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 Subject : University of Portland - Campus Minister.. 07/14/2022 06:30:27 PM 
Rev. John J. Donato C.S.C.
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The Campus Minister develops opportunities for faith formation that attend to the diverse spiritual needs of the campus community. The Campus Minister facilitates 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 Minister works 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. This position reports to the Executive Director for Mission & Ministry.

- 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.
- Supporting the Office of Residence Life for residence hall retreats and other faithbased programming
- Supporting Campus Ministry’s partnership with the Gender and Sexuality
- 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.
- Preferred: 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.

Certifications and Licenses
- Preferred: None.

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.

- Frequently: sit, perform desk‐based computer tasks; use fine manipulation and grasp; use a telephone; write by hand; sort and file paperwork.
- Occasionally: stand and walk; twist; lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Occasionally: ability to attend events and activities on or off campus.
- Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.

- Hours of employment: sometimes may require working flexible and/or longer hours, including nights and weekends, when necessitated by projects.
- Stress from work‐related situations such as those involving challenging, important, urgent, time‐sensitive, or multiple matters.

- Respect for the University’s mission and Catholic identity: demonstrates commitment to learning, respecting, and contributing to the mission of the University, a Catholic and Congregation of Holy Cross institution. The University’s mission statement states in relevant part: “we pursue teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership in the
classroom, residence halls, and the world.”2 The University’s Statement of Inclusion states in relevant part: “Our belief in the inherent dignity of each person is founded upon the social teaching of the Catholic Church. At the center of that teaching is the fundamental mandate that every person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
social or economic class, age, or disability shall be treated with respect and dignity.”
- Promote culture of safety: demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
-Compliance with laws and policies and procedures: subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University, departmental, and other applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to, the personnel, business, and/or other policies of the University.
- Compliance with driving‐related laws and requirements: when conducting university business while driving, must comply with the Oregon Vehicle Code and University of Portland driving requirements.
- Interpersonal skills: demonstrates the ability to work professionally with all University of Portland community members, external organizations, and any other person or organization employee interacts with in his or her University capacity.

- Classification: Regular, Administrative Full‐time (AF), Exempt.
- Area: Campus Ministry.
- Term & Hours: 12‐month position, exempt full‐time.
- Benefits (as of January 2023, but please see footnote below): medical and dental insurance, life insurance, sick time and vacation time consistent with University policies, long‐term disability insurance, flexible spending account benefits, tuition remission benefits generally
starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions generally starting after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials.)
- IPEDS: 43‐0000.
- Position No: A11302
- Driving: No.
- Training: all required for administrative staff.
- Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director for Mission & Ministry or assigned designee.
- Reporting responsibility(ies): mandatory reporter for child abuse; designated University Title IX confidential resource.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position within the described work environment.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials. Link to the full job description is available here:
Last Edited On: 03/10/2023 02:05:20 PM By Rev. John J. Donato C.S.C.
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