Working at Pacific School of Religion

Pacific School of Religion offers a lively and enriching place to work, with many opportunities to challenge your intellect and refresh your spirit. Our mission statement ensures the school’s commitment to being an open and affirming community that honors diversity and presses toward racial, gender, sexual orientation, and economic justice. PSR also offers beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, and a sense of community and belonging.

Nondiscrimination Statement Regarding Employment Practices
Pacific School of Religion (the School) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition , sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, height, weight or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination also includes a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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Responsibilities

PSR depends on the dedicated work of its students and is pleased to offer on-campus employment opportunities. These jobs allow students to contribue to the PSR community and work in an environment that appreciates a student’s need to balance academic work and employment. A number of positions are available across various aspects of the school’s work, from admissions to facilities.

Students are a vital part of the operation of most departments. Students should be aware of the fact that departments are reliant on the services students contribute just as they depend on the work performed by the career staff. For this reason, the following student responsibilities are listed to give students an idea of what is expected of them as employees.

Scheduling: PSR recognizes that for student employees their priority is their academic work. there is a level of flexibility for many student employment positions that would not exist in other job environments. However, both student employees and supervising staff are responsible for ensuring that work hours and duties are understood at all times. Students rely on work as a source of income and staff rely on students to accomplish a great deal of work. If either the student or staff member need to change hours or will not be available during scheduled hours, they must communicate this to the other in a timely manner. Students should notify their supervisors in a generally within 24 hours whenever it is necessary to be absent from work.

Adhere to Policies: Abide by the policies and guidelines of your employing department and observe appropriate workplace behaviors. Remember you represent your department’s interests to other students, faculty, and visitors to the school.

Perform Work Duties: Students should report to work on time and remain working until the specified hours are completed. While on the job, all of your tasks should be work related. Homework and other personal activities should be saved for times when you are not working.

Maintain Confidentiality: Students should maintain confidentiality regarding workplace issues and information including, but not limited to, releasing or sharing information about other students. This includes not discussing job-related information in an off-the-job context. PSR takes violations of confidentiality very seriously, and may discipline employees for breaching it.

Additional Responsibilities: Students should notify their supervisor of any change in class schedule which may affect their work schedule. Students should also give their supervisors as much notice as possible (1-2 weeks preferable) if they plan to terminate employment.

Every position is different, and not every department has the same policies. Obligations and responsibilities (except for those listed above) will vary. Ask your supervisor for the obligations that pertain to your position and your department.


International Student Employment

International students attending Pacific School of Religion and other member schools in the Graduate Theological Union on an F-1 Visa are eligible to work on-campus jobs at PSR. The BCIS limits students in F-1 status to working on a campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students may work full-time during academic breaks.


Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment of students to help them avoid excessive debt while in school. Student employees who are employed under the FWS program are awarded FWS as part of their total financial aid package. Students may be employed on- or off-campus with their FWS funds. FWS jobs are available to financial aid recipients with FWS eligibility listed on the Financial Aid award letters mailed out from the GTU Financial Aid Office. Check with the Admission Office for more information.

What is the benefit to me of taking work-study rather than non-work-study employment?

PSR supervisors are strongly encouraged to hire PSR students with Federal Work Study (FWS) grants and PSR international students who are ‘non-resident aliens’ in this country on an F1 visa.

Can I get a student job without having Federal Work-Study (FWS)?

Most positions open to students with FWS are also open to students without, but those with FWS do have an advantage. Without FWS, you will not be hired prior to September 15, or within the first two weeks that a student job is posted, as this time is reserved for FWS and international student applications. (Some exceptions occur such as when a returning student applies for the same position in the new academic year.)

How do know if I have Federal Work-Study (FWS) as part of my financial aid package?

FWS is usually included on the print out sent to students illustrating expenses, scholarships, loans, and estimated costs. If you are unsure about whether or not you qualify for work study, or are unsure about how much work study you qualify for, you can contact the PSR Financial Aid.

How do I find a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position?

Most student positions are available to students with FWS. PSR does not assign job positions. When seeking jobs on campus, check the Web site and Holbrook student mailroom notice board for information on available positions. As with any job, a resume and possibly an interview will be required. Be sure to inform the employer that you qualify for work-study status.

Is there a way that I can acquire Federal Work-Study (FWS), or additional FWS?

The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students who do not currently have FWS grants and possibly make additional awards.


More questions:

Does the money I earn in a student position go directly towards my student account with PSR?

No, you receive the money you earn in the form of a paycheck. You will need to budget it towards your school expenses.

