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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.

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Posted Feb 21, 2018

Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life  Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Lawrence University seeks a creative religious leader to serve as its Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, working with and reporting to the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life to develop an approach to spiritual and religious life that meets the needs of Lawrence’s diverse community. The Associate Dean will be a member of the Student Life Division. This is a full-time, 12-month position requiring evening and regular weekend availability during the academic year. The 5-year term is grant funded with the possibility of continuation beyond the term. 

DUTIES:

As a newly created position in a new office, the following duties comprise the core of the work. Creative response to the opportunities that we are not able to imagine at this point are encouraged and expected.

  • Facilitate lively conversations with students and recognized student organizations about spirituality, faith development, religious diversity, community building, interfaith concerns, and social justice commitments.
  • Direct the Division of Student Life’s campus-wide dialogue initiative.
  • Assist in the management of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.
  • Develop opportunities for all members of the campus community to engage in conversations and activities related to spiritual and religious life.
  • Coordinate publicity and outreach efforts of the department.
  • Create and lead an annual multi-faith, domestic, service/reflection experience; plan, recruit for, budget and implement the program.
  • Develop a diverse network of partners on campus and in the community to develop collaborative outreach and service in spiritual and religious life.
  • Provide pastoral care to students and assist the Dean with memorial gatherings and services. Support all programs and services of the department as appropriate.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Will work collaboratively with a diverse body of Lawrence students, staff, faculty, and community partners. Also will engage with the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life as a colleague, sharing possibilities, insights, observations, and creative energy.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Ordination or similar credentialing in a religious tradition is preferred, but we will consider candidates who have equivalent training and experience and are ineligible for credentialing.
  • At least five years of experience in chaplaincy, student development, or a related field, as well as programmatic and administrative responsibility in higher education or within a religious community.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Aptitude for encouraging the spiritual development of emerging adults.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple programming priorities with competency and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of the theology and practice of world religions.
  • Ability to project emotional stability and a calm presence.
  • Emotional sensitivity amid human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and excellent judgment.
  • Knowledge and skill in developing and implementing outreach efforts using multiple venues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations and working successfully with diverse colleagues; and (3) showing interest in developing programs to address the needs of a diverse student, faculty, staff and community. 

See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.

Application review will begin April 14, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Position begins on August 1, 2018 (preferred).

 

Please note that all applications for the Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life position must be made through Lawrence’s online system. Only candidates who apply through this central site will be considered. Follow this link to complete an online application: https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/.

 


posted Feb 21, 2018

Director of Campus Outreach  Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh PA

The primary purpose of the Director of Campus Outreach role is to facilitate relationships between Shadyside Presbyterian Church (SPC) and its members with students, faculty, and staff at a designated local university. The Director collaborates with the Church staff and lay leadership to mobilize the SPC community in ministry to the campus community. The Director also provides Christian care, support, and encouragement to members of the university community.
 Roles and Responsibilities
 • Facilitate relationships between the SPC community and the university community by mobilizing the SPC community to reach students, faculty, and staff
 • Organize and execute programs and events that connect the SPC community to the campus community
 • To include events hosted at SPC, events hosted at the college campus, and/or events hosted at third-party locations
• Invite and connect students, faculty, and staff to participate in opportunities for worship, education, fellowship, and service at the church
• Engage in worship and parish life of the church, including participating in service and fellowship opportunities with the church community and encouraging students to do the same • Develop and mentor student
 leaders who can assist in leading programs and events for other students
• Assist students in organizing and participating in service events with SPC mission partners or other organizations
 • Network and engage with congregation in order to inspire a connection with local college students
• Foster intergenerational relationships/discipleships
• Live out Christian faith as a model to themselves and others
Skills
• Hospitable (outgoing, welcoming, invitational)
• Strong networking skills
• Out-of-the-box thinker with ability to think of new ways to connect congregation and college students
 • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
 • Familiarity with Presbyterian church and appreciation for liturgical style of worship preferred
 • Previous experience working in either a campus and/or church setting preferred
Education
• Bachelor’s degree required; a focus in a field of study related to ministry is preferred
For more information about Shadyside Presbyterian Church, please visit www.shadysidepres.org.
 Please send resumes to Kaysie Strickland (kstrickland@shadysidepres.org).
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Elder Jason Huber through the church office (info@shadysidepres.org).

