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Assistant Director of Peer Ministry

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director of Peer Ministry Overview
Assist in providing pastoral care to students within the Peer Ministry program and across campus. Creatively assist in the further promotion of the Peer Ministry program, focusing on hospitality, events and specialty small groups. Oversee student Peer Ministers. Aid in implementing the strategic plan for the Office of Mission and Ministry. Essential Duties:
Assist in the coordination of the Peer Ministry program, aimed at strengthening the spiritual lives of students through regular small-group faith sharing and ministerial formation.
a. Assist in training, directing, forming and supervising Peer Ministers alongside the Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry;
b.Assist with recruitment, interviews and selection of Peer Ministry team alongside the Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry;
c.Assist in small group curriculum development in collaboration with Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry as needed;
d.Create and oversee specialty small groups including study abroad small groups and other niche small groups that meet student needs;
e. Coordinate Peer Ministry wide events alongside student leaders with support from Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry;
f. Enhance program’s understanding of hospitality, working creatively to invite more student participation; Includes:
i. Oversight of social media, online presence and digital communications.
ii. Coordination of Peer Ministry day retreat and/or other outreach events.
iii. Small group hospitality.
iv. Other creative means.
g Support the continued growth of the program and enhance student participation across all class years in creative and practically feasible ways;

2. Assist the Chaplain in achieving the yearly and strategic goals of Campus Ministry.
a. Attend weekly staff meetings.
b. Serve on committees as appropriate.

3. Provide pastoral care to students directly by offering availability both in the Campus Ministry Center and across campus.

4. Collaborate with colleagues in Campus Ministry to plan and execute Campus Ministry events, including but not limited to, assistance with retreats and other Campus Ministry wide events. Marginal Duties:
1. Perform all other duties as may be required. Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelors Degree in Theology, pastoral ministry, or related field from an accredited institution required, Graduate Degree preferred.
  • One to three years’ experience in peer ministry or related ministry work.
  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing who is comfortable with, and knowledgeable about the faith.
  • Possess good teamwork and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the needs and interests of college students and a willingness to accommodate student schedules.
  • Experience with outreach/evangelization.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and other computer skills necessary.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS603P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be finalized prior to start date.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will request exemption
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to the PC Mission
Optional Documents

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