Chaplain

Location
Memphis, TN
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.Rhodes College seeks a Presbyterian Chaplain to foster and enrich the religious and spiritual life of a diverse campus community. The Chaplain takes an active role in college-wide events and issues, including traditional ceremonies as well as special occasions for community reflection and action. Provides pastoral care for students in regard to religious life, service commitments, church-related vocations, and personal development. Serves as advisor to student organizations on issues of faith and service. Leads and facilitates programs of worship, spiritual enrichment and interfaith dialogue for the campus community. Represents the College in the ministry of Presbyterian Church (USA) and in the Memphis service community through preaching, public speaking and working in collaboration with church and community service agencies. Assists in College community service initiatives, working closely with the Laurence Kinney Community Service Program. Organizes and facilitates alternative break service activities and mission trips. Collaborates with faculty to facilitate service-learning and community-engagement programs which combine academic study with community service. Fosters mutually-beneficial partnerships with community religious and nonprofit organizations. Serves as resource for the counseling center and has the ability to offer one-on-one student support, particularly if spiritual counseling or spiritual direction is requested by the student. This position requires working occasional weekends and evenings.Masters of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry required. Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) required. The successful candidate must possess a minimum of three years of post-graduate school studies in the church or higher education, work with volunteers and administration in community ministry or social service agencies. Must have the ability to successfully relate to and build rapport with students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and campus community. In addition, the candidate will have prior experience in pastoral care, administration and demonstrated skills in organizing broad programming that links spirituality and faith to issues of contemporary interest for a college-age population. Knowledge of diverse religious traditions, and working with students to both honor that diversity and articulate commonalities among them is important. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, over the phone, via email and in person. Must exhibit professionalism and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituencies. Must be self-directed and enjoy working in a team-based environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Rhodes College offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. To apply online, please visit http://jobs.rhodes.edu.We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

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