Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. Gordon’s magnificent campus of 450 wooded acres—just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean— retains a quintessential New England charm. This is a great place to live and work.
Gordon’s Christian identity is broadly evangelical, with more than 40 denominations represented among the students, faculty, and staff. At Gordon, a commitment to biblical Christian faith is no impediment to the pursuit of truth; in fact, a deeply-rooted faith both inspires and orders this pursuit. Gordon students freely examine complex issues and hear diverse opinions within a coherent framework of faith, growing in the moral imagination and critical-thinking skills required for faithful leadership that serves the common good.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Life, the Chaplain is responsible for the development and implementation of the chapel program, spiritual formation, community service, and short-term mission trips through the Gordon College Student Ministries. The Chaplain exercises administrative supervision over the Chapel Office, the Director of Worship and Christian Life, and the Administrative Assistant for the Chapel Office and works very closely with the Associate Dean for Spiritual Formation and many colleagues across campus.
The school is looking for a hopeful, winsome leader who feels called to serve the next generation by strengthening the College through leading the Chapel team as they develop the next generation of Christian leaders. The ideal candidate will fully embrace the unique mission of Gordon College and the ethos of collaborative decision-making that sets higher education apart from other sectors. Gordon believes the best leaders at university also embody a liberal arts mindset that thinks across domains of knowledge and forges connections across ideas, people, and organizations. The Chaplain will need to embody sound judgment, the highest ethical standards, and a commitment to the ideals for Christian living and leadership.
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