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posted Feb 18,2018

Director  Journey Charleston SC

THE OPPORTUNITY

Seven years since its planting, Journey is looking for a new director to transition the campus ministry into its “second generation.” It’s pretty much the best ministry job in the world in the best city in the country. We’re not really exaggerating. Journey ministers to two campuses, the College of Charleston and the Citadel Military College in gorgeous and historic Charleston. The former is the least Christian campus in the state and where campus ministries go to die. The latter is outwardly religious, but so regimented and repressed it makes discipleship unusually difficult. Who’s up for a challenge?

THE NEW STRATEGY

We’ve discovered that this really a job that requires two people. But there’s only one of you, right?. The good news then is that because the founding director is moving on to plant a church just down the street and there’s a longstanding network of partner churches, our new strategy is to not look for someone who can do everything, but someone who can do one thing really well. A candidate who can preach and teach masterfully, OR disciple tons of students into spiritual growth and multiplication, OR lead and teach worship harmoniously that blends the traditional and new. The old director and the other partner churches will help augment wherever the new director is weak in.

THE FUNDING MODEL

Like most campus ministries, the director must support raise. Fortunately, we already have a network of over 12 churches that donate annually. Currently, about half our funding comes from local churches and the Presbytery. The other half comes from local individuals. We anticipate that at least half of our local individuals will continue to support campus missions after the transition, so the new director will be in an unusually financially healthy position to begin with. That said, the director will need to be a charismatic networker in order to main positive relationships with donor churches and individuals — as well to begin gradually expanding the sources of financial support.

THE CANDIDATE

So let’s keep it simple, shall we?

The candidate must:

– Must understand the difference between being a college chaplain and a college missionary. Or maybe you don’t even know what a college chaplain is. That could work too.

– Have a verifiable track record of growing a ministry or mission. Highly developed and well-staffed parachurch ministries shriveled up in this particular mission field. This is no place for noobs.

– Either be a specialist in preaching, discipleship, or musical worship (though any candidate should be halfway decent in discipleship).

– Possess excellent networking or fundraising skills. Do strangers instantly seem to like and respect you? That’s good sign. Because whether its recruiting new mentors or new supporters, you’ll be doing it a lot.

– Be an enterprising initiator. There is very little direct or daily oversight in this position. Gotta be a go-getter.

– Be committed to seeing lost students experience saving and transformative relationships with Jesus Christ AND cherishing the contributions of women, people of color, and LGBTQ students to the life of the worshiping community. So if the first value seems too “conservative” for your enlightened progressive sensibilities or if the second value seems too “liberal” for your bible-believing homophobia, you’re probably not a fit for us. Offended by that? I’ll buy you a beer next time you’re in town and apologize.

– Be willing to learn Presbyterian theology and polity. The candidate does not need to be Presbyterian (though the outgoing director did eventually drink the Presby koo-aid), but you’ll need to know the Presbyterian Church (USA) lingo and governance structures in order to be effective. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of thick books we can give you.

Starting Salary: 41k plus health benefits + paid vacation

Start date: July 1 – August 1 2018

Contract: 2 year renewable

Oversight: Report directly to the Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board and indirectly to the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery
Send all applications to charlestonjourney@gmail.com


posted Feb 12, 2018

United Protestant Campus Ministries in Cleveland (UPCa
Search for Executive DirectorUPCaM is an ecumenical campus ministry supported by mainline Protestant denominations, individual congregations, and friends. It serves students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College-Metropolitan Campus.The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are as follows:
 Provide leadership, direction, pastoral care, and support to student groups on several campuses;
 Supervise student interns, part-time professionals, and/or support staff;
 Equip trustees for effective support of UPCaM’s mission;
 Promote UPCaM to individual congregations and denominational judicatories;
 Represent the goals and vision of campus ministry to all stakeholders (i.e., students, parents, higher education partners, local congregations, etc.)
 Identify and secure additional sources of financial support.The successful candidate will be an ordained minister with a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree. Three years of relevant experience is preferred. Experience in campus ministry desired, including creating programming for traditional and non-traditional college students. Demonstrated ability to function in a multicultural and multi-faith environment, and commitment to interfaith activities are important. Strong verbal and communication skills are essential. Computer literacy is expected.

This is a full-time, year-round position. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume or ministerial profile to:
Search Committee
United Protestant Campus Ministries
Interfaith Center
11205 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Or you can send all electronically to secretary@upcam.org.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

posted February 9, 2018

Interfaith Campus Ministry, Executive Director /Interfaith Campus Minister, Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College

Job Description/Search

Interfaith Campus Ministry, Inc. serving Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College, North Canton, OH

ICM is seeking a full time Executive Director/Campus Minister to lead the staff of our ministry. Interfaith serves over 15,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators of both campuses and our Campus Preschool.

