Campus Ministers at Boston College promote the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission by working collaboratively to make available to the whole community opportunities for worship, retreats, service-immersion, and pastoral care.
Campus Ministers assist in the coordination of weekly student liturgies, major University-wide Masses, and prayer services. Campus Ministers also work in partnership on other Mission and Ministry initiatives, as well as other University initiatives, focusing predominantly on the intellectual, social, and faith development of undergraduate students. The role requires the ability to provide both pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and others in the University community.
Additionally, each Campus Minister maintains responsibility for administering a specific departmental program. A key responsibility for this position is management of the department’s Arrupe Service Immersion Program (“Arrupe”). The program introduces students to key tenants of Catholic Social Teaching through a year-long formation process that includes a winter-break trip abroad.
Pertinent responsibilities include developing, improving, and maintaining overall infrastructure for Arrupe; integrating Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching principles into programming; establishing and developing relationships with partner organizations abroad; facilitating the recruitment and selection of participants; overseeing the selection and ongoing formation of student leaders and adult mentors (faculty, staff, and graduate students involved in the program); managing program budgets and fundraising campaigns, and supervising two graduate assistants.
Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field
At least 3 years of post-graduate, ministerial experience in university/high school campus ministry, or an equivalent experience are preferred
Catholic, with an affinity and understanding of Ignatian spirituality
Eagerness to work collegially with colleagues and to engage in professional development
Strong budgetary, communication, and organization skills, as well as a solid attention to detail; experience with fundraising is preferred.
Conversational Spanish, though not required, is preferred