Director of Campus Ministry
Notre Dame High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, educates the hearts and minds of students who are diverse in talent, ethnicity, and society. As a faith community, Notre Dame strives to provide each student with a rich academic background, an appropriate sense of self, an opportunity for growth, a commitment to family, community, nation and world, and a respect for the spiritual dignity of all persons. Notre Dame faculty and staff are expected to be men and women of integrity and able to espouse Catholic, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame High School mission values that will set a positive example for all students.
Position Overview: The Director of Campus Minister, drives an inclusive environment which encourages and guides all stakeholders (Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alum and the Community that supports NDHS) to participate and contribute to the Catholic identity of the campus community, with emphasis on the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and the formation of a faith community which responds to the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and NDHS Supportive Community. Aligned as a report directly to Vice Principal of Student Affairs and indirectly to The Holy Cross Mission Officer, the Director will collaborate with the administration, faculty and staff, parents, students, and parishes, to bring to life a campus rich in the Holy Cross charism, spiritual growth, prayer, discipleship, sacramental experiences, with emphasis on Catholic Social Teaching and preparation of student leaders in service for the Church and society. The Director of Campus Ministry is a twelve (12) month, exempt position supervised by the Vice Principal of Student Affairs and coordinating with all the Student Affairs Department, as well as the Theology Department Chair, as the position requires teaching one course in Catholic Leadership. May perform other duties as assigned. The Director of Campus Ministry will be an active member of the Mission Officers Holy Cross Spirituality Delegation, the Academic Administrative Council and Campus Ministry Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Works to create a vibrant spiritual life, centered on Catholicism in the Holy Cross tradition, which serves the faith needs of the entire Notre Dame school community: students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents. Leads in the supervision, coordination, and staffing of all programs in the areas of The Word and Worship, Retreats, Student, Staff and Faculty Formation, and Service. These leadership responsibilities are exercised within what is currently a three-person Campus Ministry Team.
Catholic Spiritual Guidance & Care:
Responsible for spiritual, liturgical and sacramental life for the school faith community, with special emphasis on Eucharistic celebrations and sacramental needs.
Cultivates the profile of the Campus Ministry team members as Holy Cross faith leaders in the School who, in addition to their specific areas of responsibility, share in responsibility for strengthening the four pillars of Holy Cross traditions.
Responsible for organizing daily morning school prayer in the Catholic tradition.
Serve as Chief Sacrastitian for all campus liturgy and services as requested and for The Campus Chapel. Organize and orchestrates all liturgical/para liturgical activities, including celebrations for liturgical seasons such as Advent and Lent, etc.
Advocate within the school for a sustained focus on the Schools Mission and the distinctive Holy Cross charism of the schools founders; advancing the Catholic Identity.
Arranges for presider at school Masses, retreat Masses, prayer services, reconciliation services, parent Kairos Masses, etc. and helps, as needed, to organize such events.
Work with local clergy to engage students and staff in RCIA parish confirmation programs.
Plan and advance spiritual programs like May Crowning, Patron Saint Feast Days and Special Mass events as requested (i.e. 75th anniversary mass, annual Bishop Mass).
Updates liturgical information and celebrations on the school calendar and website.
Support teachers by providing resources for class prayer in the Catholic tradition.
Offers pastoral counseling for those in need and refers to local clergy for sacramental support. Refer students to counselors for personal counseling needs non-faith related.
Works with the Mission Officer, VP of Instruction, Theology Department and Mission Delegation to implement Holy Cross Mission in curriculum and across campus.
Works with the Vice Principal of Student Affairs, Counseling Department, Student Activities and Deans to provide student & parent education on Catholic traditions.
Works with Library Staff on significant Catholic holidays and to focus on Holy Cross charism for display & promotion (including Christmas, Lent, Easter, Holy Days & Church Feast Days).
Work with the Director of Community Belonging & Engagement to provide faculty, staff, alumni and NDHS supportive community education materials. Collaborate with the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Action Coordinator for inclusion of multicultural expressions of our Catholic faith, and those who do not identify as Catholic with supportive materials.
Works with the Archdiocese of LA, Institute of Holy Cross and Congregation of Holy Cross as requested by the CEO & President.
Maintains awareness of regional and national trends in high school campus ministry.
Campus Ministry team administration:
Supervises Kairos Director and Director of Christian Service and Immersion, and other staff if assigned to support Campus Ministry
Defines individual job responsibilities within Campus Ministry, and ensures that work shares are equitable.
Collaborates with members of the Campus Ministry team to train student leaders to organize and produce retreats and liturgies (Holy Cross Leaders).
Holds regularly scheduled Campus Ministry team meetings to provide oversight and support and encourages the participation in continuing professional development of all members of the Campus Ministry team
Oversees the Sacred Space and bulletin boards in the lobby of Moreau Building
Works with the Director of Christian Service and Immersion to ensure that students are meeting Christian Service Graduation Requirement.
Oversees the Retreat Programs:
Plans and directs the Freshmen and Sophomore one day retreats.
Work with the Mission Officer each year to plan and direct two faculty spiritual retreats.
Plans and directs 1-2 parent retreats each academic year.
Attends Immersion and Kairos retreats with staff and recruits support with Director of Human Resources & Wellness for participation.
With the Kairos Director, defines responsibilities and creates timeline for Kairos Retreats
Advise and/or plan directing retreats for any school group requesting a retreat experience.
Coordinates and supervises Notre Dames participation and attendance in the Holy Cross West Coast Leadership retreat, and coordinates our hosting every three years.
Assists Campus Ministers with buses, recruiting student and faculty leaders, etc for Retreats.
Serves as liaison with all retreat centers in scheduling retreats.
Works with the Director of Christian Service and Immersion to coordinate and supervise the Summer Holy Cross Immersion Trip.
Attend Institute of Holy Cross programs as requested by the CEO & President.
Coordinates with the office of the President, for faculty, student and guest attendance at the Catholic Prayer Breakfast and Christian Service Mass.
Prepares the schedule for Campus Ministry activities, liturgies, etc.
Implements and oversees all Campus Ministry activities into the school year
Prepare and maintain the annual budget for the Campus Ministry Department
Promote and administer relevant Archdiocese programs and initiatives ie. Respect Life Week, Catholic Schools Week
Completes the annual Archdiocese Catholic Identity report for the Office of the President.
Work with the Theology Department Chair to promote and ensure school participation in Holy Cross initiatives.
Attends weekly administrative team meetings and Mission Officers Holy Cross Spirituality Delegation meetings.
Teaches Christian Leadership Class:
Coordinates recruitment & selection of students for Catholic Christian Leadership Class.
Guides Holy Cross Leaders in the planning of masses, retreats, prayers services, and other para liturgical activities
Trains Catholic Holy Cross Leaders and staff to lead at Campus Ministry events and to assist as sacristitions.
Works with Holy Cross Leaders to develop events as needed to meet the ministry needs of the school community.
Practicing Roman Catholic with a commitment to Catholic Social Teachings.
M. Div. or M.A. in Theology or Leadership and experience in Secondary Education or higher or the equivalent.
Must have experience in liturgy, facilitating youth programs, and relevant experience in the stated pillars of Holy Cross Ministry.
Has inspiring communication skills, written and spoken. Bilingual Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Ability to carry a one-class teaching load.
Commitments include evening, overnight, weekend, and week-long programs as needed.
Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
Successful completion of employment and/or criminal history background check required.
Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks) (Sherman Oaks)
Notre Dame HS
13645 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, Californiacotti@ndhs.org