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Assistant Director for Community and Belonging
The Division of Student Life cultivates a dynamic, engaged, and inclusive community that enriches the student experience, promotes wellness and belonging, and supports the purposeful development of every student.
The student life team does this through complementing the academic program and enhancing the Mount Holyoke College student experience through co-curricular opportunities, community building, and cultivation of student leadership as well as by providing resources and support that enable student well-being. We work closely with the academic centers and our campus partners on specific initiatives such as Be Well at Mount Holyoke. We also coordinate many College-wide initiatives including New Student Orientation, Family & Friends Weekend, our Living Learning Communities, the MoZone Peer Education Program, Interfaith Education and Literacy, and the Leadership & Service Awards.
The Assistant Director for Community and Belonging a 12 month full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director, Associate Dean of Students. The Assistant Director’s duties include a wide range of administrative and programmatic initiatives to further the work of Community and Belonging and plays an integral role in the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The Assistant Director serves as a campus leader in coordinating training, leadership opportunities and co-curricular programs aimed at building interfaith and cultural competency, humility and skills needed to engage across differences and thrive in a diverse community. The Assistant Director works closely with the Community and Belonging staff to foster all students’ holistic sense of belonging through advising, counseling, providing spiritual support, crisis support, and advocacy. The Assistant Director works closely with other campus wide departments (i.e., student life departments, Office of DEI, academic departments, etc) and must have the ability to see their work in the context of and in partnership with the work of others. A desire to engage with students and participate within the life of the College is key to this position.
Office of Community and Belonging The Office of Community and Belonging is committed to the holistic development and wellness of Mount Holyoke students using intersectional frameworks with a focus on identity, social justice, religion and spirituality, and liberatory consciousness. We create opportunities for those who gather and engage with The Office of Community and Belonging to feel empowered to ask and explore: “who I am, who do I want to be, and who do others think I am, and want me to be?
Enumerated responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Community and Belonging
Serve as a Multifaith resource for students
Develop and implement programmatic initiatives and services for Community and Belonging using an intersectional frameworks, interfaith cooperation, social justice, liberatory consciousness, and theological and ethical challenges of our times (i.e., speakers, intergroup and intragroup dialogues, Interfaith Lunch, Theology and Talk, etc.)
Support student access to worship and religious services for all students, including but not limited to spiritual companionship (pastoral/crisis support), and sacred spaces for contemplative and reflective practices
Provide student employee training (i.e, Interfaith Assistants, MoZone Peer Educators, Cultural Center Employees, etc)
Facilitate and provide student leaders and student organization intersectional training, included but not limited to Antiracism, Interfaith Literacy, Gender Inclusion, etc
Assist in the coordination and implementation of college traditions such as Blessing and Sending, Stoling Ceremony, Lavender Ceremony, First Gen Cording Ceremony, Hortense Parker, and the Trailblazers of Color Leadership Conference
Assist in the management, support, and advisement of the following SGA Committees: Students of Color, Lavender, and International Student Organizing Committee
Assist with the oversight, scheduling, and planning of cultural, heritage, and awareness celebrations
Support leadership development, interfaith cooperation, coalition building, and allyship among faith-based, cultural, and identity organizations and groups (annual retreat, training, meetings, etc.)
Assist with Religious Accommodations
Ensure the timely preparation for students to request religious accommodation in compliance with Massachusetts State Law by providing an updated multifaith calendar and a reminder early each semester to request their intended need for accommodation via the religious accommodation form on Colleague.
Collaborates closely with campus partners, especially Dining and Events Planning, in providing religious observance information ahead of high holidays and fasting observances, i.e. Passover, Ramadan, etc. to ensure the provision of religious dietary needs are met as well as offering celebratory items as part of our commitment to creating a sense of belonging for all of our students.
