Campus Minister

Staff / Full-Time

Ursuline Academy, Dedham, MA

Ursuline Academy is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women in grades 7 -12, located in Dedham, MA. We are seeking a full-time Campus Minister for the 2022-2023 academic year who will provide opportunities for students in spiritual formation and faith development as well as service to the local community.  The successful candidate will be a passionate, Catholic educator who is committed to the Ursuline mission and displays a pastoral sensitivity to and understanding of adolescence.  Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Mission, the Campus Minister will share responsibility for the student faith formation program of the school and the promotion of the school’s Ursuline and Catholic identity. The Campus Minister also assists and supports the Director of Mission with the faculty/staff adult faith and Ursuline formation program.  In particular, the Campus Minister is responsible for the following:

In the Community of Faith and Mission:

  • Ensures that the Catholic identity of the Academy is developed and nurtured
  • Models and promotes the mission of the Academy
  • Provides prayers for the school community that can be used each day
  • Plans and coordinates retreats for all grade levels including the recruitment of student leaders and their formation, along with the evaluation and assessment of retreats
  • Collaborates effectively and in a timely manner with the Dean of Student Life and School Counseling Department in providing spiritual guidance, crisis intervention and a supportive presence for students and families
  • Teaches Theology and Peer Ministry courses, as needed
  • Plans and directs all-school liturgies, reconciliation services and prayer services, as well as prayer with small groups
  • Invites and works with students on liturgy planning, prayer experiences and retreats
  • Participates in all Administrative team and Campus Ministry staff meetings 
  • Provides pastoral support for students in need by responding to referrals from Student Life and School Counseling

Service Program:

  • In partnership with the Theology Department, disseminates program guidelines and requirements to incoming students, advisors, other Academy personnel, and persons or organizations outside the school, as requested
  • Participates in the development of a service-learning program for the Academy
  • Advises students on service placements
  • Promotes service opportunities throughout the community
  • Guides the process of selecting students to receive annual service recognition awards
  • Coordinates and implements student service trips
  • Coordinates Senior Service projects
  • Oversees the placement of each student
  • Provides materials and schedule for evaluation by student, supervisor and co-workers
  • Evaluates student performance and provides final evaluations for permanent records

In Other Dimensions:

  • Shares in and works directly with students as a leader in the Advisory Program.
  • Assures that worship space is kept current in regards to liturgical seasons as well as supplied with necessary items
  • Meets regularly with the Director of Mission 
  • Participates in ongoing professional development
  • Designs and/or updates a procedural manual for the Campus Ministry position
  • Accepts additional responsibilities as directed by the Director of Mission 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred
  • Five (5) years of ministry or teaching experience at the secondary level

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Approachability and the ability to connect well with adolescents 
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor
  • Experience with diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to be available for evening events, weekend retreats, and school vacation service trips

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume, statement of interest, and the names of three references to Ms. Regina MacLeod  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.  

Ursuline Academy

Dedham, MA
Middle School, High School