Can I work more than one job as a student?

Yes, but while enrolled in classes your total hours per week may not exceed 20. Limited exceptions may be made with approval of the Academic Dean. Also, you may work no more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week during academic breaks.

How do I balance work with school?

A national study showed that students who work 10-15 hours per week have a higher graduation rate than the overall student body. However, the graduation rate begins to decline as the number of hours worked increases above 15. Students who try to work more than 20 hours per week and go to school full-time have the highest dropout rate. But remember, you know yourself better than anyone, so pay attention to how you handle a workload. You are here first as a student, and student employment is meant to support that endeavor, not detract from it. You may decrease or drop your work hours at any time, such as if you plan on needing more time during finals week, though you should discuss this with your supervisor beforehand so that they can prepare and the work can still get done in your absence.

How do I get paid, and how often?

As a student employee, you will fill out a timesheet. Blank timesheets can be found just inside the door to the student mailroom. Make sure the ‘type of work funding’ section is marked appropriately, as well as the Employer/Job line and the Account No. If you do not know your job’s account number, please contact your supervisor. Verify that the hours worked each day, the daily totals, the total hours for the week, and the total hours for the pay period are all accurate. Student and supervisor signatures are required before the timesheet can be processed. Review the timesheet for completeness. The typical pay period at PSR is two weeks, and time sheets are due to the Business Office as outlined in the payroll schedule, generally every other Friday. Paychecks are placed in the student’s PSR mailbox. A direct deposit option is available (forms are available at the PSR Personnel Office or online): PSR Direct Deposit Memo and Authorization

Do I get to take breaks?

Student workers are considered non-exempt employees. All employees who are non-exempt (covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act and thus entitled to overtime) must be provided a meal break of at least one half hour (unpaid) for every work period of more than five hours. However, if six hours of work will complete the day’s work, the employee may voluntarily choose not to take the meal break. Student workers are also entitled to a rest break of not less than 10 minutes for each four hours worked, to occur as nearly as possible near the middle of the work period. These breaks are paid, and are not noted on time sheets.

If I work on a holiday, do I receive overtime pay?

If student workers are asked to work on a PSR holiday, they will be paid at regular or overtime wage rates depending on the number of hours worked during the work day and week.

Is my paycheck taxable?

Yes, your earnings are taxed. Besides Social Security and other applicable taxes, how much is deducted from your paycheck depends on how you complete your W-4 form.

Current Openings

Faculty

PSR is seeking a faculty member to teach courses in Practical Theology, Religious Education, and Spiritual Formation. We are seeking innovative theological educators who embrace robust interdisciplinarity in their teaching and scholarship to reimagine theological education and the role of faculty in facilitating it.  This is a three-year, renewable, non-tenure track position, with rank open based on experience.

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is a progressive, multi-denominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares leaders to work for the well-being of all people and creation. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and adjacent to the University of California at Berkeley campus, PSR is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical and interfaith consortium of seminaries, centers, and institutes. Visit the website at www.psr.edu. PSR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Courses to be taught may include courses in practical theology, religious education, homiletics, pastoral theology or ethics. The use of technology and online instruction for courses is necessary. The faculty colleague is expected to publish creative and rigorous scholarship, addressing issues facing communities of color, LGBTQI communities, and communities that are economically disadvantaged.

Essential duties and responsibilities include participation in PSR’s community life, teaching, advising, and commitment to PSR’s innovative curriculum and educational models. As a practical theologian, the colleague’s presence at worship, service in the ministry of Word and Sacrament through occasional preaching and presiding is important. Active participation in the life of the school as committee member, commitment to the mission of the school, and contributions to activities and events that advance the mission of the school are essential.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD or equivalent, who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, academic excellence, creativity in teaching, community building, and meaningful connections with historically under-represented groups and institutions. Language skills in addition to English, particularly in Spanish or Korean, are highly desirable. Persons from underrepresented groups within the profession are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional references. These materials can be sent to Professor Sharon Fennema, Pacific School of Religion by email: deansoffice@psr.edu. A fuller description of the position may be found here: Job Description: Practical Theology Education Spiritual Formation

Applications are due by October 26, 2018 to be considered for preliminary interviews at the AAR/SBL meetings in Denver in November.  Persons who apply for this position should be available for teaching in the Fall of 2019.

PSR is seeking a faculty member to teach and lead the Office of Community Engaged Learning (CEL).  Through teaching and program and curriculum development, CEL coordinates field internships in religious, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations; domestic and international immersion intensives; and PSR’s online community education classes, Theological Education for Leadership (TEL). This is a three-year, renewable, non-tenure track position. The faculty person will engage in the life of the school through teaching, research, advising, committee work, and contributions to activities and events that advance the mission of the school. Rank is negotiable depending on experience and other qualifications.

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is a progressive, multi-denominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares leaders to work for the well-being of all people and creation. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and adjacent to the University of California at Berkeley campus, PSR is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical and interfaith consortium of seminaries, centers, and institutes. Visit the website at www.psr.edu. PSR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

As Faculty in the Practice of Ministry (approximately 40% of the position), the faculty colleague will teach courses to graduate students and theory and practice of mentoring and leadership to field site supervisors.  PSR is seeking innovative theological educators who embrace robust interdisciplinarity in their teaching and scholarship to reimagine theological education and the role of faculty in facilitating it. Candidates should have a strong sense of mission, formation, and vocation in their professional identity.  The faculty is expected to engage in creative and rigorous scholarship, addressing issues facing communities of color, LGBTQI communities, and communities that are economically disadvantaged.

As Director of CEL (approximately 60% of the position), the colleague will lead a team and manage a network of partners in faith communities and social, private, and government sectors.  We are seeking candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity, academic excellence, community building, and meaningful connections with faith communities, social action networks, and historically under-represented groups and institutions.

A Master of Divinity is required, PhD or equivalent is desired.  Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are necessary.  Possessing technological and media skills that can contribute to digital learning are greatly valued.  Language skills in addition to English, especially in Spanish or Korean, are highly desirable. Persons belonging to underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional references. These materials can be sent to Professor Inese Radzins, Pacific School of Religion deansoffice@psr.edu. A fuller description of the position is located here: Job Description for Faculty in the Practice of Ministry and Director of CEL.

 

Applications are due by October 26, 2018 to be considered for preliminary interviews at the AAR/SBL meetings in Denver in November.  Persons who apply for this position should be available for teaching in the Fall of 2019.


Staff

Position:  Marketing and Communications Manager
Department:  Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA)
Supervisor:   Chief Advancement Officer (CAO)
Status: Exempt, full-time regular employee; with flexible schedule option

Position Summary:

Pacific School of Religion’s Marketing and Communications Manager plays a key role in managing, overseeing, and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communications program for the institution. The Marketing and Communications Manager will partner with the Chief Advancement Officer to assess the school’s needs and develop appropriate marketing and communications strategies in support of those needs, as well as design or oversee the design of digital and print collateral, such as websites, print materials, brand elements, and advertisements. This position will oversee internal and external communications and manage all media relations. The Marketing and Communications Manager has the privilege of working with a cross-section of our constituents including the president, board of trustees, executive leadership, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, media, and other external audiences. The candidate will possess a high-level of professionalism with the ability to thrive under pressure, and demonstrate a commitment to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and economic justice.

As a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement the Marketing and Communications Manager reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

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The CLGS Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Center’s Endowment Campaign [80% of the position]; the MGO will also provide ancillary support for the CLGS Annual Fund [10%], and the CLGS Annual Spring Gala [10%].

NOTE: This is a half-time position.

Applications are due by 15 July 2018 in order to be considered for preliminary interviews

PSR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Persons from underrepresented groups within the profession are especially encouraged to apply.

Details: CLGS – Major Gifts Officer 2018 – JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- FINAL – 6 June 2018

 


