Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at Oberlin College
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry - Cleveland, Ohio
DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
SECRETARIAT FOR CATECHETICAL FORMATION
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER AT
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.
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 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.
- 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.
- Consult with the 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.
- Ensure student organization status compliance with campus administration.
- Serve as liaison between the Director, local parish(es) and college campus administration for successful relationships with the college, diocesan chaplain, parish, students, and campus community.
- 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.
- Work with student leaders to develop goals for Newman Campus Catholic Ministry on campus.
- 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.
- Maintain visibility on campus and be present at appropriate events.
- Recommend long-range strategies for programs in various formats including retreats, guest speakers, student gatherings, social media, and faith-sharing groups.
- Guide students in their personal needs; connections to counseling, Catholic networks, transition to post-graduate parish life, letters of recommendation, etc.
- Develop process and content for ongoing catechetical formation and continuing education in Catholic doctrine; monitor best practices and developments related to campus ministry.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with appropriate Diocesan, local, regional, and national offices related to campus ministry.
- Develop and recommend communications, recruitment, and social media strategies.
- Create and maintain database of students, parents, and others supportive of campus ministry.
- Collaborate with Director for development initiatives and grant writing.
- Attend all training and campus ministry events as directed by the Director.
- Perform any other duties in the ministry as requested by the Director.
- On occasion, transport students to offsite events using school transportation.
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
- 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.
- A Master’s degree is preferred with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology, religious or pastoral studies, religious education, or an equivalent discipline required.
- One year of experience in a higher education setting preferred. Minimum of three years volunteer or professional experience in young adult ministry or related field.
- Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license is preferred. Access to reliable transportation for occasional travel throughout the 8 counties of the Diocese.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application. In the application include contact information for three references and please refrain from stating “see resume.”
Position will remain open until filled. Formal review process of all complete submitted materials to identify candidates for interview will begin on June 7, 2022. Only those applicants with all requested materials submitted will be considered.