connections with students who are highly intelligent, motivated, conscientious, and who seek to connect with others on a spiritual level, as well as through active involvement in the Interfaith, LGBTQ+, social justice, Duke Divinity, and overarching Duke and Durham communities.

The Presbyterian Campus Ministries at Duke, Inc. is supported by an active and committed board composed of students, alumni, pastors, and laypeople; 10 local PCUSA churches; one local UCC congregation; New Hope Presbytery; and the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic.  Our mission is to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Reformed tradition of the PCUSA and UCC denominations.

Candidates should submit the following:

  • a cover letter,
  • resume, and
  • Pastor Information Form.

Candidates may submit an optional 3-5 minute video that articulates the candidate’s vision for campus ministry.  These application materials should be submitted to the following address:dukepresby@gmail.com by May 15, 2017.

Search Committee Members

Dana Campbell, Chair
Rev. Sam Miglarese, Board Member
Sara Pottenger, Board Member
Natalie Knox, T’17
Jacqueline Emerson, T’16
Cole Williams, P’15
Rev. Dave Allen, Wesley Campus Minister


Posted April 14, 2017

Director of Youth Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, Indiana

Located in beautiful downtown Bloomington, Indiana, First United Methodist Church is a progressive yet historic church and a vital part of this community.  We are a diverse group, and our worship services on Sunday mornings are reflective of that diversity, with both traditional and contemporary worship services.  Along with our Sunday worship experiences, First United Methodist has a full menu of weekly and seasonal activities that include groups of all ages in our church and our community.

Director of Youth Ministries Position Summary: Provide leadership and direction for a relational youth ministry comprised of 50-60 middle and high school youth at a large, downtown, progressive United Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana. This Christ-centered, delegating leader will collaborate with church staff and adult volunteers to create a comprehensive and diverse faith-based program, which will facilitate the students’ growth in a safe and secure environment. The Director will work to create opportunities for youth that foster a community, challenge their faith, and encourage them to grow together as individuals and as a community.

Responsibilities:

 Develop and lead programming that articulates the vision of the church community (to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world) and engages youth and young adults in the ongoing discernment and accomplishment of the vision.

 Organize and lead youth activities including fellowship activities, service opportunities, and spiritual growth opportunities. This includes a yearly, weeklong mission trip in the summer.

 Conduct on-going outreach to youth, encouraging youth participation and soliciting their input and feedback. Keep parents updated on youth activities and ministry strategies in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

 Provide outreach to youth in community settings – attending plays, soccer games, dance recitals, etc. Approximately one event per week.

 Understand and act upon the expectation of growth – both spiritual growth development AND reaching additional youth.

 Be active in leadership development of volunteers and have phenomenal delegation skills. Administrative Responsibilities:

 Maintain electronic communication, including social media and email, oral communication, and written communication with youth, parents, volunteers and the congregation at large.

 Establish and maintain health, release, and safety records for youth participants and adult volunteers.

 Establish a yearly youth budget and manage all expenditures. This includes multiple fundraising ventures.

 Maintain and update contact information for all youth and families.

 Attend weekly staff meetings.

 Possess outstanding organizational skills. Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in related field.

 Energetic and passionate in dealing with youth.

 Experienced and sensitive in dealing with the emotional and developmental needs of youth.  Deal effectively with conflict.

 Able to plan and lead youth programming, while building teams of adult volunteers to help support and run programs.

 Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to work effectively with diverse leaders, volunteers, and members of a church congregation.

 Able to work in a collaborative environment.

 Excellent relational skills; able to communicate one-on-one and in large groups with people of all ages.

 Self-starter and self-motivator, able to work flexibly with both close and distant supervision.  Knowledge and support of basic United Methodist beliefs and principles.

 Ability to occasionally lift heavy items and participate in activities that require a certain level of physical fitness.

Applicants must have Sunday availability during morning worship services and evening youth group times.

This is a full time position without health benefits, but pension contributions are available after 1 year of service.

Salary is dependent on experience, education, and skill set of the candidate.

Desired start date is June 1, 2017.

Please submit resume, along with references, to Shelby Rodney at srodney@fumcb.org. Interviews will begin in April. Please contact Shelby if you have questions.


Posted April 14, 2017

Director of College & Young Adult Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Bloomington, Indiana

First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana is a large progressive church located four blocks from Indiana University. We are seeking an enthusiastic, Christ-centered leader to direct Jubilee, our college & young adult ministry.

Position Summary

The candidate would be responsible for the direction, leadership, and growth of Jubilee by fostering opportunities for young adults to grow together as individuals and as a community, continually encouraging them in their faith while guiding them forward. The Director will also supervise a team of paid student interns working through a two-year vocational discernment program who will be responsible for implementing the ministry vision laid out by the Director. One of the primary areas of focus will be the development of an effective small-group ministry for Jubilee. The Director is a direct report to the First Methodist Pastors.

Responsibilities

Deliver programming that lives out the vision of the church community —to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world— and engage college students and young adults in the ongoing discernment and accomplishment of this vision.

Develop, implement, and grow the small group ministry within Jubilee.

Help young adults transition from passive attendees to excited and active Christ-followers who use their gifts and talents to build the Kingdom of God.

Lead Jubilee Outreach Ministry which includes an annual spring break mission trip.

