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Job ID: 144016

Resident Minister
University of San Francisco


Date Posted Jul. 7, 2020
Title Resident Minister
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Residential Life
    Student Services
 
 


Job Title:
Resident Minister

Job Summary:
Resident Ministers (RMs) are members of the University Ministry team who live in the residence halls and support the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of students. RMs support and encourage USF students of all religions, beliefs, and identities to connect their faith, spirituality, and values with curricular and co-curricular opportunities including University Ministry programs and other on-campus programs and resources. RMs must be available for up to 18 hours (residence hall work hours, work hours in a specific program area, and work in general UM training and signature programs) each week and are expected to attend University Ministry programs, liturgies and events, facilitate hall programs, and be attentive to any student needs that may arise.

Full Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Resident Ministers (RMs) are members of the University Ministry team who live in the residence halls and support the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of students. RMs support and encourage USF students of all religions, beliefs, and identities to connect their faith, spirituality, and values with curricular and co-curricular opportunities including University Ministry programs and other on-campus programs and resources. RMs must be available for up to 18 hours (residence hall work hours, work hours in a specific program area, and work in general UM training and signature programs) each week and are expected to attend University Ministry programs, liturgies and events, facilitate hall programs, and be attentive to any student needs that may arise.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Residence Hall Work:
  • Be available to students for conversation, support and reflection informally and during scheduled hours. Up to 8-10 hours of availability a week.
  • Meet regularly with Residence Hall staff at regularly scheduled staff meetings, facilitate reflection, and support staff in community development and programming.
  • Develop programs that use principles of Ignatian spirituality to challenge students to engage, reflect, discern, develop relationships of justice, and live with hope, passion, integrity and purpose.
  • Provide support and reflection opportunities for students connected to living learning, themed and academic program communities.
  • Some Resident Ministers may be assigned to one of several Living Learning Communities: St. Ignatius Institute, Esther Madriz Scholars, Muskat Scholars Program, or the BASE community.


2. University Ministry Program Area:
  • Support University Ministry Program Areas and engage students in University Ministry programs under the direction of the Associate/Assistant Director of that area.
  • Up to 8-10 hours of weekly availability during UM office working hours for program-related work.
  • Some Resident Ministers may be assigned to also assist with Ignatians, a group of UM student leaders.


3. University Ministry Signature Programs and Ongoing RM Formation:
  • Support and attend University Ministry programs as part of the University Ministry team including: the weekly 7:00 pm Sunday student liturgy, opportunities of service, major university liturgies, seasonal liturgies, University Ministry signature events.
  • Attend RM orientation in August, retreats, regularly scheduled meetings, in-services, theological reflection sessions and training opportunities.


UNIVERSITY MINISTRY MISSION STATEMENT

University Ministry supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the University of San Francisco community.

At University Ministry, we support and encourage USF students, faculty, staff and alumni of all religions, beliefs and identities, to connect their faith, spirituality and values with social justice and solidarity with the poor, and with care for the earth, our common home, in order to realize the fullness of our humanity, and lead lives of meaning and purpose. This is at the core of the Jesuit Catholic mission at USF and Ignatian spirituality, a spirituality for everyday life. We invite you to consider how God is present in our world and active in our lives. At UM, we provide pathways to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others.

PROGRAM AREAS

Liturgy & Music - Resident Ministers in this area assist with the planning and preparation of Sunday night student liturgies, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, major university liturgies, and prayer services. The Liturgy and Music RMs recruit, train, schedule, and build community among student lay ministers and build and maintain a database of students involved with lay ministry. The Liturgy & Music RM should have experience in planning and a passion for the liturgical life of the community at USF. RMs are also expected to train students in various liturgical roles.

Retreats - RMs are responsible for the creation, planning, and organization of multiple day-long, half-day, overnight, and weekend retreat experiences for USF students, faculty, and staff. Retreat team RMs are expected to attend all weekly meetings, train student leaders, lead assigned retreat experiences, and help develop a marketing plan. RMs in this area should have an interest in student development and spiritual development.

Social Justice - RMs in this area help students to step outside of their familiar university lives, walk with people at the margins of society, and in doing so, open their minds and hearts to personal transformation. Social Justice RMs are responsible for leading social justice opportunities, engaging students in reflection and discernment, marketing events, and leading local and national engagement in social justice (Ignatian Solidarity Network, Food Recovery Network, etc.)

Immersions - RMs in this area must proactively recruit, plan, and organizer all pre-immersion, immersion, and post-immersion logistics. Responsibilities include: marketing immersion opportunities, training student leaders, developing and leading reflections, organizing travel paperwork, coordinating with immersion leaders at immersion locations, and providing opportunities for student reflection and discernment. RMs must have a passion for student development and working with national and international communities.

Jewish Social Justice/Queering Religion - RMs in this area will work closely with UM's Rabbi-in-Residence to support the needs of Jewish students and the spiritually-seeking LGBTQIA group - Queering Religion. Opportunities may include working on the annual Spectrum Retreat, the Open Doors Sukkot program, and the annual JSSJ Social Justice Passover Seder.

REQUIREMENTS

RMs must be available for a 10-month commitment beginning on August 1, 2020 and ending on May 31, 2021. RMs must be available for a mandatory week-long orientation from August 3 -7, 2020.

ROOM AND BOARD

RMs are classified as volunteers. The position requires that RMs live on campus in the residence halls and, therefore, receive housing accommodations and a flexi meal plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field (Preference given to those working toward a Master's degree in theology, ministry or a appropriate field). Ministerial experience with youth, or experience which would effectively transfer to ministry work at a Jesuit Catholic university. Basic pastoral skills and an understanding of faith development and student development. 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. Preference given to new and current USF graduate students or graduate students at local schools.

TO APPLY

In your cover letter, please indicate your primary and secondary program areas of interest within University Ministry. Please explain why you chose these areas and what you can contribute. Applications that do not follow these requirements will not be considered.

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Part time

Pay Rate:
Hourly

To apply, visit https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Resident-Minister_R0003043.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.

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