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Rocky Mountain College

College Chaplain / Director of Campus Ministries

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, Montana, United States

Date Posted: 05/07/2012
Categories: Campus Pastor - Chaplain
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Rocky Mountain College, the oldest institution of higher education in Montana, located in Billings, invites applicants for the College Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministries and Church Relations position to begin August 1, 2012. Rocky is a comprehensive college grounded in the liberal arts with over 900 students, distinctive academic programs, and an ideal location near the Beartooth entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 10 best regional comprehensive colleges in the West, Rocky prides itself on creating an undergraduate teaching environment that supports student learning through small classes, one-on-one faculty/student collaboration, and excellent instructional technology facilities. A comprehensive college with outstanding freshman-experience and general education programs, Rocky also offers a rich set of programs in professional studies. The campus occupies approximately 60 park-like acres in the northwest section of Billings, a community of approximately 125,000 residents. The college is affiliated with three protestant denominations (Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church), but is non-sectarian in spirit and program. Visit Rocky's website at for more information.

This position reports to the Vice President for Student Life and is responsible for coordinating religious and spiritual life/activities which honor our Christian heritage and church relatedness. It is a symbol of our commitment to the development of religious faith, religious tolerance and free inquiry. The College Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministries and Church Relations is primarily a pastoral counselor for the student body, encouraging learning, dialogue and understanding of individual and religious faith journeys. She/He will serve as our primary church relations connection with related denominations. Finally, to further our growing diversity, the College Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministries and Church Relations will encourage discussion and awareness of all expressions of faith; recognizing the diversity on campus, it is critical that the discussion be inclusive.

We seek an experienced individual with a Master of Divinity Degree. Prefer applicants Ordained by, or on an Ordination track with the College’s related denominations - Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, or United Methodist Church. The salary and benefits associated with this position are competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, Rocky Mountain College application which can be obtained at: under employment opportunities, and the names and addresses of five professional references sent via e-mail to or mail to: Human Resources, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102. AA/EOE.