The position requires dynamic commitment to mentoring Jubilee students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically as active followers of Christ while cultivating a strong teaching ministry.

The director must be an active participant at First Methodist, our contemporary Open Door service, and faith communities within Bloomington.

Administrative Requirements

Proficient communicator including but not limited to: the majority of social media platforms, email, oral, written and visual communications. Must possess Microsoft Office and some Adobe skills.

Establish a yearly Jubilee budget and manage all expenditures.

Possess outstanding organizational skills while constantly maintaining and updating information for all Jubilee members.

 

Attend weekly staff and ministry meetings.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in related field.

Energetic and passionate in dealing with college age students & young adults.

Able to place and lead programming, while building teams of volunteers.

Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills.

Highly relational; able to communicate one-on-one and in large groups with people of all ages.

Experienced and sensitive in dealing with the emotional and developmental needs of college students & young adults.

Effective at dealing with conflict.

Enthusiastic about working as a supportive member of a Christ-centered, mission-driven, high-trust ministry team.

Applicants must have Wednesday evening and Sunday morning availability.

This is a full time position without health benefits, but pension contributions are available after 1 year of service.

Salary is dependent on experience, education, and skill set of the candidate.

Desired start date is June 1, 2017.

Please submit resume, along with references, to Shelby Rodney at srodney@fumcb.org. Interviews will begin in late April. Please contact Shelby if you have questions.


Posted April 14, 2017

The Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Kansas State University invites applications for a Campus Pastor to work full-time, building upon and growing a ministry to the university community that has been active since 1920.  For more information about ECM, please visit www.ksu.edu/ecm.

Position Summary: The Campus Pastor responsibilities are divided into two primary areas: Pastoral and Program. The Campus Pastor will have opportunities for mentorship and support to grow in a unique ministry context. The Campus Pastor is accountable to the ECM Board of Directors and denomination(s) in which the pastor has membership.

Job Responsibilities:

Pastoral

1. Address the needs of individuals by offering pastoral care, including counseling, crisis intervention, and weddings.

2. Seek to serve the larger community by using pastoral skills as needed and when appropriate. 3. Read, study, and reflect regularly on a wide range of spiritual, theological, and secular matters.

4. Participate in denominational activities.

5. Serve the large church pastorally and professionally as needed and when appropriate.

6. Engage in appropriate action that addresses the structures, policies, and programs of Kansas State University and how well they promote human values, the expansion of truth in all fields and across all disciplines, the development of free and responsible people, and responsiveness to the needs of persons, society, and the environment.

7. Give emphasis to issues of shalom, offering both a critique of the current forms of systemic injustice and an alternative vision that calls for society to be reordered around the gifts of God in ways that both liberate and reconcile all persons.

8. Engage in a disciplined program of self-care and continuing education.

9. Lead the ECM Board of Directors in a periodic process of reviewing and assessing the overall impact and effectiveness of the campus ministry.

10. Work closely with the Director of Development on cultivating relationships.

Program

1. Lead the ECM Board of Directors in establishing the mission, goals, and objectives of the campus ministry.

2. Lead student leaders in the development of programs that provide opportunities for spiritual growth, service, and fellowship.

3. Recruit and lead student leaders in developing strategies for recruiting participants to the ECM program.

4. Provide opportunities for vocational exploration and outreach including annual Disciples of Christ Lectureship, short-term courses, reflections on vocational discernment and as part of preparation for community service or service-learning trips, and additional opportunities as needed.

5. Responsible for publicity about the campus ministry for churches of the sponsoring denominations, the university, and the community at large.

6. Relate to and work with pastors and congregations of the sponsoring denominations.

7. Work with the administrative assistant to oversee management of the office as well as the use and maintenance of the campus center.

8. Work closely with Director of Development; supervise other ECM staff.

9. Work ecumenically with other ministers, campus ministers, religious organizations, campus groups, and university and community partners to invite all persons to engage the message of Jesus Christ and act upon it.

10. Advise and assist the ECM Board of Directors in reviewing and assessing the impact and effectiveness of ECM programs.

Required Qualifications:

● Ordained, or eligible for ordination

● Graduate degree, or in process of obtaining, from an accredited member of the American Theological Schools

● Possession of strong pastoral skills

● Commitment to the ethos, mission and goals of the campus ministry

● Understanding of young adult personal and spiritual stages of development

● Appreciation for, and willingness to engage in, the dynamic interplay between faith and reason within the context of higher education at a major research and land grant university

● Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies (students, parents, faculty, staff and community partners)

Preferred Qualifications:

● Previous campus ministry experience

● Excellent written and oral skills

● Demonstrated proficiency with social media

● Significant experience with program coordination, event planning, and team-building

● Understanding of board development, budget management, marketing and funding a not-for-profit organization

● Grant writing experience

● Experience in interreligious dialogue

● Experience with mentoring students

● Demonstrated evidence of a self-care and continuing education program (e.g. Sabbath-taking, reading and reflection, collegial relationships)

● Experience with supervising staff

● Experience in building and residential management

Hours, Salary, Benefits: Approximately 40-50 hours per week Annual: $32,000-$40,000 salary/housing plus benefits

To apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kerri Keller, Board President, at ecmksu@gmail.com.

