Part-Time Campus Minister

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Integrating the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) values, the part-time Campus Minister role provides support for student concerns and works to enhance spiritual life on campus. The Minister develops and implements a vibrant religious-life program that enhances spiritual and ethical development and provides opportunities for reflection, worship, faith formation, and interfaith dialogue for all constituencies in keeping with the College’s spirit of hospitality and inclusion to diverse traditions and worldviews.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver pastoral care to Barton College students, faculty, staff, and administration, including crisis response. Communicate with full-time staff to offer ongoing care and support for student concerns.
  • Provide support for initiatives to enhance the vibrancy of student religious-life organizations, serving as a key liaison to designated organizations’ officers and advisors.
  • Work with designated Admissions staff to develop a strategy to recruit Disciples of Christ students and serve as an active participant in Enrollment Management’s awarding of scholarships.
  • Nurture relationships with churches of all denominations in the local and regional area.
  • Develop channels for student input/representation in matters involving religious life on campus.
  • Establish and maintain daily rapport with student support services (Counseling, Residence Life, Campus Life, Office of Student Success, Dining Services, Career Services, Physical Plant, Campus Police, etc.)
  • Convey a professional demeanor that reflects positively on self, the department, and the College
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

Required

  • Degree in relevant field
  • Full-time experience in ministry and/or church-related activities
  • Experience developing, delivering, and assessing spiritual development, religious life, service learning, and/or community engagement programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong team player with skills in collaborative leadership and ministry
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including some night and weekend responsibilities
  • Ability to support students in crisis

Preferred

  • Ordained or on ordination track with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Experience as a chaplain or campus minister in the college or university setting
  • Knowledge of student development at the higher-education level including spiritual development

Other

  • Must be proficient in using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to be discreet in handling confidential information appropriately.
  • Proven track record of reliability, responsibility, and integrity.
  • Must be able to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work independently of direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to be detail-oriented.

Application Process

Please submit application materials including a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references (all documents should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at employment@barton.edu. References will not be checked until the candidate is informed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Any claims of discrimination for Title IX or otherwise should be directed to our Title IX Coordinator, Victoria A. Morris, at P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, or at 252-399-6330 or vamorris@barton.edu.

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