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INTERIM Contextual Learning Associate

Company: Luther Seminary
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is: (60%) Execute successful training and ongoing maintenance of internships for Luther Seminary. The contextual learning associate will join collaborative work in tending internship pathways for all MDiv students at Luther Seminary, including significant attention to the training, coaching, and evaluative processes involved in all internship models. (40%) A major component of this work is facilitating cluster meetings for all ELCA seminary students in Regions 1 (Pacific Northwest) and 3 (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota). Key Result Areas: 1. Work with the Contextual Learning team around internship placement process for all MDiv students (primarily ELCA students). This work is done with an eye towards the curricular arc of internship and its integrative connection to the curricular goals and outcomes of the MDiv program at Luther Seminary, as well as the formation rubric. 2. Internship site recruitment and retention. Training of students and supervisors in coordination with Director of Contextual Learning and the Contextual Learning Team. (3x per year: January, June, and August). 3. Incorporate Systems Training (Family Systems/General Systems Theory) and Spiritual Formation for individuals and communities. Practices informed by innovation theory especially welcome. 4. Facilitate ELCA Cluster retreats for internship teams in Regions 1 & 3 (Fall and Spring: 6-8 Total). This includes working with Faith+Lead clergy coaches in gathering internship teams as they tend their ongoing development in ministerial formation and ministry skill acquisition. 5. Collaborate with the Contextual Learning Team in delivering learning modules for ongoing resourcing of interns and supervisors throughout the internship year (E.g. conflict resolution, inter-cultural communication etc.). Relationships: A. Reports to: Director of Contextual Learning B. Supports: Director and Key External partners (i.e. site supervisors, committee chairpersons, and church councils as needed). C. Internal relationships with: Center for Stewardship, Contextual Learning Team, and Academic Deans D. External relationships with: ELCA Seminaries, ELCA Synods, Candidacy Committees, Association of Field Educators, Ecumenical Partners - seminaries, judicatories, and faith-based non-profits. A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision. We are a Christ centered graduate school preparing Christian leaders for the world. B. Desired education and experience: 1. M. Div. with 5+ years of parish/pastoral experience C. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities: 1. Working knowledge and strong usage of systems theory (family systems/general systems) and/or other leadership development tools. 2. Willingness to travel for cluster meetings throughout Regions 1 and 3. 3. Familiarity with the M. Div. and candidacy requirements and processes (especially ELCA) helpful. 4. Capability of utilizing technology for educational purposes (video conferencing and developing webinars/online resources for website). 5. Strong written and verbal communication skills 6. Knowledge of ELCA is helpful. 7. Familiarity with other Christian organizations is also helpful. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this description at any time without notice. PI184957707

Keywords: Luther Seminary, St. Paul , INTERIM Contextual Learning Associate, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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