Seattle Pacific University invites applications for the position of University Chaplain, with a starting date between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018. The University Chaplain will be viewed as the key person to lead, facilitate, and promote the Christian spiritual formation of the community by serving as a senior leader on campus and by overseeing the Office of University Ministries (OUM). S/he will report directly to the Provost and will sit on Deans' Cabinet and the Student Life, Athletics, and Ministries team.
Champions the Christian identity and mission of the university in various venues, both internally and externally
Oversees the spiritual well-being of the university student community
Fosters the development of co-curricular programming that will assist students in the integration of Christian faith with their respective academic disciplines
Regularly presides over Chapel services
Chairs the Ministry Coordinating Council
Partners with the School of Theology, Center for Biblical and Theological Education, and Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Provides strategic guidance on issues related to spiritual formation of the student body
Represents SPU with key churches and denominations, including the Free Methodist Church
Oversight of the Office of University Ministries
Manages OUM (including its budget), comprised of Campus Ministries and the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development
In collaboration with the Provost, reorganizes the work of OUM as needed from time to time
Leads OUM in providing worship, discipleship, and reconciliation opportunities for all students
Leads OUM in offering leadership and peer mentoring opportunities for upperclassmen
In conjunction with the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, informs and trains faculty and other staff on college student faith development and encourages participation in that development
Leads OUM in assisting students in finding and entering into church communities for regular worship
Forges and maintains intentional partnerships with area congregations and pastors
Master's degree in Theology; preferably an advanced theological degree (DMin or PhD)
Ordained minister of Word and Sacrament
Affirmation of all aspects of the SPU Statement of Faith
Extensive experience ministering to young adults amidst cultural and demographic change
Exceptional public presence (including, but not limited to, preaching)
Experience ministering in multicultural and multi-denominational contexts
Thorough understanding of team dynamics and a gift for team leadership
Demonstrated capacity and character for effective pastoral ministry
Commitment to Christian higher education
Comfortability with and interest in promoting a Wesleyan/Holiness theological perspective
Applications will be accepted through January 31. The online application includes an official SPU application form and other supporting documents. In addition, candidates should submit a written response to the following prompt: "What is your vision for young adult ministry at a university like Seattle Pacific University?" and a detailed faith statement that reflects on and responds to the four-fold SPU Statement of Faith and includes a description of the applicant's faith journey. For more information, please contact: Dr. Doug Strong, Search Committee Chair c/o Michelle McFarland; Director of Executive Operations; Office of the Provost; firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, tuition discount, and retirement programs. A moving allowance may also be provided.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becomi...ng people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.