Young Adult Ministry, FT Employee
Capuchin Franciscans (Lawrence, KS)
The Campus Minister at HINU is a salaried, professional, full-time, twelve month employee who works under the supervision of a Capuchin priest administrator and is part of a team, including Capuchin clergy, a music minister and lay volunteers. The Campus Ministry position entails frequent evening and weekend work, holiday and holy day work. The Campus Minister works collaboratively with other staff and volunteers in ministering to the students and the members of the local Lawrence community that participate in the life of the Center. In particular, the Campus Minister provides for the ministerial needs of students-listening, presence and programming. The Campus Minister focuses and fosters the faith development of students at HINU, and represents the Catholic community to parents, faculty, administrative staff, alumni and other campus ministers.
The successful candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the commitment to the faith tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Theology or Pastoral Ministry or the equivalent practical experience, and have 3-5 years experience working in higher education or an equivalent background in ministry programming to college-age students.
The ability to relate to Native American cultures or have personal background as a Native American, as well as the ability to relate to the Catholic spiritual and religious needs of the Indian community, students and others who utilize the Campus Center is essential.
He/She must be able to plan Eucharistic liturgies and prayer services as well as attend to the liturgical environment, with music skills being a strong plus. Skill in catechizing those who seek sacramental preparation or who seek to deepen their faith life and the ability to respectfully interact with those who are poor or marginalized, while at the same time maintaining personal boundaries, is critical to this position.
The Campus Minister must possess strong communications skills and be able to work independently within a collaborative setting with other staff and volunteers. Computer skills in Microsoft Word or other programs utilized in the design of brochures, signs or newsletters is a strong plus.
Resumes and expression of interest should be directed to: Richard Sbarbaro, Partner at [email protected], (phone) 708-531-0100. (0)