Application review to begin May 10, 2017

Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2017


Posted April 5, 2017

CCO Wright State University Dayton Ohio

The CCO invites you to be a part of what God is doing on college campuses! As a campus ministry organization, we partner with churches, colleges and organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life. We have 279 staff members on 122 campuses across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. To learn more about us and our vision for college ministry please visit www.ccojubilee.org.

We are currently seeking a Campus Staff member who will work in partnership with a church in Dayton, OH, ministering to students at Wright State University. The primary role of the Campus Staff member will be two-fold: ministering to college students and leading worship at the church.

The ideal candidate for this position loves college students and has experience leading musical worship. Bachelor’s degree is required. Further information about the partnering church will be provided pending application and acceptance.

To apply please visit http://ccojubilee.org/careers/apply-now/. If you have any questions please contact Alycia Hodil at alycia@ccojubilee.org


Posted April 5, 2017

Job Title: University Chaplain and Director of Church Relations Pfeiffer University

Department: Student Services

Campus: Misenheimer with occasional responsibility at other university locations

Date: July 2017

Reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

Work Year: 12 month                              

Purpose: The University Chaplain and Director of Church Relations is an employee of the University, and may serve under Bishop’s appointment in an extension ministry at Pfeiffer. The position entails oversight for all campus ministry programs, as well as primary responsibility for maintaining and building relationships with church-related constituencies outside the University. This is a full-time position at Pfeiffer University, supervised by the Vice President of Student Affairs. The University Chaplain may also be under appointment by a Bishop of the United Methodist Church.

The University’s goal for campus ministry is to be focused around helping students answer three key questions: 1) What do you want to do in the world? 2) What is God’s call on your life? and 3) What is your vision of the world? The position will work in cooperation with the Francis Center on Servant Leadership in a new organization called the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and Faith Formation.

Duties and Responsibilities As University Chaplain:

1.Care for the spiritual well-being and pastoral care of the Pfeiffer University community, including offering or arranging for prayers/invocations to be offered at University functions.

2.Responsible for a weekly worship service, an annual Baccalaureate service and assisting with vocational discernment for students, especially for those considering church vocations.

3.Develop and facilitate opportunities in a variety of settings, or partner with other university offices, for students to experience Christian community, spiritual growth and service, including coordination of mission trips.

4.Oversee if appropriate, or work in partnership with, student ministries organizations, peer chaplains, faith-based initiatives on campus, and the Francis Center for Servant Leadership.

5.Serve on University committees if requested and as time allows.

6.If requested by Academic Affairs and if time allows, serve as adjunct instructor, guest lecturer and/or supervisor of internships. Any such work will be subject to an adjunct employment agreement and paid separately and over and above the salary for University Chaplain/Director of Church Relations.

Duties and Responsibilities As Director of Church Relations:

1.Serve as the Pfeiffer University representative to the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (WNCCUMC) and its committees.

2.Participate in local ministerial associations and networks, as well as in preaching and teaching opportunities in the churches. Act as a liaison to local churches of the United Methodist Church and congregations of other denominations and faiths.

3.In cooperation with Institutional Advancement, encourage support from members of churches and advise Institutional Advancement on possible sources of funding available from Conferences, its churches or members.

4.Work with University departments as appropriate to expand the University’s student recruitment and donor networks within United Methodist and other church circles.

5.Serve as point person for church leadership needs such as the UMW Mission University, preaching/speaking opportunities in local churches, inviting clergy to preach at Pfeiffer, and other opportunities as they arise. Work with appropriate University staff to provide for such needs.

6.Coordinate and oversee Pfeiffer University’s presence at the WNCCUMC annual conference.

7.Work closely with the President’s Office to pursue a comprehensive approach to church relations, including the successful implementation of any provisions of the Strategic Plan pertaining to church relations. As appropriate, provide a written report on church relations work to the appropriate university office (Enrollment, Institutional Advancement, or President’s office).

Qualifications: Master’s degree required (M.Div. or equivalent), doctoral degree preferred; ordination in the United Methodist Church strongly preferred; experience in higher education preferred; strong communication skills, both oral and written; experience in building campus-community partnerships and leading mission trips; ability to relate to student issues; ability to track, assess, and report on program outcomes; appreciation of and desire to work within a church-affiliated liberal arts university setting.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

To student leadership of the Village Church.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should visit www.pfeiffer.edu for more information on the University. Please download an employment application from www.pfeiffer.edu/employment, and send, along with a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and full contact information for at least three professional references to HR@pfeiffer.edu.

In keeping with all current legislation, Pfeiffer University will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of Pfeiffer University are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct. This applies to its practices for academic or non-academic personnel, in its admission of students or in its educational programs, policies and activities. As a government contractor, the University has made a commitment to employ and advance qualified disabled individuals, disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans.

 
 
 
 
 

Posted March 30, 2017

Campus Minister for Interfaith Ministry  University of Dayton (Posting# S01474P)

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

The Campus Minister for Interfaith Ministry is a residence life campus minister focused on initiating, designing, and implementing opportunities for interfaith community and dialogue, religious/interfaith literacy, and student leadership development among the student body, but especially in the upper division experience, that foster understanding of and cooperation between people across the spectrum of faith traditions.

