Advertised Summary Job Description: Position reports to the University Chaplain/Associate Provost/Director of the Earl Hall Center. Working with and on behalf of the University Chaplain, the Associate University Chaplain is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive interfaith and multifaith programs to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the Columbia University community. Act on behalf of the University Chaplain to provide spiritual religious guidance and support to individual students and student groups. A. Develops, executes and evaluates interfaith and multifaith programs consistent with the mission of the Office of the University Chaplain and the Earl Hall Center. Develops programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students that relate their learning experiences to issues of faith, spirituality, religion, and social justice. Leads and facilitates discussions with students and with recognized student organizations about their spirituality, faith development, religious diversity, community building, interfaith concerns, and social justice commitments. Leads discussions at Office of the University Chaplain programs such as the Common Meals, Town Hall meetings and other open forums. Assists in the management of timely Town Hall meetings, memorial programs, and emergency Columbia community meetings held in the Earl Hall Center. Performs outreach to recognized student groups interested in religious life and in interfaith and intercultural activities. Meets with students interested in religious life and in the programs of the Office of the University Chaplain to discuss co-sponsorships. Associate University Chaplain will lead weekly evening programs and provide pastoral care to students. Associate University Chaplain will manage the development of and the evaluation of programs led by the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellows and will provide recommendations to the University Chaplain for consideration. B. Directs Common Meals, BraveSpace, Arts at Earl and Music at St. Paul's. Oversees all special events sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain. C. Provides day-to-day supervision of the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellows and the Programming Associates which includes the coordination of weekly work assignments and providing training support. . Manages along with the Departmental Administrator and Earl Hall Religious Life Fellows the mandatory student employee training sessions each semester. D. Oversees the administrative tasks of student programming for the Office of the University Chaplain's Co-Sponsorship Fund and the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness; including with support from the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellows, the preparation of the Kraft Family Fund binder each semester. Provides advice and assists recognized student groups with the design and evaluation of programs co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Kraft Family fund for the Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. Along with the Departmental Administrator and the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellows, assists student groups with planning of proposed events for co-sponsorship. Oversees programming budgets and financial transactions for expenses related to all co-sponsorship funds. Attends events co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. Writes evaluations of all programs attended for departmental records and, as appropriate, for the Kraft Binder. Works with the Departmental Administrator on the preparation and analysis of programming budget. E. Attends monthly Religious Life Advisers meetings. Along with the Departmental Administrator, keeps Religious Life Advisers abreast of University policies and OUC practices and programs. F. Other duties and projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Master of Divinity degree from a member seminary or divinity school recognized by the Association of Theological Schools or an equivalent advanced degree in theology or religious studies from an accredited college/University. Experience in interfaith work in a college or university setting.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, College or University. Demonstrated experience in program development, executing and evaluating. Demonstrated experience in the development of multi-faith, spiritual and non-religious liturgies.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: ***Must be able to work evenings and weekend hours, may be asked on occasion to come in early, and cover emergencies as needed. ***
A demonstrable commitment to fostering religious pluralism in a university setting. Ability to facilitate programs and discussion groups on religious, spiritual, and social texts and issues of diverse faiths required. Prior programming experience in a college or university setting required. The incumbent must be able to balance multiple priorities and projects, be sensitive in highly emotional situations, and consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment. Must be a self-starter and be able to accept constructive feedback and direction. Strong computer skills are essential, including social media familiarity and poster design. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must be able to work evenings and weekend hours. Experience with university or community leadership is strongly preferred. Respect for familiarity with services in houses of worship is essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Ordained, eligible for ordination, licensed or certified strongly preferred. Experience with university or community leadership is strongly preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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