Position Opening in the Office of Church Relations
TCU invites applications for a full time, year-‐round position of Coordinator of Church Relations. This position supports the Office of Church Relations within the Division of Student Affairs, reports to the University Church Relations Officer/Minister to the University and works collaboratively to support the university’s relationship with its denominational partner, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Office of Church Relations supports the covenantal relationship between the university and the denomination and hence focuses on providing resources, relationships, and programs that connect the university to the church and vice versa, with a special emphasis on providing support both for Disciples undergraduates and Disciples Campus Ministry.
This position provides operations, programmatic and communications support for Church Relations and supports TCU’s Disciples Campus Ministries. Programmatically, the individual in this position will be able to develop and support campus programs for Disciples students, faculty, staff & alumni as well as offer resources and programs to external Disciples partners at all levels. Campus programs may include Ministers Week, Last Supper Dinners and CYF Day among others. Community programs include representing TCU at general and regional assemblies, and other occasional events as well as the creation of communications, special events & resources that help TCU support the denomination and the greater mission of the church. This position also supports Disciples undergraduate faith & spiritual development and includes providing leadership, advising and support for Disciples on Campus, TCU’s undergraduate ministry for Disciples students (and others) and to that end, creating alongside student leadership opportunities for worship, fellowship, service. Beyond supporting Disciples on Campus, this position collaboratively provides pastoral care for Disciples undergraduates, faculty & staff on campus and supports religious life overall through collaborating occasionally with campus-‐wide programs.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold a Masters in Divinity from an accredited institution and ordination or licensure from a recognized denomination, and two years experience with ministry in higher education or with young adults. Knowledge of and familiarity with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a necessity, and knowledge of church or higher ed administration along with experience with young adult or college ministry is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of event and program development, excellent written and verbal professional communications skills, the ability to relate to and support undergraduate students in a campus ministry setting and the ability to assist in the faith and theological formation of individuals and groups. The ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, to work independently and as a team is essential, along with strong interpersonal, organization and problem-‐solving skills.
TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas just three miles south of downtown in a city of over 750,000. With an enrollment of close to 10,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1 and over 118 areas of undergraduate study, TCU is committed to creating a world-‐class, values-‐centered university experience. Located on 272 acres, the residential campus has over 18 residence halls and state-‐of-‐the-‐art sports and recreation facilities as well as access to NCAA Division I competition, right on campus. TCU is the largest of 21 colleges, universities and theological institutions associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination committed to demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. More than 60 religious affiliations are represented in the student body and there are over 23 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish and Muslim students. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Inquiries: Resumes with cover letters and a list of references should be submitted online through Human Resources at the link below. Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume after submitting the online application. The start date will ideally be in late spring.