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Campus Ministry

Director of Campus Ministry

Santa Clara University

California's Silicon Valley


Overview:

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


Purpose:

The Director of Campus Ministry (DCM) provides strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Santa Clara University Office of Campus Ministry. In service of SCU's Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, the DCM fosters the religious, spiritual, and liturgical life of the entire campus community, with particular focus on students, both graduate and undergraduate. He or she oversees and collaborates with a team of twelve to ensure the effective pastoral outreach to the university community. Programs for which the DCM provides oversight include worship, retreats, pastoral counseling, residential ministry, justice education, prayer services, sacramental preparation, ecumenical efforts, interfaith opportunities and faith formation. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position reporting to the President of the University.


I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities


A. Establishes and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Office of Campus Ministry in order to align with and advance the university's vision, mission, goals and values.
B. Directs the organizational plan of the Office of Campus Ministry.
C. Provides for the effective oversight of day-to-day operations of Campus Ministry.
D. Ensures successful liturgical, educational, and ministerial services to students, faculty, and staff.
E. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a range of key partners at the university and beyond.   
F. Represents Campus Ministry in activities both on- and off-campus.
G. Performs other related duties as assigned.


II. Representative Duties


A. Establishes and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Office of Campus Ministry to align with and advance the university's vision, mission, and values.
1. Provides transparent, collaborative and visible leadership for the formulation of a dynamic vision for Campus Ministry.
2. Develops and executes long-term and short-term strategic planning.
3. Develops and monitors appropriate metrics for measuring success.
4. Oversees periodic review of Campus Ministry through the university's program review process.
5. Sets and maintains clear priorities to guide the use of Campus Ministry's resources.
6. Promotes the advancement of Campus Ministry's mission and goals within university structures.  
7. Contributes effectively to deeper understanding of contemporary Catholic faith and the Jesuit educational tradition throughout the campus community.  
8. Contributes, as appropriate, to fundraising activities of the university.
B. Directs the organizational plan of the Office of Campus Ministry.
1. Assesses organizational structure in light of best practices for campus ministry in higher education.
2. Develops and promotes updated structures and practices according to professional standards in field.
3. Supports ongoing evaluation of Campus Ministry program effectiveness on the basis of set metrics.
4. Ensures appropriate leadership development of team members.   
C. Provides for the effective oversight of day-to-day operations of Campus Ministry.      
1. Oversees the management and development of Campus Ministry's programs.
2. Oversees departmental administration, staffing, and policies.
3. Oversees the management of the Mission Church, including staffing and other material needs.
4. Develops and oversees annual operating budget processes across program areas.
5. Sets goals for direct reports, evaluates their performance, promotes or terminates them when appropriate within university guidelines, and carries out policy on merit increases.    
6. Ensures goal-setting and appropriate evaluation of all Campus Ministry staff.     
D. Ensures successful liturgical, educational, and ministerial services to students, faculty, and staff.
1. Attends and/or presides at liturgies on a regular basis. 
2. Provides for a robust sacramental and worship life on campus.
3. Offers support and guidance to staff members regarding programs, projects, and events, including liturgies, retreats, and justice-related offerings.
4. Promotes active outreach of campus ministers to persons and groups who have little contact with Campus Ministry's programs.
5. Mentors staff members in support of their areas of responsibility.
6. Offers pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to students, as appropriate.
7. Serves on retreat teams (Silent Directed, Ignatian, Search), as appropriate.
8. Promotes the growth of the ecumenical and interfaith dimensions of campus life, with attention to the plurality of religions at SCU. 
9. Provides sufficient opportunities for faith formation, with particular but not exclusive focus on the Catholic tradition.
10. Develops programs to meet new needs and revises or eliminates programs that no longer serve strategic priorities.
11. Supervises staffing and planning for marriage preparation to alumni in conjunction with Mission Church weddings.  
12. Ensures, either in person or through appropriate minister, pastoral care in crisis situations (death of student, parent, etc.).
E. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a range of key partners at the university and beyond.
1. Collaborates with the Jesuit Community (rector, individual members, and appropriate sub-groups) to promote effective presence of Jesuits and their active participation in appropriate ministries.
2. Serves on President's Cabinet, as well as Administrative Leadership team.
3. Participates in appropriate university committees.
4. Networks regularly with fellow administrators and colleagues (e.g., leadership of Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Office of Student Life, etc.).
F. Represents Campus Ministry in activities both on- and off-campus. 
1. Ensures representation, either in person or through the appropriate delegate, at New Student Orientations, Parent Weekends, and similar events.
2. Determines appropriate venues for Campus Ministry's presence.
G. Performs other related duties as assigned.    


III. Qualifications   


A. Masters Degree in Divinity, Theology or related field at minimum; terminal degree (Ph.D or D.Min.) preferred.
B. 5+ years relevant ministerial experience.
C. Roman Catholic with well-integrated Christian faith and ability to help students envision and practice a vibrant faith that does justice.
D. Knowledge and experience working with Ignatian Spirituality, Discernment, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
E. Close familiarity with the Jesuit educational tradition preferred.
F. 5+ years experience in program administration, leading/supervising groups and individuals in managerial contexts, budget oversight.
G. Significant experience in adult staff supervision.
H. Strong organizational skills, with experience in strategic planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs.
I. Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
J. Demonstrated competence in multicultural, ecumenical, and interfaith issues.
K. Understanding of spiritual/religious development stages for contemporary young adults and the capacity to implement programs to meet these spiritual developmental aspirations. 
L. Confidence in interacting with academic culture.  
M. Ability to earn credibility with faculty, staff, and students.
N. Excellent communication skills in multiple settings and contexts.
O. Availability for regular evening and weekend work.
P. Ability to embrace and persuasively articulate the Jesuit, Catholic mission, vision, and values of Santa Clara University.


IV. Application Procedure 

  
A. Review of applications will begin February 21, 2014.
B. Applicants should submit a current CV, a letter of interest that addresses administrative and pastoral skills and experiences, and the names of three references (with full contact information). Inquiries and nominations are welcome, please submit these to jsalim@scu.edu.
C. Anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2014.
D. The successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contract and a competitive salary based on experience.

To apply, please visit: http://scu.edu/hr/careers/staff.cfm?id=400