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Richmond, VA: Program Specialist for Spiritual Formation

Posted on August 10, 2016

The University of Richmond in Richmond, VA seeks a Program Specialist for Spiritual Formation.

To advance the mission of the Chaplaincy by coordinating and implementing spiritual formation initiatives.  Participates in the design and development of goals, objectives, and procedures related to spiritual formation initiatives and serves as the primary internal and external representative for the implementation of spiritual formation programs and activities.

• Plans and coordinates existing on-campus worship opportunities and spiritual formation programs.  On-campus worship opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the Kairos contemplative service, midday prayer service, Christian holiday services, the Reunion Weekend Memorial Service, and on-campus memorial services.  Program support may include, but is not limited to, vocational discernment groups, the Chaplaincy Summer Internship program, the One Book, One Richmond program, the “Consider This” dinner series, and the “This I Believe” program.
• Provides leadership for and manages all aspects of the day-to-day operations of spiritual formation programs and activities.
• Develops, produces, and delivers promotional, educational, and informational materials and/or presentations related to spiritual formation initiatives.
• Serves as the primary liaison with internal and external constituencies on all matters relating to spiritual formation initiatives; represents the University with respect to spiritual formation initiatives.
• Oversees the collection, compilation, and analysis of program assessment related to spiritual formation; writes, edits, and presents program assessment and evaluation.
• Provides guidance, consultation, and support to the campus community on spiritual formation needs and issues.
• Manages spiritual formation budget.
• Represents the Office of the Chaplaincy on University-wide committees.
• May supervise and/or lead student employees, as assigned.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

• Demonstrated professional knowledge and expertise in worship and program planning
• Familiarity with the theology and practice of the Christian tradition
• Some familiarity with the theology and practice of other world religions
• Familiarity with cultural trends in religious and spiritual life, particularly related to undergraduates
• Knowledge of higher education and student development
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance a variety of tasks and manage multiple priorities with a high degree of competency and accuracy
• Excellent leadership skills and the ability to develop, plan, and implement programming
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
• Able to keep confidences and work with sensitive material and relationships
• Skilled with technology

• Bachelor’s degree required and master’s in divinity, theology, or related area preferred.
• Previous experience working with college-age students in higher education or a religious community preferred
• Organizing and leading worship services
• Event planning and program implementation
• Facilitating and leading small groups
• Working with diverse populations and religious traditions

• Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends based on need.
• Limited Term position for approximately 1 year – Full-time hours – 38.75 hrs/week

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Application Deadline: Position is open until filled