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Campus Minister

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Position Information

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Position Title: Campus Minister
Open to: Internal and External Applicants
Full-Time or Part-Time Status: Full-Time, 83% Full-Time Equivalency
If Part-Time, hours per week:
If temporary, please provide a start and end date:
Staff Job Type: Salaried/Exempt
Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications

The Campus Minister will provide pastoral ministry to the Saint Joseph’s University community with a particular focus on undergraduate students. This individual will serve as a member of the Campus Ministry team to offer programs which are consistent with the Catholic and Jesuit identity of the university and which are designed to assist students in their growth toward a faith that does justice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Through individual conversation, group formation, and scheduled programs:
- Assist students in the exploration, development, and appropriation of their faith
- Provide experiences which foster personal development in a holistic manner
- Promote experiences of authentic Christian community on campus
- Foster the development of a mature Christian conscience
- Educate students in principles of justice grounded in Catholic social teaching
- Provide opportunities for the development of future leaders in the Church and society
- Offer opportunities for the exploration of Ignatian Spirituality
• As assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry, oversee, develop, promote, and facilitate programs and events which may include:
- Community service opportunities
- Domestic or international immersion programs
- Christian Life Communities (Koinonia)
- Retreats
- Liturgies and liturgical ministry formation
- Social justice education and advocacy programs
- Spiritual direction/companionship and pastoral conversation
- Faith formation and sacramental preparation programs
- Alumni outreach
- Ministry to particular populations: athletes, fraternities/sororities, first year students, etc.
- Prayer services, reflection and educational events, community meals
- Occasional emergency pastoral response
- Other related ministry programs, recruitment, and outreach
• Program responsibilities include reservation of locations, communication with internal or external partners/vendors, event planning, advertising/promoting, selecting and training of student teams, follow-up events, and evaluation.
• Collaborate as an active member of the Campus Ministry team, including regular participation in staff meetings and planning/reflection days and assistance as needed with other Campus Ministry activities
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry

Secondary Responsibilities:
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

• This position requires significant evening and weekend hours

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Previous experience with youth, collegiate, or young adult ministry
• A deep familiarity with the Catholic Christian faith
• A proven ability to relate well with young adult students
• Willingness to function in a complex team setting
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree (highly preferred) in theology, pastoral ministry, or related field
• Significant previous experience in effectively coordinating and executing Catholic Christian ministry programs for college students, instructing and training peer leaders, and building positive working relationships with colleagues and students
• Substantial familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality and a commitment to communicating the Jesuit emphasis on “a Faith that Does Justice”
• Excellent organization and communication skills

Additional Information:
Position Classification: Professional
Union: None
Number of direct reports to this position: 0
Department: 121000 - Office of Campus Ministry
Hiring Range: $38,000-$42,000
Band: 14
Date Open to Internal Applicants: 03/01/2017
Date Open to External Applicants: 03/04/2017
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions:

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • Less than High School
    • High School / GED
    • Some College
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
  2. * Please specify your major for the degree(s) you hold.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate how you FIRST learned of this position
    • Internal Job Announcement
    • Periodic search of the SJU website
    • Employee Referral (Specify name of employee below)
    • On-line Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Social Media (Please specify venue below)
    • Email Announcement (Please specify listserv or other source below)
    • Print Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Networking Event or Conference (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Job Fair (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Per the question above, please specify the name of the venue or place where you FIRST learned of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents