The Wesley Fellowship at Duke University seeks a visionary and dynamic leader for its collegiate ministry program. Duke Wesley provides a spiritual home for Methodist and other students in the midst of a dynamic, complex, competitive academic and social environment by engaging them in:
● Christ-centered community
● Worship which engages both heart and mind
● Intellectual and soulful examination and development of faith
● community life together which nurtures Christian support and friendship, and
● reflective social justice practices which create new possibilities for engaging in the world around them in a way that embodies the peace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit in bringing about God’s justice in new ways in every new age.
The successful candidate will be passionate about ministry with undergraduate students and will bring a deep pastoral and prophetic leadership to the community.
The candidate should possess a positive team spirit and a proven ability to recruit, empower, and listen to student participants and leaders. The candidate should have demonstrated capabilities in worship leadership, collaboration, supervising staff and interns, crafting vision, fundraising, administering finances, and relating to diverse constituencies. The candidate should be well grounded in Wesleyan theology and tradition, with an emphasis on intentional community, the sacraments, social justice, and an active engagement in ecumenism and current social concerns, especially those present on a university campus in the South. She/He will actively and creatively lead and engage students in all aspects of their faith development at this crucial and unique stage of life. The successful candidate will nurture an atmosphere of intellectual, prayerful, exploratory, socially engaged discernment and development, while being attentive to students’ spiritual and emotional needs. The person will help create a comfortable and familiar spiritual home for students with Christian backgrounds, while also introducing all students to new challenges and faith practices which they may integrate and cling to as they move forward into adult life.
Candidates must have a Master of Divinity degree, be an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, and have a successful track record of leading a progressive collegiate ministry or similar leadership practices in another ministry setting. The position is an extension ministry appointment within the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Campus Minister works with the Board of Directors and student leaders to chart and implement the vision and strategic plan for the ministry. For more information about Duke Wesley, visit dukewesley.org.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, 3 references with email and phone contact, and a link to a 3-5 minute video articulating your vision for campus ministry. Materials should be submitted to DukeWesleyBoard@gmail.com no later than December 4, 2015.