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Job Classification

  Salaried Full-time (75-100%)

Position summary

The Associate Chaplain is an integral part of the Andrews University Center for Faith Engagement (CFE), grounded in the mission of the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church. The Associate Chaplain provides faith engagement opportunities and spiritual care for students, advising and equipping faculty and staff, enriching the spiritual and intellectual life of the campus, assists in building a vibrant University community of faith and learning, and helps further the lofty mission of Andrews University to Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith and Change the World.

Qualifications summary

CFE seeks to build a team with diverse experience, skills, gifts, and backgrounds that include the following and the qualities outlined in the qualification section below.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

The Associate Chaplain assists the University Chaplain and forms part of the CFE executive team in strategic planning, assessment, and implementation processes for holistic faith engagement programming and strategies. This includes:

Supervisory responsibilities


Additional highly desired qualifications include:

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies


Interpersonal interactions

Physical demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, climb, and use the senses of sight, touch, hearing, speech, and smell.

Physical solid stamina is required to handle the stress of multiple responsibilities, critical decisions, and crisis care that impact student lives.  Thus, along with the various programs of CFE, this position will often demand intensive, 7-day work weeks that may average 55 hours per week and often includes evenings.

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be high. Frequent interruptions, noise, and high traffic are common.