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Resident Ministers are an important part of the University’s Campus Ministry program and represent the department in the residence halls. They serve as resources for students of all religious traditions and lend support and strength to the programs and activities that promote the mission and identity of JCU. They are expected to assist students through retreats, programs and other opportunities in both understanding and using methods of prayer in the Ignatian tradition, as well as to assist in Campus Ministry’s work to provide for the spiritual welfare of the university community. Some events require attendance only; others are more challenging, requiring significant planning and implementation.
Duties and responsibilities
Campus Ministry Focus Areas:
Together with Campus Ministry staff, the RMs will be involved with the following areas: immersions, retreats, small faith communities, liturgy, ecumenical/interfaith outreach, and social justice initiatives
Assist in organizing liturgies and prayer services
Accompany students and serve as a faculty/staff leader for one of the following events: Ignatian Family Teach-in (November) OR March for Life (January)
Participate in other programs designed to promote spiritual well-being of students
Participate in weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly supervisory meetings
2. Residence Hall Focus Areas:
Establish ministry of presence; intentionally seek out and cultivate pastoral conversations with residential students, with a particular focus on first year students in the RM’s residence hall.
Create residence hall environment of hospitality and approachability
Engage in RA staff-related activities (facilitate reflections at “all-staff” staff meetings, be present at appropriate trainings, participate in staff development activities)
Share reflections at Murphy Mass (or similar residence hall Mass)
Plan and execute ongoing reflective programs
In collaboration with Residence Life staff, design and implement programs which benefit the moral and spiritual development of students – one area-wide program each year
Meet regularly with the Area Coordinator/Head of Hall
Attend meetings with the Resident Ministers and Residence Life staff
Participate in crisis response and post-crisis response
Ability to appropriately share one’s experience of faith and to invite students to explore their own sense of faith, spirituality and the promotion of justice.
Candidate must live in the residence halls
Familiarity with and appreciation of the Jesuit, Catholic nature of JCU
At least one year of life experience beyond their undergraduate years.
Normal working hours and conditionsThe RM is expected to devote 20 hours each week (a flexible schedule of ministry in the residence hall and general Campus Ministry Departmental work). Most work hours fall in the late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. This ministry formation program is a ten-month position beginning August 10, 2020 and ending May 24, 2021. This is a one-year position, with the possibility an additional year renewal. The compensation for the RM is an apartment in the residence halls, a board plan, a $9,000.00 annual stipend, free parking, free use of recreational facilities and the university library. Hours, requirements and stipend may be altered for a second year Resident Minister as requested by the Director of Campus Ministry.
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