Campus Minister

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 who will provide opportunities for students in spiritual formation and faith development as well as service to the local community beginning in August of 2024. 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, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Campus Minister will share responsibility for the school’s student faith formation program and promotion of the school’s Ursuline and Catholic identity. The Campus Minister assists and supports the Director of Mission, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the faculty/staff adult faith and Ursuline formation program

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

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
  • Designs prayer experiences and programming to promote diversity and inclusion on campus and within all Campus Ministry programs 
  • 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 the School & College Counseling Department in providing spiritual guidance, crisis intervention, and a supportive presence for students and families
  • Teaches Theology and Peer Ministry courses 
  • 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
  • Manages the student service learning program for the Academy
  • Develops relationships and maintains connections with service partners in the local community 
  • 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

 

Other

  • Assures that worship space is kept current in regards to liturgical seasons as well as supplied with necessary items
  • Participates in ongoing professional development
  • Designs and/or updates a procedural manual for the Campus Ministry position
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in ministry or teaching experience at the secondary level
  • All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an independent school or higher education is a plus.
  • Background in Catholic theology, experience with pastoral programming, retreat planning,  service/immersion, and pastoral care or spiritual direction. 
  • Willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment. 
  • This person must have a desire to work with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff with sensitivity and intercultural knowledge. 

 

Application Instructions:

 

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

Ursuline Academy

Dedham, MA
Middle School, High School
Day
Girls