The UMSL Catholic Newman Center is looking for a full-time campus minister. This position also serves Webster University one day a week. Be a disciple of Jesus Christ on campus as part of our team and help college students grow in faith through small faith groups, social and service activities, and leadership development. Some experience and a college degree required. Full job description below.
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Job Title: Full-time Campus Minister
Office/Agency: UMSL Newman Center\Webster Catholic
Position Reports To: Director of Campus Ministry
Month/Year Revised: 4/2022
FLSA (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt
Pay Grade: Salaried
The Campus Minister at the Catholic Newman Center serves the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) http://cncumsl.org and Webster University-St. Louis http://WebsterCatholic.org The Campus ministry program and staff serve the saving mission of Jesus Christ and his Church on these two campuses through programs and relational ministry.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public urban research university, serving many commuters, non-traditional, and first-generation students. Many students work full-time, commute, and take a full course load. Webster University-St. Louis is a medium size private liberal arts University noted for fine arts and its vast number of international extension campuses. The ministry devotes 8 hours of staff time to Webster each week.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Be a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ for the campus community; bring the good news of Jesus into the lives of students.
Lead students into deeper discipleship; evangelize and form students, and call them to ongoing conversion of individuals and society by the power of the Gospel.
Provide a ministry of presence and pastoral care with students to encourage faith formation and assimilation, personal growth, and vocation discernment.
Work with Director to access, create, and implement strategies and programs according to the changing needs of the community.
Coordinate with student leadership in the planning, preparation, training, and evaluation of all ministerial programming at the Newman Center including (the): service trip, retreats, fellowship meetings, social justice activities, interfaith events, training workshops, and community-building socials. (Experience with the Awakenings Retreat program preferred)
Help plan, setup, and attend liturgies.
Invite students to, train student leadership for, and facilitate small faith groups, i.e. bible study.
Maintain visible, proactive outreach and communication with the university students, staff, and faculty.
Maintain database of students, event attendance, and possible ‘Newman recruits’ to aid in ongoing relationship and retention of students.
Assist student treasurer in accessing and managing of programming funds within the University budget.
Assist Development Director as needed with events and appeals, in particular with bi-annual newsletter, student articles, and mailing.
Design and post fliers, advertisements, and banners on social media and on campus for promotion of events.
When possible, seek collaboration with other campus organizations, Archdiocesan Newman centers and agencies.
Serve as an Advisory Board member.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Prior experience in campus ministry as a participant or in leadership role is requested. Candidate must have experience in training, mentoring, and supervising college-aged individuals; a demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, and a sound understanding of the Catholic faith as well as an understanding of the role of Campus Ministry as stated in the Bishops’ pastoral letter, “Empowered by the Spirit.”
Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job
Successful candidate will be a whole-hearted disciple of Jesus Christ. He or she will have a passion for the Catholic faith and the New Evangelization. This candidate must be a self-motivated individual able to meet deadlines, who is comfortable learning any technology required and comfortable working collaboratively within a small team.
The position is FLSA exempt as a ministerial position. The position does not require a timesheet and the working hours are not evenly distributed through the year. Flexible hours required. Two to four evenings a week, weekend hours required; weekly schedule may change with needs. Between four and ten overnights are required a year. The position comes with a limited number of vacation days, but there are scheduled vacation times between semesters.
The candidate will have a desire and opportunity for professional development annually. Candidate will have or willing to develop proficiency in social media, Google Workspace apps, church management software, and graphic design software (Canva).
Successful candidate must complete the Archdiocesan ‘Protecting God’s Children’ program.
The Campus Minister must be proficient in relating to college aged students, school administration, and clergy.
Resources for Which Accountable
Accountable for Newman Center budgets, operation of the Newman Center building, and any other Archdiocesan resources designated for use at the UMSL Newman Center.