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Position Details 

Position Details

Position Number 8102193
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake shore
Department Name MINISTRY
Location Code MINISTRY - LS (03700C)
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes
Duties and Responsibilities

1. Serves on the Steering and Advisory Committees for THEA, Loyola’s youth theology institute, Theology of Healing Earth in Action; Designs and implements curriculum and learning outcomes envisioned by the steering committee; Serves as the secretary for both committees

2. Coordinates summer institute logistics; Schedules meeting rooms; Arranges for Housing, meal plans, ground transportation; Actively present during the summer institute, ensuring the safety and well being of participants.

3. Recruits participants and oversees registration for THEA; Develops marketing materials in print and electronic format; Supervises design of websites; Travels to youth conferences to recruit participants; Visits high schools and parishes to recruit participants; Coordinates registration, payment, and parent/guardian permissions for participants

4. Supervises the student leaders for THEA; Recruits and trains the student peer ministers and music ministers; Designs and develops student learning outcomes for the peer ministers; Communicates expectations of program goals to student leaders;

5. Assesses and Evaluates student learning outcomes for THEA; Prepares an annual report of activities of THEA for the Lilly Endowment under the direction of the THEA Project Director; Tracks all participant demographics

6. Prepares and leads retreats; Under the direction of the Associate Director of Campus Ministry, prepares retreats including the recruitment of student leaders and their formation, along with the evaluation and assessment of the retreat. Typical assignment would be to a minimum of three retreats annually with a priority given to Loyola 360, the First Year student retreat

7. Forms students in Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit mission: Facilitates Christian Life Communities (CLC’s), Assists with training CLC student leaders in small group faith facilitation; Designs CLC curriculum in collaboration with CLC council; Coordinates Ignatian Heritage Month activities; Presents on Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit mission

8. Provides pastoral support for students in need by responding to referrals from Residence Life, Wellness, Conduct, and other departments.

9. General Campus Ministry Responsibilities:
a. Participate in campus ministry staff and committee meetings
b. Takes regular “on-duty” rotation with department cell phone for emergencies.
c. Regularly participates in the weekly Sunday 10:30, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Campus Ministry masses
d. Provides written reports on program activities to the director of campus ministry

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

M.Div. or other pastoral ministry degree supplemented with three years of pastoral ministry experience, preferably in a university setting.


1. Knowledge of young adult faith development and student development theory.
2. Knowledge and experience with Ignatian spirituality and designing programs for high school students that incorporate Ignatian pedagogy.
3. Understanding of and ability to articulate Loyola’s Jesuit Catholic mission.
4. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and an aptitude for dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills and public speaking are required.
5. Ability to manage complex projects with an attention to details.
6. Demonstrated commitment to minister to students from diverse faith traditions.
7. Spanish language fluency is highly desired.


Driver’s license

Computer Skills

1. Advanced MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Powerpoint
2. Proficiency in using Facebook, Twitter, and social media
3. Entry-level skills in creating web pages using CMS software

Supervisory Responsibilities Yes
Required operation of university owned vehicles Yes
Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No
Physical Demands Lifting, Carrying, Standing
Working Conditions Irregular Hours
Open Date 01/02/2018
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate your verbal and written proficiency in Spanish;
    • None
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Expert
  2. Do you have the ability to work a flexible schedule, as some weekends and evenings are necessary to ensure a quality student experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Describe your professional experience in engaging Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit perspectives and/or spiritual direction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe your experience in working with high school or college students in a pastoral setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents