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Chaplaincy

Below you will find a listing of jobs available in chaplaincy.

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New York, NY: Assistant Director/Assistant University Chaplain

Posted November 14, 2014

Columbia University is seeking an Assistant Director/Assistant University Chaplain.

***This is a full-time, regular, 11-month position with benefits*** 

Reporting to the University Chaplain/Associate Provost/Director of the Earl Hall Center. Working with and on behalf of the University Chaplain, the Assistant Director & Assistant University Chaplain is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive interfaith, multifaith and ecumenical programming to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the Columbia University community. The Assistant Director & Assistant University Chaplain assists the Associate Director with the identifying, monitoring and resolving of facilities related issues impacting the efficient operations of Earl Hall Center and St. Paul’s Chapel. Responsibilities include the following: 
A. Develops, executes, and evaluates interfaith, multifaith and ecumenical programs consistent with the mission of the Office of the University Chaplain and the Earl Hall Center. 
B. With the University Chaplain/Associate Provost, the Assistant Director/Assistant University Chaplain will support the training of the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow, Interfaith Fellows, and Programming Associates. 
C. Manages the administrative tasks of student programming for the Office of the University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund and for the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. 
D. Provides back-up support to the Associate Director and Program Coordinator & Venue Manager in venue support for special events including those happening on evenings and weekends and assists with the management of reservations and rentals for the Earl Hall Center. The Assistant Director & Assistant University Chaplain assists in providing event management oversight for the University Baccalaureate Service. 
E. Assists the University Chaplain and Associate Director in budgetary planning and priorities and oversight for Event Managements policies, implementation, and evaluation. 
F. Other responsibilities as assigned. 
Must be able to work variable evenings and weekend hours, may be asked on occasion to come in early, and cover emergencies as needed. 

Master of Divinity degree from a member seminary or divinity school recognized by the Association of Theological Schools or an equivalent advanced degree in theology or religious studies from an accredited college/university, such as a certificate in Islamic studies or Islamic law (minimum 2 years); or degree in Chaplaincy with an Islamic focus. At least four years’ experience in interfaith work and/or a background in higher education, and/or community leadership (experience prior to advanced degree considered). A demonstrable commitment to fostering religious pluralism in a university setting. Ability to facilitate programs and discussion groups on religious, spiritual, and social texts and issues of diverse faiths required. Prior programming experience in a college or university setting required. A demonstrable commitment to fostering religious pluralism in a university setting. Ability to facilitate programs and discussion groups on religious, spiritual, and social texts ! and issues of diverse faiths required. The incumbent must be able to balance multiple priorities and projects, be sensitive in highly emotional situations, and consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment. Must be a self-starter. Strong computer skills are essential, including graphic design. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must be able to work evening and weekend hours. Respect for familiarity with services in houses of worship is essential.

Contact Suzanne Jung with any questions or to apply. 

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015

Application Deadline: December 19, 2014

New York, NY: Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow

Posted November 14, 2014

*** this is an 11-month position for one year with benefits and salary, with a possible extension of a second year.*** 

The Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University is beginning the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow program. It is an opportunity for a seminary graduate (or its equivalent depending on candidate’s historic faith tradition) interested in college or university chaplaincy to receive training and supervision in the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University. The appointment will give the Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow the opportunity to discern vocational identity, claim ministerial authority, receive weekly supervision including theological reflection and develop increased competence for college or university chaplaincy by facilitating programming, offering counseling, and working in an intercultural and interfaith environment. 

The Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow will report to the University Chaplain/Associate Provost/Director of Earl Hall Center on various projects. Under this supervision he/she will support the multi-faith and interfaith priorities of the Office of the University Chaplain/Earl Hall Center in the development and implementation of comprehensive programming to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the Columbia University community. 
A. Working closely with the University Chaplain/Associate Provost/Director of Earl Hall Center, the Religious Life Fellow assists in the development, support, execution, and evaluation of interfaith and intercultural programs consistent with the mission and priorities of the Office of the University Chaplain. 
B. Working closely with the University Chaplain/Associate Provost/Director of Earl Hall Center, the Religious Life Fellow assists in the design and evaluation of programs sponsored and co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. 
C. Assists with the administrative tasks of student programming for the Office of the University Chaplain Co-Sponsorship Fund and for the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. 
D. Offers evening support as venue manager for events taking place in Earl Hall and/or St. Paul’s Chapel. 
E. Assists the Associate Director and Assistant Director & Assistant University Chaplain with the Annual Baccalaureate Service program. 
F. Assists the University Chaplain and Associate Director in other related projects and tasks as assigned. Also provides some administrative and programmatic support. 
G. Other responsibilities as assigned. 
Must be able to work variable evenings and weekend hours, may be asked on occasion to come in early, and cover emergencies as needed. 

Master of Divinity degree from a member seminary, divinity, or Rabbinical school recognized by the Association of Theological Schools or an equivalent advanced degree in theology or religious studies from an accredited college/university, such as a certificate in Islamic studies or Islamic law (minimum 2 years); or degree in Chaplaincy with an Islamic focus. A demonstrable commitment to fostering religious pluralism in a university setting. Ability to facilitate programs and discussion groups on religious, spiritual, and social texts and issues of diverse faiths required. At least two years’ experience in interfaith work and/or a background in higher education, and/or community leadership (experience prior to advanced degree considered). Must work evening hours and be available for some weekend hours. Must be able to be on-call and respond to university emergencies. The incumbent must be able to balance multiple priorities and projects, be sensitive in highly emotional sit! uations, and consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment. Must be both a team player and a self-starter. Strong computer skills are essential. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral are required. 

To apply, please go to: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1415934965046 

Anticipated Start Date: August 17, 2015

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robins AFB, GA: Air Force Chaplain Candidacy Program

Posted October 9, 2014

The Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program is an exciting opportunity for seminary and other professional religious school students to evaluate their compatibility and potential for commissioning as an Air Force Chaplain. The focus is on experiencing ministry in the Air Force during summer training internships. As a chaplain candidate, you will draw upon your background, education and experience to function as part of an Air Force chapel team. Upon entering the program, you commission as a Chaplain Candidate, Second Lieutenant. Upon graduation and ecclesiastical endorse-ment, chaplain candidates are eligible for reappointment as a chaplain in the USAF Reserve, Air National Guard, or Active Duty component.

Anticipated Start Date: August 01, 2015

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Submit a cover letter and resume by email at afrc.hcx@us.af.mil or mail.