Rockhurst University seeks a faith-filled team member to serve as Campus Minister for Faith, Justice, and Solidarity. Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Our mission is to form lifelong learners in the Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts tradition who engage with the complexities of our world and serve others as compassionate, thoughtful leaders. Rockhurst is committed to creating a more just world through inclusive, innovative, and transformative education.
The Campus Minister for Faith, Justice and Solidarity, who serves in a 10-month (August – May) position, is largely responsible for Campus Ministry’s initiatives in the areas of social justice, interfaith, solidary, and Eco-spirituality. Additionally, the position plays an essential role in the pastoral care and accompaniment of students.
- Select and prepare faculty and staff who accompany students on the trips
- Identify partner organizations
- Coordinate application process and selection of student participants
- Develop reflection materials for use before, during, and after on-site experiences
- Provide van rides to and from the airport
- Advise SEEK (student interfaith council)
- Plan the annual interfaith panel discussion
- Develop interfaith service opportunities in the local community
- Provide opportunities for interfaith dialogue
- Coordinate the Sustainability/Eco-Spirituality floor of Kateri Community, an intentional residential student community of 5-9 students:
- Conduct weekly community reflection, discussion, and prayer
- Co-lead the beginning-of-the-year Kateri Community retreat with the campus minister who oversees the Catholic/Ignatian-Spirituality floor
- Oversee backyard gardening efforts
- Connect members of the Sustainability/Eco-Spirituality floor with Earth-focused community partner agencies for learning and service
- Coordinate with residence life staff to ensure the smooth delivery of collaborative programming and services
- Advise VOICES for Justice student organization, including:
- Twice-monthly attendance to VOICES for Justice evening meetings to provide departmental oversight and accompaniment
- Oversight and accompaniment of students to the Annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC
- Provide departmental pastoral presence by joining other staff members on the Frosh Get-A-Way and Senior Get-A-Way overnight retreats
- Oversee budgets and continue assessment for program areas of responsibility
- Provide pastoral support and ministry of presence to students
- Other duties as assigned
- Masters preferred, preferably in Divinity, Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry or related field
- Post-grad volunteer experience (1-3 years) in related field
Knowledge, abilities, skills:
- Understanding and appreciation of the Jesuit character, mission, and identity of the University community
- Effective organizational skills (i.e. judgement, appropriate confidentiality, budget management)
- Awareness of and sensitivity to the pastoral needs and spiritual development of contemporary young adults
- Knowledge of the intersectionality between faith/religion/spirituality and:
- social justice
- Familiarity with/appreciation of/openness to Ignatian Spirituality
- Must be able to work days, evenings (typically 1-2 evenings per week while classes are in session during fall and spring semesters) and weekends as required by programming
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
Applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references.
Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system.
Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the University, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.