Work or Volunteer with the Center

The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) and the Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) are looking for individuals who are passionate about advancing the Mission and Goals of the Center and Northeastern University - namely promoting the Spiritual Wellness of Northeastern University Students, engaging in Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding and working to bring about a more just and peaceful society through social action and service. 

Both CSDS and SJRC are currently looking for volunteers and applicants to work with us in our respective centers. Please see below our current job search for Spiritual Advisors, Program Associates (Graduate School Assistants) and student workers. If you have any questions about the positions available or would like to find other ways of working and collaborating with CSDS or SJRC, please call us at (617) 373.2728 or email us at csds@neu.edu
Job Opportunities

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR FOR THE MUSLIM STUDENT COMMUNITY at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

NU’s Spiritual Advisors are paid positions covering several classic “chaplaincy” or “campus ministry” functions but with an expanded emphasis on advancing the educational mission of the University and its Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (see www.neu.edu/spirituallife for more information).   A successful candidate will have significant experience as an educator and leader in the Muslim community in educational, religious, and/or nonprofit settings; excellent communication, dialogue, organizational, and conflict resolution skills; experience in interfaith work;  deep knowledge and experience of one’s own spiritual/religious tradition and respect for others’; a passion for working with diverse groups of students, and a commitment to developing student leaders who are interculturally adept, ethically reflective, and spiritually grounded global citizens.   Each Spiritual Advisor is supervised by Alexander Levering Kern, the Center’s Executive Director.  

The Spiritual Advisor will:

  • Design effective outreach/hospitality/engagement approaches to students, faculty, and staff within the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition.
  • Advise student organization(s) serving the SA's specific religious/spiritual tradition (e.g. Hillel, Catholic students, Muslim students, etc.).
  • Work with Center Executive Director and two Program Managers to plan and implement dynamic programs of spirituality, dialogue and service -- bringing the religious teachings, practices, and culture(s) of the Spiritual Advisor's specific tradition to bear on the interfaith/intercultural mission of the Center.
  • Meet with Northeastern community members from one’s own tradition for spiritual guidance/care/counseling.
  • Be available as needed to meet with and serve students of all religious/spiritual traditions, and none.
  • Meet with team of fellow Spiritual Advisors for dialogue and program planning.
  • With the Executive Director of the Center, work to build bridges of communication and cooperation with the Spiritual Advisor’s specific religious/spiritual tradition locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Serve as a representative of the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition in University forums, interfaith services, events, conferences and symposia, experiential education, service/dialogue programs, urban and foreign study trips, academic classes, etc.
  • Where appropriate, coordinate services and ceremonies specific to the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition, or arrange for religious leadership to conduct services
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Please email resume or CV, and references to Program Manager Patrick B. Reyes, p.reyes@neu.edu, and Executive Director Alexander Levering Kern, a.kern@neu.edu, with the subject line "Muslim Spiritual Advisor Northeastern University."   

The position is part-time and will begin in the Fall 2014 term. Northeastern University Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service 203 Ell Hall Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts) Boston, MA 02115 www.northeastern.edu/spiritual_life

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.

 

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR FOR THE HINDU STUDENT COMMUNITY at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

NU’s Spiritual Advisors are paid positions covering several classic “chaplaincy” or “campus ministry” functions but with an expanded emphasis on advancing the educational mission of the University and its Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (see www.neu.edu/spirituallife for more information).   A successful candidate will have significant experience as an educator and leader in the Hindu community in educational, religious, and/or nonprofit settings; excellent communication, dialogue, organizational, and conflict resolution skills; experience in interfaith work;  deep knowledge and experience of one’s own spiritual/religious tradition and respect for others’; a passion for working with diverse groups of students, and a commitment to developing student leaders who are interculturally adept, ethically reflective, and spiritually grounded global citizens.   Each Spiritual Advisor is supervised by Alexander Levering Kern, the Center’s Executive Director.  

The Spiritual Advisor will:

  • Design effective outreach/hospitality/engagement approaches to students, faculty, and staff within the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition.
  • Advise student organization(s) serving the SA's specific religious/spiritual tradition (e.g. Hillel, Catholic students, Hindu students, etc.).
  • Work with Center Executive Director and two Program Managers to plan and implement dynamic programs of spirituality, dialogue and service -- bringing the religious teachings, practices, and culture(s) of the Spiritual Advisor's specific tradition to bear on the interfaith/intercultural mission of the Center.
  • Meet with Northeastern community members from one’s own tradition for spiritual guidance/care/counseling.
  • Be available as needed to meet with and serve students of all religious/spiritual traditions, and none.
  • Meet with team of fellow Spiritual Advisors for dialogue and program planning.
  • With the  Executive Director of the Center, work to build bridges of communication and cooperation with the Spiritual Advisor’s specific religious/spiritual tradition locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Serve as a representative of the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition in University forums, interfaith services, events, conferences and symposia, experiential education, service/dialogue programs, urban and foreign study trips, academic classes, etc.
  • Where appropriate, coordinate services and ceremonies specific to the Spiritual Advisor’s religious/spiritual tradition, or arrange for religious leadership to conduct services
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Please email resume or CV, and references to Program Manager Patrick B. Reyes, p.reyes@neu.edu, and Executive Director Alexander Levering Kern, a.kern@neu.edu, with the subject line "Hindu Spiritual Advisor Northeastern University."   

