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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Campus Ministry
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
4 Year Degree
The Director of Spiritual Formation exists to advance the spiritual growth of Simpson University students through discipleship and service efforts both globally and locally. The Director works to discern and strategize the best ways to promote holistic spiritual growth. This includes but is not limited to short-term mission trips, local outreach, local service projects, discipleship, evangelism, and chapel.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
Have at least three (3) years successful ministry experience (local church staff, cross-cultural ministry), or teaching experience in higher education.
Be a believer in Christ and have a vital Christian experience with the ability to model one’s spiritual walk with students.
Be committed to the mission of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), teaching Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; licensed and ordained by C&MA is preferred; must be at least licensable (perspective is consistent with C&MA beliefs) if she or he is from another denomination.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious beliefs.
Commitment to the holistic development of students as a vocational calling.
Effective communication and relational skills.
A strong willingness and ability to act as part of a team.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) and experience in or willingness and aptitude to learn, integrated institutional database software including budget management.
Ability to build strong relationships with local and global pastors and the greater Redding community.
Willingness to demonstrate commitment to the profession, the ability to learn and be coachable.
Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community, capable of sharing faith and engaging in conversations about Christ.
Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgement
Demonstrate Strong customer service skills in the performance duties
Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures (for supervisory positions)
Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the Immediate supervisor
Demonstrates an active Christian commitment, serving as a counselor, advisor, role model and facilitator of student development.
Provides pastoral counseling and advising for students in areas of personal adjustment, relationship with God and others, and academic interests and success.
Provides all students and the at-large community with pastoral care and support.
Provides leadership and support to the Missions Coordinator and Chapel Worship Director and Spiritual Formation Graduate Assistant.
Assists in the Campus Life student leadership selection process and collaborative training.
Develops the chapel speaker schedule for each academic year including budget management.
Coordinates chapel program along with the Chapel Worship Director.
Leads spiritually focused services such as baccalaureate and academic convocation services.
Collaborates with the Missions Coordinator to direct the Student Missions (WorldSERVE) program for traditional undergraduate students.
Coordinates and assesses the annual Opportunity Fair and Day of Service.
Collaborates with the Campus Life team in areas such as orientation, mentoring, training, Service Seminar, and retreats.
Participates in Campus Life department huddles (RA Seminar, CAB Collaborative, Spiritual Formation Session) and Campus Life Student Leadership trainings.
Participates in campus wide events including Welcome Weekend and promotes the Campus Life experience at enrollment events.
Serves as a resource and referral support to faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Director of Spiritual Formation
Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold. fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)
Indoors controlled environment
(List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions,)
Computer, scanner, copier, mouse, keyboard, stapler, 3-hole punch, letter opener
Essential Physical Tasks:
(List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions – i.e., sitting for long periods of time using a computer, standing, climbing ladders, etc.)
Sitting for long periods of time using a computer
Analysis of Physical Demands to Perform Essential Functions:
Key (Based on typical week):
N=Never R=Rarely (Less than 1 hour per week) O=Occasional (1%-33% of time)
F=Frequent (34%-66% of time) C=Constant (over 66% of time)
Under 10 lbs
Reach over shoulder
Reach over head
Over 100 lbs
Under 10 lbs
Over 100 lbs
Fingering (fine dexterity)
Handling (grasping, holding)
Repetitive Motion - Hands
Repetitive Motion - Feet
How to apply:Applicants must apply online on the University's website using the link below. Applicants must include with their application a cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, transcripts and personal Statement of Faith.
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving nearly 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and Simpson is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a majority minority student body.
More than two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 14 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, result...ing in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.