Responsibilities include direct ministry with students through the development of outreach initiatives, interfaith sharing/dialogue/study groups, multi-faith educational opportunities, prayer/reflection events, and other creative programs and experiences. The minister will also utilize knowledge and skills to provide pastoral care, coordinate community development activities with the Residence Life staff, network residents with other campus wide programs, partner with the Center for International Programs, and foster engagement with interfaith leaders in the local Dayton community. This minister is committed to uphold the Catholic and Marianist vision of the University through ministry across the spectrum of major faith and belief traditions and participating as an active member of the Residence Life Ministry and Campus Ministry teams.

This is a ten month position with full benefits, open to people of all religious identities. Salary commensurate with experience. Proposed start date August 1, 2017. See full description/qualifications and submit cover letter, resume and list of references at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22549 Deadline April 17, 2017.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people of disability and veterans.


Posted March 24,2017

Episcopal Student Center of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Position: Full Time Campus Missioner The Episcopal Diocese of Texas is seeking a full-time campus missioner to serve Baylor University, and the mission fields of McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College. We are seeking someone who will nurture student leaders, and commit to substantial growth of the community as the first full-time missioner. Located in Waco, Texas, the Episcopal Campus ministry provides a sacramental tradition that is new to many within a primarily Baptist culture. The three local Episcopal congregations have joined together to support the expansion of this ministry. The missioner will collaborate with leaders of all three congregations to sustain local support for the mission.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of your OTM profile to The Rev. Beth Magill, Associate Missioner for Congregational Initiatives, bmagill@epicenter.org

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Website: http://escwaco.org/

Episcopal Campus Ministry, Diocese of Texas

Mission: Forming students to be disciples of Jesus Christ in community during their tenure in higher education.

Vision: Through worship, evangelism, formation, and participation in communal life, campus missions of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will offer missional incarnations of Episcopal community to their campus.

Missioners’ Job Description: The Campus Missioner provides leadership that results in spiritual depth in students’ lives, an expanding missional impact on campus culture, numerical increase of students participating in the ministry and the development of those – both lay and ordained – that will lead the Episcopal Church. The Missioner is employed by and serves at the pleasure of the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas. The Missioner shall work in cooperation with a team of student leaders, and an Advisory Board, should one exist. Any support from and relationship with surrounding Episcopal churches is conducted to strengthen bonds of affection. The Missioner will work in collaboration with other campus ministries throughout the Diocese. It is the responsibility and privilege of the Missioner to have primary oversight of worship, evangelism, spiritual formation, pastoral care, administration.

The Missioner should attend to a combination of the following responsibilities based on the current state of ministry.

• Lead worship, and attend to the pastoral and spiritual needs of members of the community.

• The Missioner is expected to be actively attentive to the greater campus mission field.

• Provide programs for spiritual formation that are accessible and welcoming to all students regardless of socio-economic background, ethnicity, physical or mental abilities.

• Oversee or attend to the oversight of administrative needs of the office, facility, and program. A brief description of each major responsibility is noted below.

Worship: The Missioner will serve as the chief convener and leader of worship, offering contextually responsive liturgies. Worship opportunities should include intentional invitation and integration of individuals not familiar with the Episcopal tradition. The Missioner will have oversight of liturgical selections, preaching, and student ministers of worship. This individual will also supervise or provide guidance for any student led worship services.

Evangelism: The Missioner will model and nurture relationships that are outwardly focused, always seeking to be connecting in meaningful ways with the greater student body. The Missioner will be a welcoming and consistent presence at important campus events, empowering student leaders to do the same. The Missioner will actively recruit new students to the ministry, with special attention to recruitment from Episcopal summer camps. The Missioner will oversee and approve all communications from the ministry. Clarity of content and consistency of message are the responsibility of this individual. The Missioner will oversee and approve all social media content and publications.

Spiritual Formation: The organization and leadership of formation opportunities that strengthen the spiritual lives of students is the primary responsibility of the Missioner. These offerings may include bible studies, mission trips – domestic and foreign, spiritual retreats, and intentional opportunities for leadership development. The Missioner will work with the student leadership (and other staff) to design and execute each of these offerings. It is the primary responsibility of the missioner to supervise the quality of content being offered.

The Missioner will work closely with student leadership, empowering them to carry out ministry goals and events.

Pastoral Care: The Missioner shall seek out opportunities to pastorally connect with students on an individual level. Providing pastoral attention to the transitions of incoming and graduating students will be the responsibility of the missioner, including intentionally making connections with parishes on both ends of the continuum.

Administration: Maintaining financial records according to Diocesan guidelines, and the upkeep of facilities are the responsibility of the Missioner. However, it may be that the Missioner oversees other staff members, whose primary responsibility it is to execute these daily tasks.

The Campus Missioner reports directly to the Associate Missioner for Congregational Initiatives.



Posted March 15, 2017

Coordinator of Jewish Student Life Skidmore College Saratoga Springs New York

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) at Skidmore College invites applications for a half-time, ten-month Coordinator of Jewish Student Life. Primary responsibilities will include the planning, implementation, and assessment of annual goals that enhance Jewish student life on campus; advising relevant student groups including Skidmore Hillel; and managing collaborations with other offices and groups including the Office of Student Diversity Programs, Dining Services, the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, and local Jewish congregations. The advising responsibilities require a background in Jewish learning and/or religious leadership. Jewish student life at Skidmore encompasses a wide range of religious and cultural expressions and the Coordinator will be expected to welcome and navigate differing views on observance, politics, and tradition. The Coordinator will support programming that provides opportunities for students and the wider Skidmore community to learn about and participate in Jewish life and cross-cultural engagement. Such programming ranges from weekly Shabbat dinners to hosting discussions with visiting scholars.

