Chaplain to the University
The Chaplain reports to the President of the University and is responsible for the religious well-being and spiritual growth of the entire campus community. Serving under a call from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Chaplain is expected both to affirm the faith and traditions of the ELCA to which Susquehanna is related, and to serve a broadly diverse community. The Chaplain enjoys a close working relationship with the Division of Student Life and participates with the members of the Student Life Leadership Team in their regular meetings.
The duties of the Chaplain include, but are not limited to: serving as a member of the president’s administrative leadership team; providing pastoral care for members of the campus community and assisting other university staff in dealing with students in crisis; maintaining a visible and active presence in campus life; participating in university ceremonies, and, as appropriate, officiate at memorial services, weddings, and other campus functions; planning and providing opportunities for discussion of matters relating to faith and life through special events; teaching or participating in courses of study in the university curriculum by invitation of one or more departments; supervising the work of the Director of Jewish Life, the Director of Chapel Music, and the Administrative Assistant to the Chaplain; contributing to the overall success of the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Master of Divinity degree or its academic equivalent.
- Active membership in the ordained ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
- At least five years of successful experience as a campus minister, college chaplain, or pastor of a congregation with experience in youth ministry. Experience working with those of different faith backgrounds is a plus.
- Proven ability as a worship leader and preacher.
- Superb written and oral communication skills.
- Skilled in individual and group counseling.
- Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise, lead, inspire and mentor a talented and diverse staff.
- Capable of motivating and commanding the respect of students, faculty, and staff.
- Willing to give intensive concern for religious affairs on the campus from late August through May, utilizing the remaining months for study, self-development, planning, and participation in the ongoing administration of the university.
To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references by August 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials and inquiries should be directed to:
Attn: Joann Antes
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Electronic submissions encouraged.
Job Code: A13-005
To read a full position prospectus, please click here. Susquehanna University is committed to creating a more diverse community. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an EO/AA employer.