Newman Campus Catholic Minister at Baldwin Wallace University
Catechetical Formation - Berea, Ohio
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
SECRETARIAT FOR CATECHETICAL FORMATION
FULL TIME NEWMAN CAMPUS CATHOLIC MINISTER AT
BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland was founded on April 23, 1847. Under the leadership of the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland, it is the 23rd largest diocese in the United States and encompasses the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Wayne, and Ashland. There are approximately 700,000 Catholics in the Diocese, and Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland is one of the largest diocesan systems of social services in the world. There are 185 parishes, 110 Catholic schools, 1 pastoral center and 1 mission office within the Diocese.
Please go to our website, www.dioceseofcleveland.org, for more information about the mission, persons, and ministries of our diocese.
As a missionary disciple and bridge-builder, this is a relational outreach ministry that invites college students and the campus community to enter more deeply into a relationship with Christ. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Newman Campus Catholic Ministry, the Campus Minister fosters opportunities for students to encounter Christ, accompanies them on their journeys of faith and life, and forms them into missionary disciples.
- A practicing Catholic in full communion with the church who can articulate Catholic Church teaching regarding catechesis and young adult formation.
- Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of Sacred Scripture, Catholic doctrine and tradition, and the development of the spiritual life.
- Good communication skills with individuals and groups.
- Expertise in current catechetical processes and resources for ministry.
- Ability and willingness to meet the demands of college campus life and student availability. Must have an enthusiasm for campus life and students’ schedules. Participation in and oversight of all evening, weekend, and weekday events is required.
- Possess a bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology, religious or pastoral studies, religious education, or an equivalent discipline is required. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of three years volunteer or professional experience in young adult ministry or related field. Experience in higher education setting preferred.
- Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, or successfully obtain an Ohio driver’s license within six months of hire. Minister is expected to transport students in either rented vehicles or college vehicles when applicable, and be present at meetings held in a variety of locations off campus.
1. Promote a clear, shared understanding of the mission and values of Diocese of Cleveland Newman Campus Catholic Ministry. Demonstrate prayerful, collegial, competent, mission-driven performance.
2. Consult with Assistant Director on a regular basis, provide thorough and complete briefings, project plans, status reports and reports for functions and duties assigned. Respond in a thorough and professional manner to special project requests and other assignments as necessary.
3. Ensure student organization status compliance with campus administration.
3. Serve as liaison between the Assistant Director, local parish(es) and college campus administration for successful relationships with the college, parish, students, and campus community.
4. Identify and support the spiritual, ministerial, formational and educational needs of students and the campus community. Identify resource needs and make recommendations for successful ministry.
5. Work with student leaders to develop goals for Newman Campus Catholic Ministry on campus.
6. Develop and coordinate gatherings and events for students, such as Eucharistic Liturgy, hospitality, evangelization, marketing, and networking opportunities. Work with students, priests, parish volunteers, campus administration, and diocesan offices to prep, setup and organize liturgies and events, to include developing and scheduling liturgical ministers and music ministers and other volunteers.
7. Maintain visibility on campus and be present at appropriate events.
8. Recommend long-range strategies for programs in various formats including retreats, guest speakers, student gatherings, social media, and faith-sharing groups.
9. Guide students in their personal needs; connections to counseling, Catholic networks, transition to post-graduate parish life, letters of recommendation, etc.
10. Develop process and content for ongoing catechetical formation and continuing education in Catholic doctrine; monitor best practices and developments related to campus ministry.
11. Develop and maintain effective relationships with appropriate Diocesan, local, regional, and national offices related to campus ministry.
10. Develop and recommend communications, recruitment, and social media strategies.
12. Create and maintain database of students, parents, and others supportive of campus ministry.
13. Collaborate with Assistant Director for development initiatives and grant writing.
14. Attend all training and campus ministry events as directed by the Assistant Director.
15. Ensure that the campus ministry house and property are maintained by performing basic cleaning and basic routine maintenance. Advise Assistant Director of items that need attention in a timely manner, and notify Assistant Director regarding emergency situations.
16. Perform any other duties in the ministry as requested by Assistant Director or Director.
Expected percentage of time investment to accomplish responsibilities:
- 60-65% of time on campus for one-to-one and group discipleship
- 15-25% of time dedicated to administration and planning, and ensuring the property and facility are clean and maintained
- 10% of time dedicated Diocesan events
- 5-15% of time dedicated to development and community relations
Please use the form below to submit cover letter, resume, and a completed Diocese of Cleveland Employment Application (use the button below).
Position will remain open until filled. Formal review process of all complete submitted materials to identify candidates for interview will begin on October 25, 2020. Only those applicants with all requested materials submitted will be considered.