Student Work Study Positions

Asian and Pacific Islander Initiative Asian and Pacific Islander Initiative (APII) is an organization housed in PSR since 2010, succeeding two historic organizations: PACTS (Pacific Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies) and PANA (Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion). Its mission is simple: supporting API scholarship, students, and local communities so that they can be heard and impactful in a larger community. Its major work includes hosting an annual luncheon in Fall and a public lecture in Spring. In addition, it offers a webpage in PSR’s website, which shares various information relevant to API scholars and communities.  Job Description APII currently has several projects. The current position will be especially in charge of the Fall luncheon and API student fellowship during Fall 2018. This work includes reserving the space, preparing promotional materials, sending out emails, setting up the RSVP, leading a few more assistants during the event, etc. The assistant may be asked to do some other works related to its webpage, future events, and others at the discretion of the director. This is a federal work study position. Qualification Must be a student in PSR. Must be excellent in writing, interpersonal relationship, and communication. Administrative experiences preferred. Community organizing experiences preferred. Good work ethics required.
  • Those who have API identities are encouraged to apply, but race and ethnicity are not a criteria when the candidate is reviewed.
Terms $15.00/hour, 4-6 hours/week The work starts as soon as the person is hired. The work ends when the given project is finished. (approximately by the end of the semester). Apply or Question Submit your resume or CV to the director of APII, Dr. Joung Chul Lee (jlee@psr.edu). Email Dr. Lee as well should you have any questions.
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Posting date: August 30, 2018 Department/organization: Kitchen/PSR Supervisor: Chef Andy Maxon Job title: Food Service Worker Job description: May include -- cashiering, cleaning the dining room, sweeping, mopping, serving, replenishing food lines, silverware, beverages, trays, etc., assisting the Cook with preparation of meals, washing dishes, silverware, trays, and pots. Most jobs include one or two of these tasks. This job also includes waiting on tables during special events and providing bartending services. Other related tasks may be assigned from time to time. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be punctual and reliable in coming to work on scheduled days for the smooth running of the food services program For cashiering part of responsibilities must have ability to count money accurately and ability to deal with people who do not want to pay for their meals and manage to get them to pay
  • Ability to remain courteous during any interactions with diners > Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry 25 lbs. Ability to understand and follow instructions Ability to walk up and down stairs, sweep, and mop
  • Ability to operate dishwasher and garbage disposal (Training will be provided on kitchen machine operations.) Ability to communicate effectively in English as most customers speak English, and to understand communications from others.
  • Previous experience as a food service worker is desirable, but not required. Training will be provided.
Hours per week: up to 20 Date job is to begin: as early as Thursday, 8/30/18 Hourly rate: $15.00 Period of employment: Generally the academic year from orientation at the end of August through commencement at the end of May Preferred work days: Shift work available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-8:00pm Apply to: see or call Chef Andy Tel: 510/849-8282 Email: amaxon@psr.edu Application deadline: open until multiple positions are filled.
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Posting date: NOW Department/Organization: Community Engaged Learning/Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) Supervisor: Janice Sommerville, Program Coordinator – Theological Education for Leadership Job title: TEL Program Assistant Job Description: Assist Program Coordinator of the Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) program administratively with all TEL projects, especially the certificate programs. Tasks will include creation and maintenance of administrative systems to support TEL online learning classes and seminars; provision of technical support during TEL classes; basic office support (office organization, copying, ordering supplies, filing, submitting invoices & reimbursements, contract preparation, etc.); online and phone research; communicating with students and instructors and responding to program inquiries; creating flyers; updating the web site, and working on longer term projects as they arise. The TEL Program Assistant may also be called upon to work on other projects within the department of Community Engaged Learning as needed. Qualifications:
  • Well organized, with prior office skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook Mail, and Calendar functions)
  • Ability to fulfill office support tasks such as: electronic filing, scanning, creating professional and user-friendly web pages and posts, creating informational documents and event flyers, managing online file sharing.
  • Ability to manage systems for tracking requirements, trainings, meeting attendance, and event preparation, and providing summary and detailed status reports on a regular basis.
  • Flexibility with unexpected projects or events. Ability to reassess priorities for assigned projects.
  • Ability to keep a regular schedule through management of time and academic workload.
  • Good knowledge of Facebook, web administration (Wordpress), Google functions (docs, forms), and cloud file-sharing (Dropbox).
  • Ability to learn procedures, processes, and software functions reasonably quickly and self-directed once basic training is provided.
  • Familiarity with Moodle, creating interactive pdf documents, and/or social media analytics a plus
Hours per week: 15–20 Date job is to begin: Immediately Hourly rate: $15.50 (Federal Work Study required) Period of employment: Ongoing, includes work through June 2019. Summer, if available and desired. Preferred workdays: during regular business hours, M-T * Because TEL online courses are in the evening, Supervisor Janice Sommerville will be available to provide student access to building and copiers, as needed. Apply to: Janice Sommerville Tel/Email: 510/849-8284 | jsommerville@psr.edu Application deadline: Until Filled
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Key Pacific School of Religion policies for your reference:


Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific School of Religion (the School) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identification, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, height, weight or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination also includes a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The School is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in School operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the School, including supervisors and co-workers.

To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the school will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.

The School provides a procedure whereby complaints of discrimination based on this policy can be resolved. If the School determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken commensurate with the severity of the offense. Appropriate action also will be taken to deter any future discrimination. The School will not retaliate against you for filing a truthful complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management, employees or your co-workers.


