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Director of Spiritual Well-Being

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: The Director of Spiritual Well-Being will serve as a catalyst for our religious and spiritual community. The ideal candidate is committed to the development of positive relationships through delivering a vibrant array of spiritual and faith based programs and services which increase a sense of belongingness. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director provides active strategic oversight to multiple part-time faith-based staff members and their areas, while serving as a resource and advocate for students, faculty, and staff through their engagement with spiritual and religious pursuits.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
  • Strategically directs all operational functions within the Office of Religious Life including oversight and management of the Center for Religion
  • Provides direction to the university catholic chaplain, muslim coordinator and rabbi through effective supervision, evaluation, and coaching with their relevant payroll budgets
  • Approves expenditures, tracks expenses, and effectively manages assigned budgets and related fiscal tasks in strict accordance with University policy
  • Provides coaching, mentorship, and advisement to students actively seeking religious, faith-based, and/or spiritual connection while at Quinnipiac
  • Assists the Assistant Vice President in developing and implementing of training and development opportunities geared towards students, faculty, and staff as part of a diverse suite of service and programmatic offerings through the Center for Religion
  • Actively engages with outside religious leaders to meet the needs of students from religious backgrounds not represented by the staff members within the area
  • Serves as a point of contact for spirituality-based student organizations as they seek advisement on membership challenges, organizational needs, navigating university processes, and other areas
  • Serves as a member of the CARE Team
  • Liaises with local religious congregations to create shared “town/gown” spiritual, religious, and social justice events
  • Partners with student organizations, the Office of Community Engagement, and outside charities to deliver the Center for Religion’s signature CompACTION: Compassion in Action program each year
  • Partners with the Office of Development to create funding opportunities for donors interested in religion, religious life, and/or spiritual opportunities
  • Supports University programs, initiatives, and areas of emphasis including the Strategic Plan for Quinnipiac University, Division of Student Affairs mission and vision, and 10-point DEI plan
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends is a core component of this role
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree in Divinity/Theological Studies preferred
  • Experience working in a higher education chaplaincy setting strongly preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar role 
  • Must be committed to a student-centered approach to ministry, be adaptable to changing institutional needs and priorities, and possess excellent organizational, communication, and administrative skills
  • Comfort with and commitment to working in an interfaith environment
  • Ability to understand and articulate the critical importance of inclusive excellence, justice, and diversity as it relates to higher education
  • A demonstrated track record of creative problem solving and a high-level of productivity and performance
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, budget management, supervision, strategic thinking, and organizational abilities/skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to produce results through a collaborative, team-oriented approach
  • High degree of self-motivation, persistence, and follow-through
  • An ability to engage students in the learning process through a high level of personal contact
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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