Associate Chaplain for Muslim & Interfaith Life

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Department: Chaplain's Office
Position Type: Staff Part-time
Categories: Chaplain's Office

Benefits Eligible?
Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)
Month Worked Per Year
11 Months
Hours per week
Position FTE
Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 13

Position Overview
The Associate Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life will work closely with the other chaplaincy staff, providing religious, programmatic, and educational resources to Muslim students and the entire College community. The Muslim Chaplain will help to promote interfaith life for all on campus, contributing to its on-going strength and development by serving as: a religious leader, community builder, educator, supervisor, and program coordinator for religion and spirituality.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

  • Plan and help to lead Muslim holiday, religious, and cultural events, working closely with the other chaplaincy staff, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Carleton faculty, staff, and students.
  • Advise the MSA and other student religious groups, helping them plan for events, programs, or worship.
  • Initiate programs and events for the nurture and education of the Muslim community and the campus at large.
  • Work collaboratively with campus constituencies in advocating for the needs of students who identify as religious and help to implement appropriate supports including coordination with dining services, residence life, and other departments and individuals.
  • Advise the Muslim Interest House, helping to coordinate applications and programming.
  • Participate in the Council for Religious Understanding (CRU), a biweekly interfaith dialogue student group.
  • Enhance relationships between the College and the local communities.
  • Counsel students, faculty, and staff as needed and appropriate.
  • Liaise with alumni as needs arise.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant field, or in the process of acquiring a master’s degree in related field.
  • Experience with evidence of professional preparation for chaplaincy.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Familiarity with a diverse higher education environment and with developmental issues of young adults.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with undergraduates and colleagues from a wide array of backgrounds, faith traditions, sects and cultures.
  • Schedule flexibility to allow for some evening or weekend hours for special events.

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by September 16, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Candidates are also encouraged to apply for a similar position at St. Olaf College, another liberal arts institution located in Northfield. Together, the two part time positions total .86 FTE.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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