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
Support Admissions in Growing the Muslim Community
- 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
Strengthen Interfaith Work on Campus as part of Center for
Faith and Vocation
- 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
- 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
- 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 in negotiating difficult conversations and navigating
- Aptitude in fostering an inclusive Muslim space on campus.
- Schedule flexibility to allow for some evening or weekend hours
for special events.
- Graduate work or professional training in a relevant
- 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
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
August 18, 2022
October 07, 2022