Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

As St. Olaf, we care about the religious and spiritual lives of every student. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to the lives of college students and who will serve as a religious leader, educator and program coordinator. You will provide resources for Muslim students. You will also work closely with the College Pastors and Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life to help promote inter-religious life for all students, faculty and staff.

What You’ll Do:

This position provides religious education, spiritual care and program support for St. Olaf students, particularly those who identify as Muslim. You will also foster inter-religious education and engagement for the St. Olaf Community, and serve as a chaplain to the St. Olaf community.

Who You Are:

What you need:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field at the time of application or anticipated for completion by the end of the first year of appointment (significant professional experience in a relevant field or other relevant education credentials may modify the degree requirement)
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field

Preferred qualifications also include:

  • Evidence of educational experience relevant to chaplaincy, such as graduate coursework, clinical pastoral education, or certification
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field beyond an internship or graduate assistantship position(s)
  • Experience working with college students

If you’re ready to join a College Ministry Team that works with vibrant students and faculty members in which you’ll be a source of leadership to both Muslim students and the entire College community, then this is the job for you!

This part-time position averages 18 hours per week, Monday-Friday, from August through May, with occasional hours in June and July.

Candidates are also encouraged, but not required, to apply for a similar part-time position, with a .46 FTE, at Carleton College, another liberal arts institution located in Northfield. There is a collaborative effort to support the Muslim student communities of both colleges with specialized spiritual expertise. Please note that we are considering both candidates who only apply to St. Olaf, as well as candidates who apply to both St. Olaf and Carleton College.

Please review the job description here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AyOUrQe5x1GDdZBtegJZPr-NbmhhuuHs/view?usp=sharing

 

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

 

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/

 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.

 

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
mcdowell@stolaf.edu

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