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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.