Job Posting

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Part-time term

Institution: Mount Allison University

Location:

Sackville

Deadline: October 18, 2021

Posted: October 8, 2021

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

We invite applications for the position of Spiritual Care Coordinator in the Student Life office. This is a part-time (27 hours per week) one-year term position.

The Spiritual Care Coordinator will be a religious professional, with recognized credentials in their tradition—such as, but not limited to, ordination. This person will develop, coordinate and implement programming, and liaise with members of other faith traditions and community partners to cultivate an inclusive ethos on campus by providing opportunities for interfaith engagement.

While the University is secular in orientation, it is critical to recognize the increasingly diverse and complex needs of our students. We particularly identify equity and access for all spiritual or faith traditions and all cultures as a goal. When students are encouraged to explore their own worldviews and those of others through interfaith discussions, they leave the University better prepared to be ethical individuals and global citizens capable of valuing plurality. The Spiritual Care Coordinator will play a key role in helping to foster this understanding as part of the Student Affairs team. They will work along with others to create an inclusive environment that is welcoming to people with diverse identities. To view a complete position description, please visit our website at www.mta.ca/employment.

The successful candidate will be a religious or spiritual professional (i.e., likely an ordained member of a tradition—or someone similarly credentialed, e.g. with a Masters of Divinity), or other related and relevant equivalent education and/or experience (such as grief or addiction counselling, etc.). Experience working with interfaith professionals, and facilitating student success, for first generation university students; students from marginalized/lower-income groups; and students from various faith and cultural backgrounds is required. They must have excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, facilitation, and community-building skills. Sensitivity to spiritual needs of a culturally diverse community, and demonstrated commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behaviour are required. Counselling or mental health care training or experience is preferred, as well as completed training in crisis intervention. They must be able to maintain a clean criminal/vulnerable sector background check over time and work flexible work hours as required.

If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application on or before October 18, 2021 or until the position is filled to: Human Resources Department, Mount Allison University, 65 York St., Sackville, NB E4L 1E4, Fax: (506) 364-2385, e-mail: hr@mta.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visit www.mta.ca/employment for other employment opportunities at Mount Allison University or to register to receive e-mail notification of new opportunities.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

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