Supervise the Kitchen Manager/ Chef and Manager of the Wa-shin-an Japanese Teahouse and Garden
Assist in the operational support of the Safety Net which supports First-Generation and/ or Low Income students
Opportunities to serve as a campus representative for various five-college committees, including but not limited to diversity, equity and inclusion committees and initiatives
Opportunities to cultivate open and affirming worship and community spaces through an intersectional lens
Additional Division of Student Life roles as deemed appropriate and necessary for the care and support of students
3-5 years of progressive experience in higher education administration or related organizational experiences
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
A commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus
Cultural competence, cultural humility, and experience working with students from various identities and lived experiences
Experience directly supporting International, BIPOC, First-Generation and Low- Income, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, etc
Broad knowledge of issues and trends impacting undergraduate students in higher education
Proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships including connections with local religious and faith leaders, college faculty, trustees, alums, and families
Strong leadership, problem solving, and organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as attention to detail
Proven affinity for students, and a desire to participate in the life of the College
Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities
The willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
Ability to work collaboratively while also acting independently, take initiative, use sound judgment, and decision-making skills
In addition to the minimum qualifications, successful candidates should have the following:
Masters degree in Higher Administration Education, or related field; or Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent position within their tradition or practice
Expertise in providing interfaith and religious literacy, social justice, diversity and inclusion consultation, training, curricular and resources
Experience, knowledge, or understanding of what it means to work at a gender diverse women’s college
Extensive knowledge of faith traditions and religious literacy
Extensive knowledge of diverse liberation theologies (ie, womanist theology, feminist theology, black liberation theology, queer-affirming theology, etc).
Intergroup Dialogue facilitation experience or experience facilitating conversations across difference
Experience or familiarity with the Interfaith of America and the IA curriculum
Proven experience advising, mentoring, coaching, or supervising students
This position is full-time regular, exempt, 37.5 hr per week
Campus Minister, Winthrop Ecumenical Lutheran Campus Ministry (WELCM)
Position Summary: The Campus Minister will provide guidance and supervision for a comprehensive campus ministry to Winthrop University. The Campus Minister should nurture the faith journey of those in Winthrop’s academic community through a ministry of love, fellowship, learning, and service, guided by the Word of God as revealed through Jesus Christ. The Campus Minister must be committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusiveness. The Campus Minister will be an employee of Grace Lutheran Church and report to Grace’s Senior Pastor.
A. Essential Functions
1. Maintain an active and engaging presence on Winthrop’s campus
2. Plan and lead/facilitate WELCM programming and worship activities
3. Build caring relationships with students and others in the campus community
4. Maintain certification in best practices for boundaries as approved by the congregation
5. Initiate and maintain communication with students and others who are served by this ministry; at minimum, individually meet with each student over the course of the academic year
6. Direct students to pastoral care or certified counseling services as needed
7. Identify and nurture student Peer Ministers and work with them to plan, promote, and lead ministry activities
8. Attend and make regular reports to WELCM Committee, serving as a member
9. Work with the WELCM Committee to convey the ministry’s needs and activities to the
10. Coordinate with the WELCM Committee to plan and execute fundraising activities
B. Other Responsibilities
1. Maintain a presence at worship services
2. Maintain social media for WELCM
3. Work with the WELCM Committee to plan, coordinate, and implement tabling and other promotions at Convocation, Fall Involvement Fair, and other appropriate events
4. Coordinate and cooperate with other Lutheran campus ministries in the SC Synod and Region 9
5. Attend campus ministry task force meetings, hosted by the SC Synod
6. Maintain appropriate records and complete all reporting requirements from the University and church organization(s), as requested
7. Work with students and the WELCM Committee to ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of the space reserved for WELCM in Grace’s White House
