The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Student Life Program Coordinator - Jerusalem.
Applications will be accepted until 3/1/2020.
In 1972, at the request of Pope Paul VI, the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame opened an international site for ecumenical research and pastoral studies. Situated on the sovereign land of the Vatican, and situated between the historic cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, this site currently houses the University of Notre Dame at Tantur that facilitates the work of Tantur Ecumenical Institute (TEI) and the Jerusalem Global Gateway (JGG). Located on 36 acres of land, the 130,000 square-foot facility includes 50 bedrooms, ten apartments, multiple meeting spaces, a 70,000 volume library, a chapel, and large dining room. The Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Jerusalem Global Gateway welcome students, scholars, educators, and pastoral ministers for study rooted in the Catholic faith.
The Student Life Program Coordinator (SLPC) at the Jerusalem Global Gateway (JGG) is a member of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur (UNDT) staff and lives side by side with students at Tantur. The SLPC reports to the Student Life Program Director (SLPD) and assists in general administration, provides pastoral care for students, and works to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant learning community in collaboration with the UNDT team, Notre Dame International (NDI) campus staff, and staff and faculty at local partner universities. The SLPC will help support a growing study abroad program that currently serves approximately 15-30 students each fall, spring, and summer term from the University of Notre Dame main campus in the United States. The position requires an individual who is flexible enough to assume a variety of roles as dictated by the day to day needs of the residents. It is crucial that this person be able to relate well to others and handle administrative responsibilities. The SLPC is an important link in creating an environment in which students develop independence and learn to live cooperatively with others while exploring the local area. The SLPC is required to live in on-site accommodation provided for these purposes by UNDT. This is a 12-month contract with the possibility of renewal and reports to the SLPD.
ADMINISTRATION -Provide on-site support for NDI Study Abroad programming, including coordinating significant aspects of the academic program with partner universities such as student application and registration processes, logistical support related to student travel for academic and cultural immersion purposes, and programmatic support (especially coordination of academic courses) for extracurricular programming in the local area and region. -Collaborate with the SLPD for on-site orientation, residential living, health and safety protocols, as well as providing logistical assistance to faculty members teaching at the JGG. Share leadership responsibilities with the SLPD and faculty in the planning and leading of extracurricular and academic cultural immersion trips.
PASTORAL LEADER -Serve as a team member for the residential life of all undergraduate students at JGG, and support the SLPD related to enforcing community standards and supporting the physical, psychological, spiritual, and other wellness needs of students. Assist in planning/leading group discussions related to student academic, cultural, and spiritual formation and integration. -May be called upon to support or provide prayer and spiritual enrichment opportunities for students, including retreats and days of reflection. Model and support the development of an inclusive and safe community for undergraduate students participating in the JGG programming, and other programming as part of the wider UNDT team. -Responsible for on-call duties at designated times, and assist with any health or security emergencies as they arise.
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR -Responsible for a limited amount of marketing, communication and event tasks, story-telling on behalf of the TEI and JGG, and social media outreach. Serve as an ambassador for the University of Notre Dame at Tantur events, guests, and special programming. Support Tantur and JGG events such as Tuesdays@Tantur as needed. -Assist campus Study Abroad staff in the recruitment of Notre Dame students for all of the NDI undergraduate programs at the JGG. This includes supporting the campus Study Abroad team with information and pre-departure sessions, assist in coordinating the visa process for participating students, as well as supporting and mentoring students during the application process in collaboration with campus Study Abroad colleagues. -Respond to emergencies at the JGG involving students, faculty, and guests, and help to lead the JGG's overall health and safety policies and protocol in alignment with the policies and protocol of NDI and the University's Campus Safety department.
HOURS OF WORK -The SLPC's schedule includes regular duty and on-call hours and this will include an average of 2-3 evenings of duty per week (from 8pm-12am), and 2-3 evenings of on-call hours from (12am-8am). During on-call hours the SLPC cannot be more than a 10 minute commute from the residence and must be reachable by phone at all times. -The SLPC will be required to be present for arrival and orientation of each program, as well as the program departure days. The SLPC may be called upon to plan and accompany students on daytrips and overnight trips for academic or extracurricular purposes. -When JGG students are not in residence, the SLPC is still required to be in residence and available for work; however, duty nights and on call responsibilities will be determined by the SLPD depending upon the situation. -The SLPC will be required to attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings with UNDT staff as necessary during daytime hours.
Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelors degree required -Legal authorization to work in Israel/Palestine -Skills in basic IT (MS Office, Google Suite, etc.) -Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure, and adapt to new situations -Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, and ability to build strong, collaborative relationships -Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and quality -Ability to be flexible and exercise sound judgment -Respect the need for confidentiality and sensitivity of information -Hospitable, customer-centered, and team-oriented -Preferred knowledge of student life issues and Catholic higher education mission and values -Excellent written and verbal English, preferred native fluency in either/both Hebrew and Arabic -Experience/interest in working with US students in the context of international education
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S20085. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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