Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Elon University in North Carolina

Date Posted January 6, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, in partnership with the University Chaplain, is pastor to the community, resource to the faith community for deepening religious commitments, facilitator of multi-faith programming and interfaith dialogue, coordinator of the student multi-faith leadership program, advocate for the relationship of spiritual life and service, and a leader in growing religious diversity at Elon University. Masters of Divinity or equivalent preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will have five years' experience in programming for students and the larger intellectual and multi-faith community and have demonstrated understanding of the nature and culture of a university context. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, names and contact information for three references, and a philosophy of multi-faith chaplaincy. Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 5, 2014. Preferred position start date is June 2014. For a detailed position description and to apply for the position, please go to

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden. Elon's rich intellectual community is characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. Elon's 394 full-time faculty teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the School of Health Sciences. Master's programs are offered in business administration, education, interactive media and physician assistant studies, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon's 5,599 undergraduate and 706 graduate students come from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other nations. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level school in the nation, and was named one of the top three universities in the nation for community service by the federal government's Corporation for National and Community Service. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among southern regional universities and among the top colleges and universities in the nation "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks Elon among the nation's top 25 "best value" private universities. Elon Phoenix athletics include 17 intercollegiate men's and women's sports in NCAA Division I.

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.

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