Buddhist Chaplain - University Chaplaincy - (21001253)
This is a part-time position working 21 hours per week.
A cover letter is required in addition to the resume.
The Tufts University Chaplaincy is a dynamic hub supporting religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life for all members of the Tufts community on all of Tufts' campuses. The University Chaplaincy provides pastoral care, supports religious and philosophical communities, educates about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world, and promotes multifaith engagement within Tufts' tradition of progressive thought in education. Reporting to the Office of the President, the University Chaplain leads the University Chaplaincy team, which currently includes six Chaplains (Buddhist, Catholic, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant); two Advisors (Hindu and Africana); administrative, program, and music staff, and student workers. The University Chaplaincy works with roughly 20 campus religious and philosophical communities that offer many weekly gatherings and special programs. Beyond its work supporting these communities, the University Chaplaincy offers its own tradition-specific and multifaith programming and services for the whole university. The department also manages the care and use of Goddard Chapel and the Interfaith Center.
The Buddhist Chaplain assists the University Chaplain in providing overall support for spiritual and ethical life at Tufts by providing primary leadership and support for the community. Working with student leaders, performs outreach to and builds the ecumenical Buddhist community at Tufts; leads and coordinates spiritual and educational programming for the Buddhist community and the wider campus; provides pastoral care; builds relationships between the Buddhist community and multiple stakeholders; and attends to program administration and collaborative responsibilities with the University Chaplaincy team. Cultivates a community that is supportive of a pluralistic approach to the tradition.
Master's degree in divinity, theology, religion, or a related field
Minimum of 2 years of ministry experience working with young adults (experience may include campus ministry, university chaplaincy, congregational ministry, clinical pastoral education, and supervised internships)
Appropriate theological background and/or chaplaincy training, including demonstrated skills in community and leadership development, preaching and worship leadership, religious education and program development, pastoral care, service and social justice leadership, and ecumenical/interfaith engagement
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent leadership, administrative, and organizational skills; excellent professional judgment and discretion; ability to work as part of a team; understands when to lead and when to seek input and support others; actively seeks feedback and continuous improvement; knows how to advocate within multiple responsibilities; maintains appropriate confidentiality; models integrity, honesty, trust, and professional ethics
Multicultural knowledge and skills, commitment to nondiscrimination and social justice, and demonstrated experience working in spiritually and culturally diverse settings
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, contact management systems, and website maintenance
Master of Divinity
Clinical Pastoral Education
Ordination/licensure in good standing (or ordination/licensure in process) with a recognized
Prior university chaplaincy experience
Grant writing and/or fundraising experience
Valid driver's license
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Some night and weekend commitments required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: Chaplain's Office
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Apr 16, 2021, 1:22:21 PM
Internal Number: 21001253
About Tufts University
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