Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts: *NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply. STUDENT AFFAIRS – DEPARTMENT OF CHAPLAINCY POST: DEPUTY CHAPLAIN (2 Posts) POST A: GWERU CAMPUS POST B: ZVISHAVANE CAMPUS (Applicants must clearly state their preferred post on the application letter)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in Theology/Religious Education, or Counselling Studies. A Pastoral training from a reputable and recognised Theological College/Seminary and/or University. Must be an ordained, practising Minister in good standing with his/her Church. Must have worked as a Chaplain in High School and/or Institution of Higher Learning for at least five (5) years. Relevant experience in counselling both youths and adults. The position requires a Pastor with an ecumenical experience, capable of working with all the denominations and Religious faiths at Midlands State University Campuses. The successful candidate will assist the Senior Ecumenical Chaplain to provide pastoral services to meet the spiritual and social needs of Midlands State University students, staff and families. Duties and Responsibilities Providing and coordinating religious and spiritual activities on campus Ministering to the spiritual needs of the University Community (students and staff). Providing individual and/or group emotional and spiritual counselling to staff, students and families especial in times of bereavement and other life crises. Acting as Public Relations Officer on religious affairs to the local churches and denominations. Counselling of students, staff and families facing life challenges some of which affect the students’ studies. Conducting funeral and memorial services for staff and students. Visiting ill members of the University Community in hospitals and homes. Liaising with the Pastors in local churches, Ministers Fraternal and any other relevant religious organisations and offices within and outside our campuses on matters relating to students, staff and sometimes families’ spiritual welfare. Liaising with the Senior Ecumenical Chaplain in sourcing and maintaining a fund to assist students with financial challenges. Co-ordinating Church Services for both staff and students on University Campuses Co-ordinating Campus Christian Association Evangelistic Crusade or outreach, Community Engagement Services/Compassionate Work Conducting training on leadership and behaviour/change towards the creation of a better MSU student culture. He/she shall also carry out any other duties which the Vice Chancellor shall assign through the Senior Ecumenical Chaplain.
APPLICATIONS Applicants must submit six sets of applications, certified copies of certificates and transcripts and Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and e-mail addresses of three referees addressed to: The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources) Midlands State University P Bag 9055 GWERU Closing date for applications is 03 February 2020. Note that only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.