Position Summary: The Director of Spiritual Life Programming works as a facilitator of spiritual involvement that integrates and engages the student experience in ways that allow the lives of students to be enriched by the college experience at an institution of Christian Higher Education.
Coordinate weekly chapel programs through the implementation of 27 chapel programs each semester; create programs that reflect our community which is diverse racially, ethnically and religiously
Schedule the rotation of worship teams and communicate the standards and expectations of leading others in worship
Oversee and implement the design aesthetic for the Chapel experience; on occasion implement unique staging for specific themed weeks (i.e. Latino Heritage Week, Homecoming, etc.)
Manage student workers in the implementation of spiritual life initiatives
Network with Lake Wales pastor’s and community leaders; design and implement church fairs, service days and conferences for our students to connect with
Create and partner with a department, church or individual to provide 40 additional Spiritual Credit opportunities (i.e. Bible Studies, Spiritual Formation electives, etc.)
Partner with the Residence Life Staff to create engaging spiritual life programs in the Residence Halls
Partner with the Director of Community & Connection and Athletics staff to build and promote spiritual life programming to engage the entire campus and student experience
Develop programming and events to connect faculty, staff and administrators with students. Work with campus faculty and staff to develop programs and events that enhance student retention and satisfaction, promoting the values and mission of Warner University in a student-centered environment.
Other duties as needed.
Supportive of Warner’s mission, vision and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle, and demonstration of character in keeping with biblical models.
An active Christian faith and the ability to help others grow in their faith; Support and reflect evangelicalism in the conservative Wesleyan tradition
A Bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in theology, religious studies, counseling, or a related field. Preferably three to five years’ experience in higher education or ministry-related field.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; strong written and verbal communication skills.
Working Relationships: The Director of Spiritual Life Programming is a member of the Office of Student Life and reports to the Assistant Dean of Students.
Work Schedule: Normal office hours expected Monday through Friday. Additional hours as needed for significant department or university events.
About Warner University
Warner University’s liberal arts curriculum prepares students to successfully meet the demands of today’s workplace and the challenges of graduate school. Graduates emerge as servant leaders who evaluate issues from a Christian perspective while striving to live out their belief in their communities, churches and homes. The administration, faculty and staff are qualified in their areas of service, and dedicated to the ministry of higher education.
History: Warner University was founded in 1968 by the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, as a liberal arts co-educational, Christian university. The campus was built on 300 acres donated by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Holland. The first commencement took place in 1972 with four graduates. Warner’s third President, Dr. David A. Hoag, was inaugurated in the fall of 2016. He is preceded in leadership by only two others; Dr. Gregory V. Hall (1991 – 2016) and Dr. Leroy Fulton (1968 – 1991).
* Degree programs offered on-campus and on-line
* Bachelor degrees offered in more than 30 liberal arts and professional majors
* Specialized accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for Social Work program
* All 11 Te...acher Education Programs are Certified by the State of Florida Department of Education
* Four graduate programs designed for working professionals:
Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, International Business, and Human Resource
Master of Science in Management
Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education, and STEM
(Science, Tech, Engineering & Math)
Master of Ministry