Campus Ministers build community and provide pastoral care for Catholic students on a university campus, addressing spiritual, educational and social dimensions of students through diverse programs and activities. The Campus Minister for Education and Spiritual Life leads ministry efforts in the area of religious education and spirituality. S/He provides sacramental preparation to students and the wider community through the RCIA and Adult Confirmation programs, facilitates leadership and planning groups, organizes and maintains a robust retreat program, and participates in other aspects of campus ministry as a member of the Campus Ministry Team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.
- Builds community among Catholics on campus and encourages lay participation in UCC ministries.
- Develops Christian leadership skills, especially by mentoring student leaders within a peer ministry network.
- Provides pastoral and spiritual care for students, faculty and staff through personal and group interaction.
- Brings Catholic teachings to bear on various issues, especially as these relate to the Catholic community and communicates them through appropriate means and gatherings at the university.
- Is a visible presence on campus, serving in a professional capacity when the opportunity arises.
- Acts as Advisor/Staff Coordinator for two committees of the Student Leadership Team.
- Participates in professional support and interaction with other campus ministers at the local, Archdiocesan, state and national levels.
- Maintains accountability for budget issues related to areas of supervision.
- Administers daily tasks for program development, publicity, budget management and fundraising.
- Plans, organizes and executes the Center’s Retreat program, including: Fall and Spring retreats, Busy Student Retreat, Freshman Retreat, Student Leadership Team Retreats, and participation in the LA Religious Education Congress.
- Oversees compliance with ADLA guidelines regarding Virtus Training.
- Performs other duties as mutually agreed upon.
|Education and Experience
Combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities include:
- Masters of Divinity or Masters of Theology degree, or equivalent degree relevant to religious pastoral ministry.
- Practicing Roman Catholic with a balanced working knowledge of Church teaching and willingness to comply with Archdiocesan practices and organization.
- Commitment to Vatican II principles.
- Two years leadership experience in campus ministry or other related ministry field, ideally in a multicultural and interfaith-sensitive environment; comfortable working in a multicultural context.
- Experience in program development and coordination, short and long term organizational planning, and report preparation and presentation.
- Commitment to building leadership with a peer ministry network or model, and ability to direct and supervise the work of assigned personnel and volunteers.
- Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Archdiocesan principles, practices and organization.
- Church teachings and principles.
- Official Church documents related to Catechesis.
- Ecumenical and Interfaith concerns.
- The Roman Catholic Mass and other Liturgical celebrations.
- Office software and social media.
- Interpersonal skills which include sensitivity to others.
- Verbal and written communication.
- Report preparation and presentation.
- Short and long term organizational planning.
- Direct and supervise the work of assigned personnel and volunteers.
- Provide leadership and motivate students.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Collaborate with campus ministers of other faiths in coordinating programs and activities.
- Plan and facilitate worship and prayer.
- Relate Catholic perspectives to a variety of issues arising from the intersection of academia and the world.
- Collaborate effectively with a variety of colleagues, both in academia and ministry, on local and regional levels.
- Display sensitivity to others.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships, especially with the Director and other staff.
- Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
- Sit or stand for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
- Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.
- Utilize computer and other office equipment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to:
Please submit the email with the following subject line: Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location
Campus Ministry | University Catholic Center
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010