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Campus Minister University of BC, Pacific Mountain RC

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council is seeking an individual to fill the role of Campus Minister University of British Columbia on a permanent half-time basis, 17.5 hours per week.

  • Job Number: 21-14
  • Opening Date: March 26, 2021
  • Closing Date: April 13, 2021

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council is seeking an individual to fill the role of Campus Minister University of British Columbia on a permanent half-time basis, 17.5 hours per week.

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council (PMRC), as part of the wider United Church of Canada (UCC), is called to serve God’s mission in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit, for a world of justice, peace, reconciliation and the integrity of creation. It provides leadership in the areas of personnel support and pastoral relations, leadership, youth and children’s ministries, and property, and offers a multitude of supportive and educational services for communities of faith and other ministries.  The current Mission Statement of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council is: Healthy Communities of Faith and Ministries, Effective Leadership, Faithful Public Witness. The Regional Council is a decision-making body responsible to serve and support Communities of Faith within its bounds and provide necessary oversight.

Campus Ministry is a mission of Pacific Mountain Regional Council and is held under First Third Ministry for supervision, direction and accountability.  PMRC Campus Ministry values:

  • creativity (adaptive/visionary – embodied)
  • excellence/quality (long term vision/investment)
  • relationship (collaborative/connected)
  • responsible stewardship (faithful, accountable)
  • accessibility (equitable/regional/inclusive)

The United Church Campus Ministry at the University of British Columbia (UBC)  seeks to engage students, faculty, and staff in the UBC community who are looking for Christian engagement and community to support them in their day-to-day lives.

The UBC Campus Minister is responsible to provide community, hospitality, pastoral support, leadership development, and faith formation for the university community. While pastoral care, spiritual counselling, and social activism are aspects of the ministry, the central work is to foster a vital campus community that engages participants in discernment as to what it means to follow Jesus in the context and identity of the United Church of Canada. The Campus minister will function as a member of the UBC multifaith campus ministry team. The main areas of focus are:

  • Campus Ministry Development and Leadership: Develop and provide leadership for programs that engage university community members in deepening their relationship with God and faithful witness as a disciple of Christ; Be the United Church presence to the UBC community and be available regularly and visibly; Lead programs like bible study, worship, community suppers, social justice initiatives, and other activities that meet the spiritual needs of participants in an inclusive and welcoming community; Keep detailed records of participation, etc. in events
  • Connection and Support: Support students, faculty, and staff in the UBC community in seeking relationships with UCC communities of faith around the campus in the following ways: communicate what is happening at the UBC campus and how communities of faith might be involved; promote events and worship that might be of interest to those at UBC from the surrounding churches; collaborate on projects that support students and staff at UBC and encourage financial support to Campus Ministry from the wider church. They will provide pastoral and spiritual care for university community members.
  • Administration – manage within budget for program and material expenses; Promote, share news of UBC Campus Ministry with UCC communities of faith and PMRC; Work collaboratively with the PMRC Campus Ministry Animator to initiate and implement income stream strategies that move the ministry to partial sustainability from sources outside PMRC Operating Funds. (2021-2022)

This position works from the UBC campus office, if available, or from a home office.  They interact with lay staff, ministers, volunteers, executive officers. Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals. Intermittent physical activity including sitting, standing, and lifting. Occasional overtime may be required. Currently due to COVID-19 employees are working both from the office at times and remotely from their homes on secure devices, and are available by email and phone during regular hours Monday to Friday.

Qualifications

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, education, experience and ability required.

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and life experience with 3-4 years related work experience, particularly in theology and in ministry with young people
  • Knowledge of The United Church of Canada and its organizational structures  
  • Significant experience developing and leading youth groups, programs and/or networks 
  • Strong leadership, organization, teaching and group process skills and experience 
  • Experience working with students and young adults, particularly, experience supporting student wellness and providing emotional and spiritual support
  • Skilled networker who is able to build and support various kinds of connected relationships throughout the university and communities of faith
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills together with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • A commitment to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries at all times
  • Solid understanding of and ability with communication and social media tools; Web design or graphic design are assets
  • Experience in successfully managing grants, finances and budgets
  • Experience in event planning and fundraising
  • Ability to obtain a sacraments license would be an asset
  • Fluency around questions of faith
  • Ability to work independently, without close supervision or leadership

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The United Church of Canada will provide assistance to employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with United Church of Canada, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.

Compensation

Salary will be based on skills and experience, within the category 7 position pro-rated salary range of $31,597.46 – $42,129.93 (Lay Equivalent rate) / $27,777.21 – $37,035.65 (Order of Ministry rate). Pension and group benefit plans coverage and annual vacation round out this compensation package.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, quoting the job number to Human Resources,
e-mail: careers@united-church.ca