The Office of Spiritual Development has an opening for a Graduate Assistant for Service and Community Engagement. The position is part time, 25 hours per week starting August, 1, 2021, and will report to the Dean of the Chapel.
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Service and Community Engagement will support the work of the Office of Spiritual Development by fostering spiritual transformation in the ENC community and walking alongside students, providing opportunities for them to embody their faith. This person will work toward creating service learning opportunities both on and off campus in coordination with local churches and service agencies. This GA is also responsible for coordinating and facilitating Student Missions Week and the Fusion Short-Term Missions Program. There will be additional opportunities for this GA to engage in the spiritual development of students in ways that fit his or her specific gifts and callings, as decided with the Dean of the Chapel.
Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan or Meal Stipend
Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
Service and Social Justice Opportunities
- Create partnerships with local organizations providing service opportunities for students
- Provide support and work collaboratively with the SGA Student Director of Spiritual Life to plan and execute student service opportunities on campus.
- Coordinate community efforts concerning the work of social justice as an act of Christian spiritual formation and responsibility
Student Missions Week
- Plan and coordinate a week of programming to promote missions engagement and service opportunities
- Plan and coordinate Fall Fusion Chapel (testimonies from previous May trips, reveal of current year trip locations)
Fusion Short-Term Missions Program
- Work with the Dean of the Chapel to select Fusion locations
- Facilitate coordination of trip with on-site hosts
- Select trip leaders
- Conduct application and interview process for selecting students and creating teams
- Conduct fundraising and cross-cultural awareness trainings for Spring Break and May Teams
- Check in on participants and leaders throughout the months and week leading up to trips (fundraising, passports, visas, vaccinations, prep work, etc.)
- Book flights and arrange all lodging, transportation, food, and other travel details
- Create budget for trip leaders
- Plan and conduct pre-trip Commissioning Dinners
- Conduct post-trip trainings and debrief
- Plan and coordinate Spring Fusion chapel
- Pray for the spiritual growth, comfort, and Christian faithfulness of the ENC community.
- Support chapel services through prayer, attendance, and other participation as requested by the Chaplain.
- Attend weekly meetings with the Dean of the Chapel, weekly team meetings and monthly all-team fellowship.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Chapel.
- A bachelor’s degree and prior experience in a cross-cultural setting is required.
- Excellent event management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary.
- Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
- A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement – to email@example.com.
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc2020.wpengine.com
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
ENC Student Development Mission:
The mission of Student Development is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students, we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.
Resident Life Purpose Statement:
The purpose of residential life at ENC is to provide a living/learning environment that encourages holistic student development in the everyday living experiences of students. Living in the residence halls at ENC encourages students to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally as they live and lean together in an intentional environment that fosters student success.
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
ENC Lifestyle Guidelines
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.