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 Subject : University of Portland - Campus Ministers.. 07/14/2022 06:30:27 PM 
Rev. John J. Donato C.S.C.
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The University of Portland seeks a Campus Minister. The Campus Minister are responsible for developing opportunities for faith formation that attend to the diverse spiritual needs of the campus community. The Campus Ministers facilitate a range of regular programming, including small groups, retreats, prayer opportunities, and Christian leadership formation, while also responding to the pastoral needs of the campus community. The Campus Ministers work collaboratively with other Campus Ministry team members and partners in Student Affairs to further the holistic formation of students according to the University’s Catholic and Holy Cross mission. These positions report to the Director of Campus Ministry.

The University of Portland is a thriving community of more than 4,000 students who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. The University is located on a bluff in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River and the beautiful, dynamic City of Portland. Since its inception in 1901, the University has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Catholic religious congregation of priests and brothers. Through its mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership, UP prepares people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family.

The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. The University expressly reserves its rights and obligations to maintain its commitment to its Catholic identity and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

The annual salary range for this position is $45,000 to $50,000. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

*Develop and direct small group faith-sharing opportunities that help engage students in conversations about faith and provide spaces for community-building.
*Identify, train, and mentor students to take leadership of Christian communities on campus
*Provide regular opportunities for students to learn about and practice developing a life of prayer.
*Develop and maintain a menu of retreats that serve the spiritual needs of students; these include entry-level retreats as well as retreats that invite deeper spiritual exploration. This includes, but is not limited to, recruiting teams to help lead the retreats, managing a retreat budget, and accompanying students on retreat.
*With Campus Ministry team members, engage in strategic visioning for inviting students into opportunities for faith exploration and community.
*Engage in collaborative opportunities within Student Affairs, including participation on Student Affairs committees and outreach to student groups and organizations. This includes:
*Supporting the Office of Residence Life for residence hall retreats and other faith-based programming
*Supporting Campus Ministry’s partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Partnership
*Oversee and implement interfaith outreach on campus.
*Develop opportunities to deepen awareness of and commitment to the call within the Catholic faith to pursue justice and inclusion.
*Provide spiritual mentoring and pastoral care, including oversight of the Spiritual Mentor program.
*Support communication efforts, including management of Campus Ministry website, social media, and other communications.
*Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.


Education and Experience

Required: Master’s degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry, or religious education, or equivalent education and/or experience
Required: Three years of experience in professional ministry in Catholic or other faith traditions, including prior experience or training in facilitating theological reflection, or equivalent education and/or experience
Preferred: Experience with developing or leading a variety of retreats
Preferred: Experience developing student leaders
Preferred: Experience in a Catholic educational setting and desire to engage with and promote Catholic and Holy Cross mission
Or a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

*Ability to learn, respect, and contribute to the mission of the University of Portland and the mission of Campus Ministry
*Ability to articulate and invite reflection on Christian and Catholic theological perspectives in an accessible way to college students
*Skills in developing programming that facilitates students’ attention to the spiritual life and desire to grow in deeper relationship with God
*Desire to engage in compassionate and pastoral listening and outreach to students in need of support
*Willingness to engage with principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and to explore creative opportunities to integrate these principles into Campus Ministry programs and opportunities
*Enthusiasm about working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment that facilitates student engagement and success
*Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.
*Strong ability to work independently and also to receive constructive supervisory direction.
*Ability to manage and follow through with multiple projects and deadlines.
*Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with high attention to detail and accuracy.
*Ability to exercise excellent judgment, sensitivity, and discretion.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Effective interpersonal and customer service skills.
*Ability to maintain a budget and be a good steward of university resources.
*Strong orientation to continued learning in a work setting.
*Effective ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at level of sophistication required for the duties of the position, including, without limitation, Engage, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the internet, and computerized maintenance management systems.

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Last Edited On: 11/17/2022 05:23:41 PM By Rev. John J. Donato C.S.C.
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