Coordinator of Muslim Life and Interfaith Initiatives
February 09, 2018
Earlham College is seeking applications for the Coordinator of Muslim Life and Interfaith Initiatives. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package. The position reports both to the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students as well as the Chaplain and Director of Quaker Life.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The primary tasks of this position focus on engaging and providing support to Muslim students and faculty, initiating and promoting a wide-range of interfaith events, and assisting as needed with Student Life programming.
- Coordinates Friday prayer services, holy day observances, and occasional visits to nearby mosques. Collaborates with faculty to arrange for Muslim speakers and cultural groups to visit campus.
- Provides spiritual support to Muslim students and faculty.
- Collaborates with, and provides support and guidance to, student religious life groups and houses on campus. Serves as adviser to Interfaith House, Muslim Student Association and other groups as needed.
- Fosters ecumenical/inter-religious understanding by initiating, coordinating and promoting a variety of interfaith events such as service projects, fall/spring break trips, meals, holy day observances, study groups and panel discussions.
- Assists students in integrating their intellectual lives, and commitments to peace and social justice with their spiritual formation by creating opportunities for theological reflection, spiritual direction and vocational discernment.
- Serves as a member of the Student Life division on-call rotation.
- During the summer months, coordinates, organizes and implements the New and Transfer Student Orientation and supervises an Orientation Graduate Intern.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students or the Chaplain and Director of Quaker Life.
Experience & Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree in Religion or a related field is required; a master’s degree or equivalency in professional experience is preferred.
- Deep understanding of Islam, familiarity with and appreciation for Quakerism and a wide variety of faith traditions.
- Experience providing spiritual care to young adults, facilitating faith-based groups, planning weekly prayers, and initiating interfaith programming.
- Passion working with young adults, especially in regard to faith matters.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a team.
- Demonstrated skills in organization and time management.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
- Proficiency with computers, technology and social media.
- Creativity in imaging new initiatives and/or new ways of pursuing existing goals.
- Commitment to maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
- Availability to work some evenings and weekends is required.
- Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and submit to a criminal background check.
Qualified applicants are asked to send a letter of interest; a resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
The application review begins immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
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