The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The primary focus of this position is to assist the Director of Discipleship Ministries/ Campus Pastor and provide support for all Discipleship Ministries undergraduate student programs.
Weekly schedule: 32 hours per week Annual Schedule: 10-months per year (Aug 1- May 30)
This is a 10-month position: August 1 - May 30. Ideally, we would like someone to start in the middle/ end of May for training then begin a regular schedule on August 1.
Interfaces daily with students, faculty, and staff regarding Discipleship Ministries programming. Serves as the initial point of contact for students seeking information regarding DisMin programs and pastoral care. Directs students to appropriate university resources.
Provides administrative support for Director of DisMin and related programs including student correspondence, maintaining files, scheduling appointments, and preparing purchase orders.
Manages organizational aspects of DisMin including office resources and supplies, financial records and reimbursements, and storage of archives, supplies, and equipment.
Assists the Director of DisMin in developing program goals, budget management, and program assessment.
Oversees student interns and leaders by providing support and necessary orientation and training.
Informs University community of DisMin programs via developing effective marketing strategies, creating and disseminating publicity and print materials, and maintaining department webpage.
Represents DisMin at campus functions (e.g., chapel, student leader training, NSO) as requested by the Director.
Participates in monthly staff meetings and other duties related to the Office of Spiritual Development (e.g., chapel hosting, general office oversight and tasks).
Performs other duties related to the job description as requested by Director of DisMin and Vice President of Spiritual Development.
Transferable administrative experience.
Demonstrates sensitivity and commitment to the process of spiritual formation on a Christian college campus. Experience working with college students preferred. Experience in spiritual formation/ discipleship programming preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft office products and Google Drive applications. Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Suite desirable. Ability to quickly learn new software programs.
Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to multitask, work in a busy student environment, and positively impact the lives of students.
Ability to think abstractly, learn quickly, solve problems creatively, and effectively balance managing people and tasks.
Ability to understand and relate well to students and others of diverse backgrounds, maintaining and managing confidential information and situations.
Is in agreement with the Christian purpose of PLNU and demonstrates a mature Christian faith.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
BENEFITS Benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, vacation and sick time, and 15 paid holidays per year. In addition, we have many opportunities to engage with our community including staff chapel, monthly lunches and a robust wellness program.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.PLNU is a community committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.Be part of something meaningful. Discover and cultivate your true potential. Be part of Point Loma Nazarene University.