The Campus Ministry Department at the College of Saint Benedict invite applications for a full-time, benefit eligible position of Assistant Director.
The Assistant Director of CSB Campus Ministry is committed to the expression of the Church's care for the local and global community through witness and ministry in accord with the Catholic Benedictine mission and character of the College of Saint Benedict. The Assistant Director is particularly attentive to addressing the pastoral and spiritual needs of the undergraduate women who are students of the College of Saint Benedict; developing leaders for the church, emphasizing the spiritual growth of the human person, and promoting service to the local and broader community.
The Assistant Director works collaboratively in an integrative fashion with the Campus Ministry Professional Staff and Student Campus Ministers. The Assistant Director actively contributes to planning and oversight for all campus ministry operations including mission review, development and efficacy, staffing, program and budget management.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
Provide pastoral leadership, vision, and direction in the areas of justice, peace, and solidarity.
Facilitate on-going formation and development for staff and students, raising awareness, and providing education programming and theological reflection.
Collaborate with relevant persons, offices, and organizations within academic affairs, student development, student groups, monastic communities and broader church for the development and coordination of programs, services, ministries, local and global service opportunities.
Evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of programming, effectively recommending changes to the Director.
Network with individuals and groups on campuses to promote reflective living.
Attend a minimum of 4 key events or programs per team per semester to witness, experience, and give feedback to the student workers.
Serve as administrative liaison on-call during all on and off campus programs.
Co-plan and co-lead CSB Campus Ministry Orientation and other essential student worker events.
Co-plan and implement campus-wide programs such as 1st year orientation dates and Graduation Mass.
Exercise responsible stewardship in budget oversight.
Carry out other duties as a Campus Ministry liaison to other departments.
Participate in weekly meetings including but not limited to professional staff meetings, student staff meetings, division meetings and various committees as assigned.
Create annual summer publications including the CSB Campus Ministry brochure and summer letter to the Campus Ministers.
In absence of the Director, provide supervision and guidance to student workers on different student ministry teams.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CSB Campus Ministry is divided into five ministry areas:
Interfaith Leadership Team (ILT) ministry
Spirituality and Social Justice Team (SSJ) ministry
Los Mayordomos de Dios (LMD) ministry
Faith Communities Team (FAC) ministry
Liturgy Team (LIT) ministry
The Assistant Director is responsible for the direct supervision of select ministry teams, to be determined in coordination with the Director. The Assistant Director will provide oversight in the following ways:
Coordination, planning, and implementation of programs that promote understanding of relevant faith topics on campus.
Facilitation of on-going formation, professional development, and leadership training for student workers.
Facilitate on-going formation and development for campus staff and students, raising awareness and providing education, programming, and reflection.
Provide pastoral leadership, vision, and spiritual direction.
Collaborate and coordinate related planning effectively with various campus partners, including but not limited to SJU Campus Ministry, St. Ben’s Monastery, St. John’s Abbey, the Theology Department, et.al.
Maintain and promote use of the various faith centers and religious spaces on campus.
Provide for the expansion and enhancement of prayer and worship opportunities on campus.
Manage individual team budgets.
Previous experience on a college campus or adult ministry.
Previous experience with service and volunteering.
Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed to support departmental programming.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Practicing Christian with knowledge of Christian, Catholic tradition.
Knowledge and appreciation of the living Benedictine charism.
Strong pastoral skills including communication (listening, speaking, and writing).
A demonstrated record of collaborative leadership.
Demonstrated ability to provide dynamic and innovative spiritual development for college students.
Effective supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
Awareness of and sensitivity to gender differences which impact the pastoral and spiritual needs and development of undergraduate students, particularly women.
High level of competence, independent judgment, and respect for confidentiality
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 25 pounds Travel Requirements: Limited travel between the campuses of College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.