Director of Spiritual & Religious Life May 27th 2022
Tagged: Student Life
Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of Spiritual & Religious Life. The position is a full time exempt position reporting to the Vice President of Student Life & Dean of Students. The Office of Student Life administers co-curricular engagement opportunities for students. The office supports the personal and professional development of all Allegheny students, and places emphasis on leadership opportunities and general student well-being and satisfaction.
Director of Spiritual & Religious Life in the Office of Student Life is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation, and assessment of campus spiritual life programs and religious observations. This position shall provide leadership and oversee all aspects of the campus’ religious or spiritually oriented events and programs, supervise SRL support staff (coordinators, GA, etc.), support student organizations of faith, as well as lead and coordinate office community service efforts. This position may be called upon to consult with campus partners in relation to accommodating students with specific religious and spiritual needs or in response to campus/community crisis.
A successful candidate must hold a minimum BA in religious studies or a related field. Master’s degree and/or religious certifications preferred. Candidates must have experience working with students, faculty, and staff both within and outside of an academic environment.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu