The John Carroll School is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational Catholic school for grades 9–12, established in 1964 under the namesake and legacy of patriot John Carroll, the first Archbishop in the United States of America. Centrally located on a picturesque campus of 72 acres in the seat of Harford County, Bel Air, Maryland, we are a community school with a strong and enduring relationship with the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Our school community is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced individual with a servant’s heart whose is ready to lead and serve over 700 students and 100 team members as our new Director of Mission and Ministry.
The John Carroll School Director of Mission and Ministry is a leadership role empowered with the responsibility to create a world class program for faith formation and evangelization both within our school community and beyond with the goal to transform the world. The new Director of Mission and Ministry will be called upon to work collaboratively with others to support the school’s mission, strengthen the school’s Catholic identity, and change the lives of others forever.
ROLES AND REPORTS
The position of the Director of Mission and Ministry is a ….
direct report to the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs
supervisor for the school’s Service Learning program and Coordinator
member of the Principal’s team
member of the Religion department
member of the Catholic Identity committee to the Board of Trustees
member of the Peace, Justice, and Moral Courage committee
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organizing and coordinate all school wide masses and liturgical services, as well as design and implement a variety of prayer experiences (both communal and personal).
Design and implement effective retreat programs for all classes, peer ministers, core leadership groups, and faculty/staff.
Program and schedule use of school chapel (including but not limited to … weekly masses, prayer services, religion class usage, and personal reflective use as well).
Oversight of school’s Service-Learning Program (working with coordinator to provide both lay and faith-based opportunities to see God’s hands at work through the service of others).
Support any school missionary or service trips to provide any needed training or resources (local, national, and/or international).
Build an effective peer ministry leadership program (including but not limited to … student trainings, retreats, field trips, workshops, and leadership development).
Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (both at school as well as opportunities through Archdiocesan or Catholic parish programs) along with being a resource to classroom teachers for mission infusion, prayer support, or additional roles.
Develop smaller faith formation opportunities for both students, staff, and community at large (i.e. - such as bible studies, guest speakers, vocational fairs, etc.)
Build relationships with both local parishes and local Catholic middle/elementary schools to provide opportunities for our community to serve and support them.
Provide ecumenical spiritual growth opportunities recognizing the diversity of faith and secular backgrounds within the school. As well as work with the Peace, Justice and Moral Courage committee to develop programming that will uphold the dignity of all human life and protect those most vulnerable to inequity and injustice.
The ideal candidate will …
Hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or Religious Studies.
Have at least five years of experience with youth, school, or parish ministry
Be a practicing member of the Catholic faith
Be an active member in good standing of a parish church
Be able to fully able to fully participate in the sacramental life of the church.
Be capable of providing clear vision
Be a creative and critical thinker and problem solver
Be an effective and inspiring communicator
Be a purposeful collaborator and connector
Be committed to creating effective assessment and evaluation structures
Be devoted to collaboration and building cohesive and enduring relationships
Be called to empower others towards spiritual growth and development.
The John Carroll School is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational Catholic school for grades 9–12, established in 1964 under the namesake and legacy of patriot John Carroll, the first Archbishop in the United States of America. Centrally located on a picturesque campus of 72 acres in the seat of Harford County, Bel Air, Maryland, we are a community school with a strong and enduring relationship with the Archdiocese of Baltimore.