Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an independent, residential, Liberal Arts University with roughly 1,600 students. Nestled between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, fun activities, and civic engagement opportunities. Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms, IWU provides an exceptional educational experience while building a campus environment that prepares students for leadership in a global society after graduation.
The University’s Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the part-time position of Chaplain. The University Chaplain offers spiritual growth opportunities to students; promotes awareness and appreciation of religious diversity; and assists in the exploration of ethical questions, issues and values. This position serves part-time, 20/week, 10 months/year (August 1-May 31).
Plan, Organize and implement spiritual life programming that helps students, faculty and staff connect world views with liberal arts foundations.
Coordinate a weekly inter-faith programming series (ReligiosiTEA)
Plan or assist with the planning of diverse faith celebrations/traditional faith holidays and coordinate signature events
Recruit, select, train, supervise and mentor the Multi-faith Ambassadors (up to 6 student leaders), a key leadership development program for interfaith engagement.
Supervise, support and mentor these student leaders on their activities that support multi-faith engagement across the campus community
Advise, coordinate and support world-view student organizations, including groups with external advisors.
Meet monthly with student leaders to support their outreach efforts and campus visibility
Meet regularly with non-IWU faith group advisors to ensure consistency with IWU values and policies
Participate in the ceremonial life of the university and provide community-level support during crisis.
Provide invocations, benedictions, Homecoming service and other events in support of campus spiritual life. If not available, will arrange for appropriate coverage.
As campus crises occur, provide appropriate reflection.
Advise campus leadership on world view inclusion in the broad definition of diversity related to policy, practice and responsiveness.
Participate in appropriate campus committees where worldview diversity may be critical to the conversations
Convene the Council on Religious Life to review campus climate, new religious RSOs and other campus policy needs.
A Master's degree in Divinity or related field of study required; five years of direct service in religious education may substitute for some educational requirement.
Minimum of three years professional spiritual life experience required
Knowledge of faith traditions and an understanding of interfaith principles.
Please download the application atwww.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html. Feel free to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. IWU is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately; review will begin June 25and the position will remain open until filled. Desired start date is August 1, 2021.
Illinois Wesleyan University Human Resources, Holmes 209 1312 N. Park Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 309-556-3411
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.
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