University Chaplain/Director of Spiritual and Religious Life

first_imgBelieving that diversity contributes to academic excellence andto rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruitingand retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seekcandidates, particularly those from historically under-representedgroups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campusvaried experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.jeid-5a5e1623b148e6428c7c3ea5f8464a13 ​Incomplete applications will not be considered. University Chaplain/Director of Spiritual and ReligiousLifePosting Number: R0003482Location: Salem CampusAttention Current Willamette University Employees: In orderto apply for posted positions, please close this window and loginto your Workday account and apply through the Careerworklet.Instructions for Applicants:Please read the following carefully before beginning the onlineapplication process.To be considered for employment at Willamette University, pleasecomplete our online employment application. Your application andall required attachments — listed at the bottom of the page –must be submitted for each individual job post that you areinterested in applying for. If there is an application deadline,please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline.Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit yourapplication.Position Summary:The role of the University Chaplain/Director of Spiritual andReligious Life is to enhance the religious and spiritual life ofthe University community. The Chaplain and Director of Spiritualand Religious Life (SRL) serves as a resource for members of theWillamette community, nurtures the spiritual and religious growthof students, staff and faculty, provides leadership andopportunities for multi-faith engagement and understanding, andprovides pastoral care during difficult times. TheChaplain/Director is a senior leader in the Division of StudentAffairs, serving as a member of the Division’s executive leadershipteam. The position of Chaplain requires a high degree ofinterpersonal and communication skills, and a sensitivity to peopleof all religious, secular and spiritual identities.Reasonable Accommodations StatementTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions.JOB DUTIES:As a member of the Student Affairs leadership team, collaboratewith divisional colleagues in developing programs and initiativesthat address student interests, issues, and concerns.Organize programs of intellectual, social, ethical, aesthetic,and spiritual and religious interest to the students, faculty, andstaff.Teach at least one course annually in the College of Arts andSciences. Types of courses offered to be determined in consultationwith the CAS Dean.Be accessible, visible, and present for relevant/occasionaluniversity speakers and athletics events; attendstaff/student-planned community development activities andeducational events as appropriate.Assist with various projects and committees involving allaspects of the University.Performs other duties as assigned.Provide appropriate, ethical spiritual and pastoral care tostudents, faculty, and staff from a variety of religious, spiritualand secular backgrounds. Pastoral Care includes making informalcontacts, providing counsel to members of the community, andassisting students, faculty & staff with personal issues,illness and family crises.Provide support for religious and spiritual practice across awide variety of religious, spiritual and secularcommunities.Serve as the primary administrator for The Office of Spiritualand Religious Life by overseeing the office budget, calendar, andpolicies, in addition to event publicity and social media for theOffice.Facilitate small group activities and groups, co-sponsoringactivities when appropriate; advise religious or spiritually-basedstudent groups; authorize and oversee any external religious groupseeking to provide resources and support to students on campus,ensuring compliance with policies and procedures of theUniversity.Provide liturgical/ritual leadership for the Universitycommunity, including but not limited to leading interfaithbaccalaureate services, special services for student orientationand other significant ceremonies or events. They will also becalled on to offer graces and invocations at Official Universityfunctions, as well as less official functions such as weddings andmemorial services.Provide connection and outreach to the local religiouscommunity and to the other parts of the community, includingorganizations working for the common good.Nurture the traditional relationship between the University andits founding religious tradition. This shall be done throughattending the local Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United MethodistChurch, and through relationships with local and regionalleadership, supporting United Methodism’s commitment to highereducation and Willamette’s recognition of the role of spiritualgrowth in the educational process. Typical Work Schedule:Typical work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, August1 – May 31. Some evening and weekend activities are expected.Physical Demands & Working Conditions:Typical work is performed indoors in a normal officeenvironment.Salary Range:$80,000 – $85,000, depending on experienceApplications will be reviewed beginning April 19,2021.All University positions require that candidates submit to acriminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does notautomatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature ofconviction will be considered relative to the duties of theposition.You will need to upload the following two documents as part ofyour application materials in the “My Experience” section labeledResume:Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications andpresenting any other applicant characteristics which deserveemphasisCurrent Resumecenter_img Apply online at MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum qualifications include any combination of education,training or experience that provides the knowledge, skills andabilities required to perform the essential functions.Ph.D, M. Div. (or equivalent) from an accreditedinstitution.Five years of experience in campus ministry orcollege/university chaplaincy.Ability to effectively supervise multiple projects and multiplepersonnel involved in these projects in accordance with Universityobjectives, policies and procedures.Ability to plan, organize, and implement programming consistentwith the Office of Spiritual and Religious LifeAbility to supervise, train, and develop a wide variety offull-time, part-time, and student employees.Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of peoplein a manner that positively portrays the University and itsprograms, personnel, and philosophies.Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and awareness ofdiversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding culturaldifferences, social identities, and historical inequalities, andstrategies for interacting effectively with people different fromoneself.Demonstrated experience using diversity, equity, and inclusionlens in chaplaincy and program planning.Demonstrated commitment to multi-faith engagement andsupporting the spiritual growth of people from multiple religious,secular and spiritual identities that includes knowledge of andexperience working with multiple religious and spiritualtraditions.Excellent interpersonal, communication, crisis response, andconflict management skills.Ability to effectively represent Division and the Universitywith various constituencies, including senior leadership, students,parents and families, faculty, other departments, andinstitutions.Ability to maintain composure and judgment in stressfulsituations where there may be a variety of interests atplay.Strong writing and oral presentation skills.Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings andweekends as needed.Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintainharmonious relations with other staff, faculty, andstudents.last_img

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