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TITLE:Campus Pastor
Office of the President
 
DATE POSTED: Thursday, January 12, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: University President

SCHEDULE:

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Within the university’s mission of concern for the whole person, the Campus Pastor provides leadership in the spiritual development of students.  The Pastor facilitates the process of spiritual formation through university chapel programs that include worship, small group study, and ministry opportunities.  Understanding the unique context of spiritual development on a university campus, the Pastor emphasizes the value of community and embraces the opportunity to serve a student body that comes from a diversity of denominational backgrounds and cultural contexts.  The Pastor models a faithful Christian life in full agreement with the vision and mission of LeTourneau University.

More specifically, the Campus Pastor:

  • Directs and leads chapel/convocation services with the counsel of the President and university Spiritual Life Committee including budget oversight and assessment of effectiveness.  
  • Monitors and administers the mandatory Spiritual Formation Credit system.
  • Hosts chapel/convocation speakers, as necessary, including transportation, housing, and meals.
  • Develops, by semester, a chapel/convocation program website with highlights of notable speakers and programs, and a schedule of all chapel activities.
  • Works in cooperation with staff, students, and local musicians in scheduling music ensembles, soloists and other types of performances for the chapel/convocation programs.
  • Supervises student worship teams that provide musical praise and worship in chapel.
  • Selects, trains and supervises Chaplain Interns for each lo provide dorm devotionals, service projects, and a ministry of presence across the campus.
  • Supervises student leadership for the various Campus Ministries teams which includes the President of LeTourneau Student Ministries and the LSM cabinet.
  • Coordinates and supervise student missions’ ventures, both national and international, which includes LeTourneau Student Ministries, Spring Break Missions, and Summer Missions scholarships.
  • Administers the Missionary-in-Residence program and introduces students to mission organizations and opportunities.
  • Directs Life Groups, the campus discipleship program.
  • Works closely with the Associate Dean for Student Life to ensure continuity and direction of spiritual programming in the residence halls and to the married students.
  • Interfaces with local pastors and churches in an effort to encourage student involvement off campus though such activities as the church fair and church directory.
  • Interfaces with local community and faith-based ministries in order to encourage student involvement, through the Longview Blitz and other community outreach activities.
  • Assists in crisis intervention situations to offer support and follow-up with students, staff, faculty and families.
  • Evaluates, for adequate reference and fit with the LeTourneau mission, outside organizations wanting to publicize or minister on campus.
  • Networks with the Director of Counseling for appropriate referral of counseling situations.
  • Performs other duties pertinent to the position as assigned by the President.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate for this position should have a minimum of a Master's Degree (M.A. or M.Div in ministry or pastoral care or similar academic work) with experience in the pastoral care of college age adults.  The candidate should be a highly motivated, self-starting individual who possesses effective communication and interpersonal skills.  The focus of this person needs to be a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion about knowing and serving students, and the ability to shepherd students in their spiritual formation.  The candidate must be in full agreement with the vision and mission of LeTourneau University and embrace the diversity of an interdenominational student body from many cultural backgrounds.

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to higher education that includes both intellectual and spiritual development.   

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE:

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.  In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin.  Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application and a current resume to:
 
Human Resources
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607
FAX (903) 233-4103
HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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