Posting Number NA00829
Position Title Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Social Justice and Community Service Employment Status Full Time Position Status Regular If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant) Position Type Staff Position Overview
As an Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Social Justice and Community Outreach programs will prepare, facilitate, and support our Campus Ministry programming and enhance our student focused ministry and
report to the Director of Campus Ministry. As the Mission of the University compels, this position facilitates response to emerging social justice concerns through education, reflection/prayer, direct service and advocacy in light of the Gospel.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Facilitate education and "Formation Heart and Mind" with emphasis on Catholic Ignatian tradition and inclusive of the tenants of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Jesuits (discernment and the spiritual exercises, walking with the excluded, care for the earth, and journeying with youth). Provide opportunities to students to examine and respond to current issues which impact human dignity and the sanctity of life by using Catholic Social Teaching and principles, history of Catholic activism for social justice and peace, Gospel understanding of "preferential option for the poor," foundations for interfaith collaboration for the common good, and Jesuit ideals in higher education, such as "Faith That Does Justice".
Midnight Run (Campus Ministry Leaders Retreat, Weekly Reflections, Retreat Days, Special Programs such as Immigration Summit, HeART of Milwaukee, Hunger and Homelessness Week, March Against Poverty)
Soup with Substance (the topics and speakers for which campus ministry responsible)
Ignatian Family Teach-In (orientation, preparation, reflection, debrief)
UCA Martyrs remembrance
Border Awareness Experience (orientation, preparation, reflection, debrief)
Justice in Action Conference (facilitate and/or provide access to students to Catholic framework of social justice and perspective on issues of concern. Promote opportunities to dialogue in consideration of constituent values of the University)
o Convene students and/or student groups focused on justice issues for discernment, education, and action in light of the Catholic Jesuit mission of the University.
2.Administer the Midnight Run service/outreach program.
Serve as the advisor for the Midnight Run program. Coordinate the recruitment and placement of student volunteers in the various sites in the Milwaukee areas.
Provide spiritual leadership for the coordinating team and the co-coordinators at weekly team meetings and at weekly co-coordinator meetings.
Administer "Alert Driving" van safety training for drivers in Midnight Run
Be accountable for the budget: money collected and spent for the program.
Maintain contact with administrators at the agencies where students volunteer, particularly with Redeemer Lutheran, which serves as host to our Noon Run meal.
Serve as liaison to local, regional, and national organizations focused on issues of hunger and homelessness.
Collaborate with the Center for Community Service and Service Learning to coordinate volunteer sign-ups with Midnight Run sign-ups each semester.
Oversee Midnight Run Reflections.
o Work with student planning team as a resource
o Arrange for publicity
Oversee activities for Hunger and Homelessness Week to educate the campus on the current homeless situation in Milwaukee.
Oversee activities for March Against Poverty to advocate for a particular issue related to hunger and homelessness.
Oversee community support activities, such as, "HeART of Milwaukee" a community arts festival promoting performance and visual arts for those who lack opportunities to share their talents.
3.Oversee the Soup with Substance justice education program
Work with university department collaborators with these tasks:
Raise suggestions for topics/speakers
Recruit and supervise a paid student coordinator
o as moderator and host for the events
o coordinate email communication on the speakers and topics
maintains the Soup with Substance calendar
Manage the budget for the program
4.Facilitate the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
Administer the application/selection process for participants
Arrange for registrations. transportation and hotel reservations for the trip
Work with students in fundraising to subsidize cost, as needed
Provide preparation and information sessions.
Work with student planners to facilitate group orientation, logistics, publicity, etc.
Arrange for meetings with Wisconsin senators and representatives.\
o Prepare students for these meetings.
5.Serve on the Project Homeless Connect Planning Committee
Provide support and coordination of PHC use of the AMU facility
Assist in promotion of the event through our Midnight Run sites
Collaborate with AMU's Event Manager on details such as catering, parking,
o move in, and whatever comes up.
organizes specialized volunteers to support the PHC team.
6.Coordinate the commemoration of the UCA Martyrs and other important social justice dates
o Collaborate with members of the Jesuit community and other campus partners to discern the topic and speaker for the event
o Reserve an appropriate room and refreshments (Soup with Substance budget)
o Serve as host for the event on or near November 16th
7.Facilitate the Border Awareness Experience spring break trip
Administer the application/selection process for participants
Arrange for transportation, facilities, and itinerary for the trip
Provide 3 preparation and 1 post-trip reflections
Maintain relationships with Annunciation House contacts.
Manage the budget for this experience.
Facilitate opportunities for reflection on and after the experience
8.Participate on the "Justice in Action" conference planning committee
Represent the Jesuit mission for faith and justice as integral to this conference
Serve on the programming subcommittee, or other subcommittees
Promote the conference within Campus Ministry circles.
9.Promote and Support Student groups which focus on justice
Convene students and/or student groups focused on justice issues for discernment, education and action in light of the Catholic Jesuit mission of the university
Provide organizational support and guidance
Provide capacity building and student leadership resources as needed
Serve as representative of Campus Ministry and resource for Catholic Social Teaching to University committees for informed decision making and action taking (e.g. Justice in Action planning committee, Community Engagement Task Force, Undocumented Student Task Force, Men's Spirituality planning committee, Search and Interview Committees, Carnegie Classification Committee, Earth Day planning.
As a member of the Campus Ministry team, this person will:
Report to the Director of Campus Ministry and meet her/him regularly
Collaborate, consult, support campus ministers as they address justice issues, Catholic Social Teaching and its principles, and service in their area of ministerial responsibility
Participate in team meetings, planning, retreats and committee work
Maintain up-to-date files, assess programs
Be available for pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, hospital ministry and crisis situations
Participation in the emergency phone schedule
Collaborate in the planning of the Campus Ministry Leaders Retreat, including recruitment, presentation, leading of prayer.
Supervise maintenance of Campus Ministry vehicles (2 vans)
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master's Degree in process, Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field
2 years of campus ministry experience or related work
Functional knowledge and understanding of the workings of administration in the university.
Functional understanding of the community and social services.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to make reasoned decisions.
Working knowledge of Catholic Social Teachings and social movements and current issues of social justice.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Department Campus Ministry Posting Date 09/27/2020 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
High school diploma or equivalent
Master's Degree or higher