This position entails a balance of administration, communications, education, and leadership development. Ideal candidates will have experience and skills in each of these areas as well as interest in and experience with young adult populations and multi-faith and secular settings. Depending on time, qualifications, and interest the Coordinator may also contribute to the ORSL’s broader work in interfaith collaboration, promotion of multi-faith literacy, pastoral care and counseling, and social justice initiatives. The Coordinator of Jewish Student Life will be supervised by the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Bachelor’s Degree, with educational background in Jewish religion and culture and significant experience with program coordination, including event planning and independent project leadership. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

Preferred qualifications: Ideal candidates for the position will have significant training in Jewish studies, education, and/or religious leadership as well as experience working with youth and young adults in leadership development and spiritual contexts. Religious ordination is not required, but applications are welcome from candidates with religious training and leadership experience, including rabbis or those in rabbinical training.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57936

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Posted March 13, 2017

 Orangeburg Wesley Foundation Director Minister , Orangeburg South Carolina

Applications are being accepted to fill the following full-time position: Director & Campus Minister (Director Minister) of the Orangeburg Wesley Foundation (OWF). The application deadline is April 28, 2017 and work is expected to begin in June 2017.

The United Methodist Church (UMC) has established Wesley Foundations in various locations in the United States to encourage the Christian spiritual growth of college students. The OWF is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina and serves students who attend Claflin and South Carolina State universities (Students). A Board of Directors governs the OWF (Board). The Director Minister carries out the Board’s directives and assists the Students in their spiritual journeys. The duties of the Director Minister include both administrative and ministerial work. There are no other paid employment positions with the OWF.

To be considered for the position, an applicant MUST:
• Submit all application materials by April 28, 2017
• Be an Elder or Deacon in the UMC
• Demonstrate proficiency in the types of communications currently favored by Students
• Reside in the Orangeburg area during tenure
• Attend all Board meetings (evenings)
• Attend all OWF functions (including some evenings and weekends)

An ideal candidate will:
• Be extremely outgoing
• Be effective in engaging Students about their faith
• Have experience in the spiritual guidance of college students
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Have superior organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks

Application materials are as follows: a cover letter regarding why you are interested in and qualified for the position, a resume, and three positive references at least one of which must be from a UMC Elder or Deacon. Application materials and any questions are to be submitted by e-mail to orangeburgwesleycm@gmail.com

 
   

Posted February 25,2017

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Lexington Theological Seminary

Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS), located in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications and nominations for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean. The seminary seeks a visionary individual to join the leadership team of President Charisse L. Gillett. The VPAA and Dean is expected to assume office in August 2017 or as soon thereafter as is feasible.

Lexington Theological Seminary, founded in 1865 as the first seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is an accredited graduate theological institution engaged in preparing men and women for congregational ministry. Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the seminary is intentionally ecumenical in its world view, its program, and the composition of the student body, faculty, staff, trustees, and partner congregations

. The VPAA and Dean will enter an era in which the seminary has developed an innovative approach to theological education and is replenishing the experienced community that is central to its heritage. The VPAA and Dean will share Lexington Theological Seminary’s commitment to become a more diverse institution with regard to the racial/ethnic/sexual orientation/gender composition of the faculty, staff, student body, and partner congregations; the emphasis of the curriculum; and the movement of the seminary from a regional to a national and, eventually, an international seminary.

The VPAA and Dean will be responsible for the effective administration of an innovative curriculum delivered in an integrated online/on-campus program, the relationships it fosters and the institutional and pedagogical needs it creates. Degree and non-degree programs overseen by the VPAA and Dean include the Master of Divinity, the Master of Theological Studies, the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, the Doctor of Ministry, and the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, as well as continuing education offerings. For additional information about the seminary, community, and the qualifications sought in the next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, please visit:

http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/LTSVPAAandDeanProfile.pdf

Lexington Theological Seminary is being assisted by Senior Consultant Wanda Bigham and Consultant Andrea Cowsert of Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations listed in the position profile, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Charisse L. Gillett, President and Chair of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Search Committee. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to LTSVPAA@academic-search.com. The position is open until filled but only applications received by April 3, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Andrea Cowsert at andrea.cowsert@academic-search.com.

Lexington Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Posted February 14, 2017

Colorado College, Colorado Springs Colorado

Chaplain and Associate Dean of Students

Colorado College (CC) is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts and sciences college of bold ideas located in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains at the foot of Pikes Peak. Known for its “Block Plan,” Colorado College educates its students one course at a time through a highly engaged and immersive learning process. Creating a campus culture that honors community and is truly creative and innovative, valuing different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and opinions is central to the institutional mission and strategic priorities of the College. As a truly global learning center, Colorado College educates over 2,100 undergraduate students from 48 states and 29 foreign countries. Twenty-six percent of the student body are domestic students of color, seven percent are international, and approximately seven percent are first-generation college students.