The Ideal candidate should possess the minimum of a Master’s degree in Divinity or a related discipline from an accredited institution; a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and faiths; 5-7 years of professional full-time service in pastoral ministry, preferably with young adults or college students; and ordination from a nationally recognized religious body.

Basics:

  • Direct administrative responsibility for Interfaith Campus Ministry, Inc., a 501 C (3) nonprofit religious organization housed on the KSU Stark Campus. Administrative oversight includes, but is not limited to, budgetary, funding, staff, and related business and legal concerns with the ministry and preschool.
  • Serve the faculty, staff, students and administrators on the KSU Stark Campus through pastoral support, counseling, crisis intervention, emergency assistance and other means appropriate to the office.
  • Meet regularly with the Stark State College Campus Minister, providing general oversight of their work and activities on the Stark State campus.
  • Meet weekly with the directors of the Interfaith Campus Preschool and Childcare Center to provide oversight for financial, personnel, parental, business and legal issues as required.
  • Meet routinely with ICM accounting personnel to assist with general oversight of taxes, budget, income and expenses. Monitor and review monthly financial reports.
  • Participate in the KSU community by attending campus-wide events both voluntarily and as requested, meeting routinely with various KSU communities as requested, and working alongside other KSU organizations and offices to co-sponsor activities and events. Additionally, plan and initiate faith-based campus-wide programs and events that are conducive to furthering our mission.
  • Meet monthly with the ICM Board of Trustees and provide a written report of activities.
  • Assist with fund-raising through ongoing contacts and/or furnishing requested reports to various supporting denominational bodies, private donors, and nonprofit partners. Promptly process all individual donor requests and, as appropriate, furnish a personalized receipt.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills

All Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and names of at least three references to ICM, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, Att’n: Dr. Leslie Heaphy or send to lheaphy@kent.edu. Questions can be directed to Leslie Heaphy at 330-244-3304.

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

Interested candidates can learn more about Interfaith Campus Ministry at

https://www.kent.edu/stark/interfaith-campus-ministry


posted Feb 2, 2018

Director of Campus Ministry & Community Service   Morningside College, Sioux City Iowa

Morningside College is now accepting applications for the full-time 10 month position of Director of Campus Ministry and Community Service. This position is responsible for the religious life of the Morningside College community by providing pastoral care, programmatic leadership, spiritual direction and moral guidance. This position will also serve as point person for community service opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Attend to the spiritual needs of students and the campus community

  • Provide students with opportunities for worship, fellowship, exploring faith, and service
  • Relate to students, faculty, and staff of all Christian and other faith perspectives from a broad ecumenical and nondenominational perspective
  • Provide pastoral care, counseling, spiritual direction, and grief support to the community at times of personal or community crisis or loss
  • Serve as the face and voice of religious and spiritual life in college ceremonies, convocations, and celebrations that call for prayer and spiritual leadership

Cultivate relationships with United Methodist affiliations

  • Serve as the liaison between Morningside College and the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Attend meetings of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry when possible
  • Coordinate Morningside College’s presence at the Iowa Annual Conference in June of each year, and Nebraska and Dakotas Annual Conferences as possible

Perform various job tasks

  • Plan and oversee the baccalaureate services each year in cooperation with a student committee and the Provost
  • Assist the Admissions Office with recruitment of United Methodist students
  • Oversee campus ministry programming and activities (mission trips, programming on Hunger, Peace, Service Projects, etc.)

Community Service

  • Cultivate relationships with community partners
  • Assist in programming and facilitation of community service projects for the campus community
  • Work with students and campus staff on planning campus/community events

Qualifications:

  • Master of Divinity or Ordination/License
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work effectively with many constituencies in a college environment
  • Commitment to Christianity and the United Methodist Church
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please submit a letter of application, resume and names of three professional references by email to employment@morningside.edu


Posted January 31, 2018

Messiah College Graduate Assistant, AROMA (A Revolution Of Missional Athletes) Mechanicsburg PA

Assists the AROMA staff in operating a sports ministry program that pursues our mission of empowering Messiah College students to participate in God’s Kingdom through sports. This is a two year, 20 hours/week, appointment not to exceed 800 hours/year. Commitment runs from approx August 1st – May 31st each of the two years. Graduate Assistants assist in all facets of the program, including local ministry, summer camps, student discipleship and international trips.

