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Associate Director, Campus Ministry

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Santa Clara University Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 5 months ago

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director, Campus Ministry Department Campus Ministry Fixed Term End Date Part Year No Part Year Months FLSA Status Exempt Standard Hours (hours per week)

Position Summary Information

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry (DCM), the Associate Director (AD)

assumes duties that are integral to the department's strategic management and

administration. The AD works closely with the DCM to ensure that the department's

vision, mission, and strategic goals are aligned with the university's vision, mission,goals,

and values. The AD serves as an advisor to the DCM and offers recommendations for

strategic and operational decisions, including processes for assessment. The AD

oversees the department's overall communication efforts, and as such, commands a

comprehensive understanding of the department and a perceptive engagement and

relationship-building with students and campus partners. Similarly, the AD is positioned to

oversee the department's student internship program, including the vision for ongoing

formation of the student staff. The AD's comprehensive view of the department's needs

and opportunities allows the AD to effectively to resource the Campus Ministry staff with

both ministerial and professional development support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Collaborates with the DCM in the strategic and administrative management of

the department.

Assists the DCM in setting goals and determining metrics for Campus Ministry programs.

Researches and implements best practices for assessment of Campus Ministry programs.

With the DCM, shares in the review, updating, and implementation of the department protocols.

Ensures the collection, analysis, and appropriate use of communication of a range of data that advances assessment activities.

Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and formation processes of all student staff.

Oversees the recruitment and orientation processes for the department's professional staff.

Supervises some professional and student staff.

With the DCM, assesses the needs and plans for relevant staff development opportunities.

Provides department leadership in the absence of the DCM.
2.Provides pastoral leadership, service, outreach, and engagement with the

university community.

Creates relationships with students and student groups that ensures the relevancy of Campus Ministry offerings, especially among traditionally underserved populations.

Builds and sustains relationships with colleagues across campus to advance university and department strategic initiatives. May include Division of Student Life, Ignatian Center of Jesuit Education, Global Engagement Office, Athletics, Jesuit Community or other departments, as appropriate or directed by DCM..

Collaborates with campus partners and student organizations to offer educational and reflective experiences that will move students to a deeper integration of their faith.

Provides pastoral counseling and spiritual accompaniment to students.

Assists with various department offerings, as needed and directed, such as in the areas of retreats, liturgy, religious diversity, and other faith formation programs.

Represents Campus Ministry on various university committees and/or events.
3.Directs the department's communication and marketing efforts.

Maintains, advances, and enhances the Campus Ministry brand through various media, including, but not limited to the university website, digital, and print media.

Administers university and department communication protocols and guidelines to ensure staff and student compliance.

Creates and distributes department's periodic digital newsletters to the campus community.

Prepares an annual capacity report for administratis, Boards, current, and prospective donors.

Facilitates ongoing relationships with faculty and staff to foster deeper understanding of Campus Ministry and encourage collaborative efforts.
4.Directs key partnerships for faith and the promotion of justice

Serves as the department liaison with the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Catholic Relief Services.

Works with other campus colleagues and student groups to connect students with formational experiences and advocacy rooted in faith.

With the DCM and Mission Church staff, directs the stewardship efforts at the student liturgies.
5.Carries out other duties as assigned.

1.Contributes to the department's efforts to carry out its mission, vision, and strategic priorities.
2.Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
3.Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
4.Establishes effective relationships within the university and beyond to advance department goals.
5.Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
6.Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
7.Ensures fiscal and resource responsibility
8.Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
9.Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.
10.Engages in professional development opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Provides Work Direction

Supervises some professional and student staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.

May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.

May be required to attend conferences and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.

May be required to occasionally travel to outside partners or vendors.

Non-traditional hours that include evenings and weekends.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

?Mostly indoor office environment with windows.

?Offices with frequent interruptions.


Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the Roman Catholic faith with well-integrated Christian faith, and ability to help students across the religious spectrum envision and practice a vibrant faith that does justice

Knowledge of and experience in Ignatian Spirituality and discernment

Close familiarity with the Jesuit educational tradition and values

Well-versed in Catholic Social Teaching

Understanding of faith and student development theories

Demonstrated understanding of website content management


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent administrative and organizational skills, with an attention to detail and project management

Skilled in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data in a ministerial context

Empathetic listener who can provide pastoral support, including in moments of crisis


Takes initiative and lead others in projects

Helps students and colleagues foster an inclusive environment in a diverse and religiously plural context.

Easily adapts to new technology and media use among primary constituencies

Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise groups or individuals in managerial contexts.

Can follow the lead and work in tandem with supervisor

Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree, required. Master's degree in a theologically related field, preferred.
6-8 years of experience in related field, required

Salary Information $3175.00 - $3697.50 semi-monthly (commensurate with experience)

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an SCU only recruitment. Current SCU employees will be considered. The application deadline for this position is Friday, June 15th.

If a conditional offer is made, the selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and education verification.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • SCU Website

  • SCU: University Promotion/Transfer

  • Periodical

  • SCU Employee

  • Conference

  • Assoc of Jesuit Colleges & Universities

  • CAL Jobs

  • HigherEd Jobs

  • Indeed

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn

  • CareerArc Networks

  • Handshake

  • Other


  • Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?

  • Yes

  • No

  • What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

  • High School Diploma

  • Professional Certificate

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • JD

  • PhD

  • Do you have 6+ years of related experience?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you a current SCU employee?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents

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Associate Director, Campus Ministry

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Santa Clara University