8. Participate in professional development seminars and/or continuing education opportunities
9. Meet with Supervisor on a regular basis to share joys and challenges of the position, receiving feedback
C. Minimum Qualifications
1. Agrees to submit to a background check when requested to do so by the Personnel Committee of the congregation and/or Supervisor
2. Bachelor’s degree or higher
3. Experience in student engagement, planning, and managing ministry programs
4. Ability to work within a Lutheran theological context, while maintaining a commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity
D. Physical Requirements
1. The position requires the ability to freely move about campus and the community to meet with student and university personnel in-person (some digital/virtual meetings may be required)
2. The position requires the ability to converse and communicate effectively with students and other university personnel in small and large group situations, as well as individually
3. The position requires the ability to personally conduct and/or facilitate WELCM Committee meetings and programs (including meetings of the WELCM Committee)
E. Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply,
please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to
For more information, please visit: https://www.welcm.org/
Marquette University Campus Ministry invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Retreats and Communications. The successful candidate will be an inspired, creative ministry professional who desires to serve with young adults, develop vibrant faith leaders, and address pressing questions of human flourishing in the context of individual and community reflection. The Assistant Director in Campus Ministry for Retreats and Communications will lead and support our Campus Ministry retreat and vocational discernment programs to enhance our student focused ministry. They will collaborate with Mission and Ministry division liaison in the office of University Relations to publicize campus ministry events, programs, and initiatives as well as offer in-place opportunities for spiritual and religious formation through social media. Rooted in Catholic tradition and inspired by the life and charism of St. Ignatius of Loyola, campus ministers and stakeholders work together to meet the diverse spiritual needs and interests of Marquette University's student community. We aspire to be a means of encounter for students to know and be transformed by God's love, both individually and as part of a community. Formed by Ignatian Spirituality and values, graduates will be prepared to offer themselves in service to God and the world, living a faith that does justice, as they contribute to the formation of more just and equitable societies. The job description may be viewed on Marquette's employment page, here. This is a twelve-month position, open immediately. Position will be posted until filled.
MIT seeks an Interfaith Chaplain and Program Director to foster interfaith understanding, spiritual well-being, and ethical growth for the MIT community through the leadership of two key programs--the Addir Interfaith Dialogue Fellows and the Radius program in ethics.
Will administer the Addir and Radius programs and ensure that program operations run smoothly; facilitate the growth and development of student participants in the Addir Fellows and coach student leaders; and design and implement lectures, workshops, and discussion groups about important ethical issues, particularly related to scientific and technological developments. Will report directly to the chaplain to the Institute/associate dean. A full description is available at https://studentlife.mit.edu/content/dsl-open-positions
-Bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in a related field
-Three years of experience, preferably in higher education
-Excellent organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
-Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
-Understanding of and experience with young adult development
-Understanding of diverse religious traditions and successful strategies for interfaith engagement
-Experience in program development
-Understanding of ethical issues
-Experience with effective strategies for advocacy
Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers Please reference job number 22331.
MIT is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.
St. Norbert College, a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college is seeking an Assistant Director for Spiritual Life and Service Programs. This position advances the work of both the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life and Vocation and the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning. The Assistant Director will work in both areas to advance student participation in high impact experiences connected to their spiritual lives, community engagement, and the overall student experience. Supervision of students working both individually and in teams is an essential responsibility of this position.
