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Coordinator, Faith & Spirituality Centre, Student and Enrolment Services

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Job ID: 20375

Updated: March 27, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Faith & Spirituality Centre within Student and Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Coordinator .

Reporting to the Manager, Student Wellness Support, the Coordinator, Faith & Spirituality Centre (FSC) is expected to coordinate and support an inclusive campus community by managing the programming, services and support out of the Faith & Spirituality Centre. This position works 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday, but on occasion, there may be the need to work outside of regular hours.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Vision and Strategy of Centre

  • In consultation with the Manager, creates and re-visits the strategic vision and mandate of the FSC and oversees the continued development and relevancy of the FSC
  • Leads the development of programming and services that support a diverse, inclusive and pluralistic campus
  • Responds and develops a response to any potential concerns or actions arising that detract from an inclusive and pluralistic campus, in consultation with the Manager
  • Explores opportunities for funding and grants to grow and expand the FSC
  • Develops an ongoing assessment and evaluation of FSC programs and services


  • Supports the day-to-day tasks and duties of the Pluralistic Engagement Coordinator, cooperative education student (September to April) and BSW practicum student (Fall and Winter semesters), including chairing bi-weekly planning meetings
  • Supports the 20+ chaplaincies in their day-to-day offerings, and programs
  • Provides feedback to chaplains on their work and ensures integration with UCalgary policies and processes
  • Manages the MOAs with chaplaincy advisory committees and monitors all accountabilities
  • Chairs the regular meetings of the Faith & Spirituality Centre and ensures that minutes are sent out in a timely manner
  • Oversees the preparation of the Faith & Spirituality Centre Annual Report to key campus and community stakeholders
  • Is the key FSC staff member to lead the organization, preparation, and facilitation of the annual Kaleidoscope Project

Community Building

  • Works at creating relationships and community connections to maintain and increase the diversities of the chaplaincies and representatives represented
  • Develops training and professional development opportunities for students and staff related to religious accommodation, religious literacy and creating a more inclusive campus
  • Connecting the FSC to Student Wellness Services, and the University, and ensure that the FSC continues to develop relevant services that meet the changing needs of the University community
  • Provides leadership for the Faith & Spirituality Centre while also providing direction, guidance and expertise to others within the University community on multi-faith, interfaith and religious accommodation related areas
  • Endeavors to ensure that the University is aware of and utilizes the FSC services that can be offered to the University (deaths, critical incidents, etc.)
  • Assists the UCalgary Administration and Students' Union (SU), Graduate Students' Association (GSA) in relation to internal UCalgary Community issues in respect to religious and spiritual matters
  • Acts as a resource to UCalgary Administration, Staff, Graduate Students' Association (GSA), and SU regarding religious accommodation, prayer space and relationships with faith groups seeking to be active on campus
  • Liaises and connects the resources of the FSC with the various offices, faculties, and departments across UCalgary

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as religious studies, international relations, human rights and community organization and engagement, is required
  • 3-4 years' experience in office management and/or administration that includes supervision of others is required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in interfaith dialogue, action, and inclusion
  • Minimum 2 years experience supervising volunteers
  • Minimum 2 years experience developing and leading community building programs
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Previous experience with public relations an asset
  • Competency with various software to produce community promotion materials is required
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Ability to appreciate and work with people of various backgrounds and philosophical viewpoints is required
  • Must have an ability to represent the Faith & Spirituality Centre in a friendly, engaging, and sensitive manner
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and a variety of business applications including email, electronic calendars and the Internet
  • Familiarity with the University of Calgary and its policies and procedures considered an asset

Application Deadline: April 2, 2020

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase 2.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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