Campus Minister and Executive Director, Cal Aggie Christian Association Campus Ministry, University of California, Davis

The Cal Aggie Christian Association Campus Ministry (CA House), the progressive Christian ministry at the University of California, Davis is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Campus Minister and Executive Director to begin July 1, 2014. The Campus Minister is responsible for developing and growing a supportive, Christian community where students can feel free to engage in open discussion of questions of faith, vocation, and issues of social justice.

The Board currently is developing a full position description. This notice announces the search and provides a basic description of the ministry and its programs, general duties comprising the position, and the minimum qualifications of a successful candidate.

Founded in 1916, the CA House has served as a center of student and community action. The ministry is grounded in four basic values: community, faith, social justice and sustainable living. Supported by three denominations – the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ – CA House ministry comprises two major programs: Christian worship and spiritual development, and an on-site, 42-member Multifaith Living Community (MLC) built on the principles of religious pluralism. Situated across the street from the UC Davis campus, the CA House offers weekly programming including a community meal and Christian worship. CA House enables students to participate in social justice projects in small groups, in the broader Davis community, and with a great diversity of individuals.Visit www.cahouse.org for more information about the community.

Minimum candidate qualifications will include demonstration of the following:

1. Ordination (or near ordination) in one of the three sponsoring denominations.

2. A commitment to the spiritually grounded development of young adults necessary to engage in an increasingly multicultural society.

3. Nonprofit administrative skills including but not limited to fund raising, board development, staff supervision, and program design and implementation.

4. An understanding of young adult spiritual development based on theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

5. Theoretical and practical knowledge of and a commitment to the tenets of religious pluralism.


6. Experience mentoring college students.

Compensation for this position will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be determined by the Board of Directors. Benefits include three weeks of paid vacation annually, plus one paid week of continuing education time and health benefits.

 

Contact: 

Individuals who are interested in applying to be Campus Minister should contact:

Helen Roland, Chair, Personnel Committee, hroland2@gmail.com 

or Jim Kitchens, Interim Campus Minister,  jim@cahouse.org

 

Posted: January 29th, 2014