Jewish Life Coordinator

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Jewish Life Coordinator

University of Puget Sound

Job ID: 4230

Location: Spirtual Life & Civic Engmnt

Full/Part Time: Part-Time


Appointment: Part-time position, approximately 10 hours per week.
The Jewish Life Coordinator will report to the University Chaplain and work collaboratively with the University Chaplain, students, faculty, staff, and alumni to provide resources and support for our Jewish community members. They will also work to improve campus policies and practices to best support full and equitable inclusion of our Jewish campus community. The Coordinator will also assist in developing programs and resources to increase awareness of Jewish cultures and practices for Puget Sound's non-Jewish community members

    Advocate for and develop resources for Jewish members of the campus community Assist with outreach to prospective and first-year Jewish students Be available to support and mentor student leaders active in Jewish Life Advocate for systemic and institutional support for Jewish students at Puget Sound to appropriately participate in major Jewish observances during the academic year Assist with campus and individual connections with salient local, regional, and national Jewish organizations Support student leaders as needed in developing and implementing events, programs, and resources for the Jewish community at Puget Sound. Partner with University Relations to develop resources to support Jewish Life at Puget Sound Assist the University Chaplain in supporting religious and spiritual diversity at Puget Sound, with a particular emphasis on resources to provide education about Judaism Be available to university faculty and staff to consult on issues related to Jewish life at Puget Sound

    Bachelor's degree Basic proficiency in understanding pan-Jewish identities Ability to support pluralistic religious, cultural, and social Jewish lifefor Puget Sound students Experience mentoring/supporting college-aged Jewish students Experience with a residential liberal arts setting preferred Experience in successfully seeking grant funding for Jewish Life programs preferred Ability to work in a supportive and relational model of student mentoring and student development Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Diversity Statement:
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This position is not eligible for benefits.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than May 21, 2018 to ensure consideration.
Required Documents:
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA





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Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2018
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