This position will assist LMU students with the integration of Faith and Justice in their lives specifically through faith-based global and local service/immersion programs. Each of these programs are to be grounded in LMU's institutional mission. As a Catholic, Ignatian, Jesuit, and Marymount university is committed to forming students who are for and with others. By means of rigorous inquiry and relational engagement, LMU's educational mission seeks to inspire individuals whose reflection, reasoning, imagination, and discernment call forth action for positive change in the world.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the De Colores (DC) program. In close collaboration with the Campus Minister for Faith and Justice, this position will be responsible for the planning, organization, budgeting, recruitment, execution and evaluation of the monthly DC trips - paying special attention to the learning outcomes, theological reflection and student leadership development goals involved with the DC trips. The responsibilities will include personally leading approximately 6-8 DC weekend trips per year. This campus minister will recruit "open" and "special request" groups and arrange for a faculty or staff member to be a support person on each trip.
Collaborate closely with the Director of Campus Ministry and the Campus Minister for Faith and Justice in the planning, organization, budgeting, recruitment, execution and evaluation on the faith-based, Ignacio Companions' (IC) international service immersion trips. This campus minister is responsible for participating in at least one IC trip per year.
Co-instruct an Ignatian leadership class for IC leaders with the Campus Minister of Faith and Justice.
Oversee the weekly Feed the Hungry program. This position is responsible for the planning, organization, budgeting, recruitment, execution and evaluation of the program.
In collaboration with the Center for Service and Action (CSA), co-direct the Fall Service Immersion retreat.
Direct the Latinx half-day retreat in the fall and an overnight retreat in the spring.
Provide pastoral support and accompaniment in support of LMU's Social Justice Scholars.
Articulate and work to integrate social justice learning outcomes in campus ministry programs.
Further collaboration with local and national Jesuit, RSHM and CSJ faith and justice ministries by developing and expanding programs that highlight their priorities.
Expand opportunities and programs for students to "engage the most pressing issues facing our city and the world at large." These programs will encourage "study, research, creative work, and active engagement" in order to prepare students to become "engaged participants and leaders in their communities and the world."
Provide appropriate ongoing pastoral support for all students as needed.
Participate as an active member of the Campus Ministry team and university worshipping community.
Serve on university committees as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Preferred three years of campus ministry experience in a university setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ignatian Spirituality, Catholic Social Teaching and current approaches to young adult faith and leadership formation.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Proven experience of and commitment to team/collaborative ministry.
Exemplary communication skills -- both written and oral.
Strong active listening and interpersonal skills.
Proven experience in the development and evaluation of programs.
Experience in the articulation and application of learning outcomes.
Significant experience in international service/immersion.
Clear desire for continuing formation.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable in all Microsoft Office.
Conversational Spanish required.
Typically a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology or Pastoral Ministry or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel as a campus minister and keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.