ABOUT ICNYU The Islamic Center at NYU functions within the Division of Student Affairs at NYU in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village. The IC is a robust center, providing programs and services to Muslims at NYU and in the tri-state area. Being a part of the ICNYU team requires hard work, dedication, drive, and comfort working in a fast-paced environment. Summary: Dedicated, driven, proactive, hard-working, with a quick turnover time.
ABOUT THE POSITION The Islamic Center at NYU is looking for an Assistant Chaplain to provide support and guidance for the Islamic Center at NYU community and serve as a full team member of the ICNYU staff in promoting understanding, diversity, and community through interfaith/multi-faith programs and engagement. This role provides broad support to the Associate Chaplain and Executive Director including leading the Center in their absence and operational objectives. This is a full-time, at-will position on an open-ended term, subject to program priorities, exemplary performance and availability of funds. As seconded NYU employees, staff are eligible for NYU employee benefits, including generous vacation leave and holidays; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; and retirement benefits (all subject to terms established by NYU as described at https://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit.html)
QUALIFICATIONS ● Great interpersonal skills and experience supporting and working within a team environment ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills ● Strong time management and organizational skills, with an ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks at the same time ● Goal-oriented: ability to stay focused on creating winning results ● Excellent communications skills and process; procedure oriented ● Knowledge, familiarity of, and experience working with diverse Muslim communities ● Bachelor's degree in religion, Islamic studies, divinity, or the equivalent - Master's Degree preferred ● Pastoral care training/experience ● Evidence of professional preparation for chaplaincy and administrative/advisory experience for the support of student community engagement ● Familiarity with a diverse higher education environment and experience working with the spiritual and emotional developmental issues of young adults ● Demonstrated interfaith work and spiritual care that respects diversity ● Demonstrated aptitude for dealing with confidential and sensitive issues with significant experience in campus religious life
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Research/Data Analysis ● Assist student's growth and flourish within the Muslim faith while living and learning in a secular and multicultural campus environment and provide analysis for trends and themes on a monthly basis to IC Senior Leadership in order to help develop programs, infographics and other resources ● Build resources for students who are practitioners or interested in learning more about the Islamic faith and inventory resources provided by other campus communities and similar faith-based communities ● Assist in demographic analysis of attendees to programs conducted ● Assist in research of issues facing college Muslim students and develop papers, podcasts, multimedia, workshops relevant to findings
Administrative/Operational ● Preside over or arrange for the religious life and practices of the Muslim student community and the wider campus; provide pastoral care and guidance, create community building opportunities and instruction on topics related to faith and spirituality experiences ● Plan and help lead holiday services, spiritual pilgrimages, and other major events the celebration of Muslim holidays, including but not limited to Ramadan and Eid ● Provide advisement to Muslim student groups on campus ● Plan and participate in interfaith programming and activities on campus ● Conduct regulars programs, study circles, halaqas for the ICNYU community and help manage Jummah, weekly halaqa programs, weekend seminars, and other religious / learning programming
TO APPLY Please note that this is a full time position with competitive salary and full benefits. ● Resume ● Cover Letter
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