Overview: The Dean of Mission and Ministry will lead the formation of students and adults consistent with the mission, ideals, philosophy and theology outlined by the school administration.
Responsibilities: The Dean of Mission and Ministry will have primary responsibility for the following areas:
Forming a Faith Community:
Facilitates an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome based on Catholic faith traditions and rituals;
Acknowledges and celebrates diversity within the school community;
Communicates regularly with the school community regarding the spiritual life of Cathedral Catholic High School;
Works collaboratively with the administration in the development of faith-centered programs that involve alumni, benefactors, and parents.
Provides opportunities for students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff to deepen their relationship with Christ;
Organizes, plans, and implements an effective program for students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators and staff that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization, and spiritual leadership enrichment.
Prayer and Sacramental Experiences:
Oversees a variety of prayer experiences, both personal, communal, and seasonal;
Provides opportunities for the entire CCHS community to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and reconciliation;
Coordinates all liturgical celebrations including school-wide liturgies and daily Mass;
Organizes training for liturgical ministers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, servers, and all other students involved with liturgical celebrations.
Nurtures students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social Teachings;
Infuses the concepts of justice, peace, human dignity, and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry;
Ensures a pro-life (including but more than abortion) presence on campus by maintaining awareness through various mediums including curriculum assistance, the use of posters, announcements, participation in March for Life trip in Washington DC, special programs, committees, etc.
Ensures an awareness of the missions through such activities as fundraising and inviting missionaries as guest speakers;
Oversees and organizes international and domestic travel opportunities that foster spiritual growth through service-immersion experiences in line with Catholic Social Teaching and/or pilgrimage to important in sites in the Catholic/Christian tradition.
Preparation of Leaders for the Church:
Encourages students to discern the vocation for which God has created them;
Provides opportunities for students to lead various activities to be prepared for vocation and leadership roles;
Maintains information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life that is readily available for students on campus. Coordinates individual follow-up with interested; students including referral to vocation directors and vocation retreats. Coordinates and organizes an annual vocation fair.
Additional Job Functions:
Works with administrators, faculty, counselors, and coaches to infuse the Catholic faith throughout all aspects of the Dons community;
Oversee the budget process for the campus ministry;
Develop and chair the Mission and Ministry Advisory Council which discerns how well the school lives out its mission
Is visible and present on the school campus and at school activities;
Maintains a close relationship with pastors and youth leaders in neighboring parishes;
Attends to own personal, professional, and spiritual development;
Be prepared to be involved with the various aspects of the Dons community, including but not limited to the faculty retreat, Open House, Baccalaureate Mass, and the graduation ceremony;
To abide by the guidelines stated in the employee handbook, and to be consistent in applying the policies of the school as stated in the student handbook and curriculum guide.
Please e-mail the school principal, Kevin Calkins, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, the following information:
Pre-Application Statement (signed)
Cover letter expressing interest in this position
College/University transcripts (unofficial is acceptable for the interview process, but official transcripts will be required if offered employment
Letters of recommendation and contact information for three references (2 professional and 1 clergy member)
Exceptional people skills;
Must have a strong initiative and desire to work in a highly collaborative environment;
Excellent communication skills, a learner;
Highly effective leadership and management skills;
Excellent organizational skills;
Ability to effectively build relationships with co-workers and to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals;
Three years of successful teaching experience;
Three years of successful administrative experience;
Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic;
Thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy;
Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership;
A degree in Theology is required; a master’s degree is also required, and an administrative credential and/or graduate credits in educational administration or a related area is desired.