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
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
- 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
- Serving as a resource for and as advisor to student
organizations and projects that are religious, interfaith or
- 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.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
- 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
- Demonstrated experience as a presenter and educator.
- Exceptional energy management skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to personal growth, reﬂection and
- Proven record of success and commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion, including the ability to work well with a globally
- 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
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service
skills including the ability to manage conﬂict and maintain clear
What we offer:
- Successful criminal background check.
- Position will require regular evening and week-end hours as
needed in order to facilitate events occuring in person.
- 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
- Time set aside each year for restorative and contemplative
- Competitive salary and beneﬁts, commensurate with
Staff – Regular
Full Time/Part time
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