Cal Aggie Christian Association Campus Ministry (CA House), the progressive Christian ministry at the University of California, Davis is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Community Coordinator. At CA House, students find a supportive community where they can feel free to engage in open discussion of questions of faith, vocation, and issues of social justice. Based on its strong commitment to Christian principles of love for God and for others, the ministry has grown to include programs like the Multifaith Living Community (MLC) that further students’ commitment to their own faith while learning to live in a society comprising increasing religious diversity.
The Community Coordinator is part of a ministry team. Specifically, under the supervision of the Campus Minister/Executive Director, the Community Coordinator has responsibilities in three main ministries: community building, pastoral care and program development. Community building tasks include recruitment and incorporation of new students into all CA House programs including Christian worship and fellowship and the MLC housing program. The Community Coordinator provides pastoral care to students living in the MLC helping to ensure that the Campus Minister is aware of and involved in pastoral issues arising in any CA House programs. Program development responsibilities include developing and carrying out the logistics of three student retreats each year, helping plan Christian and MLC weekly programing, and supervising the Christian and Multifaith Student Interns.
Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and a year of post baccalaureate work experience, preferably in a position associated with one of CA House’s supporting denominations: the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. Interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to facilitate small groups is a must. The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience either as a student or staff member at a Christian campus ministry,
- Some academic work related to religious studies,
- An understanding of the boundary issues involved in ministry,
- The ability to balance relational and administrative roles, and
- Life skills including basic home maintenance and cooking.