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Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Initiatives - Student Affairs

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University’s Community Health and Well-being team is searching for a Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Initiatives. This role is a full-time position. Under the leadership of the Program Director of Wellness Initiatives, the Coordinator will play a key role in providing vision and direction for programs and resources that assist Carnegie Mellon students in exploring religious life and faith-based opportunities. The individual in this position will orchestrate a variety of initiatives and services designed to support students’ spiritual development in connection with the university’s commitment to personal and institutional wellness. In serving as a point of contact for religious life, the Coordinator facilitates access to campus and Pittsburgh organizations representing a wide range of faith traditions. This individual also designs and implements educational initiatives aimed at fostering reflection, introspection and dialogue.

The Community Health and Well-being unit within Student Affairs at Carnegie Mellon is well-being and people-centered. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners with integrity, curiosity and compassion.

Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Partnering with the campus and community entities to design and implement a comprehensive slate of programs through a lens of meaning making and interfaith exploration. Complete tasks related to program implementation including the various aspects of securing speakers, marketing, program budget compliance, and assessing outcomes.
  • Providing support and direction for the Council of Religious Advisors in achieving its mission on campus and expanding the University’s network of relationships with local houses of worship, particularly related to faith traditions that reflect the diversity of our campus community.
  • Creating training initiatives designed to enhance religious literacy and pluralism among students, faculty and staff.
  • Managing multiple faith-based spaces including prayer rooms, a chapel, and offices to support increased offerings for the campus community.
  • Serving as a resource for and as advisor to student organizations and projects that are religious, interfaith or spirituality-based.
  • Creating and expanding communication and marketing tools designed to facilitate and enhance access to faith-based organizations and programming.
  • Providing individual and group opportunities for students, faculty, staff and family members to receive pastoral support during times of community crisis.
  • Serve as a student affairs liaison to a designated college. College liaisons work in partnership with students, advisors, faculty, and associate deans in an assigned college to cultivate a positive Carnegie Mellon student experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in coaching, pastoral care, program development and implementation, case management, higher education, and/or related fields required.
  • A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and literacy with a pluralistic and interfaith approach to religious and spiritual life.
  • Experience collaborating and developing partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, preferably in a higher education context.
  • Demonstrated experience as a presenter and educator.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
  • Exceptional energy management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth, reflection and renewal.
  • Proven record of success and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the ability to work well with a globally diverse population.
  • Ability to take initiative and to professionally handle multiple and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, vendors, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to manage conflict and maintain clear professional boundaries.
  • Successful criminal background check.
  • Position will require regular evening and week-end hours as needed in order to facilitate events occuring in person.
What we offer:
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Significant opportunity to expand knowledge and expertise, with specific resources set aside to be trained in Restorative Practices, Mental Health First Aid, Allies Training, and other skill building sessions.
  • Time set aside each year for restorative and contemplative practices
  • Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Student Programs

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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