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Campus Minister for Service Immersion

Stonehill College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry
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Full Time
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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 world.

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 the students.
  • 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 Teaching.
  • Participates in the Senior Retreat.  Provides spiritual direction and offers retreat sessions to the retreatants during the weekend retreat.
  • 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 Responsibilities

  • 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 body.
  • 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 conferences.
  • Represents the department on various College committees as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry, Chief of Staff or President
  • 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 diversity.

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