Associate Director, Retreats and Student Leadership/Campus Ministry
May 14, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Religious Programs/Spirituality Services
Associate Director for Retreats and Student Leadership, Campus Ministry
Gannon University, a Catholic, diocesan university, invites applications for the position of Associate Director for Retreats and Student Leadership, Campus Ministry. This position embraces Gannon University's primary aim of “transforming lives and fostering transformation” by creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn by engagement in small groups, retreat experiences, intentional mentorship, and meaningful relationships with the aim of helping students answer the question “How will I live my life?” The successful candidate will grow retreat opportunities for the entire division of Student Development & Engagement, including faith-based retreats for character formation and cultivation of virtue within Campus Ministry, a partnership to meet the retreat needs of other offices, including but not limited to Athletics, Greek Life, Leadership Development and Campus Engagement, Recreation and Wellness, etc. The Associate Director will form students around four mission values: faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility, so that our students are equipped and instilled with the confidence to evangelize, inspire, and change culture. In addition to forming Campus Ministry student leaders, the Associate Director will also support the developmental training of student leaders across the entire division of Student Development & Engagement. The appropriation of faith and the spiritual development of students will be central to all dimensions of this work, including accompanying students on their personal exploration of values and worldview. The Associate Director also plans and implements high-impact programs for student engagement across the University including but not limited to interfaith formation, orientation/transition/retention, student leadership development, and globalization initiatives.
Qualifications: A Master's degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field is required. Three years of professional ministerial experience in a campus, parish, or other ministry type environment is preferred. Experience in the application of leadership theory is essential. Knowledge of Catholic Tradition, mainline Protestant and non-denominational traditions, and of the principles of ministry is required. Must have the ability to address large groups of people and to effectively communicate and educate on issues pertinent to Catholic and ecumenical values and traditions. Leadership ability and the ability to work among a diverse, ecumenical team required. Interfaith Competency is a significant plus. A valid driver's license is required.
Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.
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