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Loyola University New Orleans

The mission of the Canizaro Center for Catholic Studies is to provide Catholic formation and ministry primarily to Loyola’s undergraduate community. In addition, it seeks to strengthen the Catholic identity of the university through academic and formational programs and classes for students, faculty and staff, including an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor. A key
component of Catholic Studies is that it provides the space for the building of a community centered around Catholic faith and culture for both Catholic and non-Catholic students, as well as leadership opportunities in service to Loyola and the broader New Orleans community. All Catholic Studies’ staff participate in this mission to varying degrees, according to their primary
responsibility. This position is unique that it is a full-time position that includes a part-time extraordinary faculty appointment. The expectation is that the Associate Director for Faith Formation & Outreach would teach two courses per semester that would count toward the Catholic Studies minor. In addition, this person would be responsible primarily for planning and
implementing the weekly Catholic Studies night programs and organizing retreats and service opportunities. The job requires this individual to work as a member of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team of three full-time employees. As a member of the Canizaro Center staff, this person would also represent the center at both university events, and events that would
provide opportunities for outreach and networking in the greater New Orleans community.This person would also be the main contact for many of our guest speakers and service partners, requiring good, professional, interpersonal skills. Other duties would be negotiated as needed, and also based upon the particular skill set of the person hired for this position. A
“ministry of presence” to the students, collaborators, volunteers and benefactors is also integral to the work. A working knowledge of and enthusiasm for Loyola’s Catholic and Jesuit identity is also essential and should be apparent in the fulfillment of the varied duties of the position.
Examples of Duties

Creating, organizing, and implementing formation opportunities for students, with primary emphasis on weekly Catholic Studies’ nights
Teaching two undergraduate courses per semester that would count toward the Catholic Studies minor
Collaborating with student leaders and the Catholic Studies team in planning and leading student retreats
Planning and implementing one half-day or day-long service event each semester.
Developing and implementing a week-long domestic or international service immersion trip for students
Assisting in the organization of special events like the annual Loyola Week, and Catholic Studies sponsored conferences, lectures, etc.
Working collaboratively with other Catholic Studies staff members in all areas of service to the students and university community, serving also as a liaison with Student Life and Ministry
Helping in the promotion of Catholic Studies with existing students, incoming students and potential students, serving as a liaison with University Admissions
Sharing in the mentorship of student leaders, along with other members of the Catholic Studies team
Assisting the Catholic Studies director with the advising of students minoring in Catholic Studies
Exercising a “ministry of presence” with the students. Engaging in occasional spiritual conversation with students, or providing guidance consistent with one’s credentials (or lack thereof) in areas such as counseling or spiritual direction
Overseeing the organization and development of Bible Studies groups and leaders
Other duties as assigned
Typical Qualifications

Master’s Degree or Above in Catholic Theology, Religious Studies, Ministry or a related field
A working knowledge of Catholic faith and doctrine, and Catholic social teaching
Two years of teaching experience, preferably of undergraduate students
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic graphic design
Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with tact and courtesy at all times
Ability to adjust to the changing needs of Catholic Studies
Ability to promote a student-centered campus culture and reinforce teamwork within
Catholic Studies and in collaboration with academic departments, and the university as a whole
Ability to work independently and juggle priorities
Comfort and confidence serving as a public representative of Loyola University’s Canizaro Center in the broader community, in New Orleans and beyond
Some familiarity with the pastoral needs and challenges of young adults within a diverse university culture
Experience with assisting with and developing programs for students and young adults
Some availability nights and weekends, as needed
Given the nature of the position as one specifically involving formation of students in the Roman Catholic faith, and the knowledge of the faith required to fulfill the duties of the position, the job requires one to be a practicing Roman Catholic
Other Preferred Qualifications:An understanding of Ignatian spirituality, and the characteristics of Catholic and Jesuit education

Physical RequirementsAbility to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations
In accordance with the Campus Security Act as amended, Loyola University publishes annually and distributes to members of the academic community, and upon request to prospective (students/employees), an annual security report.  That report includes current policies and procedures of the University Police Department for the reporting of campus crimes, notifying the campus community of occurrence of campus crimes, policies regarding access to campus buildings, the enforcement authority of the University Police Officers and their relationship to local police.  University policies on the possession, use and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs are outlined. The Campus sexual Assault Program and policy is described.  Campus crime statistics as defined under this law for the last three calendar years are included.  A copy of this report may be secured from the (Office of Admissions), (Office of Human Resources), or from the University Police Department. 

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. 
Loyola University – New Orleans