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Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Campus Chaplain, Emerson College

  • 26 Sep 2018 6:23 PM
    Message # 6694496
    Jem Jebbia (Administrator)

    Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Campus Chaplain

    https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/17926


    Emerson College, Boston

    Employment Opportunity

    The College encourages and supports employees who seek to pursue internal positions and promotional opportunities. Current employees should apply online and contact the Office of Human Resources, if interested in applying for an open position.

    Job Detail
    Campus Location Boston Campus
    Working Title Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Campus Chaplain
    Description

    The Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Emerson College serves as the College’s Chaplain and provides support and guidance for students and groups involved in religious activities, faith traditions, and personal spiritual growth. Emerson College is committed to the principle that each religious tradition is a vital and valued part of our community, and we celebrate and nurture religious and spiritual diversity.

    Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

    Advanced academic training (e.g. master’s in divinity or related field); a deep faith commitment, which is reflected in leadership within a faith community; experience working in the college environment or with college aged populations; experience with interfaith programming; excellent public speaking skills; excellent pastoral care and counseling skills; solid administrative skills, including capacities to effectively manage a budget supervise staff supervision, facilitate meetings, build a team and plan events.
    Knowledge of a broad base of faith-based traditions, beliefs, and practices, sufficient of faith-based traditions, beliefs, and practices, sufficient to support the diverse religious or spiritual needs of the campus.

    Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

    Advanced technical skills preferred. Working knowledge of Banner, Google docs, and standard office word programs.

    Required Prior Work Experience

    Experience working in the college environment or with college aged populations; experience with interfaith programming; excellent public speaking skills; excellent pastoral care and counseling skills; solid administrative skills, including capacities to effectively manage a budget supervise staff supervision, facilitate meetings, build a team and plan events.
    Knowledge of a broad base of faith-based traditions, beliefs, and practices, sufficient of faith-based traditions, beliefs, and practices, sufficient to support the diverse religious or spiritual needs of the campus.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Diversity Statement

    Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

    Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

    Annual Clery Report

    In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

    Union Non-Union
    Compensation

    Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Emerson College also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

    Benefits Package

    Information on Emerson College’s benefits package can be found here.

    Classification Title Manager 4
    Salary Grade 18
    Classification Code M4
    Job Duties
    Individual Work Activities

    Hires, supervises and evaluates a part time Catholic Chaplain; Hillel/Jewish Life advisor and Protestant Chaplain and student workers to support the office
    Coordinates and implements co-curricular programs including interfaith and intercultural dialogues to enrich the religious and spiritual lives of students in collaboration with the Hillel/Jewish Life Advisor, Catholic Chaplain, and Protestant Chaplain.
    Develops and publishes monthly e-newsletter highlighting religious observances and traditions.
    Provides support and guidance for students, student groups, faculty and staff involved in religious activities.
    Provides pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and referral to all members of the campus community, including those without a religious affiliation or conviction.
    Oversees and manages departmental budget.
    Develops and publishes monthly e-newsletter highlighting religious observances and traditions.
    Evaluates spiritual need and develops strategic plan to address unmet faith needs of the community.

    Job Duties
    Individual Work Activities

    Serves as the College’s Chaplain. Coordinates, organizes and presides over community worship, memorial services and other spiritual observances.
    Provides support and guidance for students, student groups, faculty and staff involved in religious and spiritual activities.
    Provides care, comfort and counseling to students in crisis and/or experiencing grief and loss (e.g. hospitalization, parent/family death).

    Job Duties
    Individual Work Activities

    Assists with special on-campus events such as New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Admission Visitation Days and Commencement.
    Collaborates with departments across the campus including Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion to provide educational opportunities around issues of morality, spirituality and ethics. 
    Serves as the liaison between Emerson College and religious leaders and faith communities in the City of Boston.
    Supports the Family Emergency Team in the even of a crisis or emergency.

    Posting Detail Information
    Requisition Number FY11/120941STFF
    Open Date 09/20/2018
    Close Date

    Requisition Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume or CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. References
    Optional Documents
    1. Writing Sample
    2. Letters of Recommendation
    3. Example of Scholarly Work
    4. Links to relevant professional work
    5. Links to examples of creative work


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