The Chaplain and Associate Dean of Students (Chaplain/ADOS) provides leadership in the ethical, religious, and spiritual dimensions of community life, serving students, faculty, and staff at Colorado College. Partnering with campus and external colleagues, the Chaplain/ADOS develops and supports programs, activities, and conversations that foster a welcoming and supportive environment where religious and spiritual practice and exploration can occur. As a direct report to the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students, the Chaplain/ADOS is an integral member of the Division of Student Life and is responsible for actively supporting strategic goals of the Division and regularly participating in all-staff meetings, sponsored programs, and community building events. Promoting spiritual engagement as part of the human experience and raising the visibility and value of religious and spiritual practice, as well as inter- and intra-faith dialogue across all faith traditions are important responsibilities of the position. Along with other members of the Office of the Chaplain, the Chaplain/ADOS provides pastoral care to campus community members; leads or facilitates opportunities for prayer, reflection, meditation, worship, and retreats; supports the observance of religious holidays; and leads spiritual exercises at important moments in the life of the College, such as convocation and graduation.

As a community builder, the Chaplain/ADOS will serve as the College’s liaison to area churches and other religious institutions; will foster a shared vision, mutual respect, trust, and civil discourse among diverse religious and spiritual groups/individuals; and will organize and participate in movements for peace, service, and social justice with a focus on facilitating healing and advancing positive change among individuals, communities, and systems. The Chaplain/ADOS will administer a budget in excess of $100,000 (operating and endowment funds) and lead an Office currently consisting of one other chaplain, a coordinator for Jewish life, and office manager. This position is a 12 month, full-time, non-faculty appointment.

A master’s of divinity, or comparable professional degree, demonstrating training and experience in one or more faith traditions with evidence of proven leadership within a faith community, congregation, or campus setting is required. Additional knowledge, experience, and capabilities needed for success include: minimum of three years of supervisory, planning, and management experience; broad understanding of world religions and appreciation for individuals of all faiths, or none; ability to integrate spiritual engagement with all aspects of campus life and experience facilitating interreligious dialogue; demonstrated work with diverse constituencies (students, parents, faculty, staff, and community partners); evidence of advocacy and agency—leading and addressing challenging issues facing the immediate community and world at large; sophisticated understanding of social systems and change; ability to inspire trust and confidence, and to actively listen; keen desire to work closely with a residential student population including ability to work non-traditional hours; exemplary communication and interpersonal skills; unwavering commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and a leadership style characterized by openness, flexibility, and integrity.

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie Szymkowicz at vbs@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson

Colorado CollegeChaplain and Associate Dean of the College

Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate

Visit the Colorado College website at www.coloradocollege.edu

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.


Posted February 10, 2017

University of Dayton: Campus Minister – Christian Leadership/Retreats

University of Dayton: Campus Minister – Christian Leadership/Retreats (Position# S01438P)
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

The Campus Minister for Christian Leadership and Retreats develops and implements retreats, fosters the facilitation of small faith communities, and supports opportunities for leadership development and vocation reflection in order to advance Campus Ministry’s mission to foster spiritual growth, cultivate faith, build the faith community, educate for justice and peace, and develop gifts for servant leadership. Primary responsibilities include developing, organizing and supervising retreats, fostering student leadership development for retreats and small group ministry, planning weekly team meetings, ensuring the development of student talks, creating community-building and faith development activities/resources, mentoring student leaders, etc. The campus minister also supervises student workers and provides pastoral care for students as needed. Full-time 10 month position with full benefits; involves late nights and weekends.

This is a ten month position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Proposed start date August 1, 2017. See full description/qualifications and submit cover letter, resume and list of references at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22289 . Deadline March 3, 2017.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people of disability and veterans.

Posted February 10,2017

University of Dayton: Assistant Director of Residence Life Ministry

University of Dayton: Assistant Director of Residence Life Ministry – Upper Division Experience (Posting # S01434P)

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

This campus minister leads the Neighborhood ministry team in serving upper-division students in the student neighborhoods and Caldwell apartments and advances Campus Ministry’s mission to foster spiritual growth, cultivate faith, build the faith community, educate for justice and peace, and develop gifts for servant leadership. This includes developing and implementing a strategic plan for upper division ministry that is attentive to the mission of Campus Ministry and the Residence Life Ministry learning outcome areas. This campus minister supervises and collaborates closely with the Campus Minister for Interfaith Ministry and the Neighborhood Graduate Student.

This position has a particular attentiveness to implementing Catholic and broadly Christian faith development initiatives in the Spirit of our Marianist Charism and to coordinating pastoral care outreach to undergraduate students in the neighborhoods. Essential skills include pastoral care and crises response, creativity in ministry with young adults, visioning, planning, and assessment, and collaborative leadership and interpersonal skills.

This is a 10.5 month position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Proposed start date July 15, 2017. See full description/qualifications and submit cover letter, resume and list of references at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22242 . Deadline February 27, 2017.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people of disability and veterans.


