Simpson College, a selective liberal arts college affiliated with The United Methodist Church, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chaplain. Simpson enjoys a vital, extensive religious life program including weekly worship services, discipleship groups, service outreach programs, and pastoral counseling directed by the Chaplain.
The Chaplain provides leadership for all of the religious life programs of the College through guidance and support of active student-led groups. The chaplain works directly with a variety of students including a group of student chapel interns, developing student leaders, each of whom directs one of the program areas of the Religious Life community. The Chaplain also provides leadership for the college’s interaction with the United Methodist Church. More information about the religious life programs is available at: http://simpson.edu/religious-life/
The successful candidate will have a deep personal faith; an energy level and enthusiasm for the work of the chapel that will be seen as welcoming and approachable by students; an inviting and supportive personality; the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff; an openness to and appreciation of a variety of theological and religious beliefs; effective oral and written communication skills; strong listening and counseling skills; both experience with and a commitment to helping students find their place in a faith community; and a proven record of innovative leadership in ministry.
The Chaplain must be an ordained United Methodist elder. Preference will be given to persons with experience in campus ministry.
Applications and nomination should be submitted to Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125 or by email at email@example.com Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references (including addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses).
Review of applications will begin in January 7, 2013 and continue until an appointment is made. The anticipated start date is Summer 2013.
Simpson College is an equal opportunity employer.