Nondiscrimination and Nonharassment Policy

Pacific School of Religion (PSR), as a religious and educational community, is committed to providing a work environment free of unlawful harassment and discrimination. PSR prohibits sexual harassment, harassment and discrimination based on race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical condition, genetic characteristics, AIDS or HIV positive status, domestic partner status, mental and physical disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation All such harassment involving any of these above categories, is unlawful, a form of discrimination and a violation of PSR policy. This policy also prohibits unlawful harassment based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

PSR’s policy is to ensure that its employees, consultants, faculty, and students are not subjected to harassment during the course of PSR business or PSR-sponsored activities. While PSR reserves the right to make decisions with regard to employees and students to the extent that their religious creed affects their job or educational performance, harassment, as defined below, on the basis of religious creed is contrary to PSR policy. An employee, consultant, faculty member, or student who violates the policies against discrimination or harassment is subject to disciplinary action that may include termination.

In general, harassment is defined as inappropriate, unwelcome, or offensive conduct whether verbal, physical, or otherwise where:

– submission to such conduct is made an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment or successful matriculation;

– submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or educational decisions; or

– such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment.

For example, racially-biased actions or comments that ridicule, demean, or offend someone of a particular race may create a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment often involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or offensive sexual jokes.

Those who believe they are being harassed and are unable to resolve the situation with the person committing the harassment should promptly notify their supervisor, the Personnel Director, or the President. Investigation and resolution of complaints will be handled by the Personnel Director or the President, as appropriate.

Supervisors or faculty members who become aware of a harassment situation, whether created by employees or non-employees, by students or non-students, should immediately notify the Personnel Director or the President.

Anyone needing advice or counseling on matters addressed by this policy is encouraged to contact the Personnel Director or the President.

You should also be aware that the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing investigate and prosecute complaints of prohibited harassment in employment. If you think you have been harassed or that you have been retaliated against for resisting or complaining, you may file a complaint with the appropriate agency. The nearest office is listed in the telephone book.


Complaint Resolution Procedure

As your employer, Pacific School of Religion has adopted a firm policy against harassment. Every reasonable step will be taken to prevent harassment from occurring. However, if you believe that you have been unlawfully harassed, we urge you to report the incident immediately so that your complaint can be resolved quickly and fairly.

1. When possible, confront the harasser and persuade him/her to stop.

2. Provide a written or oral complaint to your own supervisor or to the Personnel Director or the President of PSR as soon as possible after the incident. Include all details on the incident(s), names of individuals involved and the names of any witnesses.

3. Supervisors will refer all harassment complaints to the Personnel Director or the President. The school will immediately undertake an effective, thorough and objective investigation of the harassment allegations.

4. If PSR determines that unlawful harassment has occurred, it will take effective remedial action in accordance with the circumstances. Any employee the school determines to be responsible for unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

5. A PSR representative will advise all parties concerned of the results of the investigation.

6. The school will not retaliate against you for filing a truthful complaint and will not tolerate or permit retaliation by management, employees or co-workers.

7. PSR will take appropriate action to remedy any loss to you resulting from harassment.

8. If you have any questions about PSR’s policy against harassment or the procedure for filing complaints, please contact Patrick O’Leary

Diversity/Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Pacific School of Religion (the School) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work and that our students invest in their studies represents a significant part of our culture. We embrace and encourage our employees’ and students’ differences in age, race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, medical condition, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Pacific School of Religion affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals.

The School prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, including harassment, intimidation, and violence. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission, or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity in the seminary on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of PSR’s programs and activities.

The School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. The School is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This policy also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics listed above, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices.

Please note: Pacific School of Religion is a school of religion and as such there are some occasions where religious doctrine, religious preference or personal beliefs or characteristics may be a bona fide qualification or limitation with regard to employment or with regard to participation in a particular program or activity.

This commitment applies to all persons involved in School operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the School, including supervisors and co-workers.

To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the School will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result. The School responds to requests for disability accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

The School provides a procedure whereby complaints of discrimination based on this policy can be resolved. If the School determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken commensurate with the severity of the offense. Appropriate action also will be taken to deter any future discrimination. The School will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management, employees or your co-workers.

As part of Pacific School of Religion’s equal employment opportunity policy, PSR will also take action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and student body.

The School’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on employee and student recruitment and selection; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social programs; and the ongoing development of a community environment built on the premise of gender equity that encourages and enforces respectful communication and cooperation between all employees and students.

The above-mentioned policies shall be periodically brought to the attention of employees and students and shall be appropriately administered. All personnel who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of programs and activities are charged to support this policy. An Equal Opportunity Officer will be responsible for the establishment and implementation of procedures to guide our diversity program throughout the School. This includes monitoring diversity-related decisions and activities.