Experience and skills needed: ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships; ability to be a team player within the Athletics Department, as well as cooperate well with other departments on campus, and local and international partners. Weekend and evening work as the schedule demands. Christian faith commitment required and college level competitive experience and international experience preferred.

Education required: Bachelor’s degree, pursuing graduate degree in Higher Education; current acceptance in Graduate Program in Higher Education at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Applications accepted through March 1, 2018

For a complete job description and the application please go to the Graduate Assistant website. https://www.messiah.edu/info/21768/graduate_assistantships/3210/positions_available


Posted Dec 8, 2017

President Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley is launching a search for its next president. The GTU is a unique consortium of some 20-member schools, centers, and institutes, with a world-class library. Founded in 1962, the GTU is the most comprehensive center for the graduate study of religion in North America, working in a deep collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley.
An institution of higher learning unlike any other, the GTU brings together scholars of the world’s great religions and wisdom traditions to grow in knowledge, thrive in spirit, and unite in solutions. We prepare masters and doctoral-level students for academia, for service, for leadership. We advocate for a more just and compassionate world and for the care of the planet. We serve as a resource for our community, the nation, and the world. We seek partners of spirit and intellect—open, innovative, inspired—to share our mission.
The GTU is at a pivot point: We are seeking a wise and impassioned individual to decisively lead us into a deeper engagement with the work we are called to in a strengthened GTU.
For more information, please visit www.gtu.edu/presidentialsearch

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Re Posted Nov. 30, 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 3-5 years professional experience in campus ministry. Experience organizing and leading local/urban outreach and international missions strongly desired.
Work experience in higher education preferred.

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 January 18, 2018 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 Nov 30, 2017

Director of Youth & College-Aged/Young Adult Ministries, Bloomington IN

First United Methodist Church is a large progressive church located in downtown
Bloomington, IN, four blocks from Indiana University.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for a relational youth ministry comprised of 50-60 middle and high school youth; and for Jubilee, our college & young adult ministry.

S/he will have an engaging personality; a love for Jesus; a “builder” mentality; a passion for youth and young adults, and their concerns, spiritual growth, and engagement with the church; a good work ethic; an ability to plan independently; administrative skills; an ability to work in a team environment; and a good sense of humor.

With youth, 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

With the college & young adult ministry, 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 work with a team of paid student interns recruited 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.

This position reports directly to the First Methodist Pastors.

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 ongoing 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 – e.g., 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 excellent delegation skills.
 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.
 Become an active participant at First Methodist and our contemporary Open Door service.

Administrative Requirements

 Maintain electronic communication, including social media and email, oral communication, and written communication with youth, parents, Jubilee members, volunteers, and the congregation at large.
 Retain health, release, and safety records for youth participants and adult volunteers.
 Establish yearly youth and Jubilee budgets and manage all expenditures. This includes multiple fundraising ventures.
 Maintain and update contact information for all youth, families, and Jubilee members.
 Attend weekly staff meetings.
 Possess outstanding planning and organizational skills.
 Proficient communicator including but not limited to the majority of social media platforms, email, oral, written, and visual communications. Must possess Microsoft Office skills.

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in related field.
 Energetic and passionate in dealing with youth and young adults.
 Experienced and sensitive in dealing with emotional and developmental needs of youth and young adults.
 Deal effectively with conflict.
 Able to plan and lead youth and young adult programming, while building teams of adult volunteers to help support and run programs.
 Enthusiastic about working as a supportive member of a Christ-centered, mission-driven, high-trust ministry team.
 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.
 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

 Outgoing, engaging, generally extroverted; “builder” mentality.
 Ability to occasionally lift heavy items and participate in activities that require a certain level of physical fitness.
 Knowledge and support of basic United Methodist beliefs and principles.

Applicants must have Sunday availability during morning worship services and evening youth group, as well as Wednesday evenings for Jubilee meetings.

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 January 1, 2018.
Please submit resume, along with references, to Shelby Rodney at srodney@fumcb.org. Please contact Shelby if you
have questions

 

Posted Nov 29, 2017
Campus Minister/Executive Director, Presbyterian Student Center, University of Georgia
The Presbyterian Student Center at the University of Georgia is looking for a full time Campus Minister/Executive Director. For more information, please follow this link to see the Ministry Information Form: https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOpportunitySearchResults.aspx&cif=74129.AA


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 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


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