POSITION AVAILABLE: RESIDENT MINISTER
The University of San
Francisco is a Catholic Jesuit institution in the heart of San Francisco. A
team of 15 Resident Ministers represents the Office of University Ministry by
providing a pastoral presence in seven residence halls and serving over 2200
Resident Ministers engage USF students, especially those living in residential
communities, to explore principles of Ignatian Spirituality and apply these
principles to their life and work. Resident Ministers
connect students to the USF Jesuit Catholic tradition by working to engage them
in experiences through University Ministry; helping them to reflect on the
influence and meaning of these experiences; inviting them to discern how they
are to shape and transform their purpose in the world; and encouraging them to
develop relationships of compassion, justice and advocacy. Resident
Ministers are expected to attend University Ministry programs, liturgies and
events, facilitate hall programs, and be attentive to any student needs that
may arise. Resident Ministers
also gain experience by serving in a specific internship in the University
Ministry Office. University Ministry staff will mentor Resident Ministers in
specific areas of responsibility such as liturgy, interfaith programming,
social justice, community action, immersion experiences, retreats, faith
formation and marketing.
Resident Ministers are
part-time employees who work up to 18 hours per week during the academic year.
Most work hours are in the late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. This
ministry formation program is an appointed ten-month position.
- 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 that 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Be available to students for conversation, support and reflection informally
and during scheduled hours.
Meet with weekly with Residence Hall staff at regularly scheduled staff
meetings, facilitate staff reflection opportunities, and support staff in community
development and programming.
Develop and facilitate a weekly Community of Reflection (CORE) group.
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.
Ministry Internship Focus Areas:
• Engage students in University
Ministry programs as assigned by an Associate Director.
• Develop, coordinate and attend
University Ministry programs as part of the University Ministry team including:
weekly and special liturgies, days of service, community action opportunities,
immersion trips, retreats, sacramental preparation programs and other
University Ministry signature events.
scheduled liturgical coordinating rotations for the 8:00 PM Sunday Student
Liturgy and work to build relationships and community through communal prayer
• Attend regularly scheduled meetings,
in-services, theological reflection sessions and training opportunities.
3. Other Responsibilities:
• Participation in required University Ministry and Residence Life staff
training in August and January, a January Staff Retreat and in training programs offered by University Ministry..
regularly scheduled meetings with the Associate Director of Resident Ministry,
the Associate Director of the internship area, a theological reflection group
and the University Ministry/RM staff.
August 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
- Hourly pay rate for $18 per week that includes Furnished University Housing and a University Meal Plan.
and search in the job postings for Resident Minister. This on-line application will also ask for a
cover-letter and resume. Please include
in your cover letter what your status will be for the 2015-2016 academic year
(i.e. full-time student and academic
program, working etc . . .)
For more information, or with any
Associate Director of Resident Ministry
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in
1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally
diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.
USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action
and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request