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"Guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging, and purpose." - Campus Ministry Mission Statement
The Interreligious Coordinator helps to promote Jewish, Muslim, and Dharmic (Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh) Life on campus, and to foster interreligious engagement and understanding. S/he works with chaplains and other program staff to provide a spiritual home and enrich the spiritual lives of Georgetown's students, faculty, and staff, through the coordination of religious services, pastoral support, educational programs, service opportunities, and events. The incumbent serves to facilitate connections between students and communities, and serves as a welcoming and affirming presence at services and events. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Interreligious Engagement, and providing direct support to the Directors for Jewish Life, Muslim Life, and Dharmic Life, the Interreligious Coordinator has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Cultivates and promotes Jewish life on campus, helping the Assistant Director for Jewish Life develop new programs and initiatives.
Manages all planning and logistics for programs, events, and religious services, handling correspondence with program participants, speakers, and student leaders.
Coordinates arrangements for food, registration, space, technology, and supplies, developing and executing publicity strategies for events, including weekly newsletters and social media.
Recruits and maintains student participation and leadership, managing the evaluation and assessment process for events.
Oversees student workers and interns, including the coordination of hiring and evaluation.
Cultivates and promotes Muslim life on campus, fostering and supporting interfaith engagement on campus.
Manages all planning and logistics for department interfaith programs, events and religious services, to include: Interfaith Thanksgiving Banquet, Challenging Text Series, and Religious Services Open House Series.
Coordinates department's selective engagement in interfaith programs and initiatives elsewhere in the university, including: Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs; Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and Social Justice Send-Off.
Oversees department-wide projects and initiatives assigned by the Managing Director, supporting other department events and services as needed.
Steps in for Assistant Director of Ecumenical Christian Life or Assistant Director for Student Engagement when needed, attending staff meetings and events, and representing Campus Ministry on university committees as assigned by Managing Director.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; Master's preferred
At least 2 years of administrative, event-coordination, or programmatic work experience
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to navigate complex organizational environments
Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and balance independent and collaborative work strategies with creativity and attention to detail
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and basic Excel
Skill in web content and social media management
Requires evening and weekend availability for services, programs and retreats, scheduled in consultation with supervisor
Ability to work closely with leaders and students from many faith traditions, including experience navigating religiously or culturally diverse spaces; experiences related to Jewish, Muslim or Dharmic traditions (Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh) preferred
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