Primary Purpose: Responsible for creating, implementing and assessing programs and collaborations that contribute to the mission of the university by encouraging, creating and facilitating opportunities for dialogue and learning related to the moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions of personal development and university life; assisting the Pacific community to recognize and cultivate the many intersections between spiritual and intellectual life, as well as the many connections between campus and community life; responsible for pastoral care-guiding, nurturing and enhancing the spiritual, religious and ethical life and development of the Pacific community; responsible for contributing to the development of an inclusive and celebrative community culture that; cultivates and supports the faith journeys of students, faculty and staff; works collaboratively to create university community responses to social justice, spiritual and religious concerns.
Essential Functions: 1. Collaborate with divisional colleagues in developing programs and initiatives that address student interests, issues, and concerns.
2. Develop and implement programs of intellectual, social, ethical, aesthetic, and spiritual and religious interest to encourage student development.
3. Promotes religious diversity, literacy, and multi-faith development among students with the help of staff and religious group advisors. Supports, provides guidance for and oversees spiritual life on the three campuses in conjunction with local campus staff members.
4. Facilitate small group activities and groups, co-sponsoring activities when appropriate; advise religious or spiritually-based student groups; authorize and oversee any external religious group seeking to provide resources and support to students on campus, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures of the University. Oversees/supports student club Advisors and/or Affiliate Campus Ministers.
5. Facilitates inter-faith dialogue, creates multi-faith worship opportunities and develops and delivers appropriate inter-faith educational programming, in addition to weekly programming promoting spiritual wellness in inclusive and varied formats (social media and in person programming).
6. In collaboration with religious groups and affiliates, promotes religious identity and expression through celebratory programs and events.
7. Oversees the operation and conservation of the Universitys chapel and related buildings; hires and supervises personnel; manages chapel operations and other revenue events; maintains related budgets; oversees proper use of endowed and other funds as appropriate.
8. Provide liturgical/ritual leadership for the University community, including but not limited to leading interfaith baccalaureate services and University-wide ceremonies or events.
9. They will also be called on to offer graces and invocations at Official University functions, as well as less official functions such as weddings and memorial services.
10. Serves as liaison between the university and the United Methodist Church; represents the university to the Board of Higher Education and the Cal/Nev Conference of the UMC.
11. Serves as the university representative to local faith communities; manages religious community partners (and related external parties) as necessary.
12. Provides pastoral and/or spiritual care to members of the Pacific community and referral to campus or community resources as needed.
13. Assumes a central role in Pacifics social justice efforts through her/his promotion of and advocacy for campus-wide awareness, understanding, and respect of diverse spiritual beliefs.
14. Collaborates with Student Life staff and Pacific faculty to support and promote student wellness and well-being.
15. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
This position serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported to them.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, pastoral ministry, spirituality, ethics, or related discipline. Five (5) years experience in ministry working with youth or young adults and administrative experience that includes oversight of budgets and personnel.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree or equivalent from an accredited university or seminary and professional certification.
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: Familiarity with and support of the goals, vision and ethos of student-centered education. Demonstrated skills in fostering team building and the ability to engage a diverse student body, faculty and staff. Ability to inspire the trust and confidence of the entire University community. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required for interaction with variety of individuals (students, parents, faculty). Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion. Up to-date technology skills relevant to effective communication with a range of constituencies, including expertise in using social media.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties require constant sitting and repetitive motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Frequent walking, standing, and simple grasping. Occasional climbing stairs, walking across campus, stooping, and reaching. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. May be required to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, usually during standard business hours. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.