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The Wesley Foundation at LSU (‘Wesley’) was founded in 1936. It is a campus outreach ministry focused on the faith formation and personal development of students.The Wesley staff consist of the Campus Minister, one part-time Bookkeeper, one to two Interns, one to three Student Workers, the Student Leadership Team, and approximately 20 regularly attending students, some of which are in residence. A Board of Directors, the Baton Rouge District Superintendent, member of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Two Senior Ministers of the local United Methodist Churches, Faculty Advisor of the student organization, and two student representatives govern the Wesley.
THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATIONS APPLY:
The position is considered full‐time, and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Reports to (functional): Board of Directors
Reports to (administrative): District Superintendent / Bishop*
* The Campus Minister reports annually to the Louisiana Annual Conference Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The mission statement of the Wesley is “a community of students learning to live the way of Jesus.” The core values are genuineness, acceptance, and sharing God’s Grace. The primary role of the Campus Minister is to advance the mission through various channels.
Specifically, the Campus Minister is responsible for:
Networking. The Wesley enjoys a strong relationship with local churches and other university organizations. The Campus Minister oversees the Foundation’s effort to grow and maintain those relationships for the purposes of financial support, student recruiting, etc. With support of a student worker or intern, the Wesley looks to educate church youth on the Wesley resources, services, and community.
Faith Formation. The Campus Minister is responsible for the faith formation and personal development of students. He/she is expected to:
Invest in relationships with students, which requires consistent presence at the Wesley building, Maintain a welcoming, inclusive, open environment at the Wesley which fosters growth,
Supervise the Intern as they lead the faith and personal development of the residential community Provide theologically‐sound encouragement to students, and
Assist students as they discern their unique vocations.
Cast Vision. Cast vision for the organization that aligns with the mission of the organization, set annual goals that align with the mission and vision, and develop a plan to execute these goals.
Ministry. The Campus Minister is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of effective ministries. In order to facilitate development, it is expected that the Campus Minister leverages students to assist in organizing and leading ministry.
Current Ministries Include:
Community Dinner and Devotion Monthly worship services
One-on-one meetings w/ Students
Regular Mission Trips, and Regular retreats
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PART TWO:
Interface with the Board of Directors. The Campus Minister is responsible to interface effectively with the Board of Directors and leverage them to provide strategic guidance, business administration functions, financial support, etc
The Campus Minister is responsible for coordinating (with the Board of Directors, students or other support staff) or fulfilling administrative functions including:
Oversee all staff
Developing effective advertising and communications,
Administrating the Wesley monthly budget, and
Submitting the required documents to the Louisiana Annual Conference Board of Higher Education. Develop and assist in fundraising
Actively maintain the main building and the Wesley house
Attending Louisiana Annual Conference as a Delegate at Large
The Campus Minister interfaces primarily with college students. Accordingly, he/she should have a sufficiently flexible schedule that allows attendance at frequent evening events.
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated leadership, administration, and communication skills
Yearly and monthly budget management
Leading teams of staff and students
Clergy or willing to pursue local pastor in the United Methodist Church
Post‐graduate ministry experience with young adults
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including faith formation / development, counseling and relationship‐ forming
Demonstrated leadership including vision / goal‐setting and informal influence in a church environment
*Please submit a resume, cover letter, and reference list to firstname.lastname@example.org*
Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life
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At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience. https://www.rollins.edu/service-excellence/index.html to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College.
Benefits & Perks:
• 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
• 10 Days - Paid Holidays
• 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
• Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
• 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
• 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
• Domestic Partner Benefits
• 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
• Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
• FREE On-Campus Parking
• FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
• FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
• Pet Insurance
• 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
• Flexible Spending Accounts
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Rollins College's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging importantly extends to the religious and spiritual life of the campus community. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life is an engaged, compassionate, collaborative educator and leader who champions spiritual growth and interfaith dialogue, engagement, and understanding.
The Dean provides spiritual guidance and ministry to the campus community, encourages and mentors students in their spiritual development, and advances the mission of the College to educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership through the lens of spiritual and religious inquiry, exploration, and appreciation. The Dean partners with students, staff, faculty, and community leaders to prepare students for the pursuit of a life of purpose and meaning. Committed to working within and supporting a multi-faith community, the Dean fosters the religious and spiritual development of all students, including those who may be atheist, agnostic, seeking, or secular. The Dean oversees and nurtures the ministries of the chapel while cultivating a strong, cohesive ministry staff team. The Dean will leverage existing and emerging strengths and opportunities while managing and implementing change for continuous improvement.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Serves as a campus leader and advances the mission of the college through education and program offerings that respect and appreciate our diverse identities and perspectives.
• Assesses the spiritual needs and interests of students and develops relevant programming and educational initiatives, provides for community building, engages community members in their own spiritual journey and assists them in exploring the connections between spiritual growth, social justice issues, and leadership.
• Provides leadership and institutional input on issues relevant to the larger campus that may have a religious connection, e.g., diversity, social justice, anti-racism, gender and LGBTQIA equity.
• Coordinates an integrated and comprehensive program that promotes interfaith dialogue and engagement.
• Establishes and maintains formal relationships with campus advisors and religious leaders and staff of external religious organizations who have a presence on campus. Develops and leads a council made up of all religious leaders and advisors.
