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Campus Ministry

Campus Minister for Social Justice

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Under the general guidance of the Associate Director of Campus Ministry, the Social Justice Minister operates as a member of the Campus Ministry Team to facilitate the integration and promotion of a “faith that does justice” in concert with the departmental and university goals for the education of leaders for a just and humane world.

The Social Justice Minister works to coordinate a range of developmental formation experiences in community service, social justice education, advocacy and social analysis which draw students into spiritual growth and action on behalf of the poor.

This position will change to an 11 month position the next fiscal year, July 2015.

Oversee the systemization and implementation of Campus Ministry domestic and international service immersion experiences to Appalachia, Belize, Ecuador and Mexico. This includes coordination with the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad Office, supervision and formation of chaplains and student leaders, streamlining and standardize policies, development and revising of curriculum and overseeing fundraising efforts.

The Social Justice Minister oversees the maintenance of relationships between Seattle University Campus Ministry and its domestic and international community partners.

Coordinate justice-related educational, reflective, and prayer-based events and opportunities for Seattle University students and the greater campus community. This includes acting as liaison with university offices, community partners and recruiters to support a variety of service and post graduate service opportunities for students.

Annual events include the Maguire Lecture and the Celebration of Hope in remembrance of the El Salvadoran martyrs. Coordinate and accompany student delegation to the Ignatian Solidarity Network Teach-In in Washington, D.C. On-going student programming includes (but is not limited to) Soup with Substance, Just Dessert, Faith and Justice Film Series, Faith & Justice Cohorts and advocacy opportunities.

As an integral member of the Campus Ministry team, the Social Justice Minister contributes to the administrative and strategic planning in the department.

Supervise two Student Campus Ministers for Social Justice and provide leadership formation opportunities for them and other student leaders. Provide weekly one on one meetings for collaboration, project management and problem solving with SCM’s. Work with student campus ministers to develop goals pertinent to their job descriptions.

Supervises student leaders for St. James Cathedral Kitchen, Juvenile Justice Mentors and Faith and Justice Cohorts. Provides student pastoral care and spiritual direction as requested.

Manage the budget for justice-related programming, as well as participation for advancement of team goals. Oversee the Hunthausen Peace and Justice Resource Center.



Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and four years experience related to ministry or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


Ability to contribute to the Catholic and Jesuit character of Seattle University.


Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in program coordination and group leadership.


Previous program coordination, group leadership, and volunteer supervision required.


Strong familiarity with young adult faith development. Ability to draw students into reflection to explore and deepen their faith.


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse population.


Experience and desire to work with persons from diverse religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; ongoing commitment to own faith life and spiritual development; ability to manage a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.


All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.


All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.