CHP: Multifaith Fellow (S9966C )

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities


*Seeking Multifaith Fellows for the 2012-2013 Academic Year*

Multifaith Fellows work with the Multifaith Chaplaincy on events and programs throughout the academic year. Fellows have specific projects/events/programs on which they work, and are also expected to work and plan as a team. The Fellows bring a diversity of voices into the Chaplaincy, contributing breadth and depth to program planning and helping to shape the conversation in the wider Multifaith community on campus.

Most of the work done by Fellows can be arranged to fit in the Fellows’ schedules; however, Fellows should be willing to be available evenings and weekends at times of events. The exception to this flexibility is the weekly Multifaith Fellow staff meeting, which has usually taken place in the 4-6pm time slot on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.



These students must have the abilities to collaborate and communicate well with others. Experience with the the Multifaith Community on the Bates campus, and/or experience with the particular event that the student wishes to work on, is a plus.



Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

Act as the Coordinator for or Liaison to a particular event or events that happen throughout the year:

a. {Pause} Coordinators: Two students will be responsible for coordinating {Pause}, a weekly service of silence, music, poetry, dance and prose held in the Chapel Wednesday evenings 9-9:30pm. These students will find performers for each week of {Pause}, will work with the Office Coordinator on advertising for {Pause}, and will attend {Pause}, taking responsibility for setting up and cleaning up. For more information on Pause, see:

b. Interfaith Table and Multifaith Banquet Coordinators: Two students will be responsible for coordinating our Interfaith Tables and Multifaith Banquet. Interfaith Table is a monthly or bi-monthly gathering at which we feature one particular religious tradition. The student coordinators will arrange which religions will be featured (in coordination with the Chaplains), will find students from that religious tradition to talk about their experiences of their religion, and will work with the Office Coordinator to handle details such as booking a room and ordering food. Multifaith Banquet is an annual dinner celebrating religious diversity on the Bates campus. The student coordinators will invite students to speak at the Banquet (having solicited suggestions of student speakers from the other Fellows and the Chaplains), will work on putting together the order of the program for the Banquet, will find a performer for the Banquet, and will work with the Office Coordinator to handle details such as booking a room and ordering food from dining services. For more information on Interfaith Table, see:; for more information on Multifaith Banquet, see:

c. Baccalaureate Liaison: One senior will serve as the liaison between the Multifaith community and the Baccalaureate planning committee. This student will attend Baccalaureate planning meetings, will take the responsibility for one of the subcommittees in the Baccalaureate planning process, and will work with the Chaplains and the Office Coordinator on office tasks related to preparations for Baccalaureate.

d. Stringfellow Liaison: One student will serve as a liaison to the newly-forming Stringfellow Committee, named for William Stringfellow ’49. Throughout his life, and beginning at Bates, Stringfellow gained a reputation as a formidable critic of the social, military and economic policies of our country and as a tireless advocate for racial and social justice. The Stringfellow Committee will aim to bring William Stringfellow’s values to campus through raising awareness of racial and social justice issues on campus and in the wider community. The Stringfellow Liaison will work with the two Chaplains to coordinate monthly meetings of the Committee and to follow up on initiatives formed by that group. Since this is a newly-forming group, the student in this position will need to be willing to contribute to the development and growth of the program in meaningful ways. She/he will also need to be willing to be flexible so that his/her work can address the forming/changing needs of the group.

Attend weekly Multifaith Fellow staff meetings with Chaplains Bill Blaine-Wallace and Emily Wright-Magoon to discuss event planning and issues on campus, and to build community among the Multifaith Fellows.

Assist with other projects and events sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy for which they are not the point-person. Such projects and events may include:

a. Attending freshman orientation events with the Chaplains, including the Multifaith Worship Service during orientation;

b. Attending, and sometimes participating in or ushering for various worship services throughout the year, including Multifaith Worship during Parents and Family Weekend, Lessons & Carols, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Worship Service;

c. Assisting with events for which they are not the Coordinator/Liaison;

d. Helping to plan for the Andrews Lecture and the Zerby Lecture—annual lectures offered by the Multifaith Chaplaincy;

e. Attending some of the Multifaith Dinners offered by the Multifaith Chaplaincy (every other Thursday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM)

Assist with office tasks such as:

a. Putting up posters/notices to advertise Multifaith events;

b. Sending emails on behalf of the Fellows and Chaplaincy

The Basics

Department: Chaplain’s Office
Supervisor: Liana Thompson
Office Location: 163 Wood Street
Email: lthomps2
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 4-8
Workers: 6

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The Basics

Department: Chaplain's Office
Supervisor: Liana Thompson
Office Location: 163 Wood Street
Email: lthomps2
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 4-8
Workers: 6

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities