Associate Minister

Website University Ministry- University of San Diego

In collaboration with the University Ministry Team, the Associate University Minister is responsible for ministry to USD undergraduate and graduate students and the provision of pastoral care which reflects and fosters the Catholic mission and identity of the university. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with colleagues across campus to implement culturally contextualized faith formation programs, facilitate service experiences, foster the spiritual enrichment of university community members, and provide pastoral care to specific student cohorts, including Hispanic, Black, Indigenous and other students of color and/or others who hold marginalized identities.
Duties and Responsibilities:

UM Search Retreat Planning, Coordination, and Facilitation:

Retreat Planning and Coordination:Responsible for retreat logistics, planning, and budgeting.  This includes but is not limited to space reservations, supplies, arranging transportation, and safety.
Maintain budget for Search Retreat.
Design and oversee retreat-related marketing and communications campaigns.
Collaborate with campus partners to recruit students.
Coordinate with and arrange for pastoral partners and priests to attend liturgical celebrations.
Facilitate post-retreat assessment and feedback initiatives to further grow and enhance the program and related content and outreach.
Retreat Facilitation:Coordinate the overall structure, content, planning, and implementation of a Search Retreat in the Fall and Spring Semester.
Serve as the leader and pastoral presence during the duration of the Search Retreats
Leadership Development:Identify and recruit retreat directors and student leaders needed to support the Search Retreat
Recruit and maintain Search leaders who engage in ongoing formation on the spiritual accompaniment of their peers and their own spiritual growth.
Develop leadership formation for the Search Crew that informs their approach to the retreat, rooted in spirituality and servant leadership.
Lead weekly leadership development meetings on related topics such as servant leadership, prayer, spirituality, and community.
Student Engagement & Pastoral Care:Design models of outreach and partnerships within University Ministry and across the university that get students consistently engaged with this ministry.
Offer pastoral care to student leaders and retreatants.
Maintain a steady rapport with students prior to and after retreats.
Pastoral Care:

Maintain consistent and strong rapport and pastoral relationships with students by providing pastoral care and accompaniment.
Respond to critical incidents in the community and/or in the lives of students that require a ministerial presence.
Collaborate with other UM staff on other ministries; serve on university committees, assist on retreats and execute other duties as assigned.


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