The Associate Chaplain will work closely with the Chaplain to provide religious and spiritual leadership on religiously diverse campus. Additionally, the Associate Chaplain will assist and advise religious, spiritual, secular and social justice groups in their campus programming. A preference will be given to those who are a credentialed and have rabbinical leadership experience. Candidates will be responsible for planning and leading high holiday services and helping the Jewish students to plan cultural and religious events throughout the academic year. Preference will also be given to candidates with interest and experience in supporting diverse cultural and religious communities. The Associate Chaplain will be available to students as a counselor and an advocate to students, faculty, and staff.

Community Description:

The town of Grinnell provides an appealing setting for living and learning, and was recently named one of the “Coolest Small Towns” in America by Budget Travel magazine. An active local foods movement, well-preserved architectural gems, an excellent regional medical center, well-supported day-care and pre-school programs, the Galaxy teen center, good schools, vibrant community arts organizations, downtown coffee shops and cinema, and distinctive shops and restaurants reflect a strong local commitment to a high quality of life. Abundant local parks, nearby prairie preserves and woodlands, idyllic country roads, and a six-mile bicycle path from town to the lake and trail system of Rock Creek State Park provide opportunities for enjoyable outdoor recreation. It is less than an hour's drive to Des Moines and about an hour to Iowa City, a vibrant community with a renowned state university, well-developed arts scene, and outstanding teaching hospital. The urban amenities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago are all accessible within a four- to five-hour drive.

Work Remotely: no

Master’s level professional religious leadership training (with ordination) required, e.g., Master of Hebrew Letters. Five years of experience in professional religious leadership in a college setting preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:  Rabbinical ordination.

Position Start Date: August 1, 2019
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Application Process: Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and provide list of three employment references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be found at the college's web site .

About Grinnell College

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell College has become one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell’s rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.