Director of Campus Ministry
Responsible for developing the liturgical, pastoral, spiritual, and faith community life on campus, in keeping with the mission of the University and the Catholic church in higher education.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- In supporting the mission and advancement of Campus Ministry, the Director is expected to:
- Coordinate the Campus Ministry program comprised of the following: liturgical events, ongoing faith development programs, retreats, and service/outreach experiences.
- Facilitate and oversee the campus ministry team in the formulation of departmental goals and objectives and gathering of resources necessary to achieve these goals.
- Develop and implement strategies for the recruitment of students for the Campus Ministry program and scholarships.
- Recruit new prospects or transfer students for the Campus Ministry program.
- Visit High Schools and parish youth/young adult groups to recruit new students for the Campus ministry scholarships.
- Fulfill the recruitment goals as established by the Enrollment supervisors.
- In advancing the mission with Worship, Prayer, and Spirituality, the Director is expected to:
- Provide opportunities for involvement of the University community in the liturgical life of the Church and participate in liturgical worship.
- Organize program and logistics of liturgical life at STU in coordination with the University Chaplain and Vice President for Mission.
- Coordinate the RCIA program in collaboration with the campus ministry staff.
- Offer on- and off-campus retreat opportunities and other spiritual programming.
- Coordinate retreat programs and off-campus activities/pilgrimages.
- Facilitate spiritual experiences for students/staff/faculty of other faith traditions (i.e. Praise and Worship experiences, etc.).
- In advancing the commitment with Evangelization the Director is expected to:
- Form students as missionary disciples and train them to share their love of God and the Church within trusting relationships.
- Create and nurture opportunities for faculty/staff/students to develop their understanding of faith, the Roman Catholic Church, and its integration into society.
- Do general outreach to students on campus through one-on-ones and pastoral initiatives.
- Facilitate inter-religious opportunities and provide for students of various faith traditions based on need.
- In advancing the commitment with Formation the Director is expected to:
- Organize and support faith and leadership formation initiatives for students.
- Provide presence and involvement in Campus Ministry programs and other University events (Ministry of Presence).
- Counsel students/faculty/staff for mental and spiritual growth and guidance.
- Present in classes as invited by faculty.
- In advancing the commitment with Ethical Leadership, Social Justice and Missionary activity, the Director is expected to:
- Encourage students to become volunteers and ethical leaders of change and progression.
- Organize and support projects or programs that seek to transform students into ethical leaders who guide others through life.
- Organize and facilitate service projects including longer immersion experiences.
- Create opportunities for service and community engagement in Miami and beyond.
- Help expose students to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and social justice issues through initiatives, discussions and experiences that ignite their passion for social justice.
- Organize a Mission experience: organizes an annual mission program (e. Spring Break, etc.), reviews site, and accommodations, fundraises through community efforts, chaperones missionaries during the trip.
- In the general administration and development of STU CM, the Director is expected to:
- Prepare and monitor the budget of the Department of Campus Ministry and Chapel of Saint Anthony.
- Evaluate the quality of programs, services, and personnel.
- Interview and participate in the selection of assigned Campus Ministry staff; conduct performance appraisals and suggest professional development opportunities in accordance with University policies and procedures.
- Oversee, advise, and approve CM work-study projects, functions, assignments, and responsibilities (i.e. approve promotional items, scheduling, event locations, etc.).
- Conduct regular staff meetings to facilitate CM work-study projects and provide faith formation to the work-study student leaders.
- Participate in professional campus ministry gatherings at local, regional, and national levels, as appropriate.
- Serve on University committees as requested.
- Chair University committees as requested.
- Perform other administrative duties as assigned.
The aforementioned committee and administrative involvements are not to diminish involvement in Campus Ministry events and duties.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
- Prior related experience required.
- Must understand and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, including moral and pastoral teachings.
- Must be approachable, with the ability to facilitate dialogue with all faiths and articulate knowledge of the faith.
- Able to dialogue with others about spiritual concerns and to encourage spiritual development.
- Must have good intercultural abilities.
- Intercultural experience preferred.
- Computer literacy (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Online Platforms) required; ability to plan departmental goals and budget and manage funds in support of approved goals.
- Ability to organize and direct major work projects.
- Professional appearance and demeanor with attention to detail, excellent interpersonal, and strong supervisory and organizational skills with the ability to manage and develop staff.
- Works frequently with confidential information requiring discretion and integrity.
- Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others, including good listening skills and a compassionate heart.
- Ability to review and evaluate programs for effectiveness with a strategic and intentional approach.
- Valid driver’s license is required.
- Availability in the evening and weekend hours.
- Physical requirements are within the normal bounds of an office environment but may occasionally require lifting/pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds.
Application Process: For consideration, please send résumé and copies of post-secondary degree transcripts to Fr. Rafael Capo:
MS Word or PDF attachments only.
All employees must pass a criminal background check prior to commencement of employment and official degree transcripts will be required upon hire.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.