The position is part-time and will begin in the Fall 2014 term. Northeastern University Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service 203 Ell Hall Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts) Boston, MA 02115 www.northeastern.edu/spiritual_life

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. 

Program Assistant (Grad Assistant) for the

Social Justice Resource Center at Northeastern University

The Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is an inclusive hub of innovative justice-minded thinking, collaboration and action that aspires to contribute to the common good. It is part of the broader Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) that serves and supports the spiritual and religious lives of all Northeastern University community members and works to equip the next generation of global leaders.  

The SJRC is looking for a talented and committed Program Assistant to spend 15-20 hours a week supporting our day-to-day operations, program execution and event planning.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Be enrolled, entering, or a recent graduate of a graduate program in Theology/Religious Studies, Higher Education, Peace Studies, International Relations, Intercultural Relations, or related fields
  • Be dedicated and knowledgeable about social justice work
  • Have strong communication skills (written, oral and electronic)
  • Be committed to helping develop global citizens, increase dialogue, and connect students to larger social justice communities
  • Be detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to effectively extend  hospitality and advance community-building
  • Be well-versed in using social media to advance office goals  
  • Experience in event coordination and working with young adults is strongly preferred

General Responsibilities

  • Assist with the administration and organizational development of the SJRC  
  • Assist with program design and in the development of evaluation and assessment tools for programming initiatives
  • Oversee recruitment, attendance and participation at programs
  • Oversee scheduling of the SJRC’s two meeting spaces
  • Assist with the development of marketing and publications (including social media)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

The Program Assistant will report to the Program Director of the SJRC with oversight, as needed, from the Executive Director of CSDS. These positions fulfill requirements for graduate school field education/internships/practicum, and are Federal Work Study eligible. Please send a resume and statement of interest to sjrc@neu.edu by June 27, 2014.  For more information visit http://www.northeastern.edu/spirituallife/sjrc/index.html.

INTERNSHIP POSTING: Program Associates (Grad Assistants) for the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service & Social Justice Resource Center at Northeastern University  

The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston serves and supports the spiritual and religious lives of all Northeastern University community members. Through dynamic programs of spirituality, interfaith/intercultural dialogue, service learning and civic engagement, we educate student leaders to address the pressing global needs of the 21st century. As a center situated within the CSDS, Northeastern’s Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) is an inclusive hub of innovative justice-minded thinking, collaboration and action that aspires to contribute to the common good.

CSDS is looking to fill two Program Associate (grad assistant) positions. These individuals will aid CSDS Program Managers in day-to-day operations, program execution and event planning. Given work experience or field, the grad assistants will serve at either CSDS or SJRC for 10-20 hours per week.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Be enrolled or entering a graduate program in Theology/Religious Studies, Higher Education, Peace Studies, International Relations, Intercultural Relations, or related fields
  • Be dedicated to social justice work and building intercultural and interfaith competency
  • Have strong communication skills (written, oral and electronic)
  • Be committed to helping develop global citizens, increase dialogue, and connect students to larger social justice and spiritual communities
  • Be available and flexible to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Be spiritually grounded, detail oriented, motivated, able to effectively extend  hospitality and advance community-building
  • Be well-versed in using social media to advance office goals  
  • Experience in event coordination and working with young adults is strongly preferred

General Responsibilities

  • Assist with the administration and organizational development of both CSDS and SJRC  
  • Oversee recruitment, attendance and participation at programs (dinner dialogues, retreats, service days,  Peace and Justice Week, Interfaith Harmony Week, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of evaluation and assessment tools for programming initiatives
  • Assist with program design, development, review and strategic planning
  • Assist with the development of marketing and publications (including social media)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

These positions will report to the Program Managers of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service with oversight and, as needed, theological supervision from the Executive Director. These positions fulfill requirements for graduate school field education/contextual ed/practicum, and are Federal Work Study eligible. Please send a resume and statement of interest to Patrick B. Reyes at p.reyes@neu.edu.  For more information visit www.northeastern.edu/spirituallife

Northeastern Student Workers - We are looking for you! 

Please see our complete listing on the Student Employment Board website and search Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service or Social Justice Resource Center. https://studentemployment.neu.edu/JobX_FindAJob.aspx