Seeking our next Campus Ministry Director to begin in August 2017
Bishop Blanchet is a Catholic, college preparatory high school in Seattle, Washington serving a co-ed population of approximately 900 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1954, Bishop Blanchet is a prominent Archdiocesan high school committed to serving a diverse student body with the most comprehensive Catholic high school experience in the greater Seattle area. We inspire our students to transform the world around them through a life-long commitment to faith, scholarship and service.
Overview of responsibilities:
The Director of Campus Ministry reports to the Principal and is responsible for the spiritual formation of the Bishop Blanchet community by providing opportunities for prayer, reception of sacraments, participation in faith groups, liturgies, retreats, service, and pastoral care. There is an administrative and a pastoral role to the position. The administrative role is evident in the development and implementation of all campus ministry programing. The pastoral role is manifest in the ministerial presence of the Director in the day-to-day experience of students, faculty and staff.
The essential functions of the position are listed below. While all faculty and staff members share responsibility for the pastoral life of the school community, the Director of Campus Ministry provides the leadership and organization that will facilitate the task of nourishing and the faith of the Bishop Blanchet community.
Essential professional qualities:
- Mission oriented, faith-filled, practicing Catholic, exemplifying the core values of Bishop Blanchet
- Highly collaborative, working closely with the Principal, administrative team, faculty, staff, students, and parents
- Relational, high profile leader, with strong interpersonal skills to actively and positively engage all school constituencies
- Experience with pastoral ministry, specifically focused on adolescent faith development
- Excellent communication skills including writing, public speaking, presentations and small group meetings
- Available for evening and weekend events
- At least 5 years of administrative and/or teaching and/or pastoral ministry experience, ideally with experience in Catholic school environments
- Bachelors Degree at minimum, Masters Degree preferred
Essential functions of the position:
- Develops a yearly calendar of all Campus Ministry programs each spring for the following school year.
- Prepares recommendations for annual budget and, once approved, is responsible for the allocation of resources for Campus Ministry programs. This includes the ordering and maintenance of supplies for the chapel.
- Cooperates with and invites participation from archdiocesan and parish youth ministers in areas of common mission.
- Supports the mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle through the development of parish-school faith connections between students and their pastors, youth ministers and parents.
- Remains current on ecclesial regulations and pastoral directives as they apply to high school ministry in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
- Meets regularly with the school leadership team and the Campus Ministry team regarding events, faith-related issues and needs, departmental updates, short and long-term ministry goals, parish and community partnerships, and enhancement of the Catholic dimension of the school.
- Develops curriculum for and oversees ministry-related community periods.
- Updates and maintains the Campus Ministry webpage.
- Models Gospel values and faithful relationship with God both professionally and personally.
- Supports other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.
- Plans and directs all school liturgies. This includes preparing the worship space and involves working with facilities and students to assist in the set up and take down for the liturgy, designing the program used for the liturgy and recruiting faculty and parent volunteers to assist in the liturgy.
- Works with priests, faculty and students in planning and celebrating Masses of Opportunity during community period.
- Recruits and trains Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, lectors and coordinates the selection of liturgical music with the choir director.
- Coordinates Reconciliation services during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
- Plans, implements and evaluates retreat programs at each grade level.
- Provides on-going catechetical education and retreats for faculty and staff.
- Provides on-going follow-up for each retreat.
- Oversees and assists the retreat leaders and committee in the planning and evaluation of their retreats.
- Provides information on optional retreat opportunities.
Prayer and Faith Formation
- Directs, coordinates and leads all-school daily prayer and meditation.
- Assists, supports, and trains students in leading prayers at assemblies, games, other school events.
- Provides faculty, staff, coaches and moderators with resources for prayers, liturgical seasons and the teaching of various spiritual topics.
- Develops annual goals for department, individual programs and staff to promote the spiritual health and Catholic identity of the school.
- Recruits faculty, staff and others to attend retreats.
- Directs all Campus Ministry Staff and retreat leaders.
- Directs and supports the Service Coordinator regarding service ministry and service based retreats.
- Works collaboratively with the Theology Department.
- Promotes programs for spiritual growth, peace and justice education.
- Welcomes and encourages drop-in pastoral support for students who have personal issues that they need to discuss. Makes referrals to school counselors in cases when appropriate. Consults with faculty and staff on school issues or student issues.
- Assists in the planning and presentation at the orientation for new faculty and staff and the Freshmen Welcome.
- Direct and provide support for mission service trips.
Contractual Term: Campus Ministry Director will serve under an administrative contract of 200 days.
Compensation: Bishop Blanchet is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff that will add to the racial, cultural and gender diversity of our school community. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits eligible.
Application Materials due on or before April 20, 2017:
- Letter of Interest
- Current Resume/CV
To complete your application, you must also fill out the online application through the Seattle Archdiocese at: