The Associate Director of Campus Ministry, Coordinator of Service, Social Justice, & Evangelization for the Catholic Student Center (CSC) at Washington University in St Louis will help drive the mission of the CSC by overseeing the formation of student’s Christian conscience and ongoing engagement with the CSC community through service immersion opportunities, Catholic Social Teaching education, small group coordination, peer ministry, retreats, and discipleship. This role will report to the Director of Campus Ministry and work in collaboration with the Campus Ministry Team and broader CSC staff and community. It is the responsibility of every campus minister to help achieve the mission of the CSC which is “a house of Catholic formation and a community of hospitality to students of all faiths. The CSC strives - through education, service, and a worshipping community that seeks to know and become Christ - to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church, so that they become active participants in parish life and moral and spiritual leaders in Church and society for the 21st century.” This campus minister position will serve as a key resource for students focused on three primary areas of Ministry:
1. Service Learning. Encourage students to become volunteers and activists of change and progression. Create opportunities for service and community engagement in St Louis, in the U.S., and abroad. Forming students to become the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.
2. Social Justice. Help expose students to social justice issues thru discussions and experiences that ignite their passion for social justice. Expose students to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
3. Evangelization. Form students as disciples and train them to share their love of God and Church within trusting relationships.
Key Responsibilities 1. General Campus Ministry Duties (25%)
Regular Sunday Mass and weekday Mass duties as shared by Campus Ministry team.
Attendance at CSC programs as required by Campus Ministry staff.
General outreach to students on campus through one-on-ones and pastoral formation.
Other various campus ministry duties as requested and assigned.
2. Service Learning (20%)
Coordinate all efforts to provide regular service opportunities in the St. Louis area for our students so that they can be the hands and feet of Christ.
Provide service reflection experiences that help students process their service experiences in the context of the Gospels.
Coordinate a weekend urban plunge experience that gives students a local immersive service learning opportunity
Coordinate the alternative domestic spring break service trip (SBST). Recruit students for the trip and supervise and mentor the CSC intern who assists with the trip. Organize preparatory team meetings that provide Catholic Social Teaching education.
3. Educating for Justice (20%)
Provide opportunities for learning about Catholic Social Teaching so that our students’ Christian conscience will be formed. Continue monthly discussion called Drexel Dialogues.
Connect social justice principles to service that students are participating in through campus organizations.
Provide social justice reflections and resources for various groups such as RCIA, retreats, staff, and opportunities on campus.
Serve as a liaison to the student group on campus called “Students For Life”, providing a “seamless garment” approach for their formation.
4. Evangelization (20%)
Coordinate and recruit leaders for our “Core Communities” faith sharing groups.
Provide training and support for Core Community leaders
Coordinate the SALT (Service and Leadership Training) initiative which forms discipleship type relationships between students and campus ministers.
Provide evangelization resources for campus ministry staff
Coordinate dormitory outreach efforts to undergrads in collaboration with CSC interns and Catholic Student Union.
5. El Salvador Agape Service Immersion Program (15%)
Recruit student participants and a student leader for a winter break immersion trip to our sister community in El Salvador.
Prepare and plan with the student leader fall semester personal and group formation that is central to the program in preparation for the trip.
Lead the winter break service immersion trip
Lead spring semester individual and group processing and integration of experience in to daily lives
Maintain regular communication with organizations and communities in El Salvador
Bachelors Degree with preference in theology, ministry, religious studies or related fields
1-2 years of ministry experience or experience in related field involving pastoral care or education.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Technically savvy, especially with digital tools such as Google calendar, Google drive, Gmail, and social media.
Highest level of professional and ethical conduct
Demonstrated knowledge of young adult faith development
Willingness to work evenings and weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule
Graduate Level Degree in ministry or related field such as religious education or theology.
Experience participating and/or leading service immersion trips domestic or international.