The Campus Minister helps with ensuring that The College of St. Scholastica remains faithful to our Benedictine Catholic heritage, supports our students' spiritual lives, and provides opportunities for spiritual growth and education to enhance, challenge, and respond to Gospel values that engage students with the needs of the world.
Engage students in opportunities that meet the spiritual development aspirations of Catholic students and foster a dynamic Catholic student community on campus.
Seek, train and supervise Peer Ministers for Saints Catholic and advise the Saints Catholic Club.
Provide leadership and actively participate in College Liturgies so as to encourage students' full and active participation including recruitment, training and supervision of students to serve in Liturgical Ministry.
Promote and coordinate service & social justice opportunities for students, including our college-wide Community Day, and support students in developing and maintaining service projects.
Implement opportunities to engage with CHUM as an active CHUM Member Congregation and guide students in engaging in CHUM delegate opportunities, particularly through providing service and education events for students.
Develop and implement opportunities for Campus Ministry program participants to engage in reflection and education on Catholic Social Teaching, particularly Community Service Orientation and Alternative Break Experiences.
Collaborate with the campus ministry team to accomplish the following: Plan and implement opportunities for spiritual practice and spiritual development of students and foster faith communities among students; Recruit, train and supervise student leaders to provide program support and leadership; Develop and implement retreat opportunities for students; Respond to pastoral needs of students through hospital visits, attendance at memorial services, funerals and/or wakes as needed; Share responsibility for coordinating various department activities and services and representing campus ministry at events; In collaboration with Career Services, provide tools for students to engage in vocational discernment, particularly through Career & Calling presentations.
Support the Director in creating and maintaining outcomes and strategic goals for Campus Ministry programs.
Serve on planning and implementation teams for liturgical events (i.e., Advent Vespers, memorial services, reconciliation services, etc.) as requested.
Be available to support individual students who wish to discuss matters of spiritual life and values and vocation.
Provide intentional and sustained outreach in order to recruit students for active participation in campus ministry programs.
Be present throughout the College and at campus events (athletics, recitals, plays, concerts) for the enhancement of relational ministry.
Serve as a program leader for service-learning trips with student groups as needed.
Other duties may be assigned and/or necessary.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in theology or related field;
2 years' experience in a ministry position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith tradition, including Catholic Social Teaching, and ability to give witness to a well-integrated Christian faith and practice.
Capacity to provide dynamic and engaging programs to meet the spiritual developmental aspirations of Catholic students as well as students with diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds; e.g., speaking at prayer services, classrooms, retreats, orientations.
Ability to enliven appreciation and regard within the college community for our Benedictine Catholic heritage and values.
Strong pastoral skills including communication (listening, speaking, and writing) and a demonstrated ability to support students in leadership development through mentorship and supervision.
Strong organizational and cross-cultural interpersonal skills and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion required in order to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, Benedictine community, and the Duluth community.
Sets and exemplifies high ethical standards, appropriate confidentiality, and holds self accountable for conduct.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule with regular evening/weekend hours and travel both domestically and internationally for the purpose of service immersion trips and other departmental initiatives.
Valid driver's license and ability to become an authorized driver for CSS is required.
PHYSICALDEMANDS & WORKINGENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office and recreation settings and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
Master of Arts (theology) preferred and experience working in an academic setting.
Previous experience on a college campus or college-age ministry, service and volunteering experience, or other related skills.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.