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Campus Minister - First Year/Retreats

Apply now Job No: 501899
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Campus Ministry - 400200
Pay Grade: A - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Join a dynamic campus ministry team. Respond to God’s call to serve college students in ministry. Model and inspire a commitment to discipleship in faith by fostering spiritual growth, vocation discernment, faith formation, catechesis, faith-based social justice education and religious literacy. Apply your passion for building and supporting the faith community in an inclusive Catholic and Marianist environment at the University of Dayton as a Campus Minister - First Year/Retreats!

Serves as the campus minister for a residential community of first year students (Not a live-in role), and as part of the Faith Formation and Spiritual Accompaniment team. Initiates in-area (first year hall) opportunities to foster spiritual growth; engage in evangelization and outreach; create opportunities for catechesis, faith formation, faith based justice education, and religious literacy; coordinate weekly liturgy; build faith communities; and develop student leadership in ministry with undergraduate students. Program development may include outreach initiatives, faith sharing/scripture study groups, faith-based educational opportunities, prayer/reflection opportunities and other creative programs. The position includes connection to and support of housing staff and residents, especially through pastoral care and crisis response. Coordinates 2-3 retreats annually, one of which is specifically for first year students. Supervises and collaborates with a graduate assistant in ministry. Reaches out to a diverse student body with cultural awareness and responsiveness. Participates as an active member of the campus ministry team and embodies a commitment to Catholic and Marianist ideals while cultivating the faith life of the campus community through transformative encounters with God. In light of the job duties associated with this position, the University considers the individual holding this position to be acting as a minister of the Catholic faith.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Evidence of theological training/ formation suitable for ministry
One year ministry experience or equivalent
Willingness to work late evenings and some weekends
Desire to embody Catholic and Marianist traditions as a practicing Catholic, exhibiting public conduct and ministerial practices reflective of the teachings of the Catholic Church (clarified in hiring process)

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Master's Degree (Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Studies, Divinity, Education, Counseling or related field (strongly preferred)
Experience in Campus Ministry/ youth/ young adult ministry
Direct higher education experience, particularly in ministry
Outreach and Evangelization among students in a diverse Christian community
Developing and implementing creative faith development programs for youth/ young adults
Experience with pastoral care and crises response
Ability to recruit, train, and supervise undergraduate student leaders in a ministry setting
Ability to generate enthusiasm for campus ministry and mentor college students
Ability to provide faith formation grounded in Catholic theology and spirituality
Experience with building/working with small faith communities and retreats
Practicing cultural competency in ministry with attention to diversity, equity and inclusion
Effective communication skills
Ability to supervise and mentor graduate students in a pastoral ministry setting

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit application, cover letter, resume and list of references. Candidates must meet minimum qualifications to be interviewed. Few will possess all preferred qualifications, but the most qualified will bring many. Be sure to address all applicable minimum and preferred qualifications in your application so that we can accurately assess your candidacy.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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