Norma Rothschadl is the aunt of Christendom’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Ms. Amanda Graf. She is retiring from her position as Director of Campus Ministry at the Catholic Center at University of West Georgia, and she and her superiors would love a Christendom Alum to take her place.
Director of Campus Ministry at the University of West Georgia Catholic Center
The University of West Georgia is a public university and regional school that is located in Carrollton, Georgia and serves approximately 12,000 students. It is a rural campus that sits on 645 acres and is within an hour’s drive from the major metropolitan city of Atlanta. Catholic Campus ministry has been present at the university for many years, but the St. John Henry Newman Catholic Center at UWG was newly established in 2020.
The Director of Campus Ministry is a ministry position that provides pastoral leadership within the university community to evangelize and foster spiritual growth of the students through faith formation, service outreach, community events and developing student leaders.
The Director must be a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church that nourishes his or her faith through ongoing spiritual formation and prayer, is faithful to the Church’s teaching and strives to live a life of integrity and witness to the Gospel. The Director should be familiar with the Church’s teaching on evangelization and mission especially in the current cultural context. The Director should have the ability to create and execute programs, understand the value of relational ministry, and serve as a strong ministerial leader. The Director is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Catholic Center facility. The Director will work closely with the Chaplain (the Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish) and the Catholic Center Advisory Board. The position is full time, offering a flexible 40 hours a week schedule, competitive compensation, and health and retirement benefits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide evangelization-centered leadership, pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students on an ongoing basis.
- Organize bible study groups, prayer groups and small groups as needed and requested.
- Plan and implement fellowship events and prayer services.
- Oversee sacramental preparation required by students.
- Supervise and plan liturgies and prayer services
- Plan and collaboratively implement retreat opportunities.
- Plan, organize, and facilitate service opportunities and incorporate theological reflection on principles of Catholic social teaching.
- Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and on-campus groups in order to engage students in Campus Ministry activities including regular tabling on campus.
- Create Catholic community engagement events.
- Recruit, train and supervise a student leadership team.
- Participate in various meetings that help support Campus Ministry goals and objectives, including meeting quarterly with the Advisory Board.
- Campus Ministry finance and budget management
- Organize and participate in development activities including the annual #iGIVECATHOLIC campaign.
- Oversee and manage a team of volunteers for maintaining the facility and grounds.
- Maintain Social Media including Facebook, Instagram and website.
- Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education Requirements:
- Undergraduate degree in Divinity, Theology, or Liturgy from an accredited Catholic university is preferred.
- Applicants should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church.
- Minimum 2 years of work experience in ministerial activities related to the faith development of young adults is preferred.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in planning and organizing various young adult programs related to service, social justice, and/or catechesis is preferred
- Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize projects and activities.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with others.
- Possess the enthusiasm, creativity, knowledge, and energy needed to meet the demands of the position.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the spiritual and pastoral needs of the targeted age group which they intend to serve.
- Must be reliable and dependable to meet the scheduled work hours which will include evenings and weekends, as planned.
- Demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other graphic design software.
- The position will require work during non-traditional business hours and weekends at specific events such as evening programs, retreats, service projects, etc. Physical requirements are those of a normal business office. A valid driver’s license is required in order to attend retreats and other events off-campus.
Please send a cover letter, resume and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org