The Department of College Ministries at Messiah College currently has a full-time opening for the position of Student Ministries Pastor. Work dates for this position are August 1 – May 31 annually.
Responsibilities: The position of Student Ministries Pastor assists in providing pastoral leadership for the campus, including preaching, discipleship, and pastoral counseling. The Student Ministries Pastor supervises the student ministries leadership network, providing peer-led chapel and discipleship ministries to campus.
Qualifications: Master's degree in theology, religion, biblical studies, or a ministry related field; 4 years' experience in ministry and related administrative duties required. College or young adult ministry experience preferred.
Skills and Characteristics: Skills and experience in various expressions of ministry - preaching, discipleship, evangelism, missions, pastoral counseling; strong communication skills - the ability and desire to connect and develop relationships with students; strong administrative and collaborative skills - supervising various student groups and involving students in leadership and reflective growth; demonstrated ability to articulate a biblical vision of racial reconciliation and to contribute to the advancement of Messiah College's mission of training reconcilers for church and society; cultural intelligence - the capability or skill to function effectively in any multicultural setting.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14879
Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.