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St. John's University

Residence Minister For Spirituality

St. John's University
Jamaica, New York, United States

Date Posted: 05/01/2009
Categories: Other
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering.

Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,700 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.

• Establish and coordinate spirituality opportunities regularly including evenings and occasional weekends for the resident student population.
• Live in the residence hall and be available to students in need on a 24 hour basis for counseling and support, spiritual accompaniment, mentoring opportunities and community building (availability on two weekday evenings in office- covering Henley and Hollis Halls).
• Visible presence in Montgoris Dinning Hall three to four times a week.
• Provide programming pertaining to Catholic mission, spiritual and moral development and Vincentian heritage (RA training, RA classes, Resident Hall staff meetings).
• Assist with Sunday night Mass and programming.
• Assist with the direction of retreat program.
• Moderate Catholic student group.
• Facilitate spirituality programming for learning communities.
• Moderator of Students for Life.
• Collaborate with Student Affairs for Interfaith and LEAD Visioning from Within Programming.
• Assist with music ministry.
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
• Other duties as assigned.

The Campus Minister will live and work in residential housing.

• Strong academic and pastoral background in the facilitation of spiritual development and direction with young adults is required.
• Five to ten (10) years of leadership experience in ministry.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
• Capabilities in working with liturgical music ministry are ideal for the person seeking this position.

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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