Student Support Services
Director of Community Life
The Director of Community Life, the Rev. Ayanna Johnson, is commissioned to “help the CTS community befriend itself,” working with students, faculty and staff to nurture and coordinate opportunities for building community at CTS. The Director will also be available to help students with spiritual care and wellness needs. The Director maintains a resource center of information on spiritual direction, long-term counseling, religious communities, retreat facilities, and skilled care services available in the surrounding community. Finally, the Director serves as a guide and advocate for students. The Director of Community Life fosters safe spaces for conversation and counsel, while also representing student interests on the Administrative Council—a leadership team that facilitates the administrative leadership of the school.
Jobs for Alumni and Seminarians
Social Justice Education Specialist, UW Madison (Madison, WI) Posted 11.30.12
This position reports to the Associate Director of the MSC and serves-as the primary facilitator/trainer of the Institute for Justice Education and Transformation (IJET). IJET is a curriculum-based initiative housed within the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center. The IJET provides and supports campus-wide opportunities for deep reflection and action around issues of Social Justice for multicultural students and their allies. This initiative includes several entry level (101) and intermediate (201) social justice workshops offered throughout the academic year, a Social Justice Speakers and Trainers Series, and ongoing support for students involved in various campus and community social justice efforts.
To Apply: For more information about this position and how to apply, visit: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_075190.html
Application Deadline: January 13, 2013
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All Master’s and SAL students benefit from the guidance of two advisors. The Registrar and Director of Studies serves as academic advisor for all M.A. and M.Div. students, working individually with each person to develop a course of study. Recognizing that students come to CTS with other life commitments, including work and family, the Director of Studies finds ways to accommodate a range of busy schedules and to honor diverse academic interests within the framework of each degree program.
Each student is also assigned a faculty advisor who is available, at the student’s initiative, for conversation about academic direction and vocation. CTS is a small school with dedicated professors, who are generous with their time, in and outside of the classroom. All SAL, S.T.M., M.A. II, D.Min. and P.h. D. students develop their courses of study in consultation with their faculty advisor.
A ramp outside the main entrance of Fisk Hall, along with an elevator and accessible bathrooms, has greatly enhanced wheelchair accessibility to the academic wing of Chicago Theological Seminary. Ramp access runs through the courtyard where stone benches, rosebushes and ground ivy create a welcoming atmosphere. To inquire about the seminary's ability to accommodate various special needs, please contact the Director of Community Life, Ayanna Johnson.
CTS believes that a holistic theological education requires opportunities for students to encounter the arts and artists as part of their transformative seminary journey. Like religious experience, encounters with art create spaces for new relationships and the possibility for change. Art and expressions of creativity are a crucial part of worship services and other more formal ceremonies at CTS. It is also a part of the classroom experiences. Integrated into a number of courses are opportunities for students to understand the role of art in religious practice as well as social transformation. Students may benefit from seminars conducted by professional artists or they may be called upon to contribute their own art to public display at CTS or in another Chicago context.