Jewish Life and Interfaith Ministry Coordinator

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  • Full Time
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DePaul University

The Highlights:
The Ministry Coordinator will serve within DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry, specifically as a member of the Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care team to develop and sustain meaningful and pluralistic Jewish and interfaith learning opportunities. To this end the Coordinator will develop, implement, and support DePaul-sponsored and student-centered/led opportunities for Jewish students and coordinate interfaith learning and support. The Ministry Coordinator will also work collaboratively with colleagues within the Division and throughout the university as well as with external organizations in support of the DePaul Jewish community and inter-faith cooperation.

What You’ll Do:

 Jewish Life Coordination. Provide coordination of all facets of Jewish Life Ministry at DePaul. Supervise & mentor Jewish life student leaders, scholars, and workers; provide Vincentian and Jewish formation, spiritual support, & faith learning to Jewish students, faculty, & staff; provide pastoral care to Jewish students, faculty, & staff; provide primary leadership in coordinating & facilitating regular Shabbat services & annual High Holidays; coordinate, assist in planning, support students in leading Jewish life events such as service & reflection, Interfaith Seders, Yom Hashoah memorial events, Hillel based events, Chabad events, Jewish community events in the greater Chicago area; support students by attending major Jewish events on campus; develop & nurture relationships and collaborate with external partners connected to the Jewish community. 
Interfaith Coordination. Serve as member of Interfaith Staff Team. Provide weekly supervision & leadership training for three to six Interfaith scholars; facilitate Vincentian & inter-religious dialogue, education and formation for scholars; supervise regular service & reflection activities for scholars; advise scholars in program development & facilitation for quarterly large-scale events and a minimum of six small scale events throughout the academic year; & support scholars by attending major events. Oversee social media outreach for interfaith communities within the Office of Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care. 
Supervises team of student workers, Jewish Faith in Action Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, and collaborates with Jewish student religious organization leaders. Manages relationships with relevant external Jewish partners. 
Manages assigned annual budget for programs and activities under her/his purview (approximately $5,000 general budget plus additional High Holidays budget and assigned endowment funds). 
What You’ll Need:

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree (preferred). Pluralistic Jewish studies (preferred). 
Requires at least one year of professional experience, experience in Jewish student support (preferred). 
Requires understanding and ministry experience reflective of pluralistic Jewish theologies, rituals, and communities. 
Requires at least one year of experience, study, or work within an inter-religious discipline or setting, including training or experience in interfaith dialogue. 
Requires working knowledge and experience in social media outreach.
Requires at least one year of professional speaking experience.
Fundamental theological beliefs of pluralistic Jewish traditions.
Lead in public prayer, rituals (particularly related to Jewish and inter-religious traditions).
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Full-Time Benefits
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)  
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act  

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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