Campus Minister (Social Justice Coordinator)
St. Louis University
Job Summary: Under general direction, plans and supports social justice education and outreach programs, including retreats and service-immersion experiences; encourages spiritual and moral growth of students through faith-based reflection and dialogue; promotes interfaith and ecumenical understanding as a way to enrich students' spiritual growth; supports the Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity of the university.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:
1. Provides for the spiritual formation and personal growth of students and promotes student participation in service, justice, and volunteer programs, social justice organizations, retreats and mission trips.
2. Plans and leads volunteer opportunities -- locally, nationally, and internationally.
3. Collaborates with campus partners, including faculty, specific to mission trips, social justice issues, and faith-based educational experiences.
4. Plans programs which incorporate Ignatian Spirituality and faith-based reflection opportunities for students, staff, and faculty
5. Plans Mission-related events and prepares promotional materials
6. Supports the university community at various functions, including religious services, and represents the university in the surrounding community.
7. Participates in and leads worship services and prayer specific to duties.
8. Studies and shares information about local and global events impacting human wellbeing, justice, and faith.
9. Evaluates program impact, assesses student learning outcomes, and prepares regular written reports on assigned program areas.
10. Tracks program spending and maintains budgets for activities.
11. Participates in staff meetings and other committee assignments.
12. Shares informal dialogue and meals with students.
13. Works with service student intern in Campus Ministry.
14. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
· Knowledge base in theology, social justice issues, Catholic Social Teaching, social analysis, community engagement
· Interpersonal/human relations skills
· Verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to develop a good rapport with diverse groups
· Ability to motivate in religious areas and encourage faith sharing and community
· Ability to nurture spiritual and moral values; promote interfaith understanding
· Ability to attend to details and meet deadlines
· Ability to perform duties with a sense of compassion, energy, openness, composure, and flexibility
· Ability to operate a personal computer and various software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Education and experience equivalent to:
M.Div. or Master's degree preferred in related area (e.g., theology, counseling, social work, education, public policy); supplemented with 2 years of related work experience in ministry, allied profession, or community service.