|Opening date: 3/25/2019|
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Internal Closing date:
Bulletin No.: 2019 - 0987
The Associate Director of Campus Ministry embraces
Gannon University’s primary aim of “transforming lives and fostering
transformation” by re-visioning and sustaining a model for student leadership in Campus
Ministry and maintaining and growing a vibrant retreat program in Campus Ministry
at Gannon University. The Associate
Director will work collaboratively with the Campus Ministry team to create
opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn by engagement in small
groups, intentional mentorship, and meaningful relationships with the aim of
helping students answer the question “How will I live my life?” The Associate Director will form students
around four mission values: faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility,
so that students are equipped and instilled with the confidence to evangelize,
inspire, and change culture. 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. S/he will also have opportunities
to participate in high-impact programs for student engagement across the
the guidance of the director, and with the support of the Campus Ministry team,
the Associate Director is responsible for the Campus Ministry Student Leader
Selection Process and Student Leader Formation and Development, which includes
a student-leader retreat each year. Will
coordinate a program for student leadership in Campus Ministry that forms
student leaders who serve with the professional staff as co-workers and fellow
the vision for Campus Ministry’s student-led retreat program, and builds
partnerships across Student Development and Engagement to grow retreat
opportunities across the entire division. Prepares and mentors teams of
student-leaders to lead and facilitate high impact retreat experiences. This will include faith-based retreats
that focus on the appropriation of
faith, character formation, and cultivation of virtue within Campus Ministry,
as well as partnership to meet retreat needs of other offices, including but
not limited to Athletics, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Recreation and
with faculty of Theology courses, First-Year Seminar courses, and others to
support the creation of academic courses that contain a retreat requirement,
providing opportunities to more fully engage academic material through an
enriching retreat experience that can assist in giving clarity to students’
the Director and the Campus Ministry Team in the development and implementation
of Campus Ministry programs and essential functions, including but not limited
to: Liturgies, special prayer services and vigils, the pastoral care, faith
formation, and the catechesis of the university community.
the Director in creating and maintaining outcomes and strategic goals for
Campus Ministry programs, especially small groups, faith sharing groups, campus
outreach, and student leadership.
intentional and sustained outreach to one or more of the following specific
student populations as assigned: Student-Athletes, Fraternity and Sorority Life,
the L.G.B.T.+ community, commuters, international students, graduate students,
and interfaith initiatives.
high-impact programs for student engagement across the University as desired /
assigned, which may include interfaith formation, orientation/transition/retention,
globalization initiatives, A.B.S.T.’s (Alternative Break Service Trips), and
the T.R.A.V.E.L. Program (Transforming Residents Abroad Via Engaged Learning).
as a member of the Mission and Ministry team, working closely with the
Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry, the Director of Campus
Ministry, and the Director of the Center for Social Concerns, as well as other
on University committees as appropriate.
- Performs other duties
as assigned within the scope and responsibility and requirements of the job.
Under general supervision, this position
reports to the Director of Campus Ministry and may assign and the check work of
student employees and student leaders.
Contact With Others
Has regular contact with faculty, administrators, staff, and students,
exchanging information for the development of campus programs.
Has contact with the Diocesan Campus Ministry Office and the Coalition
for Christian Outreach to develop campus ministry programming and to maintain
standardized programs and services.
Education: 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 with developing student leaders
and facilitating / creating retreats is essential.
have working knowledge of Catholic Tradition, mainline Protestant and
non-denominational traditions, and of the principles of ministry. 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.
Must have leadership ability as well as the ability to work among a
diverse ecumenical team. Must have the
ability to mentor and advise multiple teams of student leaders
concurrently. Interfaith Competency is a
A valid driver’s license is required.
University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the
Must be able to meet
the physical demands associated with working in a University, camp or retreat environment.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule,
including evenings, weekends, and overnight events. Some work may be performed outdoors.