Posted February 5, 2017

Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU  

1497 University Ave Morgantown, WV 26505

Introduction

The Lutheran Campus Ministry at West Virginia University (LCMWVU) in Morgantown strives to serve the spiritual needs of the university students, faculty and staff. Nestled in the hills of Appalachia along the banks of the Monongahela River and its picturesque rail trail lies a vibrant, 38,000 student community that provides a rich network for outreach and evangelism. Following the academic calendar, the campus ministry provides a scholarly slant to the teaching of the Lutheran faith while engaging the university population to provide worship steeped in traditional liturgy. The Board of Directors seeks a campus chaplain, ordained in Word and Sacrament, who will commit to the care of souls, lead student oriented spiritual activities, develop student leaders of the chapel, and minister to the academic community. The ideal candidate values each of these roles and the unique population they serve and brings the energy reflective of a strong desire to connect with people, maturity, an interest in intellectual challenges, and a capacity towards kindness and patience. The Board of Directors invites interested candidates to consider serving the LCMWVU and submit an application no later than March 1, 2017 to the above address or electronically to email admin@lutheranmountaineer.org

Worship and Spirituality

Worship and the spiritual life of our community are paramount for the LCMWVU. Mass is celebrated weekly, following the Great Liturgy of the Western Church. In addition, the daily offices of Sext and Compline are celebrated throughout the semester, with a special emphasis on the beginning of the semester, mid-terms, and finals.

In addition to the wider worshipping community, the LCMWVU has offered the opportunity for those looking for a deeper and more intentional spirituality with the formation of the Lutheran Benedictine Confraternity at WVU, which is a student oblate chapter of Saint Augustine’s House, a BenedictineLutheran monastery in Oxford, Michigan. The chapter seeks to engage students in the traditional Benedictine disciplines of Ora et Labora—Daily Prayer and Work—in their vocation as Christian and student.

Teaching the Faith

As a campus ministry, the major dynamic revolves around didaskalia and catechesis. As such, a major focus of the LCMWVU is teaching the essentials of the Christian Faith and seeking to apply the tenets of the Christian Faith to the wider search for Truth in the University. Teaching the essentials of the Faith— the Bible, Christian and Lutheran Theology and Dogmatics, and Ethics—is of prime importance. Opportunities for teaching and catechesis occurs both formally (i.e., announced classes, discussions, etc) and informally in pastoral counsel and personal witness.

LCMWVU also prizes its engagement with the wider university and academic community. It is hoped that the chaplain will be available to teach occasionally on the university faculty as opportunity allows, participate in campus-wide religious activities as a teacher, and make use of the university as a fellow scholar.

Care of Souls

The chaplain will provide pastoral care to all members of the campus community as appropriate with referral to professional counseling services as needed. It is expected of the chaplain to exercise the Office of the Keys. The chaplain will also engage in edifying conversation with members of the academic community.

Hospitality and Relationships

The chaplain will strive to create a welcoming environment within the LCM community as well as foster and maintain positive relationships both among members of the chapel and with related on-campus and community organizations. The chaplain is encouraged to engage other religious leaders and ministries working the academic mission field, and, when appropriate, cooperate in activities that foster relationships, promote mutual understanding, and advance shared witness. They should work to foster and maintain positive relationships with LCM partners and entities (e.g., St. Augustine’s House) that will foster the development of the confraternity and spiritual life in general. When present, the Lutheran Student Movement will be supported by the chaplain. The chaplain will also foster positive relationships with Lutheran congregations, polities, and agencies in an attempt to serve the broader Lutheran community represented at WVU, and, when appropriate, to do the same with non-Lutheran entities that may be sympathetic to the work of the LCMWVU.

Outreach and Evangelism

The Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU exists to provide a visible symbol and witness of the Christian Faith and the doctrines of the Evangelical Lutheran Church to the campus. As such, it is expected that the Chaplain will be an exemplar of hospitality and good-will to the students, faculty, and staff of West Virginia University. But the ultimate goal of the campus ministry is to invite those who have not yet heard the Gospel or have not yet known Christ Jesus to see, hear, and meet Christ; to invite and challenge those whose faith has grown cold or distant to return and rekindle their faith, and to encourage all who encounter the campus ministry to become more active in their faith and in the Church.

LCMWVU also does not exist in a vacuum or for itself. The ultimate goal of the campus ministry is to involve students in the life and work of the wider Church. When students graduate from WVU, we intend that they will be more ready to enter congregations wherever they live and be productive and good members of the Church.

Vocational Discernment & Leadership Development

The chaplain will assist members of the academic community to discern and embrace their vocations as students, faculty and staff, helping them interpret it as holy work. To facilitate discernment, the chaplain will employ theological reflection, community service, service-learning and other methods, as appropriate. Such discernment should address possible future vocation in the church and world. Continually, the chaplain will identify, equip, and supervise student leaders of LCMWVU.

Justice, Advocacy, and Service

Our Lord Jesus Christ cries out that, “…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me….Truly I tell you, as you did it to the least of these, so you did it to me.” (Matthew 25) LCMWVU recognizes the need for the Faith—which we seek to inculcate, nurture, and form—to be lived out in connection to the neighbor. As such, LCMWVU always seeks to encourage, arrange, and supervise opportunities for our students to encounter Jesus in the face of their neighbor, work to relieve and support their neighbors in all of life’s needs, and engage in Christian advocacy on the campus, the wider Morgantown community, and across the globe.

Stewardship and Fundraising

The chaplain must generate revenue for the LCMWVU and steward its resources. The majority of annual funding for LCMWVU currently comes from congregational and individual donations. Consequently, it is important for the chaplain, in partnership with the board of directors, to build and maintain a donor base and keep that base informed of chapel events and activities. Unlike the board of directors, the chaplain is the face of LCMWVU and as such is the focal point around which resources are generated and expended. These resources are not only monetary, but include gifts of time and talent which the chaplain will encourage members of the academic community and the church to steward wisely. In terms of monetary support, the chaplain will encourage both immediate and life-long commitments by individuals and ecclesiastical entities.

