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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Campus Ministry, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
2 Year Degree
General Summary: University Ministries (UMin) at Seattle Pacific equips students as they prepare for a lifetime of engaging the culture and changing the world. Our aim is holistic formation in students - spiritually, intellectually, and vocationally.
Comprised of the John Perkins Center (JPC), Campus Ministries (CM) and Church and Community Connections, UMin pastors and staff focus collectively on facilitating worship, discipleship, and reconciliation through ministry events, developing student leaders, and pastoral care relationships. More specifically, Campus Ministries staff cultivate our communal worship life, in addition to developing robust spiritual formation opportunities for both residential and off-campus students.
Within this, the Minister of Worship & Community Life serves as the primary resource for leading & cultivating communal worship on behalf of University Ministries. In this, our theology and practice has led to a distinctly multi-ethnic and multi-cultural approach as we seek to represent and reflect the image of God in the fullness of our student body, as well as the broader Kingdom of God. This includes worship through music and community life, but also involves exploring the many ways to worship God through creative expression of art, literature, dance and other ancient and contemporary forms. Through this, the Minister of Worship will have opportunity to serve as both a worship leader and a liturgist, while also leading as a valued member of our team of campus pastors, speaking into the general spiritual formation of SPU and overseeing opportunities to develop the community of faith. This position will also focus on cultivating the Christian community life on campus under the direction of the Associate Chaplain.
This position begins January, 2021. The Minister of Worship and Community Life position will be an 11 month (July off) staff appointment. Interviews will be conducted in October of 2020.
Position will remain open until filled.
Responsible for the planning and execution of weekly and special University worship services in collaboration with UMin pastoral staff, graduate assistant(s), and undergraduate student coordinators, for the purpose of faith development and community building. Includes but not limited to, oversight & development of student worship leadership, leading weekly meetings/rehearsals, collaboration with on-campus and off-campus partners, and oversight of all production related administrative duties such as venue and equipment coordination, and collaboration with guest speakers.
Cultivates and invests in the undergraduate community life through regular engagement in UMin and campus activities, the creation of community-focused initiatives and long-term partnerships with local churches to minister to our SPU community.
Teaches/co-teaches one Music/Worship Leadership course per quarter for the purpose of developing student worship leaders and cultivating campus partnerships.
Serves as a member of the UMin Pastoral team providing pastoral care and programming for our UG students. Attends UMin meetings, collaborative events, high ceremonies, etc.
Works with Campus Ministries pastoral staff to plan, coordinate and participate in ministry programs that encourage students to build a maturing, personal faith.
Bachelor's in Music, Worship, Theology, or Other Related Field, or commensurate experience as worship pastor.
2-3 years experience developing and leading multi-ethnic worship services for diverse groups (culturally, theologically, high/low church, etc.); experience developing and mentoring aspiring worship leaders/musicians individually and corporately.
Christian commitment and appreciation for the broad range of ecumenical Christian traditions, worship experiences and theological perspectives.
Previous experience with college-age students with outstanding ability to relate to students individually and corporately of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated musical proficiency (vocal and/or instrumental), in a range of musical genres. Ability to lead band rehearsals, arrange music and teach.
Demonstrates creative and visionary capacities.
Administrative, organizational and budget management experience. Strength in written and oral communication.
Strong self-management skills and problem-solving skills; competence with multi-tasking and flexibility with multiple projects.
Strong collaborator between varied stakeholders (students, staff, faculty and external partners).
Demonstrates a Christian commitment consonant with SPU's Statement of Faith, mission, and values. Familiarity with and affirmation of the Wesleyan tradition.
Desire to work in a team setting for the spiritual health of student body.
Flexibility due to variable work hours; ability to work evenings and weekends (typically 2 evenings/week, though occasionally extra beyond this).
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, etc, Experience using Zoom, Google docs, Planning Center Online, YouTube, Instagram, Photobooth/video recording and editing software.
Master's degree in in Music, Worship, Theology, or Other Related Field.
Master's or doctorate degree in Music or Music Arts.
Experience as a pastoral worship leader role in a local church or higher education institution.
Experience as a faculty or staff educator with college age students, a plus.
Licensed or ordained minister status.
Interest and ability to foster collaboration between University Ministries, SPU's Music Department, SPU's Center for Worship, and Worship Minor in the School of Theology.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time, 11 month position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.
Internal Number: 150203
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.
We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.