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Career opportunity: Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi

Colgate University

Colgate University invites applications for an associate university chaplain and rabbi. From the job listing, where interested individuals may apply:

Celebrating its bicentennial year and immediately following the release of a new book on the history of Jews at Colgate, called Repression, Re-Invention, And Rugelach, Colgate is excited to begin accepting applications for a full-time Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi to oversee all aspects of Jewish life on campus and to serve as a part of a multi-faith chaplaincy team. With a vibrant and active Jewish student population, Colgate enjoys strong student leadership and participation in the Jewish community. The Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi is critical position within the Dean of the College division and is coordinated by the University Chaplain. This chaplaincy position fosters inter-religious understanding and goodwill both on- and off-campus. Colgate University is adjacent to larger Jewish communities in Utica and Syracuse, New York with other colleges in close proximity. The members of the chaplaincy staff (including protestant and Catholic ministers) work with each other, students, and other religious communities, and the larger university community to achieve these goals.

The Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi at Colgate is rooted in the Jewish tradition and is visibly engaged in the whole life of the University, including campus-wide events and celebrations, multi-faith engagement, and student life programming.

Accountabilities include:

– Serve as an active member of the University chaplaincy staff.
– Serve as a religious professional (advisor and mentor) to all students regardless of their religious commitments, providing high quality, timely and confidential pastoral care and counseling.
– Provide high quality, routine and seasonal, faith-specific and inter-faith, liturgical ceremonies and other faith-related gatherings.
– Ensuring that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value and personal growth enrichment as a result of their participation in the community.
– Provide leadership at public events and other responsibility as requested.
– Participate fully as a member of the Dean of the College staff, advancing divisional priorities particularly around inclusive excellence, meaningful reflection and inclusive community.

Jewish Student Life Accountabilities:
– Encourage student participation in the breadth of religious observance present in the Jewish student body.
– Provide collaborative leadership for services and other religious observances during the academic year. Recruit, encourage and mentor student leadership in these services.
– Provide comprehensive leadership for the Colgate Jewish Union Board, facilitating and supporting all aspects of student leadership in religious, social, and cultural matters.
– Serve as a liaison between the students and offerings from Hillel and other providers of programming for Jewish students, including the Program in Jewish Studies.
– Facilitate the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program of Jewish religious life involving students, faculty, administrators and other persons within the University and the broader Hamilton community.
– Provide oversight for the M. Saperstein Jewish Center, the meeting place for Jewish life on campus, including a kosher and non-kosher kitchen.
– Maintain an affiliation with Hillel.
– Work collaboratively with University constituents including faculty from the Program in Jewish Studies and other academic departments and programs, Alumni Relations and Admission.
– Serve people across the spectrum of Judaism (Unaffiliated, Reform, Reconstructionist, conservative, and modern orthodox, for example) including families from the Hamilton area and those who worship regularly or sporadically.