The University of Puget Sound invites applications for a Jewish Life Coordinator The Jewish Life Coordinator will report to and work collaboratively with the University Chaplain to provide religious, spiritual, cultural, and social support for Jewish members of the campus community. An important part of the position is serving as a supportive advisor to the Jewish Student Union. The Coordinator will also help advise the university regarding best practices for facilitating the full inclusion of Jewish members of the campus community. This will include developing resources and opportunities for the campus that help to deepen cultural awareness about Judaism. Appointment: This position is approxiately 19 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. The annual start date is August 1. Specific details about timing will be negotiated with supervisor. Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Meet regularly with student and faculty leaders in the campus Jewish community
Provide both logistical and cultural support for major events related to Jewish Life programs at Puget Sound
Work with student and staff leaders to bridge institutional Jewish Life efforts with student clubs and organizations related to Judaism
Support and develop resources for Jewish students at Puget Sound to participate in major Jewish cultural/religious observances during the academic year
Provide personal support and counsel to Jewish students
Coordinate outreach and welcome to new Jewish students and their families
Coordinate campus connections with external Jewish communities and organizations, including at other colleges
Support and advise student leaders in providing events and programs to educate the campus community about Judaism
Support and advise student leaders in offering ongoing religious/cultural education for Jewish students at Puget Sound
Assist the University Chaplain in supporting religious, spiritual, and cultural diversity and inclusion at Puget Sound
Consult with students, faculty, and staff on issues related to Jewish life at Puget Sound
Occasional involvement in interfaith and multi-faith campus religious life functions or events
Bachelor's degree or equivalent salient experience
Proficiency in understanding, respecting, and navigating pan-Jewish identities
Excellent interpersonal skills
Willingness to variously lead, support, and/or advise programs and activates related to Jewish Life
Experience in providing personal support and development for college-aged Jewish students preferred
Experience working with a residential liberal arts setting preferred
Experience working in a multi-faith or multi-cultural context strongly preferred
Ability to respectfully work, communicate, and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position is not eligible for benefits. Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. Diversity Statement:
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/ The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.