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Resident Minister

Date Posted: Mar. 3, 2014
Position Start Date: Aug. 15, 2014
Apply by: Apr. 4, 2014
Campus location Benson 105
Department contact person Frances Cook
Title Director of Resident Ministry
Department Benson 105
Phone (408) 554-2797
Student job title Resident Minister
Work Study Required? no
Hourly Wage Stipend $260 per pay period
Days of Week
Hours of day
Shift Duration
How to apply
  • Other: email for an application
  • Department description Resident Ministry is a program within Campus Ministry for graduate students. To find out more about Campus Ministry visit The Resident Ministry position is a ten-month, fixed-term, part-time position (August 15-June 15) to support the vocational, spiritual, intellectual, personal, and social development of undergraduate students in the Residential Learning Communities. Resident Ministers work in collaboration with the Director of Resident Ministry in Campus Ministry and the Residential Learning Community leadership team, including the Faculty Director, Resident Director, and Community Facilitators. Resident Ministers live in their Residential Learning Community, attend leadership team and staff meetings, and are present to the community 10-15 hours per week. Resident Ministers must also be affiliated with Santa Clara University through a graduate degree program, either from Santa Clara University or the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.
    Qualifications -Bachelor?s Degree required, MA preferred -Santa Clara University affiliation as a degree or certificate seeking graduate student -One year experience in active ministry (post-undergraduate) -Commitment to growing in one?s own religious and spiritual life and comfort in sharing one?s own religiosity and spirituality with students, staff, and faculty -Mature, ability to mentor students in practices of reflection, prayer, and discernment -Excellent communication skills, both oral and written -Demonstrated interpersonal skills and an aptitude for dealing with confidential and sensitive issues -Able to work independently and collaboratively -Competency in inter-cultural, ecumenical, inter-faith, and justice issues -Understanding of and commitment to a Jesuit, Catholic University mission
    Duties and responsibilities A. Promoting Vocational Reflection in the Residential Learning Community 1. Organizing and facilitating student reflection for students in the Residential Learning Community such as worship, meditation, and/or faith sharing 2. Serving as a staff leader for the annual DISCOVER vocation weekend retreat 3. Supporting students in the integration of their gifts, personal interests, course of study, and extra-curricular activities as they discern vocational choices for employment, relationships, and other commitments B. Serving as a Resource for the Spiritual, Personal, Social, and Intellectual Life of the Residential Learning Community 1. Serving as a contact person, connecting students with the spiritual and religious life offerings available on campus and in the surrounding area 2. Referring students with particular interests or concerns to the appropriate campus resources such as the Counseling Center, Career Center, Ignatian Center, etc. 3. Attending weekly leadership team and staff meetings within the Residential Learning Community, as well as weekly Resident Ministry meetings and Resident Ministry retreats and trainings throughout the year. C. Mentoring Students within the Residential Learning Community 1. Providing regular hospitality hours once a week, being available to students especially in matters related to spirituality, discernment, and care of the whole person 2. Participating regularly in student social and co-curricular activities within the Residential Learning Communities, supporting students in using their gifts for the betterment of the community. 3. Offering pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff within the Residential Learning Community. D. Modeling Jesuit and Ignatian Values within the Residential Learning Community 1. Seeking to foster care for the whole person by making visible a regular commitment to one?s own spiritual, personal, social, and intellectual growth. 2. Seeking to live a faith that does justice by encouraging students to participate in immersion trips and urban plunges and to offer their gifts for the betterment of the community. 3. Seeking to cultivate an awareness of the sacred within a world marked with great promise and great suffering by inviting students into the service of others, especially those most in need.

    Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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