Rabbinic Associate Director for Jewish Life, Main Campus Ministry - Mission and Ministry

Washington D.C.
Jul 01, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Rabbinic Associate Director for Jewish Life, Main Campus Ministry - Mission and Ministry  

Jewish Life at Georgetown serves an estimated 6 times as many students as we did in 2011 (from 60 - 350).  With that growth in numbers, our pastoral demands and programmatic needs have grown exponentially as well. The Rabbinic Associate Director for Jewish Life will help meet these needs. 

The Rabbinic Associate Director gives pastoral care to Georgetown Jewish students, and maintains and enhances our Jewish programming through liturgical leadership, co-curricular teaching, serving as a rabbinic presence at Campus Ministry and university functions, and communicating with prospective families, current parents and alumni.  Reporting to the Director of Jewish Life, the Rabbinic Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Pastoral Care

Meeting one-on-one with Georgetown undergraduates and graduates for short-term pastoral care, and in some cases ongoing spiritual direction.

Relationships with Stakeholders

  • Coordinates all communications with perspective families, current parents, and alumni, with support from Advancement, Communications Program Co-cordinator, and student interns.
  • Presents at Jewish High Schools.
  • Trains GU Admissions professionals, volunteers, student tour guides, Chaplains in Residence, and Resident Advisors on how to speak about Jewish Life at Georgetown.

Educator/Ritual Leader

  • Conducts  Friday Night Shabbat service 2x a month, possibly Shabbat morning 1x a month, including giving drash and optional service-leading working with song leader or acting as song leader.
  • If a rabbi, teaches either one for-credit course (1 credit only) or one co-curricular course per semester (possibly co-teaches with Director).
  • Leads1 to 2 retreats annually.
  • Supports Director in leading High Holy Days.

Student Groups Support

Joins Director and Jewish Educator in advising Jewish student undergraduate and graduate groups.

General Support

  • Supplements Director's work by occasionally representing Jewish Life at university functions - for example, in classes, on panels, and at community prayer services.
  • Participates in all Campus Ministry staff meetings, trainings and full departmental activities.
  • Engages in interfaith programming .


Rabbinic ordination

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