Humanist Chaplain at Tufts University

  • 16 Jun 2021 11:58 AM
    Message # 10649222
    Daniel Meyers (Administrator)

    Humanist Chaplain - University Chaplaincy - (21001388)


    This is a part-time position, working 21 hours per week.

    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.

    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 community for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and spiritual-but-not-religious community members at Tufts; leads and coordinates spiritual, philosophical, and educational programming for the Humanist community and the wider campus; provides pastoral care; builds relationships between the Humanist 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. 

    Basic Requirements:

    • Masters 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 philosophical 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     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Ordination/licensure in good standing (or ordination/licensure in process) with a recognized denomination/affiliate
    • Prior university chaplaincy experience
    • Grant writing and/or fundraising experience
    • Valid driver’s license    

    An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

    To apply, click this link here.

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