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Awaken hearts and lives of solidarity to build a more just world

General Description
This position is part of the SCSJ Team working to carry out our mission to “awaken hearts and lives of solidarity to build a more just world.” As one of four departments within the Creighton University Division of Mission and Ministry, the SCSJ implements this mission through direct service, justice education, Ignatian advocacy, forming leaders, and building community. The SCSJ Graduate Assistant will be supervised by SCSJ professional staff depending on programming responsibilities.



Work 11-12 months per year (approximately July 2020 – May 2022). This includes working three of the four week long midterm breaks over the two years. Graduate Assistants will follow the university staff calendar regarding breaks.
25 hours per week expected. This is a stipend based, not hourly position. Understanding that, due to the nature of this ministry, there are weeks above the baseline hours listed; evening and weekend hours are frequent; generally follows Creighton University staff work calendar.
This position is for two years. Year two is contingent on satisfactory performance evaluation during year one.
Mid and end of year reports and self-evaluations completed with team and supervisor(s).
Possible areas of responsibility (depending upon experience and interests of the Graduate Assistant and needs of the SCSJ) may include but are not limited to the following:
Supporting the Service & Justice Trips program with formation, logistics, and possibly coordinating trips (alternative break program which runs 50 trips annually between fall and spring breaks).
Promoting the mission and programs of the SCSJ through supervision of the Communications Team: including website, social media, digital and print design, etc.
Assisting in administration and development of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, and other service, justice, and Ignatian advocacy programming.
Supporting Local Community Engagement and collaborating with other departments and organizations on and off campus.
To learn more about the SCSJ and our programs, see our website:


Full tuition in graduate studies (cap of 46 credit hours based on the Master of Arts in Ministry) for a Master of Arts in Ministry, Christian Spirituality, or Master of Science in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik if you have interest in another program at Creighton. Student fees will also be paid by SCSJ.
Monthly stipend of $1,100. Student is responsible for books, health insurance, on campus parking if you have a car on campus, and other related academic and program costs.
Opportunities to participate in (with costs covered):
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC
Professional development at select conferences such as the USCCB Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, DC
Week long, domestic Service & Justice Trips over Fall or Spring break


Bachelor’s degree with a G.P.A. that meets the graduate admission requirement
Knowledge of, experience in, and enthusiasm for service, faith, peace, justice, reconciliation and sustainability ministry programs
Community-oriented, hospitable, strong in balancing multiple tasks, at ease working with diverse groups
Excellent interpersonal and time management skills, ability to articulate own faith, passionate desire to serve college students
A year or more of post-graduate work or volunteer experience preferred but not required

Academic & Student Responsibilities

·         An SCSJ Graduate Assistant must work with program academic advisor to be enrolled in appropriate number of hours of graduate course work and maintain the required G.P.A. in her/his graduate field of study.

·         Lives out and models all expectations in full as outlined in the Student Credo and the Creighton University Student Handbook.



Application Information

Please email a resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter to Kelly Tadeo Orbik (contact information below). Within your cover letter, please address these three questions:


Why do you feel called to become part of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice as a graduate assistant?
What gifts, talents, and experiences do you bring that will benefit the SCSJ, our students, the Omaha community and beyond? Give an example from your life to articulate your answer.
What does “faith that does justice” mean to you?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority deadline: January 6, 2020.


Candidates may be contacted for a phone/Skype and/or on-campus interview after their cover letter and resume are received.  Final acceptance for the SCSJ Graduate Assistantship is contingent upon successful admission into a Creighton University graduate studies program (



Preferred start date with the SCSJ is July 1, 2020 but is negotiable. Start dates for academic programs vary.



For more information contact:

Kelly Tadeo Orbik      Associate Director         402-280-1293

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