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CFV Muslim Life Advisor

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Position Overview:

Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation seeks an energetic, innovative, and relationship-oriented Muslim Life Advisor. This is a new part-time position on Butler’s campus that will support the Muslim student community, build bridges to prospective local and regional high school students, and further the depth of our interfaith programming with the expertise and vision with a new colleague tied directly to the practices, cultures, and communities of Islam.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Cultivating the Muslim Community on Campus
  • Providing spiritual care and mentoring rooted in Islamic learning to the campus’ diverse Muslim community
  • Holding regular drop-in hours to engage with students for spiritual care, advice, mentoring, and support.
  • Initiating programs and events that educate the campus and community on the Islamic tradition, cultures, and communities
  • Collaborating with campus partners in advocating for the needs of students who identify as Muslim
  • Supporting student leaders with planning regular prayer gatherings, study circles, religious holidays, and other cultural events.
Support Admissions in Growing the Muslim Community
  • Directly partner with Admissions to outreach to potential Muslim students and families locally and regionally and help connect prospective students to current Muslim students.
  • Provide guidance and serve as a resource for international recruiting.
Strengthen Interfaith Work on Campus as part of Center for Faith and Vocation
  • Serve as a resource on matters of Islam, religious diversity, and interfaith engagement for the wider campus community.
  • Provide guidance, input, and leadership on interfaith initiatives, such as service projects, film screenings, lectures/seminars, and other collaborations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, innovative, and professional with an ability to establish and maintain relationships with students, families, and colleagues. They should be a community builder with expertise in Islam and familiar with higher education contexts. Experience organizing events and implementing programs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years relevant work experience, graduate work or professional training in relevant field required, Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • Evidence of strong training in the Islamic tradition with knowledge of various schools of thought and the tradition’s diversity more broadly.
  • Experience organizing events and implementing programs.
  • Experience facilitating learning and/or teaching.
  • Ability to support and advise a diverse Muslim community that includes sectarian, ethnic, racial, gender, and sexuality diversity, as well as class differences.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Skills in negotiating difficult conversations and navigating differences.
  • Aptitude in fostering an inclusive Muslim space on campus.
  • Schedule flexibility to allow for some evening or weekend hours for special events.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate work or professional training in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience in supporting and advising a diverse Muslim community that includes sectarian, ethnic, racial, gender, and sexuality diversity, as well as class differences.
  • Leadership experience in youth and young adult work, higher education experience preferred.
  • Understanding of technology, including student learning platforms, social media, and other online tools.
Review of applications will begin on Friday, October 7. 2022.

Please provide resume, cover letter and references with your online application.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: August 18, 2022
Applications close: October 07, 2022

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