Mississippi Valley State University

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June 26, 2014

Director of Religious Life




Student Affairs



Director of Religious Life


Appointment Conditions:

Full-time (12-months)



Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Position Available:



Job Description:


The Director of Religious Life is responsible for coordinating and fostering Ecumenical and Interfaith Outreach for the student body.  The successful candidate will have experience with individual and group counseling, as well as theological training.  The Director will coordinate and facilitate ecumenical and multi-faith programs and services, create fellowship for students, and educate them to become spiritually grounded adults.  He/she will also respond to the religious and spiritual needs of the student body and the entire University community.  Administrative duties include maintaining healthy partnerships with community leaders and organizations with which community service projects are done, developing and maintaining departmental budget, and maintaining collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students from across University units.  Pastoral/ministerial responsibilities include promoting and supporting the ecumenical, interfaith character and diversity of the student body, offering spiritual counseling to students and making necessary referrals for mental health counseling; must be available for crisis and emergency situations and serve as a visible member of administrative staff on campus.


Qualifications Desired:

This position requires a Master’s degree in Divinity and five to seven years of related experience in a University setting with college students; skill in creating and delivering spiritual growth activities for undergraduate and graduate students, through knowledge of student development issues, excellent communications skills (verbal and written), and possess the ability to make public presentations; must also have flexibility in work schedule, including evening and weekend hours as needed. 


Application Deadline:

Open until filled


Application Procedure:

Please send application, resume, official transcript and three letters of professional recommendation to:


Mississippi Valley State University

Department of Human Resources

MVSU 7260

14000 Highway 82 West

Itta Bena, MS 38941