General DescriptionThe Campus Ministries Assistant Chaplain for Programming and Community Service serves to enhance the programming and support the work of JHU Campus Ministries. In conjunction with the Chaplain, the Assistant Chaplain will initiate, implement, manage and evaluate programs with the goals of educating and advocating for the religious and spiritual life of the campus community.
The Campus Ministries Assistant Chaplain for Programming and Community Service will serve as the lead coordinator for religious and spiritual life programs and Campus Ministries sponsored community service projects including Open Hand Open Hearts: Religious Diversity Awareness Days, Sandwich Sundays, community engagement service projects, educational programs, Alternative Break programs and will serve as a point of contact for inter-departmental collaborations. These duties require regular evening and weekend hours and may require in and out of state travel. This is a 12-month position.
Essential Job Functions:
Initiate and implement programs and projects that enhance the religious and spiritual life of the campus. This may include, but is not limited to speakers series, film screenings, themed dinners, sacred site, museum or cultural center visits, reading groups and other projects that may arise out of student need or suggestion.
Assist in providing outreach to the campus community with the goal of educating and supporting well-balanced student life. This may include working with other departments on projects that will maximize resources, model healthy, thoughtful collaboration and providing opportunities for stress relief. Examples include: Residential Life, Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW), Counseling Center, Athletics & Recreation, OIS, Fraternity and Sorority Life, OMA, LGBTQ Life, Gender Equity Office, SGA, HOP & Center for Social Concern (CSC). Collaborative projects may include wellness fairs, community service projects, mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation, film series, Women's History Month, & mural board painting.
Serve as the lead coordinator for Open Hands Open Hearts: Religious Diversity Awareness Days. This includes ensuring guest presenters and speakers are addressing the current issues and trends as relates to our diverse campus religious population, recruiting student leaders, coordinating logistics for each program and conducting evaluations. Examples of current topics/trends include: inter-religious conflict, dispelling myths about religious traditions, educating to reduce prejudice and discrimination, sacred text study and globalization. There is also a component of learning about and addressing religious & spiritual ideas and practices through artistic and creative mediums (creating artwork to express religious beliefs or learn about other religions).
Serve as the lead coordinator for community service projects. This includes matching community organizations with student interest and skill set, procuring needed materials, serving as on-site advisor, evaluating the effectiveness of the various projects. We sponsor one service projects per month and hope to increase to two or three per month. May work in collaboration with the CSC on large, campus-wide initiatives such as the Presidents Day of Service and Spring Day of Service.
Serve as the lead coordinator for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner. This includes recruiting, advising and supporting student leadership, procuring needed materials, serving as the on-site advisor for the event and collaborating with other departments (Res Life, Conference Services, Dining).
Develop and manage Alternative Break programs - including service-based and education-based projects. This includes collecting applications, recruiting and training student and staff leaders, managing project logistics, conducting pre-event orientation, on-site reflection and post-event evaluation and assessment.
Actively participate in the work of the Centers for Community, Diversity & Inclusion - including curriculum development and delivery for the Identity & Inclusion First Year Workshop and other projects that may arise.
Assist the Chaplain in convening the Interfaith Council.
Provide support and advise student interns.
Provide support and advise campus religious groups and attend Campus Ministries Advisory Board Meetings.
Promote Campus Ministries programs and projects including web management and other social media outlets and platforms.
Serve as departmental representative on division-wide committees as needed.
Assist in the collection of data and other needed materials for assessment purposes.
Write reports as needed.
Manage Campus Ministries in the absence of the Chaplain.
Other duties as assigned.