Vision and Planning

The chaplain will provide visioning, planning, and evaluation support to the board of directors. As part of this regular, on-going process the chaplain will dialogue with key stakeholders, members of the academic community, and ecclesiastical entities as appropriate.

Administration

As the executive staff person of LCMWVU, the chaplain will assist the board of directors in the operation of the ministry. Therefore, the chaplain is responsible for the completion of all administrative requirements, which include the timely submission of all forms and reports required by the board and appropriate civil and ecclesiastical agencies (e.g., the WV-WMD Synod and the ELCA-Churchwide Campus Ministry Team.)Depending on the level of administrative support, the chaplain may need to personally complete these tasks or supervise employees and student leaders as assigned by the board. The chaplain will coordinate regularly with the property committee to ensure continued maintenance and cleanliness of the facilities and grounds. Additionally, the chaplain will  assist the board of directors in board development.


Posted February 2, 2017

Director/Campus Minister

United Campus Ministry at Oregon State University

Westminster House

• Applications accepted now through March 1, 2017

• Desired Start Date: July 1, 2017

• Full Time Position

• Salary commensurate with experience

The United Campus Ministry (UCM) at Oregon State University seeks a Director/Campus Minister to replace the current Director/Campus Minister, who is retiring. The successful applicant must be comfortable in the dual role and possess appropriate experience for both the minister and director (chief of staff) roles. This position reports to the UCM Board of Directors .

Rooted in its 1919 beginnings, the UCM is an ecumenical, progressive Christian ministry with active ministry partners including the Presbyterian Church (PC USA), United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denominations and local congregations. While honoring these partners in ministry, we seek to create and sustain open and inclusive communities that welcome all persons from the university community no matter their faith identities or affiliations. We are a reconciling/open and affirming ministry. We value practices of dialogue and exploration and encourage participants to put their “faith into action” in pursuit of peace through justice.

Our mission with the university community has always been grounded in and aspires to fulfill these words from the Prophet Micah: What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. With a primary focus on student ministries, the Director/Campus Minister will be responsible for both establishing and sustaining those supportive communities essential to the living of this mission. These communities include: students, faculty, and staff of the university; our partnering denominations including their local congregations and appropriate judicatory leaders; interfaith partners on campus and in the local community; other university and community organizations whose goals and purposes are consonant with our own.

The campus minister is accountable to the UCM Board of Directors and has strategic and operational responsibility for programs, staff supervision (part time office manager, part time student custodian), community relations, budget, facility management, and pursuit of the UCM mission. The minister will also be expected to serve as adviser and facilitator for the Westminster Student Council and to help assure its status as a “Recognized Student Organization” with the university.

Successful applicants for the Director/Campus Minister position must:

• Be seminary educated; be ordained or eligible for ordination

• Identify as a progressive Christian with working knowledge of progressive Christian theology

• Be strongly committed to full inclusion of all people and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to multifaith and multicultural experience

• Demonstrate strong pastoral ministry skills

• Demonstrate an understanding of young adult spiritual development

• Possess experience in faith/spiritual program development and implementation

• Possess experience in staff supervision

• Possess effective speaking and writing skills

• Demonstrate an understanding of board development, budget management, marketing and funding for non profit organizations

Also preferred:

• Ordained or eligible for ordination through one of our affiliated denominations

• Direct campus ministry experience

• Facility with social media

• Grant writing experience

• Conflict resolution skills

• Experience with facilities management

• Engagement with National Campus Ministry Association

To apply, please send the following documents in PDF format to osuwestm@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2017

• A cover letter explaining your interest in this position

• A current resume

• Three references including name, mailing address, email address, phone number and context for which aspect(s) of your ministry this reference can speak to

For more information:

• UCM Website: www.osuwestm.org

• Oregon State University: www.oregonstate.edu

• City of Corvallis: https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/, http://yescorvallis.org/


Posted January 12, 2017

Church of the Little Flower

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Director of Youth and Family Ministry:

The Director of Youth and Family Ministry will be an enthusiastic, energetic and “forward thinking” Catholic Christian with a passion for working with youth and families. The Director will develop, organize, and implement programs for youth, parents and families, churched and unchurched, and build relationships with families while advocating for the family unit within the parish.
The Director of Youth and Family Ministry, in close collaboration with the pastor, parish staff and volunteers, will have primary responsibilities in
• Middle School Ministry and Catechesis (grades 6-8),
• Confirmation (grade 8),
• High School Ministry (grades 9-12), and
• Family Based Catechesis.
Since the family is the first place where catechesis and ministry to youth occurs, the Director will deliver these services to youth of the parish with a special emphasis and focus on parents; to help them enliven within their children a knowledge, love, and excitement for their Catholic faith.

The Director of Youth and Family Ministry position is a full-time position with benefits and requires flexible work hours to include weekends, some weekdays, and some evenings. Educational requirement is a Bachelor degree, preferably a Master’s Degree in Theology. The Director must be a practicing Roman Catholic preferably with 3-5 years experience in this or related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.Other comments

 

 

 


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