Direct the ALIVE Program, a student-led program which offers weekly gatherings in first-year residence halls that build community and create spaces for meaningful conversation that introduce students to spiritual and vocational development. Responsibilities include: recruit and hire ALIVE Team student leaders, including incoming first-year apprentices in collaboration with the Office of Admissions; train, support and evaluate student employees; assess outcomes and impact of programming on retention and student learning; collaborate with REH to provide residential programming. - 30%
Lead the planning, delivery, and assessment of service-learning residential education programs and training that result in student leadership, mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations, and fulfillment of college-wide learning outcomes. Integrate reflection with service-learning experiences to foster growth and development in students’ knowledge, values, and behavior. Responsibilities include: recruitment, supervision, training, and evaluation of student staff; assessment of program outcomes on student retention and learning; collaboration with community partners. - 30%
Consult on and contribute to other departmental work as needed in the Emmaus and Sturzl Centers. This responsibility includes regular departmental meetings, training meetings and workshops, planning retreats and other opportunities supporting spiritual life and vocation, recognition and award programs, professional development, etc. - 20%
Collaborate within the Division of Student Affairs and with other campus partners to integrate service-learning experiences, spirituality, and the mission and values of St. Norbert College throughout the student experience. Advise students regarding post-graduate service opportunities. Develop relationships with students that foster a sense of belonging, contribute to student retention, and deepen engagement with the community. Participate in campus committees that enhance the work of the Emmaus and Sturzl Centers. - 10%
Design and share compelling social media campaigns that foster awareness about the goals, values, and work of the Emmaus Center and Sturzl Center in collaboration with student staff. - 10%
Perform additional duties as assigned and attend College required training. Regular attendance is required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observes safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the College or governmental authority.
Supervision Exercised Over:
- Up to 20 student workers
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required.
Master’s in theology, divinity, religious education or a related field strongly preferred.
Experience and Credentials -
2-5 years demonstrated effectiveness in higher education institutional program development, with multiple campus and community stakeholders, and increasing levels of responsibility
Ministerial experience in higher education setting preferred
Experience serving people from diverse religious contexts preferred
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse campus environment or commitment to do so as an employee of St. Norbert College
An evidenced commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
Familiarity and experience utilizing the principles of Catholic social teaching, mutual aid networks, or community organizing is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -
Ecumenical worldview with strong appreciation for Catholic, Norbertine, and Liberal Arts traditions
Knowledge of best practices in service-learning, student development, and themes of Catholic social teaching and their applications in higher education
Skilled at organizing events, programs, projects and seeing them through to completion and working with budgets.
Ability to assess student learning in co-curricular environments
Skilled at using computer programs to organize and communicate information effectively (Google Apps, Microsoft Office, web development) and ability to learn upgrades and new programs as needed.
Skilled at designing and publishing social media campaigns that promote learning and engagement using online platforms (Canva, Instagram, etc)
Skilled at team building and development
Ability to support students' intellectual, spiritual and personal development as part of their service experiences
Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with students to plan and execute spiritual programming
Ability to collaborate with other ministry and higher education professionals
Ability to interact professionally with coworkers and students, particularly in conflict situations
Ability to multitask, meet specific deadlines, and prioritize tasks and assignments
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
Ability to exercise good judgment and decisions in an expeditious manner.
Ability to use a variety of computer applications such as Google Suite, Moodle, Workday, PaymentNet, Zoom, etc.
The College may consider any equivalent amount of credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Regular work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with a few interruptions throughout the day. This position is expected to work on campus on a regular basis and is eligible to participate in a Hybrid Work and Flexible Schedules. Approval of Flexible Work Arrangements are at the discretion of the department supervisor to ensure that the needs of the department and college are met. Some weekends and evenings are expected.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform this job.
Generally a sedentary position working on campus in a professional office environment. Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling no more than 25 lbs. Will need to move within the office and building with occasional meetings in other buildings on campus.
The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver. For more information, please visit: https://www.snc.edu/hr/workinghere.html.
Applications received by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 are ensured of receiving full consideration. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application. To apply, please go to: https://stnorbert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SNC_Careers/details/Assistant-Director-for-Spiritual-Life-and-Service-Programs_JR100754.
Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
St. Norbert College provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values. Therefore, we invite candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire staff who are committed to infusing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) into their work.
The college supports educational experiences that challenge students, faculty, staff, and administrators to expand their awareness of factors that impede our appreciation of both the richness and complexity of diversity. Opportunities to confront, examine, and renegotiate our understanding of power, privilege, and inequality as they are manifested in our society will be key to these endeavors.
Rollins College has opened the search for an Associate Director of Religious Life. This person will support Jewish Life along with Interfaith Initiatives at Rollins.