• Sets the vision for the program. Creates and shepherds short and long-range planning to align with the priorities of the Division of Student Affairs and the College.
• Presides over and/or coordinates chapel services, college ceremonies, memorials, vigils, and college rituals as needed.
• Student Care, Advising & Support
• Mentors students and provides confidential pastoral care and counseling. Makes referrals as appropriate, e.g., religion specific pastoral guidance, CAPS/mental health professionals, Office of Title IX, Financial Aid, etc.
• Supports, assists, and advises student faith-based, spiritual, and religious groups and facilitates student interactions across faith and belief traditions. Supports the creation of new organizations on campus.
• Promotes interfaith student leadership on campus and provide mentoring and leadership development opportunities for student leaders.
• Assists the Office of the Dean of Students with supporting students and families in crisis and in need.
• Provides support and assists in response in the event of a death of a community member
• Community Engagement & Collaboration
• Fosters collaborations with local and regional churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious bodies to enhance the spiritual and religious needs of students, specifically volunteer chaplains and occasional pastoral counseling or services from global religious perspectives.
• Partners with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement to support community engagement efforts that elevate faith-based cooperation and service, and with faculty to develop high impact engagement experiences for students.
• Fosters productive relationships and effective partnerships with AVP & Dean of Students, Dean of the Student Center for Inclusion & Belonging, Executive Director of the Wellness Center, and other relevant stakeholders to advance DEIB and health and wellness initiatives.
• Collaborates with the Center for Career and Life Planning in supporting and educating students as they explore and discern their career and vocational paths.
• Fosters partnerships and collaborative connections with the Director of the Endeavor Center, faculty, academic deans and leaders in the promotion of inclusive classrooms and in the development of academic initiatives that advance the religious and spiritual development of students.
• Supervises and provides guidance to the Associate Director for Jewish Life, the Interreligious Chaplain, 8 volunteer or affiliate campus ministers or chaplains who serve as advisors to student organizations, and a student employee who supports office functions.
• Interprets college policies to community religious leaders and confers with administrative officials concerning religious activities as appropriate. Develops policies, processes, and protocols that support the mission and vision of the program and the College.
• Manages administrative and budgetary matters related to the duties of the department. Responsibly stewards the program budget. Forges purposeful relationships with colleagues in Institutional Advancement / Development to engage in strategic fundraising.
• Serves as a steward for the Knowles Memorial Chapel space and works collaboratively in its use and oversight with Event Services and Scheduling and Facilities Management. Creates and coordinates a structure that ensures appropriate building priorities, policies, and use.
• Represents Student Affairs and Rollins College in a variety of forums on and off campus, attends, conducts or participates in a variety of meetings as assigned, and serves on divisional and campus-wide committees.
Minimum Qualifications & Education:
• Master of Divinity (M.Div) or equivalent, and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience
• Three or more years of experience working with college students
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• The spectrum of contemporary religions and emerging spiritualties, as well as major world religions.
• Community building and outreach strategies with spiritual communities.
• Student development theory and/or youth development.
• Principles and practices of budgeting, administration, supervision and training.
• Compliance regulations for federal and state law and policies.
• Demonstrated ability to provide pastoral care to individuals and a community
• Ability to listen, lead, and facilitate dialogue within a campus community.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience in community engagement, event planning and management.
• Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
• Ability to understand and support the needs of a diverse population
• Ability to engage and work in collaboration.
• Strong budgetary skills.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned student staff.
• Campus-based position working in an office environment.
• Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends.
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
• Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until job is filled.
Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:
Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click https://www.rollins.edu/about-rollins/diversity-inclusion/index.html.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Service Months: 12
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4421260
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About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges-2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools-2023 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu
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The University Catholic Chaplain is responsible for enhancing, developing, and guiding ministry to SHU undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide for the sacramental life of the campus Catholic Community. In collaboration with Campus Ministry and the student Peer Ministry Team (PMT) assist with the planning and facilitation of a variety of liturgical celebrations, including weekday and weekend masses, as well as special liturgies that may arise.
Responsible for support to the Sacred Heart University community and alumni in relation to the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, confirmation, and marriage.
Offer sacrament of Reconciliation and prayer as components of retreats and other programs.
Participate in various service and social justice events organized by the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning.
Create and manage the planning and implementation of formal Sacramental preparation programs (RCIA), as well as develop faith-sharing opportunities.
Be available for pastoral and spiritual care for students, faculty and staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Flexible work schedule in order to be available for students. Weekend and evening hours are an expectation.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NEEDED:
Must be a validly ordained Catholic priest in good standing.
Undergraduate/Graduate degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field. Master's level degree preferred.
Knowledge of Catholic theology and the vision of the Second Vatican Council.
Demonstrated experience and pastoral sensitivity in parish or college ministry to college age students and young adults.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and understanding of social media and other digital technologies to support outreach and engagement efforts with the Sacred Heart University community.
Comfort with clergy and students of other faith traditions.
Ability to collaborate effectively and creatively as a member of a team.
Sufficient initiative and confidence to work individually.
Demonstrated proficiency with facilitating group discussions and faith-sharing group activities.
Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, mentor, and support student leaders.
Ability to support and guide students in issues related to the integration of their faith life.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams.
University-provided housing included.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence
Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.
To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:
Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence statements.
Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.
Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.