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FT – Theology and Campus Minister

Santa Clara High School (Oxnard)






Santa Clara High School seeks a full-time Campus Minister and Theology teacher to join the Theology Department for the Fall (2021-2022). Santa Clara High School is a private, Catholic, CO-ED, college preparatory high school located in Ventura County in Oxnard, CA. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. There are approximately 250 students total in grades 9 through 12.

Theology duties and Responsibilities:
Santa Clara High School seeks a Full-time, experienced Theology Teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Applicants should be familiar with, and supportive of, the educational and spiritual philosophy and mission of a Catholic high school. Candidates must either be certified or willing to work through the certification process with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The ideal candidate is able to connect with students with compassion and grace at whatever stage students may be on their faith journey and help them build upon their faith as they matriculate through high school and graduate as confident young men and women with a solid foundation in Catholic theology and spirituality.

Campus Minister Duties and responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Principal, the campus minister helps create an environment which encourages and guides all members to contribute to the Catholic identity of the campus and the formation of a faith community which responds to the spiritual needs of the students, teachers, staff and parents. In collaboration with the administration, school chaplain, faculty and staff, parents, students, and parishes, the campus minister brings to life a campus rich in the school’s charism, spiritual growth, prayer, discipleship, sacramental experiences, social justice and preparation of leaders in service for the Church and society.

Essential Job Functions
1.Forming a Faith Community
•Facilitates an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome, based on Catholic faith traditions and rituals
•Acknowledges and celebrates diversity within the school community
•Communicates regularly with the principal, chaplain, faculty, staff, students, and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs and projects
•Works collaboratively with the administration and chaplain in the development of faith centered programs that involve alumni, benefactors, and parents

2.Spiritual Growth
•Provides opportunities for others to deepen their relationship with Christ
•Organizes, plans and implements an effective retreat program for students, faculty, parents and staff that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization and leadership enrichment

•Organizes, motivates, and initiates various ministry-related programs with students, faculty, staff and parents

4.Prayer and Sacramental experiences
•Offers a variety of prayer experiences, both personal, communal, and seasonal
•Provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty to celebrate the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation including penance services during Advent and Lent
•Coordinates liturgical celebrations including monthly school-wide or class Masses, daily Masses, and faculty Masses with the school chaplain, other priests on faculty, or local parish priests
•Organizes training for liturgical ministers; extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, servers and all other students involved with liturgical celebrations
•Assists the choir and choir director in the selection of appropriate sacred music that will enhance student participation at school liturgies
•Coordinates the use of the chapel

5.Social Justice
•Nurtures students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social
•Empowers work for justice and service
•Infuses the concepts of justice, peace, human dignity, and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry
•Insures a pro-life presence on campus by maintaining student/faculty awareness through across the curriculum assistance, and the use of posters, announcements, special programs, committees, etc.
•Insures an awareness of the missions through such activities as fundraisings and inviting missionaries as guest speakers

6.Preparation of Leaders for the Church:
•Encourages students to discern the vocation for which God has created them
•Provides opportunities for students to lead various activities to be prepared for vocation and leadership roles
•Maintains information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life that is readily available for students on campus. Coordinates individual follow-up with interested students including referral to vocation directors and vocation retreats. Coordinates and organizes the annual vocation fair.

Additional Job Functions:
•Is visible and present on the school campus and at school activities
•Maintains a close relationship with the school chaplain, pastors and youth leaders in neighboring parishes
•Attends to own personal, professional and spiritual development
•Oversees the budgetary process for campus ministry
•Attends archdiocesan meetings for campus ministers
•Stays abreast of current developments in the area of school/campus ministry
•Is available to students, staff and faculty and parents
•Trains, prepares and assigns student altar servers and lectors for all liturgies.
•Performs any other job-related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the principal
•Seeks resources that are supportive of student needs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
•Demonstrates personal self-discipline, is adaptable and flexible in routine and unexpected situations
•Has skills in communication, initiative, creativity, and problem solving
•Able to work in a team setting
•Has knowledge and application of technology


• Bachelor’s degree in Catholic Theology, Religious Studies, or equivalent
• Master’s degree in Catholic Theology, Religious Studies, or equivalent preferred
• Have or in the process of obtaining Religion Certification by the Archdioceses
• Two to four years of Campus Ministry and/or Religious Studies experience at the high school or college level
• Current knowledge of, and passion for, Catholic teachings and liturgical practices
• Excellent leadership abilities
• Applies creativity in developing campus ministry program
• Strong organization, writing and communication skills
• Excellent judgment and discretion
• Ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities at one time
• Ability to build strong inter-personal relationships with students, faculty/staff, and parents

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Principal, Juan Guzman at

Information/Application Contact

Santa Clara High School (Oxnard)

2121 S. Saviers Rd

Oxnard, CA 93033