PROGRAM DIR, DUKE CHAPEL
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The Director of Religious Life has the broad responsibility of Duke Chapel’s oversight of Religious Life at Duke, including the care of religious life group leaders; campus ministries; and interfaith engagement programs and activities for Duke students, staff, and faculty members. The Director will engage best practices in interfaith engagement within the university setting and be an active contributor in campus. regional, and national conversations. The Director also has a role in the pastoral care of Duke students, with special attention to residential ministry opportunities and graduate students, and in the Christian worship life of the Chapel. This person will serve as part of the ministry team of the Chapel and report to the Assistant Dean of the Chapel.
This is a 5 year funded position with the possibilty of renewal.
ReligiousLife – Oversee, support, and advocate for the work of the Religious Life (RL) at Duke (community of 23 approved organizations and their staff). Build community among Religious Life staff by convening bi-weekly staff meetings and semester retreats, and other gatherings as needed. Coordinate and encourage joint religious and spiritual programming for the community, including interfaith vigils in response to crisis events, interfaith gatherings of celebration, and service projects designed to facilitate student interaction across faith traditions. Network closely with other branches of the university to help integrate RL groups into campus life and stay informed about campus issues, procedures, and policies. Invest in the RL groups themselves by interacting with campus ministers and students and understanding the resources they have to share. Actively promote the ministries of the individual RL groups at every opportunity. Participate with the Assistant Dean of the Chapel in the Campus Life Directors Council convened by the Assoc. VP for Student Affairs. Manage endowments that are intended for RL. Maintain annual statistics and documentation of RL activities and gather annual reports from RL groups. Create a cumulative an annual report for RL at Duke.
Interfaith Engagement – Lead and nurture co-curricular interfaith engagement and understanding across the university. Serve as the Chapel’s primary guide for building religious diversity on campus and an ambassador for the Chapel in interfaith work, programming, education, and relationships at the wider university. Create imaginative and engaging co-curricular programming of interest to students, staff, and faculty at the university to deepen understanding of and respect for religious difference. Build and strengthen networks across the university to enrich the long-term life of interfaith engagement and encourage interfaith understanding, religious literacy, and cooperation. Pursue opportunities for interfaith civic engagement, especially utilizing the student group Duke Voices for Interfaith Action and the Living Learning Community: Eruditio et Religio.
Student Engagement –Meet with students individually as appropriate, especially in times of urgent need. Explore emerging residential ministry opportunities within Duke’s residential system and develop opportunities to engage graduate students in Christian ministry and interfaith conversations.
Liturgical Leadership – Participate in worship at Duke Chapel on Sundays and weekdays throughout the year; provide leadership in these services on a regular rotation and as needed.
Perform such other reasonable duties as the Assistant Dean shall deem appropriate.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
PROGRAM DIR, DUKE CHAPEL
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EducationWork requires analytical, communications and organizational skillsgenerally acquired through completion of a Master's degree.
ExperienceWork requires two to five years of experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE