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Assistant Director of Campus Ministry

The position of Assistant Director of Campus Ministry reports to the Chaplain, who is Director of Campus Ministry. Working with the Chaplain and the Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Director will address the spiritual needs of the Mount Saint Mary College Community. Pastoral responsibilities will include addressing and providing support for life issues in the context of Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic faith.

Other specific duties include:

  • Serving as a Eucharistic minister, acolyte, and lector.
  • Helping with and participating in Catholic liturgies, including leading liturgical prayers.
  • Serving as a Catholic catechist for RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and serving as a catechist from time to time for other campus groups who are studying and discussing Scripture.
  • Participating in a Ministry of Presence by being available and visible on the campus. This includes maintaining an office environment that is welcoming and encourages student interaction.
  • Being willing and able to enthusiastically embrace, articulate, implement, and fully support the Catholic and Dominican tradition.
  • Being well organized, joyful, and flexible with a good sense of humor.
  • Being responsible for assisting in organizing spiritual programs such as retreats, prayer services, liturgies, and blessings. Responsible for preparing the weekly general intercessions for Sunday Mass.
  • Organizing and supervising the Liturgical Minister ministries, including supervision of the Sacristan.
  • Networking and maintaining connection with other college campus ministry offices and local ministerial sites to encourage and enhance participation in programs outside of campus.
  • Organizing and implementing the MSMC serves program including but not limited to the Semester Long Service Learning Program, the Giving Tree, and the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
  • Assisting the Director of Campus Ministry with the budget and all financial planning.
  • Being responsible for designing all advertising and marketing projects, including Facebook and other social networking applications.
  • Overseeing and supervising the office Work-Study staff and the Graduate Assistant.
  • Collaborating with other departments within and outside of Student Affairs to provide the necessary resources for a positive student campus life.
  • Ordering supplies as requested.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry.

Attendance Expectations:

  • Office Hours (35): Monday through Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • Expected to attend Daily Mass at 11:30 am and Sunday Mass at 6:00 pm
  • Expected to be at events outside of usual work hours, such as Open House, Family & Alumni Weekend, Spring Weekend, weekend retreats, Spirit Week, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong Communication/motivational skills
  • Live a life compatible with Catholic teaching and Gospel values to serve as a role model and leader to the students of the College
  • Knowledge of Social Networking programs such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications (Includes Minimum Qualifications):

  • Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Higher Education, or related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience in youth/campus ministry
  • Music Ministry background
  • Substantial knowledge of theology and liturgy

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