The Office of Religious Life is committed to its mission of meeting the needs of Columbia's diverse religious and spiritual communities. A division of the Office of University Life, the office oversees the student groups, advisers and activities of Earl Hall and Saint Paul's Chapel providing innovative multi-faith programming that enriches our learning communities and fosters meaningful discourse.
Columbia's Coordinator of Muslim Life provides guidance and support to the University's diverse Muslim communities. Working as a team member within the Office of Religious Life, the Coordinator serves as a counselor and advisor to Muslim student groups, while also supporting the broader multi-faith programming initiatives of the Earl Hall Center. This position also serves as a liaison between campus religious groups and the broader university, promoting greater understanding and fellowship among members of different religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions at Columbia. The position reports to the Dean of Religious Life and Director of the Earl Hall Center.
Supports and nurtures the diverse Muslim communities of the university, whose members vary ethnically, geographically, and in their religious commitments and expression.
Serves as an advisor to campus student groups, including the Muslim Student Association.
Coordinates religious programming and events, including Jumu'ah prayers, Halaqa studies, and Ramadan observances.
Serves as a counselor, caring pastorally for students, faculty, and staff.
Consults, advises, and provides leadership on a wide range of domestic and international issues affecting the Muslim community at Columbia.
Works collaboratively to help organize and lead the multi-faith programming initiatives of the Office of Religious Life
Provides leadership and education to students, faculty, and staff on issues of religious literacy and sensitivity.
Other duties as assigned.
Masters of Divinity degree from a seminary recognized by the Association of Theological Schools or an equivalent advanced degree in theology or religious studies from an accredited college/university.
Minimum of three years of experience developing, leading, and evaluating religious and multi-faith programming, preferably in the context of higher education.
Competency in religious counseling and support.
Competency as a leader of Muslim worship and Qur'an study.
Eagerness to work within a pluralistic and diverse community, supporting religious and cultural diversity and leading multi-faith engagement.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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