University Minister, Coordinator of Faith Communities – Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)

Education: University/College, FT Employee
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)

Reporting to the Director of University Ministry, the Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the coordination of the University Ministry’s Peer Ministry program. Working in collaboration with the Associate Coordinator of Peer Ministry, the Coordinator is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of Peer Ministers, as well as efforts to continuously enhance and develop the program. The Coordinator will also coordinate small faith groups and lead one.

-Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Sees him/herself as a minister – one who accompanies people on their faith journey, who provokes and challenges people to live good lives, who comforts and counsels those in need, and who calls people together in the spirit of association.
-Incorporates student leaders into programs.
-Participates in, at least, yearly professional development (books, conferences, classes) and formation experiences (retreats, days of reflection).
-Be an effective, contributing member of a ministry team that develops a complex ministry program in service to undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff.

-Responsible for the coordination and organization of the Peer Ministry program; hires, trains, and supervises Peer Ministers, incorporating the JAVA Detour program into the overall design.
-Coordinates the FYI program as part of Peer Ministry and serves on the Discover Initiative Team.
-Coordinate small faith sharing groups, including leading one. In the first year, he/she will coordinate the work of full-time staff to lead groups. In the second year on, he/she will recruit, train, and coordinate student leaders of small faith sharing groups.
-Collaboratively explore the creation of an Athletic Chaplaincy Program.
-Writes a two year, five year, and ten year Faith Formation Plan that includes descriptions of programs (Peer Ministry, Faith Sharing Groups, etc.), costs, and staffing needs.
-Serve on Ministry and other University committees or task forces as assigned.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings, VIP and Open House Days, provide guidance in pastoral conversations with students and staff, and provide a pastoral presence in residence halls and common areas.
-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience organizing retreats/times of reflection and training students to serve as leaders. Must have the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team. Must demonstrate outstanding communication skills (oral and written). Bachelor’s degree (required) related to pastoral ministry (theology, pastoral studies, religious education, divinity) highly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree related to pastoral ministry (theology, pastoral studies, religious education, divinity) highly preferred.


Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply. (0)

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