PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: This is a full time, academic year position. The Rector of the Oakland Memorial Chapel is the principal person in charge of general administration of the Chapel and its non-denominational programs in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs. The Rector will also hold a teaching position within the Department of Social Sciences. The individual counsels and advises, provides critical support, and enriches the metaphysical and intellectual life of the campus by providing a variety of ministries appropriate to a religiously diverse student and professional body.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Rector will direct campus religious programs, and will provide counsel for the student body. She or he will function as the University Chaplain and oversee the mission and outreach programs. The individual has the general responsibility of supervising the uses and the maintenance of the Chapel, and of working cooperatively with campus religious groups and other members of the professional and support staff throughout the University. He/she will also teach classes in Logic, Philosophy, World Religion and/or Social Behavior.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Responsible for the maintenance and overall operation of the Oakland Memorial Chapel, including budgets, policies and procedures.
• Responsible for organizing student and campus religious groups.
• Develop a variety of programs for education at the University regarding ethics and moral aptitude.
• Plan and implement regularly scheduled Sunday Interdenominational fellowship services.
• Establish close working relationships with offices providing various student services across the campus, especially in the facilitation of community and volunteer services.
• Provide mentoring and counseling to students, faculty, and staff regarding personal needs.
• Responsible for teaching courses within the Department of Social Sciences.
• Participate as needed in various ceremonial events of the University.
• Work closely with the University Executive Council and regularly reports to and complies with the Council on matters pursuant to its charge.
• Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Provost or the President.
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. degree preferred; Master’s required in Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, or similar disciplinary studies from an accredited University; and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a professional campus ministry setting working with students. Experience in working with interfaith/multi-faith initiatives is strongly desired.
Licensing and Certifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, inclusive and creative University community including students, faculty, staff and alumni; A Collaborative working style is essential.
• Demonstrated administrative capabilities, including creative problem solving, initiative, organizational skills, program planning, and ability to understand and adapt to institutional contexts and priorities.
I. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2. Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 25 pounds
3. Occasional Extended Work Hours and Travel
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.
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