Spiritual Life/Ethos Assistant

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of July 11, 2018, we are no longer seeking applicants.


Spiritual Life/Ethos Assistant

Posted:  6/5/2018

Position:  Reporting to the Director for The Ethos Project and the Dean of Spiritual Life, the individual selected will provide administrative support and some ministerial assistance to the Spiritual Life office.

Primary Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience working with college-aged students, basic technical and organizational skills.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers.  Must be a faithful, active member of a Church of Christ congregation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Data input/management of the Ethos application.
  • Populate Ethos calendar with relevant events. Coordinate events with The Welcome Center as needed.
  • Organize Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors assisting with Hardeman Chapel on weekdays from 10:30-11:30.
  • Correspond with faculty/staff/student small group/discipleship leaders.
  • Organize and maintain an approval committee for Ethos event proposals.
  • Help in developing and maintaining a Bible study curriculum library.
  • Lead at least one Bible study per semester for OC students.
  • Assist in training meetings for student ministry leaders.
  • Budget management and monthly credit card reconciliation.
  • Manage Spiritual Life’s social media presence.
  • Reply to student visits, letters and emails regarding employment reductions and any other questions regarding compliance and expectations with the Ethos Project.
  • Administrative support of the daily functioning of the Spiritual Life offices by anticipating and assisting with administrative tasks.
  • Occasional one-on-one ministry meet-ups with students in need.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Service-oriented and public-friendly disposition.
  • Level-headed during stressful moments and busy phases of the weekly calendar.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environment and organizational structures and priorities.
  • Strong sense of initiative to anticipate needs and deliver through consistently wise decisions while not always being closely supervised.
  • Timely with regard to project completion and work attendance.
  • Technical savvy, able to work with IT department to manage basic Ethos application tasks.
  • Administrative support for behind the scenes portions of the Ethos Project.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Appreciation for diversity and ability to work effectively with different cultural backgrounds and personalities.
  • A strong identification with and support of Oklahoma Christian University's goals and mission.
  • In the spirit of team, a willingness to subordinate self-interest to the University's interest. Open to being supervised and led by department heads.
  • Desire to make a difference, not just to earn a living.
  • Deep, personal desire to walk daily with Jesus Christ.

Work Conditions:

  • Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Occasional attendance at evening and weekend Ethos or Spiritual Life events is required.
  • Office and desk space is in the reception area of the Spiritual Life Offices on the 2nd floor of the OC Library.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Standard University benefits package:
    • Health insurance premium support
    • 403(b) matching contributions
    • Tuition discount and other staff benefits

Timetable:  Application review begins June 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, and OC application form to Human Resources at human.resources@oc.edu or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK  73136. 

Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution, the university is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions, and the university does so to achieve its mission.

Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “Second Mile-Serving One Another” goal of the university, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local Church of Christ, and to support the Christian mission of the university.