Position Detail

Director of Spiritual Life

Date Posted: 05/02/2018
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for director of spiritual life in the student life division.

The director of spiritual life has primary responsibility for the development, programming, strategic plan, and administrative oversight of the spiritual life of students, staff, and faculty at Hampshire College.  The Spiritual Life Program cultivates the ability to communicate across difference, explore meaning, purpose, and ethics, and develop wellness of mind, body, and spirit.  The program provides the space and support for spiritual exploration, development, and appreciation, and develops healthy community life, interaction, and reconciliation across boundaries of ideas, possibilities, and faiths.  This position supports students, staff, faculty, and alums in questioning and developing sustainable systems of meaning and social change during their time at Hampshire and beyond.  This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

An advanced degree with a minimum of five years of job-related experience is required. Completion of CPE - Clinical Pastoral Education, a chaplaincy residency in a hospital, and be able to teach the concept of ministry of presence in a multifaith and outside of faith context is also required. Qualified candidate must have an acute level of creativity and independent-thinking to develop and implement their own vision; excellent management and supervisory skills; effective interpersonal skills; and ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Ability to initiate and maintain good working relationships with college administrators; effective problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously through good organizational skills is expected. Event planning skills, administrative skills, budget management, website development and management, and word processing also a must.  The director  must be able to communicate compassionately and effectively both in oral and written form in order to teach others. Successful candidate will need to have a significant knowledge of counseling, health and wellness, and contemplative practice.  They need to be constantly educating themselves on a wide variety of issues relating religious practice, higher education, chaplaincy, dialogue, and mental health.   The director must be able to create rituals, both pertinent to specific faith groups as well as to create completely secular rituals. The director of spiritual life will need to have a strong grounding in their own faith tradition(s) as well as openness to, knowledge of, and experience in working with many faith traditions and spirituality outside of religious traditions.  A commitment to multi-faith dialogue and expression, the ability to translate in a secular context,  experience in and appreciation of diversity, and the skill to interpret connections and conflicts is essential.  This position requires occasional evenings and weekends as needed, as well as a valid driver’s license to successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College’s driver credentialing policy.

This full time, 10 1/2-month, benefited position has an employment cycle of August 1st through June 15th, and holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/



Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.



Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.