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Director of University Ministry

Apply now Posting #: 3591
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Mission and Ministry, Administrator

Position Title & Department:

 Director of University Ministry; Mission and Ministry
Posting #

3591

Department Description:

University Ministry is committed to promoting the integration of personal and informed faith, the principles and practice of Catholic Social Thought, and the knowledge and experience of Christian living for the entire USD community. UM is dedicated to embodying the rich tradition of Catholic higher education by forming the USD community to be response to God's Spirit; cultivating an inclusive campus community where all are encouraged to integrate faith and reason; accompanying students as they discern their vocation and are inspired to seek the fullest human potential for themselves and others in our globalized society.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Director of University Ministry, in collaboration with the University Ministry Team, is responsible for serving and empowering students, staff, faculty and alumni to build a faith community on campus; to provide faith formation programs; to offer opportunities for education and service for justice; to cultivate leadership for Church and society; and to serve in a leadership position for university committees. The Director of University Ministry reports to the Vice President for Mission Integration.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead University Ministry Team

  • Further develop a highly effective University Ministry Team.
  • Supervise, evaluate, direct, guide and support a team of ten full time professionals.
  • Encourage professional growth while maintaining focus on outcomes and assessment.
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings as well as other collaborative discussions and processes.
  • Oversee the ongoing evaluation of existing programs and discernment regarding new initiatives to serve the spiritual needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Manage programming and personnel budgets.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Provide oversight for the University Ministry web site and social media platforms.
  • Consistently attend liturgies and other signature university events. 

Engage in Ministry to Students

  • Be available to students for spiritual accompaniment and pastoral companioning.
  • Attend and provide assistance with department events such as liturgies, retreats and community engagement activities.
  • Play a lead role coordinating ministry programs as appropriate and possible. 

Collaborate with Colleagues in Mission Integration

  • Regularly attend meetings to coordinate the work of each of the three units within Mission Integration (University Ministry, Office of Mission, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture).
  • Work with other directors in the division to promote and support their initiatives.
  • Participate in programs primarily designed for faculty and staff.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of opportunities for all members of the USD community to explore the role of spirituality in higher education and appreciate the mission, vision and values of the institution.
  • Serve as a key liaison with the university to the Diocese, local Catholic community, The Immaculata parish, and other external constituents. 

Collaborate with Campus Colleagues

  • Serve on committees and task forces.
  • Assist with search committees and hiring processes.
  • Collaborate on shared events and programs.
  • Proactively maintain positive relationships with a wide diversity of individuals and units.
  • Provide consultation to other departments and groups, particularly around the spiritual needs of students. 
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Practicing Roman Catholic.
• Master of Divinity Degree or a Master of Arts Degree in a closely related field.
• At least five (5) years of professional ministry experience in a Catholic educational context.
• Commitment to the mission, vision and values of USD and the ability to communicate them.
• Dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the ability to articulate how that dedication is a part of the University’s mission.
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a wide variety of constituents within a diverse multicultural and religious community.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Advanced administrative and supervisory experience, including budget management.
• Proven leadership skills and a collaborative leadership style (i.e., willingness and ability to work in a team model).
• Knowledge of the theology, liturgical and pastoral practices of the Catholic Church and Catholic higher education.
• Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with complex situations.
• Flexibility and versatility in order to meet continually shifting priorities and needs.
• Commitment to support an active campus community by participating in campus events.
• Proven oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, planning and assessment processes.
• Ability to communicate theological, catechetical and spiritual concepts to undergraduate and graduate students.
• Thorough knowledge of student development dynamics.
• Significant experience with pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and similar forms of supporting students through individual conversations.
• Familiarity with designing, planning and coordinating retreat programs and other reflection activities.
• Experience in designing and implementing service and justice experiences that lead students to theological reflection and vocational discernment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Masters of Divinity or Masters of Arts in Theology degree.
• At least eight (8) years of professional ministry experience in an educational setting.
• Ability to communicate in Spanish.
• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive University vehicles.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

• Practicing Roman Catholic.
• Master of Divinity Degree or a Master of Arts Degree in a closely related field.
• At least five (5) years of professional ministry experience in a Catholic educational context.
• Commitment to the mission, vision and values of USD and the ability to communicate them.
• Dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the ability to articulate how that dedication is a part of the University’s mission.
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a wide variety of constituents within a diverse multicultural and religious community.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Advanced administrative and supervisory experience, including budget management.
• Proven leadership skills and a collaborative leadership style (i.e., willingness and ability to work in a team model).
• Knowledge of the theology, liturgical and pastoral practices of the Catholic Church and Catholic higher education.
• Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with complex situations.
• Flexibility and versatility in order to meet continually shifting priorities and needs.
• Commitment to support an active campus community by participating in campus events.
• Proven oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, planning and assessment processes.
• Ability to communicate theological, catechetical and spiritual concepts to undergraduate and graduate students.
• Thorough knowledge of student development dynamics.
• Significant experience with pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and similar forms of supporting students through individual conversations.
• Familiarity with designing, planning and coordinating retreat programs and other reflection activities.
• Experience in designing and implementing service and justice experiences that lead students to theological reflection and vocational discernment.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

 
Additional Details:

Hours: 40

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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