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PART-TIME CAMPUS MINISTER
Young Adult Ministry, PT Employee
Newman Catholic Center (Newark, NJ)
A Campus Minister at the Newman Catholic Center will have a commitment to collaborative ministry with students, faculty, laity, religious, deacons, and priests. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of higher education and a commitment to educational programming appropriate for college-level students.
-Providing spiritual, moral, and intellectual development as lived and taught in accordance with the Catholic Church (i.e. training in Catholic Christian discipleship and understanding of the Catholic faith.
-Developing and providing formation in peer ministry, catechetical, spiritual, and leadership experiences and skills. Such formation would include leading Scripture studies, assisting with RCIA, designing leadership formation for student leaders, and organizing retreats throughout the year on a variety of topics related to Catholic Christian discipleship.
-Raising consciousness within the university community concerning issues of faith and culture in our society.
-Continuing to provide vision and leadership for the faith community at the Newman Center through personal prayer and study, and by organizing retreats for volunteers and student leaders.
-Developing an ecumenical/interfaith working relationship with other religious groups in campus ministry by meeting with them periodically while always maintaining a strong Catholic identity.
-Coordinating social justice outreaches and service opportunities for the faith community.
-Continually striving to develop relationships with faculty, staff, and administration.
-Continually striving to create effective structures and events to reach out to new students, such as social and spiritual activities.
-Organizing and coordinating social events on campus as a way to build community.
-Developing effective ways to nurture and educate students in the Theology of the Body through seminars or study groups.
-Fidelity to the teaching of the Catholic Magisterium.
-Commitment to representing the Catholic Church within higher education.
-Ability to engage students in spiritual direction, teaching, and organizing programs and events that nurture the spiritual needs of the students.
-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be a self-starter.
-Offering the gift of hospitality is a must: welcoming students and inviting students no matter where one is in his/her faith journey, encouraging them to grow deeper in faith.
-Flexibility with work hours; a willingness to work some evenings and retreat weekends for events (typical work week: 20 hours).
-Commitment to a regular prayer life and participation in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.
-Commitment to ongoing learning in ministry and Catholic theology.
-Willingness to receive feedback and evaluation from immediate supervisor.
-Music ability a plus, but not required.
-A love for Jesus Christ and His Church, and a desire to share His love with young adults. (85)
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