Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is
a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown
Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its
2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal
arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill
College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual,
intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and
seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces
diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and
working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and
cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its
motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College
cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead
with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate
Assists students and community members with spiritual needs
Pastoral Care Responsibilities
- Provides pastoral care and counseling, spiritual direction, and
outreach to members of the College community.
- Is present at Sunday worship at least once a month in the
Chapel of Mary during the academic year as a pastoral presence to
- Leads the College community in public prayer, including prayer
services as well as invocations at various College functions.
- Presents to various constituencies on the rich tradition of and
importance of Holy Cross spirituality and Catholic Social
- Participates in the Senior Retreat. Provides spiritual
direction and offers retreat sessions to the retreatants during the
- Works collaboratively with the Interfaith Women’s Spirituality
Programs with Campus Minister for Community Engagement, including
student and employee group meetings along with retreat
implementation; Will choose leadership team, oversee logistics for
the weekend and spearhead faith formation of all involved.
- Participates in the Senior Retreat, Baccalaureate Mass, Welcome
Mass, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Community Engagement Day; and other
Campus Ministry programs as needed.
Service Immersion Responsibilities
- Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the H.O.P.E.
Alternative Break Service Immersion Program.
- Manages the annual budget of approximately $200,000 and
oversees the appropriate allocation of major donor gifts and
stewardship of all H.O.P.E. donations and finances.
- Develops and implements fundraising opportunities and measures
for student participants, in tandem with the college’s Office of
Development. Manages need and merit-based scholarship opportunities
for student participants and student leaders. Ensures timely
and sufficient payment by all student participants.
- Prepares and oversees the H.O.P.E. application process,
including written applications, references, interviews, selection
process, and online presence and advertising.
- Manage all aspects of the H.O.P.E. website and online presence
through social media.
- Secures sites for the groups and makes all necessary
arrangements for each site and group including travel logistics,
meals and accommodations, site projects, payments and donations,
budgets, and necessary paperwork.
- Ensures appropriate safety and health measures for the program
participants, including developing and updating Travel Health
information for the participants in tandem with the Director of
Health Services, mandating College signed release and waiver forms,
and confirming emergency plans and protocol.
- Work with the college to share expertise on Risk Management and
Assessment; Update HOPE Emergency Protocol annually in concert with
Dean of Students and ensure implementation of all procedures.
- Select and supervise the student leadership team of
approximately 20-25 students. Manage application and
interview process for students and leaders. Trains and
educates student leaders on issues of social justice; theological
reflection; group facilitation; servant leadership; and program
direction. Supervises and oversees the work of two part-time
H.O.P.E. student interns.
- Travels with one student group during a break to a H.O.P.E.
site and attends weekend retreats. Must be willing to work
additional hours during peak time prior to breaks and be on call
during non-work hours for the duration of the service immersion
weeks – typically winter and spring break, as well as summer.
- Collaborates with the student leadership team to plan and
facilitate weekly preparation and re-entry meetings, preparing
students for service immersion experiences through education on
political, historical, and cultural realities. Works with
Campus Minister for Liturgy and Music to develop Commissioning Mass
for all H.O.P.E. participants.
- Selects and trains staff leaders for all immersions.
Develops and implements training and evaluation processes for staff
leaders, educating them on the role of the staff leader, issues of
social justice, and theological reflection, college health and
safety protocols. Reviews policies and protocols for emergencies
and budget spending.
- Develops and administers measures for program evaluation for
students, site contacts, and staff leaders.
Organizational and Operational
- Supervises H.O.P.E. student interns with operations of all
aspects of the H.O.P.E. Program.
- Supervise and advise Accounting Student H.O.P.E. intern
throughout the academic year in collaboration with the Business
Administration Department and internship guidelines in addition to
assistance from Offices of Development and Finance.
- Work closely with Office of Development and Office of Finance
regarding payments, grant, and scholarship allocations
- Works in concert with the Campus Minister for Community
Engagement on student leadership development with paying particular
attention to justice education and faith formation for the student
- Serves as a resource to the College community for international
service opportunities and service-related reflection as well as
fundraising efforts for partner organizations.
- Ensures presence and represents the College at both Campus
Compact professional development trainings and national
- Represents the department on various College committees as
assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry, Chief of Staff or
- Performs other duties, as assigned
Education & Experience
A Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, Pastoral Ministry, or
related field, or equivalent is required. Working knowledge of
Catholic Social Teaching. Must have excellent written and
oral communication skills. Must be highly organized and
detail-oriented. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. The
candidate should possess 5-7 years of experience in higher
education, developing, sustaining relationships with social service
agencies, international travel, and coordinating large-scale
service opportunities. Ongoing understanding of student
leadership development, justice education, and various facets of
Campus Ministry is preferred.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter
online via the URL link below:
Applicants who will
enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly
encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is
an equal opportunity employer committed to