Multi-Faith Engagement Coordinator 

Student Affairs



The Multi-Faith Engagement Coordinator offers spiritual growth opportunities to students; promotes awareness and appreciation of religious diversity; assists in the exploration of ethical questions, issues and values, and provides ethical spiritual concern to members of the campus community. This position serves part-time, 20/week, 10 months/year). 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, organize and implement spiritual life programming that helps students, faculty and staff connect world views with liberal arts foundations; coordinate weekly inter-faith programming series; plan or assist with the planning of diverse faith celebrations/traditional faith holidays
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and mentor the Multi-faith Ambassadors (up to 6 student leaders), a key leadership development program for interfaith engagement; supervise, support and mentor these student leaders on their activities that support multi-faith engagement across the campus community
  • Advise, coordinate and support world-view student organizations, including groups with external advisors; meet monthly with student leaders to support their outreach efforts and campus visibility; meet regularly with non-IWU faith group advisors to ensure consistency with IWU values and policies
  • Participate in the ceremonial life of the university and provide community-level support during crisis; provide invocations, benedictions, Homecoming service and other events in support of campus spiritual life. If not available, will arrange for appropriate coverage; as campus crises occur, provide appropriate reflection.
  • Advise campus leadership on world view inclusion in the broad definition of diversity related to policy, practice and responsiveness; participate in appropriate campus committees where worldview diversity may be critical to the conversations; convene the Council on Religious Life to review campus climate, new religious RSOs and other campus policy needs.

 

Requirements: 

  • Preference for Master’s degree in Religion or related field; Bachelor’s required 
  • Minimum of three year's relevant experience 
  • Knowledge of faith traditions and an understanding of interfaith principles. 

 

Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/job-openings/.  Feel free to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   IWU is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.  

 

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:

 

Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Email:  hr@iwu.edu
Fax:  309-556-1710

 

20 hrs/week; $26.40/hr

 

The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.   

 

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at https://www.iwu.edu/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-policy.html.  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.