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Hindu Advisor - University Chaplaincy
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2020
Title Hindu Advisor - University Chaplaincy
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Part-Time/Temporary Staff
  • Student Services

This position is 14 hours per week. This position is not benefits-eligible.

The Tufts University Chaplaincy is a dynamic hub supporting religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life for all members of the Tufts community on all of Tufts’ campuses. The University Chaplaincy provides pastoral care, supports religious and philosophical communities, educates about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world, and promotes multifaith engagement within Tufts’ tradition of progressive thought in education. Reporting to the President, the University Chaplain leads the University Chaplaincy team, which currently includes four Associate Chaplains (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant); two Residents (Buddhist and Humanist); administrative, program, and music staff; chaplain interns; and student workers. The University Chaplaincy works with roughly 20 campus religious and philosophical communities that offer many weekly gatherings and special programs. Beyond its work supporting these communities, the University Chaplaincy offers its own tradition-specific and multifaith programming and services for the whole university. The department also manages the care and use of Goddard Chapel, the Granoff Family Hillel Center, and the Interfaith Center.

Works with community students to lead a weekly spiritual study on campus; provides pastoral care for the designated campus community. Serves as a liaison between the University Chaplaincy and the community. Advises on and supports related spiritual programming as needed and contributes in relevant ways to the overall ecumenical/interfaith work of the University Chaplaincy.


Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through:
Study toward a Master’s degree in divinity, theology, religion, or a related field.
Chaplaincy/ministry experience working with youth or young adults.
Appropriate theological background, including skills in community development, spiritual leadership, religious education, pastoral care, service and social justice leadership, and ecumenical/interfaith engagement.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent leadership, administrative, and organizational skills; excellent professional judgment and discretion; ability to work as part of a team; understands when to lead and when to seek input and support others; actively seeks feedback and continuous improvement; maintains appropriate confidentiality; models integrity, honesty, trust, and professional ethics.
Multicultural knowledge and skills, commitment to nondiscrimination and social justice, experience working in spiritually and culturally diverse settings.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office, email, social media, etc..

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
A weekly evening meeting.

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