Director of the Wesley Foundation

Office of the Chaplain and Director of Church Relations

Position Description

The Director of the Wesley Foundation at Millsaps College leads a program of campus ministry to facilitate a faith-oriented educational experience for students based on Wesleyan principles. The Director serves as a pastor to students by providing spiritual counseling, faith-based outreach events, worship, Bible study, and fellowship.

The Director reports to the Chaplain and Director of Church Relations, with additional accountability to the Millsaps Wesley Advisory Board and the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Committee of the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

Campus Ministry


Personal Development

Evaluation and Compensation



Interested and qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three references to Kenneth Townsend. Email and please reference “Director of the Wesley Foundation” in the subject line.

Millsaps is an accredited, privately-supported, national liberal arts college founded in 1890. Ranked as the Best College in Mississippi by Forbes, Millsaps is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education and has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Insight Magazine

Located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, Millsaps is a vital part of this progressive southern metropolitan area of nearly half a million people.  Jackson is home to world-class museums and exhibits, thriving festivals and events, James Beard Foundation chefs and restaurants, and a multitude of world-class authors, painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines.

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.