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Resident Minister -Per Diem

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

In your cover letter please address the following: - How do you foresee your ministry furthering the mission of LMU? - What does it mean for you to be a minister at a University that is rooted in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition? - How do you balance the concept of public worship and private, individual spirituality in your tradition? And how would you engage students in that conversation?

Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170510
Position Type: Staff
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Housing
Organizational Unit: Student Housing Office
HR Classification Title: Resident Minister -Per Diem
Work Status: Per-Diem
Hours Per Week: 9
Days of Week: Other
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule: weekday evenings and weekends
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:

The Resident Minister is a religious or lay minister living in a University residence responsible for the pastoral care of resident students. The Resident Minister is responsible for supporting the spiritual, personal, and academic development of resident students.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

1) Lives in an assigned facility and promotes an atmosphere in the living area consistent with the mission of the University.

  • Through intentional programming for the residents, encourages the spiritual life of the students.
  • Develop and provide wing, floor, building, area, and population-specific programs, utilizing the RM apartment for events and activities
  • Prepare activities and events during the annual Ignatian Heritage Month
  • Promotes religious activities and service opportunities among residents.
  • Host activities and events (e.g., prayer groups, CLC’s, discussions, etc.)
  • Participate in and promote intentional religious and spiritual activities throughout the campus (e.g., liturgies, retreat experiences, service opportunities, etc.)
  • Coordinate take-along programs for activities and events already scheduled throughout the campus
  • Collaborates with various departments throughout campus (e.g., the Campus Ministry staff, the Center for Service and Action staff) in facilitating the religious and spiritual life on campus.

2) Provides assistance to students with spiritual, personal, and academic concerns. Provides opportunities for values clarification for students.

  • Provides spiritual, personal, and academic support for students. Makes referrals to other University departments when appropriate.
  • Is available for quick response to students suffering from illness, involved in accidents, or in other emergency situations where a pastoral presence is desirable.
  • Is available in her/his room in the residence on a regular basis, i.e., at least two to three nights per week.

3) Supports and encourages the Resident Directors and Resident Advisors in their work.

  • Regularly attends building staff meetings.
  • Attends, when possible, Student Housing staff meetings.
  • Attends building meetings when appropriate.
  • Attends designated sessions of the Residence Life staff training at the beginning of each semester.

4) Serves as an adult role model for resident students.

  • Is available to students in informal settings in the residence, recreation facilities, dining areas, and at University activities.

5) Participates actively in developing a sense of community within the Student Housing program.

  • Regularly attends Resident Ministry staff meetings and activities.
  • Actively supports the Student Housing staff by attending or participating in programs for resident students and staff.
  • Assists in welcoming new students when facilities are opened at the beginning of each semester and as they arrive throughout the academic year.
  • Supports the Student Housing Office in its various processes (e.g., interviewing and hiring).
  • Through weekly reports and review of the Intranet, shares information about the activity and health of the resident community.
  • Attends Student Housing staff events to build professional staff community.

6) Attends RM Training and Retreat at the beginning of every academic year.

Requirement:

1. Must live in an assigned University residence.

2. Appointment is on an annual basis, renewable for up to a three year term.

Experience/Qualifications:
  • Sensitivity to student needs, understanding of the residence life program, and commitment to the LMU mission.
  • Previous residence life experience which demonstrates skill in religious programming and ability to offer students spiritual, personal, and academic support preferred.
  • Priority given to persons employed by or affiliated with the University.
  • First preference given to qualified members of the sponsoring religious orders of the University: The Society of Jesus, Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
  • Second preference is given to members of the Campus Ministry team, upon recommendation of Campus Ministry leadership.
  • Third preference given to qualified members of other religious orders and Catholic lay ministers who are familiar with and committed to the LMU tradition.
Required Education:
  • Typically a Master’s degree in appropriate field is preferable.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
Special Instructions

In your cover letter please address the following:

- How do you foresee your ministry furthering the mission of LMU?

- What does it mean for you to be a minister at a University that is rooted in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition?

- How do you balance the concept of public worship and private, individual spirituality in your tradition? And how would you engage students in that conversation?

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents