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Resident Minister

Posting Number: AS741P

Resident Ministers are an important part of the University’s Campus Ministry program and represent the department in the residence halls. They serve as resources for students of all religious traditions and lend support and strength to the programs and activities that promote the mission and identity of JCU. They are expected to assist students through retreats, programs and other opportunities in both understanding and using methods of prayer in the Ignatian tradition, as well as to assist in Campus Ministry’s work to provide for the spiritual welfare of the university community. Some events require attendance only; others are more challenging, requiring significant planning and implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Campus Ministry Focus Areas:Together with Campus Ministry staff, the RMs will be involved with the following areas: immersions, retreats, small faith communities, liturgy, ecumenical/interfaith outreach, and social justice initiatives
Assist in organizing liturgies and prayer services
Participate in other programs designed to promote spiritual well-being of students
Participate in weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly supervisory meetings

Residence Hall Focus Areas:Establish ministry of presence; intentionally seek out and cultivate pastoral conversations with residential students, with a particular focus on first year students in the RM’s residence hall.
Create residence hall environment of hospitality and approachability
Engage in RA staff-related activities (facilitate reflections at “all-staff” staff meetings, be present at appropriate trainings, participate in staff development activities)
Share reflections at Murphy Mass (or similar residence hall Mass)
Plan and execute ongoing reflective programs
In collaboration with Residence Life staff, design and implement programs which benefit the moral and spiritual development of students Meet regularly with the Area Coordinator/Head of Hall
Attend meetings with the Resident Ministers and Residence Life staff
Participate in crisis response and post-crisis response

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree
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
Candidate must live in the residence halls
Interest in understand and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with and appreciation of the Jesuit, Catholic nature of JCU
At least one year of life experience beyond their undergraduate years

Normal Working Hours and Conditions:

Physical Requirements :
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

About John Carroll University:
John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing people with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 39 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.The University enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.

EEO Statement:
John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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